Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 20, 2018
Yesterday, Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for Senate in Utah. This is the rare smart thing for Donald Trump to do because Mitt Romney is a lock in Utah. In November, when the Democrats sweep the House in a wave, Donald Trump will at least be able to say that Mitt Romney won in Utah because of his endorsement.
What’s insane, however, is that Mitt Romney accepted Trump’s endorsement, when it was the last thing that Romney needed to ensure his victory. Utah may be the only state where an anti-Trump Republican could actually win, which makes it all the more ridiculous that Romney is playing pals with a man he has not spoken well of in the past.
He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat. (2/2)— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
If Trump had said 4 years ago the things he says today about the KKK, Muslims, Mexicans, disabled, I would NOT have accepted his endorsement— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
Huh. Interesting, Mitt, because he hasn’t stopped saying or believing those things. In fact, he’s only been more vocal about his bigotry.
And it’s not like Donald Trump has a history of saying nice things about Romney.
Mitt Romney,who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool, is now playing tough guy— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 24, 2016
Mitt Romney, who was one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics, is now pushing me on tax returns. Dope!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2016
It’s all very dishonest and spineless of Mitt Romney to accept Trump’s endorsement, not that we’d expect anything less from Mitt Romney. Social media, as it does, pounced on Romney for his flip-flopping and his hypocrisy.
wait wait wait Mitt Romney abandoned his principles?— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 20, 2018
Mitt Romney's dignity is dying the slowest death in the history of dignity https://t.co/RjwYTqQsxl— Anil Kalhan (@kalhan) February 20, 2018
I wonder if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan used the same doctor for their spine removal surgery. https://t.co/A8lbywAZ64— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) February 20, 2018
Life is just a game to see how quickly we can get Mitt Romney to reverse his opinions.— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) February 20, 2018
I think Mitt Romney's campaign slogan, "Nothing I Ever Did, Said, Or Believed Matters," is very on-brand.— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) February 20, 2018
It almost feels quaint to have a “Mitt Romney Flip Flopped SO MUCH” story. It’s like watching a live action remake of a Disney classic.— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) February 20, 2018
Mitt Romney takes on the shape of whatever container he's placed in.— Guy Branum (@guybranum) February 20, 2018
Yes, Donald Trump and Mitt Romney said those terrible things about each other, but the important thing is to leave old conflicts behind and come together so their party can carry on the work of comprehensively failing at every part of governance.— Tom Scocca (@tomscocca) February 20, 2018
actually what's funny about Utah is that it's the one deep red state where a genuinely anti-Trump Republican *could* win, so it's extra funny that spineless Romney will carpetbag the seat— slackbot (@pareene) February 20, 2018
I wish I could say that it matters, but it probably doesn’t. Romney, according to the latest poll, is up 64 to 19 percent over his Democratic opponent, Jenny Wilson.