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 TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE or Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDershowitz: 'Too many politicians are being subject to criminal prosecution' The 13 Republicans needed to pass gun-control legislation Democrats spar over electoral appeal of 'Medicare for All' 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.

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"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 SandersGun control: Campaigning vs. legislating Booker defends middle-ground health care approach: 'We're going to fight to get there' Sunday shows preview: Democratic candidates make the rounds after debate MORE (I-Vt.) in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination by several hundred delegates.