Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked President Donald Trump in a searing op-ed on Tuesday, saying Trump’s lack of character is his “most glaring” shortfall.
In Romney’s op-ed, published in The Washington Post, saying Trump has not “risen to the mantle” of the presidency and accused him of causing distress around the globe.
“His 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,” the soon-to-be junior senator wrote. “A president should demonstrate the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect.”
He went on, “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”