Resident RINO Senator Mitt Romney never misses an opportunity to attack President Trump. The twice-failed presidential candidate is especially critical of Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Romney overlooks the many successes of Trump’s pandemic response and attacks the president just so he can be applauded by the mainstream media.
How brave of him. He is the media’s useful idiot.
PJ Media reported, “Republican Sen. Mitt Romney on Thursday blasted President Donald Trump’s leadership — or lack thereof — during the deadly coronavirus pandemic as ‘a great human tragedy.’
‘Well, this hasn’t been the focus of his rhetoric, apparently, and I think it’s a great human tragedy, without question,’ Romney told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on ‘The Situation Room’ when asked where Trump’s leadership is as the President focuses on other issues amid the worsening pandemic.
‘The extraordinary loss of life is heartbreaking — and in some respects unnecessary. Not all respects, but we’ve relaxed our standards as individuals,’ added Romney, who represents Utah. ‘Some states haven’t had mask mandates, and from Washington we have not had a constant, consistent plan and plea for people to wear masks, to social-distance, to take all the measures that would reduce the spread of this disease.’”
This isn’t the first time Senator Romney has taken a swipe at Trump over his coronavirus response.
In the spring, Breitbart reported that “Tuesday on CSPAN, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) criticized the Trump administration’s initial response to the coronavirus pandemic compared to the rest of the world.
Romney said, ‘The first phase which is getting ready to respond, clearly we were not in a position of extraordinary strength. We didn’t have the testing as fast as we could have or should have, we did not have the personal protective equipment we would’ve hoped to have.’
He continued, ‘Then just in terms of crisis management, the willingness of the federal government to step in and to coordinate everything from PPE to testing to repair of our hospital systems and so forth, those things, none of those things really stood out as being great moments in American leadership. I think the world was a bit surprised by that.’
He added, ‘When it came to PPE when it came to testing, and just the speed of our response looked slow relative to people like, well, South Korea, Singapore, China, Germany and even Sweden to a certain degree. So that first phase is not one that will stand out, I think, as being a great moment in American leadership.’
He concluded, ‘The first phase, we didn’t look real strong, and that’s kind of an understatement, but after this is over, I think what we will have been able to do, and our technology base will maintain the reputation we have as being a leader, if not the leader of the world.’”
Mitt Romney is parroting the same refrain against Trump that the media and Democrats have been using since March. They all claim that Trump failed to act early enough and has mismanaged the pandemic response.
Yes, Trump was skeptical early on about the severity of the virus, but so was the media—and even the Democrats had their doubts. Unlike the Democrats and their media allies, Trump took drastic action once he realized the severity of the outbreak, including shutting down travel from China and then Europe. He made sure that states had ventilators, masks, and testing kits when they needed them. He even sent the first aid ship Comfort to New York Harbor and, when the time came, declared a national emergency.
What else does Romney want Trump to do? Trump should be congratulated on his performance during this pandemic. I would rather have him sitting in the captain’s chair during this crisis than Mitt Romney. Instead of condemning Trump, Romney should be thanking him for a job well done.
And the rest of us should too.