United States President Donald Trump (File photo)
United States President Donald Trump (File photo)

Trump hits back at Romney for blistering Op-ed article

ANI | Updated: Jan 02, 2019 20:49 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], Jan 02 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday hit back at the Republican senator-elect Mitt Romney for his Op-ed article which stated that Trump "has not risen to the mantle of the office."
In his latest tweet, Trump asked whether Romney is a new "Flake", referring to retiring Arizona Senator Jeff Flake, a Republican who has criticised the President often in the last few years.
He tweeted, "Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn't. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!"
The Republican party's Presidential candidate for 2012 had slammed Trump in an editorial written for The Washington Post.
"The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December," Romney exclaimed while outlining that Trump was never his choice as a Republican candidate for the Presidential elections in 2016.
"The departures of Defence Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president's thoughtless claim that America has long been a "sucker" in world affairs all defined his presidency down," he said.
Romney, who is set to take office on Thursday as the Senator-elect from Utah, criticised the President's character in the Op-ed, stating that Trump's "conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the President has not risen to the mantle of the office." (ANI)