Mitt stubbornly refuses to support Trump, invokes rape hoax

U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney may have attended a meeting with Senate Republicans and Donald Trump last week, but that doesn’t mean he has had a change of heart about the former president.

The Utah lawmaker regularly called out as a RINO by Trump and other Republicans made it clear in comments to CNN’s Manu Raju that his attendance at the Capitol Hill gathering was not a show of support on his behalf.

“I didn’t go there to support former President Trump, I went there to listen to what he was planning on doing if he became president,” Romney told the CNN correspondent on Tuesday.

“With President Trump, it’s a matter of personal character,” he added before going on to invoke the case that found Trump liable for sexually assaulting columnist E. Jean Carroll back in the 1990s.

“You know, I draw a line, and say when someone has been, actually, found to have been sexually assaulting, that’s, that’s something I just won’t crossover in the person I would want to have as president of the United States,” the failed 2012 Republican presidential nominee declared.

Romney has smugly held the moral high ground in his criticism of the former president, making it clear that he will “absolutely not” be voting for him in November.

“What America is as a nation, what has allowed us to be the most powerful nation on Earth, and the leader of the Earth is the character of the people who have been our leaders,” the former Massachusetts governor said earlier this year. “Past presidents, but also mothers, fathers, church leaders, university presidents, and so forth.”

“Having a president who is so defaulted of character would have an enormous impact on the character of America,” he added. “And for me, that’s the primary consideration.”

Social media users seemed unimpressed with Romney’s pontificating and called out his “petty” behavior on X.

Frieda Powers

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