Romney Makes Announcement On Trump Endorsement for 2020
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On Friday, Republican Utah Senator Mitt Romney made it clear that he probably won't endorse President Trump in 2020 considering he said, “I wouldn't be surprised if I stay out of the endorsements."
He later noted that he doesn't think endorsements mean anything either.
"I don't think endorsements are worth a thimble of spit," Romney said.
Romney has been a never-Trumper since day one even though President Trump endorsed him in 2018. Check out what Fox News reported:
Romney in 2016 refused to support Trump, famously giving a speech in which he referred to the candidate as a “phony, a fraud." He said he later wrote the name of his wife, Ann, on that ballot.
After his election, Trump considered Romney for secretary of state, before choosing Rex Tillerson for the role.
Elected to the Senate from Utah last year, Romney – a former Massachusetts governor -- has been one of the president's fiercest GOP critics at times, though he's also supported Trump on some issues.
Romney said Friday he opposes Trump's proposal to impose tariffs on Mexico to force the U.S. ally to stem the flow of migrants.
"Punishing Mexico in some way is, in my opinion, a very bad idea. It's also expensive for Americans," Romney said.
It's no secret that Romney doesn't like President Trump. In a recent interview, the Utah Senator praised GOP Representative Justin Amash who called for the impeachment of President Trump.
While joining Jake Tapper of CNN, Romney told the host that, “I respect him. I think it’s a courageous statement.”
The odd thing about this statement by Romney is that he then went on to explain how the Mueller report did not show enough evidence to charge President Trump with obstruction of justice.
“I just don’t think that there is the full element that you’d need to prove an obstruction of justice case,” Romney said to Tapper while acknowledging that, “Everyone reaches their own conclusion.”
Shortly after the release of the Mueller report, Romney stated that he was "sickened" by what was in it.
“I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the President,” Romney stated. “I am also appalled that, among other things fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia.”
Romney also went on to blast members of the Trump campaign.
“Reading the report is a sobering revelation of how far we have strayed from the aspirations and principles of the founders,” Romney said.
“It is good news that there was insufficient evidence to charge the President of the United States with having conspired with a foreign adversary or with having obstructed justice,” Romney continued. “The alternative would have taken us through a wrenching process with the potential for constitutional crisis. The business of government can move on.”
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