Mitt Romney Has Crystal Clear Message On Voting For Trump | EUROtoday

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) mentioned on Wednesday evening that there’s no likelihood he’d vote for Donald Trump in November’s election.

“No, no, no, absolutely not,” he mentioned when requested by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins if he may solid a poll for the previous president.

He mentioned he considers each coverage and character when selecting “the person who is the example of the president for my kids and my grandkids.”

Trump’s a combined bag on coverage: Though Romney agrees with a lot of the previous president’s home agenda, he mentioned he disagrees with him on international coverage.

“But there’s another dimension besides policy, and that’s character,” Romney mentioned. “And I think what America is as a nation, what has allowed us to be the most powerful nation on Earth and the leader of the Earth, is the character of the people who have been our leaders, past presidents, but also mothers, fathers, church leaders, university presidents and so forth.”

That’s the place Trump falls properly in need of the mark, he mentioned.

“Having a president who is so defaulted of character would have an enormous impact on the character of America. And for me, that’s the primary consideration.”

Romney didn’t vote for Trump in 2016 or 2020, and he mentioned final 12 months he would possible make the identical choice on the polls in November ought to Trump be the nominee.

“It’s pretty straightforward. It’s the same thing I’ve done in the past. I’ll vote for Ann Romney, who’ll be a terrific president,” he mentioned on CNBC, referring to his spouse.

Romney and Trump have had a contentious relationship for years. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, delivered a speech in 2016 urging his celebration to reject Trump, whom he slammed as a “phony” and a “fraud.”

“He’s playing the American public for suckers,” he mentioned on the time.

When Trump gained, nonetheless, Romney infamously sat for an ungainly dinner with him, reportedly in hopes of being named secretary of state. When that didn’t pan out, he ran for Senate. Since successful that election, he has constantly criticized Trump and was certainly one of simply seven Republican senators to vote to convict Trump in his 2021 impeachment trial.

Romney is retiring from the Senate quite than run for reelection this 12 months.