Mitt Romney is still out there, fighting the good fight, opposing Donald Trump’s ascension to the Republican Party nomination. He recently appeared on “The Situation Room” and responded to Trump’s repeated racist attacks on the judge overseeing the Trump University case.
“I don’t want to see a president of the United State saying things which change the character of the generations of Americans that are following,” Romney said. “Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle down racism and trickle down bigotry and trickle down misogyny — all of these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America.”
When anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Romney directly if he thought Trump was racist, the former Massachusetts governor again focused on the implications of Trump’s rhetoric.
“I think his comments time and again appeal to the racist tendency that exists in some people and I think that’s dangerous,” he said.
And, of course, Romney is not wrong here. He did toe the line on actually calling Trump a racist, but he otherwise nailed the important part of what is wrong with Trump’s rhetoric here: You are essentially the face of the Republican Party, and you are responsible for leading it, you nitwit. Why on earth are you green-lighting racism in our voting base? The answer from Trump is more than likely “you’re the racist, Mitt” which is a phenomenal response for a six year old.
This is one big reason that Trump is such a dangerous candidate for the Republican Party to be flirting with. Every stereotype that every decent Republican and conservative has fought against for years is now being openly embraced by a man who has been a Republican for all of two minutes, and is being reflected in the following he has amassed.
The hilarious part here is that people who are enabling Trump aren’t actually fighting back against what Trump is saying. They’re saying things like this:
Romney rips Trump, but won't run as independent. So — what's the point? https://t.co/OgvJtx4zOx
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) June 10, 2016
Apparently, you have to be running as an independent to actually be opposed to Trump now? What the hell?