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'I won big and he didn't': President Trump responds to Mitt Romney's op-ed

President Donald Trump tweeted about Mitt Romney Wednesday morning after the newly elected Utah senator's op-ed was published on Tuesday. (Romney and Trump photo: AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

SALT LAKE CITY (KUTV) — President Donald Trump tweeted about Mitt Romney Wednesday morning after the newly elected Utah senator's op-ed was published on Tuesday.

In a Washington Post op-ed, Romney said Trump has failed to rise "to the mantle of the office," but nonetheless expresses optimism for America's future.

Romney cites Trump's conduct over the past two years and "particularly his actions this month" in his call for American leadership to rise to a greater level of responsibility at home and abroad.

Trump is not the right president to lead a nation "so divided," however, Romney argues.

"With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable," he writes. "And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring."

The former presidential candidate argues Trump's conduct has "caused dismay around the world" and cost America its leadership in world politics, citing China and Russia as particular threats to the U.S. in world leadership.

Despite his criticism, Romney says he will support Trump's policies that are in the best interest of the country.

Romney will be sworn in as a senator on Thursday.



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