Elder Patriot| Mitt Romney launched a vicious attack on President Donald Trump today. The self-proclaimed Republican lashed out at the President for suggesting that he would willingly take information from a foreign government regarding a political rival.
The Republican stated that it was “unthinkable” to take information from a foreigner.
Mitt Romney has yet to say anything about Obama spying on the Trump campaign and administration.
The Hill reported, “Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said Thursday that it would be ‘unthinkable’ for a presidential campaign to accept information from a foreign government trying to meddle it the election.”
“Let’s distinguish between a foreign official making an off-hand comment at a dinner about the campaign versus a foreign government trying to influence an election. In the latter case, that would be unthinkable. It would be totally inappropriate, and it would strike at the heart of our democracy,” Romney said to the media.
He also stated that it would “be wrong and unthinkable that any candidate for president would accept such information.”
Via the Washington Examiner:
Trump indicated in an ABC News interview Wednesday that he’d consider accepting information from foreigners during a campaign in a response to a question from George Stephanopoulos.
“If foreigners, if Russia, if China, if someone else offers you information on opponents, should they accept it or should they call the FBI?” Stephanopoulos asked.
“I think maybe you do both. I think you might want to listen. There’s nothing wrong with listening,” Trump said. He said he wouldn’t necessarily report it to the FBI.
Stephanopoulos pointed to FBI Director Christopher Wray’s statements that those types of incidents should be reported, Trump retorted, “the FBI director is wrong.”
Trump said in a Fox interview Friday that “if you don’t hear what it is, you’re not going to know what it is.”
“If I thought anything was incorrect or badly stated, I’d report it to the attorney general, the FBI, I’d report it to law enforcement, absolutely,” Trump said.
Romney said Thursday neither he nor his staff had ever been contacted by a foreign government.