The criticism toward Sen.-elect Mitt Romney (R-Utah) hasn’t stopped after an op-ed he wrote was published that bashed President Donald Trump, and now the ladies on “The View” are ripping into the soon-to-be senator.
Romney wrote an op-ed for The Washington Post about how Trump’s character was a “shortfall” while adding that “the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”
“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg questioned why Romney had accepted Trump’s endorsement if he didn’t like the president, while co-host Sunny Hostin labeled the senator-elect a “shapeshifter”; Romney was previously trying to become Trump’s secretary of state.
Ronna McDaniel, Romney’s niece and the chair of the Republican National Committee, bashed Romney’s attack toward the president.
“For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack [Trump] as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive,” McDaniel tweeted.
Co-host Meghan McCain, however, said McDaniel committed “Romney-on-Romney crime.”
“Where I come from in political families, you do not attack people you’re related to no matter what happens,” McCain added.
Co-host Abby Huntsman played with the idea of Romney running against Trump in the 2020 presidential election, something McCain shut down real quick and called the “worst idea.” In a recent CNN exclusive, Romney said he would not be running for president against Trump.
“He is for himself. He’s a shapeshifter,” Hostin added, suggesting Romney doesn’t have a moral core. “He says and does what he needs to do for self-preservation. I don’t think he has a real moral center.”
Behar couldn’t hold back from her distaste for Trump, as she stated that “compared to Trump, [Romney] seems incredibly smart.”
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Trump fired back at Romney’s op-ed by comparing the senator-elect to another GOP Trump critic, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), calling him a “Flake,” as IJR Red reported.
Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2019
Romney will be sworn into the U.S. Senate on Thursday, and the question remains, as two senators — who are vocal critics of Trump — are ending their Senate career, whether Romney will continue making anti-Trump remarks while in his new position.