Former governor and twice-failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made a U-turn on his so-called “moral values” after accepting the endorsement of Donald Trump for the Utah Senate seat.
Trump, who once called Romney “the dumbest and worst candidate in history,” who “choked like a dog” during the 2012 presidential campaign, posted a surprise endorsement on Twitter Monday after Romney officially announced Friday he would run for the seat vacated by Sen. Orrin Hatch later this year.
“@MittRomney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah. He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Romney responded a few moments later, tweeting: “Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2018
Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 20, 2018
Even though Romney once said:
If Trump had said 4 years ago the things he says today about the KKK, Muslims, Mexicans, disabled, I would NOT have accepted his endorsement
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
As well as this:
"Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are worth less than a degree from Trump University." -Mitt Romney, March 3, 2016. pic.twitter.com/qWI1YAXxOf
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) February 20, 2018
In August 2017, Romney slammed Trump over his controversial comments about the violence in Charlottesville, which “caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn.”
As recently as December, he attacked Trump for supporting the alleged sexual predator Roy Moore, calling it “a stain on the GOP and on the nation.”
Romney, however, has now decided to embrace a deeply immoral man he called a phony and a fraud. Typical “family values’ Republican.