Trump mocks Romney with video contrasting their presidential bids

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Bombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Lawmakers dismiss Chinese retaliatory threat to US tech MORE on Monday tweeted out a video mocking Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyBombshell Afghanistan report bolsters calls for end to 'forever wars' Mellman: Looking to Iowa Potential Dem defectors face pressure on impeachment MORE (R-Utah) over his failed 2012 presidential bid, comparing it with Trump's own success four years later.

The video includes clips of election night in 2012, when Romney lost to former President Obama, and in 2016, when Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles Hillary Clinton documentary to premiere at Sundance MORE.

The video was posted just hours after Romney told reporters that he wants the Trump administration to give Congress the transcript of a highly controversial call between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky

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The call between Trump and Zelensky is reportedly tied to a whistleblower complaint that has dominated headlines since late last week amid reports that Trump and his attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiHillicon Valley: Apple, Facebook defend encryption during Senate grilling | Tech legal shield makes it into trade deal | Impeachment controversy over phone records heats up | TikTok chief cancels Capitol Hill meetings Giuliani: Trump asked me to brief Justice Department, GOP lawmakers on Ukraine trip The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today MORE attempted to persuade Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenRepublicans consider skipping witnesses in Trump impeachment trial Trump trade deal likely to sow division in Democratic presidential field Trump supporters at Pa. rally 'upset' after Democrats introduce impeachment articles MORE or his son Hunter Biden, who had business dealings in the country.

"What has been alleged by some news sources is that the president asked for an investigation into Mr. Biden. That would be in my view very inappropriate and a very serious allegation itself, so let's find out what exactly what was said," Romney said earlier Monday.

Over the weekend, Romney became one of the first GOP senators to raise serious concerns about the phone call. 

"If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. Critical for the facts to come out," he tweeted.

Most Republicans have not held back on criticizing Trump for the situation, while Democrats have used the whistleblower complaint to fuel new demands that the House move on impeachment.  

Romney has emerged as one of Trump's few GOP critics in Congress, particularly on issues of foreign policy.