Never-Trump Sen. Romney Praises Mattis' Rebuke Of Trump, Calls It ‘Stunning And Powerful’
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Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is not just a loser -- he's a sore loser.
The 2012 failed presidential candidate went after President Donald Trump again this week by praising retired Marine General Jim Mattis for going after the president.
According to NBC News, Romney called Mattis’ statement “stunning and powerful.”
Romney also called Mattis “an American patriot” and “an individual whose judgment I respect.”
Mattis, who resigned from his post last year after disagreeing with Trump on withdrawing American troops from parts of Syria, told The Atlantic that he disagreed with Trump’s threat to use the Insurrection Act to deploy military troops to help with riots across the country.
The riots and protests are in response to the George Floyd being killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
“I have watched this week’s unfolding events, angry and appalled,” Mattis wrote in a post. “The words ‘Equal Justice Under Law’ are carved in the pediment of the United States Supreme Court. This is precisely what protesters are rightly demanding. It is a wholesome and unifying demand—one that all of us should be able to get behind.”
“When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside,” Mattis wrote.
Trump responded to Mattis on Twitter, calling him “the world’s most overrated general” and saying he was proud to have fired him.
“Probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world’s most overrated General,” Trump tweeted. “I asked for his letter of resignation, & felt great about it. His nickname was ‘Chaos’, which I didn’t like, & changed to ‘Mad Dog.'”
He added: “His primary strength was not military, but rather personal public relations. I gave him a new life, things to do, and battles to win, but he seldom ‘brought home the bacon’. I didn’t like his ‘leadership’ style or much else about him, and many others agree. Glad he is gone!”
Beyond that, it's not surprising that Romney went after Trump.
Just last month, Romney went after Trump by attacking the administration's initial response to the coronavirus pandemic compared to the rest of the world.
“The first phase which is getting ready to respond, clearly we were not in a position of extraordinary strength. We didn’t have the testing as fast as we could have or should have, we did not have the personal protective equipment we would’ve hoped to have,” Romney said.
“When it came to PPE when it came to testing, and just the speed of our response looked slow relative to people like well, South Korea, Singapore, China, Germany and even Sweden to a certain degree. So that first phase is not one that will stand out, I think, as being a great moment in American leadership,” he disgustingly added.
He concluded, “The first phase, we didn’t look real strong, and that’s kind of an understatement, but after this is over, I think what we will have been able to do, and our technology base will maintain the reputation we have as being a leader, if not the leader of the world.”
He angered many earlier this year when he was the only Republican to vote with Democrats on charging Trump with "abuse of power" in the Senate impeachment trial.