The anti-Trump network, CNN praised the failed GOP presidential candidate, Mitt Romney in February 2018, claiming he picked the perfect state (Utah) to be a thorn in President Trump’s side.
From the CNN article: Mitt Romney declared his bid for the US Senate from Utah on Friday. Despite being a fellow Republican, Romney is expected to be a thorn in President Donald Trump’s side. Romney refused to endorse Trump during the 2016 campaign and, although he didn’t reference the President by name, Romney made it clear with a number of references (such as to immigration) in his campaign announcement that he comes from a different wing of the Republican Party than Trump.
But on April 23rd, the “never-Trumpers” were stunned when their favorite anti-Trump spokesman came in second place for the GOP’s choice for US Senator at the Utah Republican convention. Utah State Rep. Mike Kennedy, garnered 51% of the vote to Romney’s 49%, forcing Mitt Romney to re-examine his game plan…
It appears that Mitt Romney may be rethinking his positions on President Trump, that may not be as popular as he hoped they would be with the Republican Party in his home state of Utah.
The Hill is reporting that former GOP presidential nominee and current Senate candidate Mitt Romney praised President Trump‘s first year in office on Tuesday, saying it was similar to what the first year of a Romney administration would look like.
In response to a question from a voter in Utah, Romney seemed to indicate that he largely approved of the policies pursued by the Trump administration during Trump’s first year in the White House, calling it “better than expected,” the Washington Examiner reports.
“His first year is very similar to things I’d have done my first year,” Romney said. “The things he’s actually done have been better than I expected.”
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Romney quickly added, however, that he would continue to oppose the president if he said something the former Massachusetts governor viewed as “racist” or “divisive.”
“If he says something which I believe is racist or divisive and serious, then I’ll point out that I disagree with that,” said Romney, who Trump had feuded with on and off but who also was considered a candidate to be the president’s first secretary of State.
“But I’m an honest enough person that if he does something right — and by the way, he’s done a number of things right — I’ll be fully supportive of those things. I will support the president’s agenda when it’s good for Utah, and good for the country, and so far that’s been the case,” Romney said.