In his first act as a Republican senator, Mitt Romney decided to attack President Donald Trump in a Washington Post op-ed.
“With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable,” Romney wrote. “And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”
There were plenty of critical responses, but none were more scathing than the one from RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel, who just so happens to be Romney’s niece. She did not go easy on her relative, blasting his decision to give Democrats and the media exactly what they want.
“POTUS is attacked and obstructed by the MSM media and Democrats 24/7. For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack @realdonaldtrump as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive,” McDaniel tweeted.
McDaniel’s tweet was in response to Trump’s own response to Romney. He is advising the freshman senator to be a “TEAM player & WIN!”
“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,” Trump tweeted.
He added: “I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!”
The op-ed has already fueled speculation that Romney could potentially run against President Trump in 2020.
The left is now, of course, embracing Romney due to his Trump-bashing op-ed. But Americans haven't forgotten how they treated Romney when he ran against Barack Obama in 2012.
Should Romney take Trump's advice?