Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) is simply flabbergasted that Iowa voters dared to vote for former President Trump in the primary, calling his supporters “out of touch with reality.”
The Utah senator made his viewpoint on the matter very clear during an interview with CNN’s Manu Raju on Wednesday when asked about his reaction to Trump winning in a landslide in the Iowa caucus on Monday. In his response, Romney brought up E. Jean Carroll’s defamation lawsuit against Trump.
“Just asked Mitt Romney about Iowa caucus entrance polls showing that a majority of GOP caucusgoers didn’t believe that Joe Biden was elected legitimately,” Raju posted on X.
“I think a lot of people in this country are out of touch with reality and will accept anything Donald Trump tells them,” Romney responded. “You had a jury that said that Donald Trump raped a woman. And that doesn’t seem to be moving the needle. There’s a lot of things about today’s electorate that I have a hard time understanding.”
Just asked Mitt Romney about Iowa caucus entrance polls showing that a majority of GOP caucusgoers didn’t believe that Joe Biden was elected legitimately.
“I think a lot of people in this country are out of touch with reality and will accept anything Donald Trump tells them. You…
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) January 17, 2024
A judge found Trump liable for sexually assaulting E. Jean Carroll in a New York City dressing room in the mid-1990s. A charge that the former president has vehemently denied. Trump has clapped back hard at Carroll over her allegations. She sued for defamation against him and won that suit as well.
“Last May, Carroll was awarded approximately $2 million in damages for the assault and around $3 million for defamation regarding one of Trump’s posts on Truth Social, where he reiterated his claims that her allegations were false and a hoax, according to The New York Times,” Deseret News reported.
“A second trial is now taking place focused on additional comments by Trump about Carroll. Carroll is pursuing $10 million in compensatory damages in the latest civil trial, with additional punitive damages to be set by a jury,” the media outlet added.
In a post to X, HuffPost reporter Igor Bobic stated, “Romney says it’s Trump party and that if election was held today, Trump would win.”
Romney says it’s Trump party and that if election was held today, Trump would win.
“You had a jury that said that Donald Trump had raped a woman, and yet I don’t think that seems to be moving the needle. There are a lot of things about today’s electorate I don’t understand.”
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 17, 2024
Romney was the 2012 GOP nominee for president. He was soundly beaten by former President Barack Obama and is widely seen as a “Republican in name only” these days by many conservatives.
In court on Wednesday, Judge Lewis Kaplan warned Trump that he would be booted from the courtroom if he didn’t stop being disruptive during Carroll’s testimony.
“Mr. Trump, I hope I don’t have to consider excluding you from the trial. I understand you’re probably eager for me to do that,” Kaplan said according to the Associated Press.
“I would love it,” the former president replied.
JUST IN: Judge threatens to kick Donald Trump out of courtroom during E. Jean Carroll’s defamation trial against him in New York.
Trump reportedly taunted the judge in response by saying: “I would love it!”
Judge: “Mr. Trump has the right to be present here. That right can be… pic.twitter.com/o2g28wWZVa
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) January 17, 2024
“I know you would like it. You just can’t control yourself in this circumstance, apparently,” Kaplan sneered.
“You can’t either,” Trump shot back.
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