It was a peculiar moment when Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) was booed by a crowd of fellow Republicans at an event last week, showing how extreme the party has become as attendees yelled out “traitor” and even called the party’s 2012 presidential nominee a “communist.” Romney has served as the governor of Massachusetts and is now a U.S. Senator. When Donald Trump was ushered into power, the GOP shifted, and there is no turning back until the fractured party gets fixed by ridding the party of the QAnon nuts and those that remain devoted to the twice-impeached one-term president.
And it’s odd that someone like Trump that bungled his response to the coronavirus pandemic, and failed to secure a second term, is now calling Romney a “stone cold loser.” Still, it’s a very on-brand juvenile insult for the 74-year-old former president.
Trump weighs in on the party’s 2012 presidential nominee: “So nice to see RINO Mitt Romney booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention. They are among the earliest to have figured this guy out, a stone cold loser!”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 3, 2021
Twitter users weighed in:
Said like a petulant 4 year old. I see nothing has changed.
— 𝕂𝕚𝕥 𝕂𝕒𝕥 (@kmroldan) May 3, 2021
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Just in case anyone has forgotten what a sweetheart the creature is.
What a piece of dreck.
— ChicaLoca (@HaschVivian) May 3, 2021
He never misses an opportunity to prove he is shyte.
— Belinda🇺🇸🇳🇿 (@uskiwiblend) May 3, 2021
So Trump thinks he’s a winner? https://t.co/Wr2CuwzRsu
— Ian Williams (@ijhwilliams) May 3, 2021
— LA Votes Blue In Georgia 🌊🌎💙 (@LALewman) May 3, 2021
As the crowd booed, Romney said, “You know me as a person who says what he thinks, and I don’t hide the fact that I wasn’t a fan of our last president’s character issues,” then more boos rang out before he asked the crowd “Aren’t you embarrassed?”
Well, they should be. Trump lost Republicans the House, the Senate, and the White House, and yet he called Romney a loser. Trump lost the popular vote twice, too. Republicans are going after Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, too, since she won’t bow down to Trump. And while Republicans claim they need unity in their party, it’s Donald J. Trump who divides it.
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