Failed 2012 Republican presidential nominee Sen. Mitt Romney, a man with a history of siding with Democrats, has joined the chorus of mostly Democrats who’ve been trash-talking President Donald Trump for violating the unofficial “speak no ill of the dead” (unless they’re conservative) rule.
“I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God,” Romney tweeted Tuesday.
I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 19, 2019
He posted the tweet in response to the president’s criticisms of the late Sen. John McCain.
The criticisms started over the weekend when Trump dinged McCain for his involvement three years ago in disseminating the infamous dossier of smears and lies to both the FBI and the media.
“Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier ‘is, unfortunately, a very dark stain against John McCain,'” he tweeted. “Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!”
Note that the tweet was just a quote of something that former independent counsel Ken Starr had said during a recent appearance on Fox News’ “Fox & Friends.”
Spreading the fake and totally discredited Dossier “is unfortunately a very dark stain against John McCain.” Ken Starr, Former Independent Counsel. He had far worse “stains” than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2019
When questioned by the media during an Oval Office meeting with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday about why he continues to criticize McCain despite the senator’s death from cancer last August, the president rightly noted that the senator had reneged on many of his promises.
“I’m very unhappy that he didn’t repeal and replace Obamacare, as you know,” Trump said. “He campaigned on repealing and replacing Obamacare for years and then they got to a vote and he said thumbs down. Plus there were other things. I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be.”
Why all the animosity for him? Because of his decision in 2017 to abandon his promises to his constituents and instead vote against repealing Obamacare. Thanks to that decision, Obamacare remains the law of the land, and health care premiums continue to skyrocket.
Thanks, McCain …
Listen to Trump below:
Romney appears to be following the same path as his predecessor. Two months ago he joined Democrats in voting against providing funding for the much-needed wall the president seeks to construct along the porous, overrun southern U.S. border.
Because of the refusal by congressional Democrats and “Republicans” like Romney to fund the wall, the president was forced last month to declare a national emergency.
Fast-forward to last week, when Romney again voted with Democrats by voting in favor of a Democrat-drafted resolution to revoke the president’s national emergency.
McCain pulled the same stunt in 2017 by penning an op-ed for The Washington Post in which he derided Trump as “poorly informed” and “impulsive.”
— John McCain (@SenJohnMcCain) September 1, 2017
“Congress must govern with a president who has no experience of public office, is often poorly informed and can be impulsive in his speech and conduct,” he lamented in his piece. “We must respect his authority and constitutional responsibilities. We must, where we can, cooperate with him. But we are not his subordinates. We don’t answer to him. We answer to the American people.”
As in the same American people you screwed over?
Much like the president, most Republicans were never big fans of McCain. And now thanks to Romney’s big, trash-talking mouth, Republicans are starting to feel the same way about him.
I admired McCain, but his rejection of Obamacare repeal was entirely self-indulgent, and his participation in the “Russia collusion” hoax was a blot on a lifetime of service — as was @MittRomney’s self-serving rant against Trump in 2016. What has Romney done *for Utah* since Jan? https://t.co/32OBMZLz0K
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) March 19, 2019
Hey Mitt: I still can’t believe the voters of Utah elected a Carpetbagger like YOU to represent them!! You’re a sore loser and just ran for the Senate to be a thorn in Trump’s side just like Benedict Arnold John McCain was!!!
— David E. Waddell (@DavidWaddell5) March 20, 2019
Plz Mitt, grow a pair before you pass! John McCain spat on his own legacy & the Constitution the minute he helped to push that filthy unverified & full of lies from Hillary’s Camp Dossier!
You too don’t care about America vs hating Trump & the fact is he kicked ass in 2016!
— Steven Ruiz (@Brisco2018) March 20, 2019
John McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI, voted down the Obamacare repeal with a snicker, and you can’t understand it?? Probably why you will never sit at the Oval Office desk. You are a traitor and really make a lot of people want to ?
— Jo Faiman❌ (@JoJoFaiman) March 20, 2019
Are you nuts?
McCain is deeply involved in the biggest scandal in this country in an effort to silence American voters essentially, and you defend this?
No wonder you could never be POTUS, you lack truth.
— KatG (@KatGkannon) March 20, 2019
I can’t understand why John McCain and Mitt Romney spent so much time disparaging President Trump, who accomplished what they both failed to do – save America from radical leftists.
— Steve Goddard (@SteveSGoddard) March 20, 2019
You are the Walmart brand Jeff Flake.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 19, 2019
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