RNC Chair Slams Uncle Mitt Romney for Trump Attacks

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In an op-ed for The Washington Post, the former Republican presidential candidate and incoming USA senator, Mitt Romney says Trump has failed to live up to the office he was elected for.

Trump himself was also quick to hit back at Romney Wednesday morning.

When CNN host Jake Tapper pressed Romney on how he would handle the government shutdown, the senator-elect said he would push for funding a border wall in addition to other security measures.

"I will say this, if he fought really hard against President Obama like he does against me, he would have won the election", Trump said. He should be happy for all Republicans. And Romney didn't come to Washington to be a bit player.

And in February, Trump threw his support behind Romney's Senate bid, writing on Twitter that he would be a "worthy successor" to retiring Senator Orrin Hatch, whom Trump had urged to run for another term.

Other prominent Republicans also slammed Romney. Many key Republicans who challenged Trump, notably Sens.

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"Now we know how he'll use his voice and we're curious to see how he'll use his vote in the Senate", Cotti said.

Rounds said he rode with Trump after meeting him at the airport when the president visited South Dakota during the midterm election season, telling him the state's soybean farmers were facing losses of some $500 million because of retaliatory tariffs. The senator said it was more important for colleagues to look at what they have in common with Trump.

Since then, McDaniel has had to navigate the tricky role of being a Trump supporter and Romney's niece.

Karpowitz said both Lee and Romney have room to criticize Trump given Utah has not fully embraced him.

As one of President Trump's loyal defenders, especially in the face of his more controversial decisions, Sen. More than half the voters in the state, 64 percent, would like to see Romney confront the president, according to data from AP VoteCast, a survey of midterm voters. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned over differences concerning Trump's policy in Syria.

"I want results", Rounds said, "instead of hardening positions".

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The Times quoted an email from Jevon Williams, the Republican National Committee member from the Virgin Islands, who called Romney's op-ed "calculated political treachery", and urged other committee members amend party rules to prevent challengers from being nominated at the party's 2020 convention. "But I pointed out, there are places where we agree on a whole series of policy fronts, but there are places that I think the president can - if you will, elevate his game". He later added: "With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent's shortfall has been most glaring", the incoming Utah senator wrote. "People are very upset with what he did", Trump said. "I hope not", Trump wrote.

In a phone press conference today dedicated to decrying new Utah Sen. "Does he understand anything about the situation that his Republican colleague, Donald Trump, is in now?"

"Most people do not critique the president's character", Paul said.

Paul charged that Romney belongs to a group of "never Trumpers" who also disdained former president Ronald Reagan.

Apparently, Romney wants Trump to be a punching bag. Parscale suggested that Romney's op-ed was motivated by jealousy. "I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault".

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