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Mitt Romney: Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comments ‘Antithetical To American Values’

Posted by on Jan. 15, 2018 at 1:46 PM
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Mitt Romney: Trump’s ‘Shithole’ Comments ‘Antithetical To American Values’

Romney’s criticism follows the president’s reported remarks about Haiti and African countries.

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Mitt Romney has joined the chorus of voices condemning the vulgar remarks that President Donald Trump reportedly made about Haiti and African countries, calling them “inconsistent [with] America’s history and antithetical to American values” in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day tweet.

“May our memory of Dr. King buoy our hope for unity, greatness, [and] ‘charity for all,’” the former Republican presidential candidate added.

Romney’s criticism of Trump on Monday comes amid reports that the former Massachusetts governor is considering a run for Utah’s Senate seat.

Last Thursday, Trump had disparagingly referred to Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries” while discussing immigration reform with lawmakers at the White House, according to various reports.

The president has since denied that he used those exact words. He told reporters on Sunday night that he is “the least racist person you have ever interviewed.”

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) has said President Donald Trump’s reported comments about Haitians and African countries are “antithetical to American values.”

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who was in the room during Thursday’s White House meeting, has backed the reports about Trump’s comments, stating that Trump said “these hate-filled things and he said them repeatedly.” Sens. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), who were also there, confirmed that the reporting of Trump’s remarks was “basically accurate.” 

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) and David Perdue (R-Ga.), who also attended the meeting, have said that they don’t recall hearing Trump “saying these comments specifically.”

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Romney has been an outspoken critic of Trump, though Trump reportedly considered him as a potential candidate for secretary of state in 2016.

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) shakes hands with then President-elect Donald Trump following a meeting in New Jersey in 2016.

Most recently, Romney urged Roy Moore ― the Republican candidate in Alabama’s Senate race whom Trump ultimately backed ― to step aside following accusations that Moore had sexually assaulted and pursued underage girls.

Romney also spoke out against Trump’s presidential ambitions in 2016, at one point calling the then-presidential candidate a “phony” and “a fraud” whose “promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.”

He also criticized the president for lacing “his public speeches with vulgarity.”



https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/romney-trump-shithole-comments_us_5a5cd26fe4b0fcbc3a125eeb?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

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by Ruby Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:16 PM
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Thanks Pema for posting. I agree with Romney completely.

Ms_mom_81
by Member on Jan. 15, 2018 at 2:19 PM

Let's not forget what Romney said about the 47%. I agree with him, but he is also a rich douche.

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