Romney: Trump’s Election Attacks Are Baseless Because He Has a ‘Relaxed Relationship with the Truth’

Romney: Trump’s Election Attacks Are Baseless Because He Has a ‘Relaxed Relationship with the Truth’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) dismissed President Trump’s false claims about the election process and his refusal to concede, yet couldn’t bring himself to say that the president has lied, but rather that he “has a relatively relaxed relationship with the truth.”

Romney, speaking with Jake Tapper on CNN State of the Union, said it’s “destructive to the cause of democracy to suggest widespread fraud or corruption” when there isn’t any. “And I think it’s important for us to recognize that the world is watching.”

Yet Romney predicted that Trump will still go down this path.

“You’re not going to change the nature of President Trump in these last days,” Romney said. “He is who he is and he has a relatively relaxed relationship with the truth, and so he’s going to keep on fighting until the very end.”

Watch the video above, via Twitter/CNNSotu.

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.