Trump slams Romney: He ‘couldn’t be elected dog catcher right now in Utah’
President Trump took a swipe at Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) during a campaign event in Latrobe, Pa., on Thursday, saying the lawmaker “couldn’t be elected dog catcher right now in Utah.”
“Utah, the home of our worst senator.. that’s Mitt Romney,” Trump told a crowd of mostly maskless supporters. “Romney couldn’t be elected dog catcher right now in Utah.”
Romney, whose term expires in 2025, won the 2019 primary and general election in Utah by a comfortable margin.
Trump has attacked Romney in the past after the Utah senator voted to convict Trump on one charge during his impeachment trial earlier this year. Romney was the only Republican senator to do so.
Romney has also been one of the most vocal Republican critics of Trump’s administration.
“When they do that, that’s personal….196 to think, they stuck with us and so did the Senate, besides Romney, you can have Romney… he gave me a half a vote,” Trump said, appeared to refer to the fact that Romney only voted to convict Trump on the charge of abuse of power earlier in the year.
“That was Romney, what a beaut.”
Trump also mocked Romney for attending a Black Lives Matter march in Washington, D.C., this summer while wearing a mask. The senator at the time said that he was marching with a group of nearly 1,000 Christians to the White House.
The president at the time hit Romney for stating he believed Black lives matter.
“Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so badly in Utah!,” Trump tweeted.
On Thursday Trump said, “Remember when he was walking with the Black Lives Matter [protesters] saying ‘I’m a member of Black Lives Matter’… he had a lot of mask on, I’ll tell you that.”
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