Romney Just Pulverized ‘Divisive, Racist, Sexist’ Trump As He Claims He Won’t Endorse His 2020 Run
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), who has been one of the few Republicans to have criticized Donald Trump throughout his presidency, said on Friday that he will not be endorsing Trump for his reelection run and will stay out of the 2020 race altogether.
“I don’t think endorsements are worth a thimble of spit,” Romney told reporters in Utah, according to The Associated Press. “I wouldn’t be surprised if I stay out of the endorsements.”
The Utah Republican said Friday it’s still too early to issue any official endorsements, though he said while “it’s not a sure thing” he believes Trump is likely to win reelection in 2020 in part due to a strong economy.
Despite Romney showing support to some of Trump’s policies, he still believes the president has a history of sexism, racism, and xenophobia.
“I have and will continue to speak out when the president says or does something which is divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions,” Romney wrote in an op-ed last year. “I do not make this a daily commentary; I express contrary views only when I believe it is a matter of substantial significance.”