Mitt Romney Wimps Out, Can’t Bring Himself to Call Trump’s Tweets Racist

Mitt Romney Wimps Out, Can’t Bring Himself to Call Trump’s Tweets Racist

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) has taken a bold stand on President Trump’s racist tweets this weekend by first criticizing the four congresswomen the tweets had targeted.

Hm, so much for the guy who announced his arrival in Washington, D.C. this past January with an op-ed declaring that he would “speak out against any [of Trump’s] significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

Romney was not alone among Republicans who started off their milquetoast denunciations of Trump’s attacks by first denouncing the four congresswomen he was attacking:

And of course a couple of senators couldn’t be bothered to answer at all:

Let’s let Mitt Romney have the final word:

Indeed.

UPDATE: Romney with the late attempt at a save:


 

Gary Legum

Gary Legum has written about politics and culture for Independent Journal Review, Salon, The Daily Beast, Wonkette, AlterNet and McSweeney's, among others. He currently lives in his native state of Virginia.