It is amazing that he was able to control himself for so long but Mitt Romney’s resentment for President Trump has boiled over as Utah’s newest senator flew to the defense the establishment’s cherished hero John McCain.
McCain has been dead for months now but the passion for the old warmonger still burns as hotly as ever for the “maverick” who is even more beloved by Democrats than with “Never Trump” Republicans, a failed but still active movement of which Romney is a leader.
The outrage machine roared to life over the weekend following a tweet in which Trump blasted Saint John for his role in the dissemination of the discredited Steele dossier as well as McCain’s spiteful vote to torpedo the repeal of Obamacare.
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 confronted by the adversarial press and given a chance to walk back his words, Trump stood his ground:
"I was never a fan of John McCain and I never will be." – @realdonaldtrump
Trump pointed out the late Sen. McCain's "disgraceful" vote on repealing and replacing Obamacare as one of his problems with him, doubling down on his negative stance of McCain. pic.twitter.com/AjTzAbHUbN
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 19, 2019
The former governor of ultra-liberal Massachusetts saw his opening and quickly seized upon Trump’s daring to tell the truth about McCain and fired the first shot in what will soon become renewed mutual hostilities when the president responds to such treachery.
Not only that, but Mitt is a backstabbing ingrate to resort to such a low blow after Trump buried the hatchet and took the high road by endorsing Romney’s U.S. Senate bid.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2018
Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 20, 2018
But that’s just the way that Romney rolls and despite accepting Trump’s best wishes, he is now brandishing a shank.
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
Via Fox News, “Romney ‘can’t understand’ why Trump would bash McCain”:
Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney came to the defense of his late friend, Sen. John McCain, on Tuesday and criticized President Trump for what he called disparaging remarks.
Romney took to Twitter to write that he couldn’t “understand why” Trump would go after McCain “once again,” referencing a comment Trump made about not being “a fan” of the Arizona Republican after tweeting over the weekend about the “stains” on his career.
“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’s tweet read.
Romney joined a number of Democrats in taking up for McCain and while it isn’t nice to speak ill of the dead, at least the POTUS is consistent because he never had much good to say about the “war hero” when he was still above ground.
Some would question exactly what it is that gives Mitt – of all people – the moral standing to lead the attacks on Trump; after all, it was thanks to Romney’s fumbling away of a winnable election against a suspect opponent that subjected America to a second four years of the Obama horror.
As Trump so eloquently put it, Romney “choked like a dog” and the consequences were devastating as Obama ran roughshod over the Constitution and went about the business of wrecking race relations for the sale of winning elections.
Mitt Romney had his chance to beat a failed president but he choked like a dog. Now he calls me racist-but I am least racist person there is
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2016
It should be noted that Romney could have manned-up and climbed into the ring along with the other sixteen Republicans who battled (and ultimately lost) to Trump during the 2016 primaries but just as he did when it came to punching back against Obama, he lacked both the integrity as well as the spine to do so.
The renewed obsession with protecting McCain’s honor truly illustrates the fecklessness of the Republicans in the Senate who have refused to defend Trump against a 24/7 media smear campaign that has run for years as well as the Mueller witch hunt.
These wretched RINO’s are little better than the Democrats and in Romney’s case, what’s the difference?
Trump has had enough trouble with the opposition and it’s only going to get worse due to the traitors in his own ranks.