Mitt Romney took a swipe at Donald Trump on Monday, condemning the crude feedback the president was mentioned to have made about Haiti and African international locations — calling them “inconsistent (with) America’s historical past and antithetical to American values” with a reference to Martin Luther King, Jr.
“The poverty of an aspiring immigrant’s nation of origin is as irrelevant as their race,” Romney tweeted. “The sentiment attributed to POTUS is inconsistent w/America’s historical past and antithetical to American values. Could our reminiscence of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, & ‘charity for all.’”
On Thursday, sources mentioned Trump questioned why the U.S. ought to allow immigrants from “s—hole international locations” throughout negotiations with a bipartisan group of senators.
Neither Trump nor the White Home initially denied making the feedback, although 24 hours later, Trump tweeted to his 46.7 million followers that he had by no means made the derogatory remarks.
Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, who was current on the Trump assembly, launched an announcement saying he had heard the president make the feedback himself. South Carolina Republican Sens. Tim Scott and Lindsey Graham instructed the reporting of Trump’s remarks was “principally correct.”
Romney’s tweet on Martin Luther King Day underscores the one-time GOP presidential candidate and potential Utah senate candidate’s resistance to Trump.
Romney has taken Trump to activity over his dealing with of the Charlottesville, Va., race-based riots.
“Whether or not he meant to or not, what (Trump) communicated triggered racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the huge coronary heart of America to mourn,” Romney wrote on Fb final August. “His apologists pressure to elucidate that he didn’t imply what we heard.”
Then, in December, Romney rebuked Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, whom Trump had supported. Moore finally misplaced to the Democrat, Doug Jones.
“Roy Moore within the US Senate can be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and different victims are brave heroes. No vote, no majority is value dropping our honor, our integrity,” Romney tweeted in reference to the ladies who accused Moore of sexual assault and misconduct.