As Donald Trump’s criminal scandals got worse this week and his inevitable downfall became more apparent, a few Republican Senators tried to insulate themselves from his implosion by attacking him with various degrees of forcefulness. Mitt Romney was the most outspoken of the anti-Trump bunch, calling Trump’s China scandal “appalling” yesterday.
Always slow on the draw when it comes to these things, Donald Trump finally got around to firing back at Mitt Romney this morning, nearly twenty-four hours too late for it to count for anything. But what Trump lacked in timeliness, he made up for in, well, profanity. Trump started off like this: “Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one, and my statement on China pertained to corruption, not politics.” It went downhill from there.
Trump then decided to just start cursing out a United States Senator: “Mitt Romney never knew how to win. He is a pompous “ass” who has been fighting me from the beginning, except when he begged me for my endorsement for his Senate run (I gave it to him), and when he begged me to be Secretary of State (I didn’t give it to him).”
Okay, we all get it. Mitt Romney is a sniveling flip flopping coward. And we all know he’s only doing this because he figures that if Trump and Pence are ousted, perhaps he’ll get to be the 2020 Republican nominee for president. But while no one likes or respects Romney, at least he didn’t commit treason in the name of trying to rig an election. Trump is off the rails already, and the day is still just getting started.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report