Romney: I won’t vote for Trump or Clinton
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Mitt Romney says that he will not vote for either Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE or Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGorsuch rejects Minnesota Republican's request to delay House race Biden leads Trump by 6 points in Nevada: poll The Memo: Women could cost Trump reelection MORE as America’s next president.

“I don’t intend on support either of the major party candidates at this point,” the 2012 GOP presidential nominee said Thursday night at the American Friends of The Hebrew University gala, according to The Washington Examiner.


"I wish we had better choices, and I keep hoping that somehow things will get better, and I just don’t see an easy answer from where we are now.”

Romney added that he has no interest in launching an independent campaign to offer voters an alternative to Clinton or Trump.

“No, I’m certainly going to be hoping that we find someone who I have confidence in who becomes the nominee,” he said. "I see way too much demagoguery and populism on both sides of the aisle, and I only hope and aspire we’ll see more greatness.

“I don’t know what happens when elect somebody to the White House on what they’ll do as opposed to what they’re saying, but I certainly think this is a critical time for freedom, a critical time for America.”

An aide to Romney on Thursday said that the former Massachusetts governor plans on skipping the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush also will not attend the event, where Trump is expected to formally become the party's standard-bearer.

Clinton, meanwhile, leads Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersIntercept bureau chief says congressional progressives looking to become stronger force in 2021 Obama book excerpt: 'Hard to deny my overconfidence' during early health care discussions Americans have a choice: Socialized medicine or health care freedom MORE (I-Vt.) in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination by several hundred delegates.