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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

President Donald Trump said Monday he supports Mitt Romney's bid for the US Senate from Utah, endorsing a former rival and major figure within the Republican Party. The endorsement marked the latest chapter in an at-times tumultuous relationship. Romney was among the top Republican critics of Trump's behavior during the 2016 campaign, and Trump fired back in return, mocking Romney for his loss in the 2012 presidential election.




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In his announcement, Romney made a veiled critique of the President's tone on immigration.

"Utah welcomes legal immigrants from around the world -- Washington sends immigrants a message of exclusion," Romney said in a video Friday without mentioning Trump by name.

When the two were feuding, the critiques were much more overt. ...

In one example, Romney called Trump a "fraud" in a speech, and Trump said Romney "would have dropped to his knees" for Trump's endorsement in 2012.

They did disagree in fall 2017 on Alabama Republican US Senate nominee Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual assault and harassment. Trump backed Moore even in the face of the accusations, and Romney said that "no vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity."

Trump and Romney have traded many insults, with Trump calling Romney a "stiff" and Romney calling him a "phony."


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Apparently Donnie couldn't think of anything worse to do to Mitt! than endorse him.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2018-02-20 12:19 AM | Reply | Funny: 5


Well deserved FF, I was about to post Kiss. Of. Death.

#2 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-02-20 12:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Romney and Trump deserve each other. Both awful.

#3 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2018-02-20 12:08 PM | Reply


"I was about to post Kiss. Of. Death."

The sad trombone sound drifted through my mind.

#4 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-02-20 08:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Those close to Romney suggest that he would be an "independent-minded lawmaker," supporting traditional GOP values without serving as a harsh critic to Trump."

Romney always has one wealthy financial backer. We'll know how "independent-minded" he is when we find out who's backing him this time.

Maybe Sheldon Adelson has decided to roll the dice again.

#5 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-02-20 08:24 PM | Reply


#6 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-02-20 10:47 PM | Reply


Your equation is off.

The Trump family isn't aware of anything.

Neither is the Romney family.

When you're as rich as they are. Reality is what you make of it.

#7 | Posted by ClownShack at 2018-02-21 12:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3


"When you're as rich as they are. Reality is what you make of it."

It's the pampered arrogance that accompanies great wealth. It's when a politician weaponizes their wealth (ala Donald Trump) for personal gains that always results in more for them and less (or nothing) for their victims.

That was Romney's m.o. (without a pang of conscience) when he destroyed lives, and sometimes the livelihood of entire towns, when he was the CEO of Bain Capital.

If you listen to Romney's open mike 47% declaration you'll get a candid look at the real Mitt Romney. The campaign rhetoric he puts out to get elected isn't anywhere close to who or what he really is.

Red flags are flapping violently trying to get our attention.

#8 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-02-21 05:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

It'll be good to have Mitt Romney to kick around again.

#9 | Posted by squinch at 2018-02-21 05:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

all the romneys and all the trumps for three generations...not a veteran one. rich, entitled POS

#10 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-02-21 11:36 AM | Reply

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