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Mitt Romney Just Wrecked Donald Trump In Brutal Editorial Piece

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Mitt Romney Just Wrecked Donald Trump In Brutal Editorial Piece

Two days before being sworn into the U.S. Senate on Thursday, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney slammed President Donald Trump and suggested that Trump’s conduct had caused dismay around the world.

In a Washington Post op-ed published on Tuesday evening. Romney took an independent position and sharply criticized Trump over his terrible performance as president

“The appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a ‘sucker’ in world affairs all defined his presidency down,” Romney wrote.

He added that “Trump’s words and actions have caused dismay around the world.”

The Utah Republican suggested that “on balance, (Trump’s) conduct over the past two years … is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Romney excoriated Trump as a “fraud” who was “playing the American public for suckers.” Trump responded that Romney had “choked like a dog” in his unsuccessful 2012 campaign against Democratic President Barack Obama.

Despite Romney’s prior criticism, after Trump won the presidency in November 2016, he briefly considered tapping Romney as secretary of state.

In his op-ed on Tuesday, Romney said he “will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

Romney also defended press freedom and challenged Trump’s repeated attacks on some news outlets as an “enemy of the people.”

“The media is essential to our Republic, to our freedom, to the cause of freedom abroad, and to our national security. It is very much our friend,” Romney wrote.

He also knocked Trump on the economy and foreign policy.

“We must repair our fiscal foundation, setting a course to a balanced budget. We must attract the best talent to America’s service and the best innovators to America’s economy,” he wrote.

“America is strongest when our arms are linked with other nations. We want a unified and strong Europe, not a disintegrating union,” Romney added. “We want stable relationships with the nations of Asia that strengthen our mutual security and prosperity.”

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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