Trump just mocked Senator Mitt Romney for saying 'Black Lives Matter' (VIDEO)
Senator Mitt Romney is largely ignoring the rest of his party and the Republican base by continuing to speak out against President Trump and his administration.
On Sunday, footage circulated of Romney telling a reporter that he was marching with the protesters because "we need a voice against racism." He was also quoted as saying "we need to stand up and say black lives matter."
Whatever Romney's political motivations, it was the right thing for him to do.
.@SenatorRomney marching in front of the WH: “We need a voice against racism, we need many voices against racism and against brutality. And we need to stand up and say black lives matter.” (w/ @alivitali) pic.twitter.com/rGrXvM6wty— Haley Talbot (@haleytalbotnbc) June 7, 2020
President Trump found out about this on Monday morning and immediately started mocking him:
"Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so badly in Utah!"
Note: Trump might not believe Romney when he says it, but Trump himself has never said the words "black lives matter" even as protests and riots tear the country apart because of racism.
Interestingly, Romney's net approval rating in Utah has climbed 27 points since March. So, while taking a stance against Trump may not seem to be the smartest move for a conservative state, whatever he's doing appears to be working. And, he's not out there saying nice things about Trump - quite the opposite.
When former Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke out against Trump recently, Romney defended him calling him "a wonderful man."
"If I ever had to choose somebody to be in a foxhole with, it would be with General Mattis."— ABC News (@ABC) June 5, 2020
Sen. Mitt Romney says former Defense Secretary James Mattis' remarks criticizing the president's handling of protests were "stunning and powerful." https://t.co/77xNxZTHl6 pic.twitter.com/RAmQjZF7Cz