October 21, 2019 | three:02pm
President Trump took a shot at Sen. Mitt Romney on Monday and praised Democrats for his or her unity within the impeachment inquiry — whereas calling on Republicans to get “tougher and fight.”
“I think they’re lousy politicians,” Trump stated of Democrats throughout a Cupboard assembly on the White Home. “But two things they have. They’re vicious and they stick together. They don’t have Mitt Romney in their midst. They don’t have people like that.”
Talking of the inquiry Home Democrats launched, Trump stated he watched a “couple of people on television” who talked about “what a phony deal it is. What a phony investigation it is.”
“And Republicans have to get tougher and fight,” Trump went on. “We have some that are great fighters, but they have to get tougher and fight because the Democrats are trying to hurt the Republican party for the election, which is coming up, where we’re doing very well.”
Whereas Trump slammed Romney for his disloyalty, he praised Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), who defended the president on his telephone name with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky that sparked the inquiry.
“What we haven’t heard from any Ukrainian official that felt like there was this arrangement … we haven’t even had a Ukrainian official tell a state department official that they felt like their arms were being twisted,” Hurd stated Sunday on CBS’ “Face the Nation.”
It was revealed on Monday that Romney used a non-public Twitter account and the moniker Pierre Delecto to lurk on-line and criticize the president.
He additionally known as out Trump for asking Ukraine and China to seek out grime on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his son Hunter.
“We certainly can’t have presidents asking foreign countries to provide something of political value. That is, after all, against the law,” Romney advised Axios.
Romney was additionally amongst a bunch of Republican lawmakers who condemned Trump’s withdrawing US troops from Syria, permitting Turkish forces to assault the Kurds, who fought with the US in opposition to Islamic State terrorists.
Talking on the Senate ground final week, Romney accused Trump of abandoning “an ally.”
“What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history,” he stated.
And final week 129 Home Republicans voted to rebuke Trump for his insurance policies in Syria.