Mitt Romney on Trump's Protest Tweets: 'Clearly Intended to Further Inflame Racial Tensions'

Nick Kangadis | September 3, 2020
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Hey, everybody. Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is apparently still a thing in 2020. Huh, who knew? Apparently Romney doesn't like something President Donald Trump did. I know! Crazy, right? 

Anyway, Romney gave a comment to the New York Times on Tuesday in response to the president's Twitter activity when it comes to "protests."

"The comments and tweets over the past few days, including a retweet of a 2019 video clearly intended to further inflame racial tensions, are simply jaw-dropping," Romney said.

The New York Times loved Romney's pushback against Trump so much that they actually referred to Romney as playing the "role of maverick." 

Romney has been an outspoken critic of Trump throughout his presidency, including a recent rebuttal to Trump's apparent aversion to mail-in voting that makes it seem like he's pushing for even more mail-in voting.

"I don't know of any evidence that voting by mail would increase voter fraud," he said in August, according to The Hill. "My biggest concern, frankly, with regards to voting fraud has been that there would be some kind of hacking of our voting electronic systems, and that voting machines or tabulating equipment would be hacked."

Romney's gonna Romney, I guess.

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