Mitt Romney got real as he called Trump, his sycophants, and Republicans supporting Trump nearly treasonous and some morons.
Mitt Romney: Trump & some Republicans as morons & nearly Treasonous
Mitt Romney appeared on CNN’s State of the Union. Dana Bash asked him about Republicans who are palling around with white nationalists. He was not kind with his response.
“There’s no place in either political party for this white nationalism or racism,” Mitt Romney said. “It’s simply wrong. It’s as you’ve indicated, speaking of evil, it’s evil as well. And, you know, Marjorie Taylor Greene and Paul Gosar, I don’t know them, but I’m reminded of that old line from the Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid movie where one character says, morons, I’ve got morons on my team. And I have to think anybody that would sit down with white nationalists and speak at their conference was certainly missing a few IQ points.”
Romney could not help himself to a false equivalence as he claims that neither party should embrace white nationalism. Has anyone seen Democrats openly embracing white nationalism? I think not.
Romney did not spare Republicans who are currently supporting Putin.
“Those people are changing their stripes as they’re seeing the response of the world and the political response here in the U.S.,” Romney said. “But how anybody in this country which loves freedom can side with Vladimir Putin, which is an oppressor, a dictator. He kills people. He imprisons his political opponents. He has been an adversary of America at every chance he’s had. It’s unthinkable to be; it’s almost treasonous. … It’s it’s disgusting. And I’m hopeful that you’re seeing some of those people recognize just how wrong they were.”
Dana Bash wanted to make sure she heard correctly. She was, Romney did not take it back. In fact, he expanded on the “almost treasonous” statement.
“Well, I’ve said it’s nearly president treasonous,” Romney said. “Standing up for freedom is the right thing to do in America. Anything less than that, in my opinion, is unworthy of American support.”
Every so often, some of the Republicans get a partial spine. One hopes more will step up and kill Trumpism,
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