Mitt Romney Exposes Himself as the Coward He's Been All Along
Mitt Romney’s big Senate announcement last Friday was overshadowed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s latest wave of indictments, but Romney gets another shot at some attention now, with Donald Trump’s endorsement and a potent reminder of what a Romney Etch-a-Sketch candidacy looks like. Now:
That’s a thank you to a man Romney called a "phony" and a "fraud" less than two years ago. Also less than two years ago:
If Trump had said 4 years ago the things he says today about the KKK, Muslims, Mexicans, disabled, I would NOT have accepted his endorsement— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1457032412.0
What has changed? Trump hasn’t stopped saying those things. Charlottesville happened since Romney said “If Trump had said 4 years ago the things he says today about the KKK … I would NOT have accepted his endorsement.” The Muslim ban happened. Mass deportations happened. Here’s what Romney said about Trump's Charlottesville comments at the time, by the way:
I will dispense for now from discussion of the moral character of the president's Charlottesville statements. Whether he intended to or not, what he communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn. His apologists strain to explain that he didn't mean what we heard. But what we heard is now the reality, and unless it is addressed by the president as such, with unprecedented candor and strength, there may commence an unraveling of our national fabric.
But that was before a Senate seat in Utah opened up and Romney saw a route back into politics for himself. Just as Trump dramatically changed his tune on Romney when he became the likely next senator from Utah. Neither of these men has any principles. It’s just that one of them likes to pretend to.
Here’s more from Romney—past Romney—on Trump:
Affirmation of the #ParisAgreement is not only about the climate: It is also about America remaining the global leader.— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1496262998.0
Hitting on married women? Condoning assault? Such vile degradations demean our wives and daughters and corrupt America's face to the world.— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1475885406.0
He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat. (2/2)— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1457023788.0
Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin, while he has called George W. Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good.— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1457023233.0
A disqualifying & disgusting response by @realDonaldTrump to the KKK. His coddling of repugnant bigotry is not in the character of America.— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1456770129.0
No legit reason @realDonaldTrump can't release returns while being audited, but if scared, release earlier returns no longer under audit.— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1456456547.0
Methinks the Donald doth protest too much. Show voters your back taxes, @realDonaldTrump. #WhatIsHeHiding— Mitt Romney (@Mitt Romney)1456422854.0