President Donald Trump ranted in opposition to Republican Senator Mitt Romney Saturday morning, labeling him a “pompous a–” in response to criticism over his Ukraine scandal.
In a tweet Friday, the Utah senator characterised Trump’s request for dust on political opponent Joe Biden and his son Hunter from the Ukrainian authorities ought to be thought of “appalling.”
Romney remarked that Trump’s Ukraine communications have been “brazen and unprecedented,” noting that “it strains credulity” for the president to disclaim he was focusing on by Biden merely by coincidence or good religion.
“When the only American citizen President Trump singles out for China’s investigation is his political opponent in the midst of the Democratic nomination process, it strains credulity to suggest that it is anything other than politically motivated,” Romney wrote.
“By all appearances, the President’s brazen and unprecedented appeal to China and to Ukraine to investigate Joe Biden is wrong and appalling….” he added.
Trump responded to Romney for the dissenting remarks, as soon as once more claiming he “choked” in the course of the 2012 presidential marketing campaign and denying any wrongdoing in his July telephone name and dealings with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Mitt Romney never knew how to win. He is a pompous ‘a–‘ who has been fighting me from the beginning, except when he begged me for my endorsement for his Senate run (I gave it to him), and when he begged me to be Secretary of State (I didn’t give it to him). He is so bad for R’s!” Trump tweeted Saturday.
The president continued ranting in opposition to the GOP senator from Utah: “Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one, and my statement on China pertained to corruption, not politics. If Mitt worked this hard on Obama, he could have won. Sadly, he choked!”
The Utah senator had beforehand prefaced his criticism of Trump’s overseas coverage maneuvering as “troubling.”
“If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. Critical for the facts to come out,” Romney tweeted September 22.
Trump’s defenders instantly ridiculed Romney for criticizing the president, posting images from the months following the 2016 election during which the 2 met to doubtlessly focus on a place for the guy Republican in his administration. Trump endorsed Romney throughout his profitable Senate run in 2018 regardless of the previous Massachusetts governor bashing Trump on his presidential marketing campaign path.
“@MittRomney has introduced he’s working for the Senate from the fantastic State of Utah. He will make an incredible Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full help and endorsement!” Trump tweeted in February 2018.
But talking to an viewers final March, Romney said of the president: “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. 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.”