Fox Business's Lou Dobbs on Romney declining to endorse in 2020: 'What is wrong with this man?'

Fox Business host Lou DobbsLouis (Lou) Carl DobbsGOP group launches ad campaign urging senators to call witnesses at impeachment trial Pelosi accepts Collins's apology for saying Democrats are 'in love with terrorists' Trump signs first phase of US-China trade deal MORE went after Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRepublicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Bring on the brokered convention GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE on Friday after the Utah Republican said this week that he does not plan to endorse President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE or others in 2020, asking, "What is wrong with this man?"

Dobbs, a vocal backer of Trump, referred to the GOP senator as a "never Trumper and RINO" in a segment Friday night. He began the segment by touting Trump's electoral chances in 2020 as well as predictions that there won't be a recession next year.

"Can you hear the tears falling on the marble floors under those terrible, terrible anti-Trumpers?" he asked, suggesting more attention should be paid to "this booming Trump economy."

He then shared news that Romney would not endorse in the 2020 presidential race, either before or during the general election, when Trump is seeking a second term.


"Romney says he has no plans to endorse President Trump for the 2020 election," Dobbs began.

"I know many of you were waiting to hear what Romney would be saying about our president," he deadpanned. "Well, there it is."

The segment was first reported by Mediaite.

Dobbs noted that Romney was so far declining to endorse Trump "or any other Republican candidate in the primary or general election."

"I mean, the despair is spreading across the country now," he said.

Dobbs pointed out that Romney also declined to endorse Trump in 2016 before he eventually won, adding, "As you can see, he's not a quick learner."

He then turned to interview former White House aide Kelly Sadler, a communications official for a pro-Trump super PAC, about Romney, asking, "What is wrong with this man?"

Romney, who has sporadically broken with Trump on various policy issues, said this week that he doesn't plan to endorse anyone in the 2020 election.

"I'm not planning on endorsing in the presidential race," he told CNN. "At this stage, I'm not planning on endorsing in the primary or in the general."

The Utah senator has said before that he may not endorse in 2020, telling reporters earlier this year that "I don't think endorsements are worth a thimble of spit."

"I’m wondering if we should call Romney and the RINOs who are not supporting the president … we could just call them the illuminati of the 6 percent because the president has 94 percent … support of the Republican Party," Dobbs said on his show Friday. "So I guess they want to build a base around 6 percent."