(ConservativeStar.com) – Dictionary.com defines RINO as: Republican in name only. It’s used by Republicans to accuse other party members of being insufficiently conservative. President Donald Trump uses a much simpler definition: Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT).
The president and his legal team are attempting to ensure that the just-finished election was conducted in a fair and forthright manner because of alleged irregularities that have cropped up across the country. To do that and they have been taking those accusations to state courts.
Romney has taken to publicly criticizing President Trump and his actions to date, calling them “undemocratic.” The president’s reply was two-pronged:
- Reminding the senator of his “slaughtering” at the hands of former President Barack Obama in the 2012 election.
- Making sure the world remembers that long before he became president he was suspicious of voting machines. He had joined in with the speculation at the time that they had changed votes for Romney to Obama.
RINO Mitt Romney should read this. I’m sure, however, that he feels he got slaughtering by Obama “fair and square”. https://t.co/GGZKfSAp8z
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2020
It’s Not New News
It’s not the first time that Trump showed opposition to Romney. The senator was the only one from the Right who voted to convict the president in the sham of an impeachment trial. And, during the 2016 Republican primary season, he revealed himself as an anti-Trumper in a fiery speech now proven to be full of incorrect predictions.
However, long before this recent episode, the media took note of his viewpoint being more similar to a moderate Democrat than a true Conservative. During the 2012 election, NPR ran a story titled “Are Obama and Romney the Same Guy?” In 2015 the left-leaning Mother Jones website ran a piece called “Why Liberals Should Embrace Romney the Progressive Champion.”
Whatever may happen in the future, these people who carry an (R) after their names but are standing against President Trump are overlooking one fact: more than 73 million Republican voters had his back.
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