January 2, 2019 - San Francisco - CA - PipeLineNews.org - One would not be overstating the case to describe the relationship between the President and Mitt Romney as, being “complex.”
For example, in an October 7, 2018 posting on Twitter Donald Trump said:
“Mitt Romney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to Orin Hatch and has my full support and endorsement!”
Post the election Romney - who is best known for performing so poorly in the televised 2012 presidential debates that the self-impressed Wall Street glad-hander essentially gave Obama his second term - hasn’t returned Trump’s magnanimous endorsement, immediately going to ground as a more unctuous and vicious version of the $100 million dollar man, 40-watt Jebby Bush.
Since November Romney’s press-releases could have come out of Nancy Pelosi’s office afact hasn’t gone unnoticed with Senator Rand Paul stating today:
“Like other Big Government Republicans who never liked Reagan, Mitt Romney wants to signal how virtuous he is in comparison to the President,” wrote Sen. Paul who cited an article on Republicans supporting former President Ronald Reagan. “Well, I’m most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrumphas achieved.”
Pre Romney’s most recent attacks, the President was playing the good cop across a series of Tweets:
“I was expecting something, but I’m surprised he did it this quickly…I wish Mitt could be more of a team player…I endorsed him and he thanked me profusely.”
That avenue of approach having failed Mr. Trump immediately branded the first term Senator as a loser, saying that if Romney had fought as hard against him that he would have defeated Obama.
What insiders are saying however is that Romney is being driven by rage, feeling that he made the wrong move running for senator, not knowing that with the GOP expanding its lead in that chamber, “critics” such as the former governor of Massachusetts, have largely been defanged.
Prediction, no way Romney is serving his entire 6 year term. Romney came to DC as a one-trick-pony and Trump’s overachievement in the Senate has largely neutered this flashy, but ultimately hollow personality.
If Romney thought he would be greeted by the drive-byes as the new John McCain he was - once again - disastrously wrong.
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