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Trump Cuts Loose on Mitt Romney: He is a ‘Pompous Ass’ Who ‘Choked’ and ‘So Bad for R’s!’

Donald Trump and Mitt Romeny together for dinner in New York.

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President Trump began this week’s Saturday morning rants in the usual fashion, bashing the media for being “fixed” and “corrupt”, but after those few tweets were out of the way he focused his weekend wrath on Senator Mitt Romney.

“Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one, and my statement on China pertained to corruption, not politics,” Trump began. “If Mitt worked this hard on Obama, he could have won.”

The tweets were obviously in response to Romney taking to Twitter on Friday for his own rant against the President, calling out Trump’s “brazen” appeals to China and Ukraine for his own political gain and describing Trump’s actions as “wrong and appalling.”

In reply, Trump sent a pair of angry tweets on Saturday, in what appears to be both a temper fit as well as classic deflection.

Over the last few years Romney has repeatedly been highly critical of the president on both his character and his governance, with short breaks during which he accepted Trump’s endorsement or overtures.

Correction: This post initially referred to Mitt Romney as a former primary opponent of President Trump. Trump did not end up running in 2012. This post has been updated to reflect that.

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