Romney says Trump is no role model, but neither is he

Romney says Trump is no role model, but neither is he
Mitt Romney at a campaign rally at Holland State Park, June 19, 2012 in Holland, Michigan.Photo: Maria Dryfhout / Shutterstock

Failed presidential candidate and current US Senate candidate Mitt Romney said during an interview with NBC that he would not choose president Donald Trump as a role model for.his grandchildren.

“I don’t think that I would point to the president as a role model for my grandkids on the basis of his personal style,” said Romney, who is running to replace retiring Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. “He has departed in some cases from the truth and has attacked in a way that I think is not entirely appropriate.”

Romney may have a point about Trump, but is he any better? First, Romney’s not exactly a man of conviction. He’s recently gone from being a harsh critic of Trump to happily accepting his endorsement for the Senate. Now he’s back to being a critic. Tune in next week to learn Romney’s latest position on Trump.

Then there are Romney’s positions on LGBTQ issues, which former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank called ”despicable.” Frank took issue with Romney’s ”willingness … to switch and become very anti-gay” after pledging in 1994 to be better on LGBT issues than the late Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Frank also accused Romney of making statements that “trivialize our marriages.” During his 2012 presidential campaign, Romney said he “fought hard and prevented Massachusetts from becoming the Las Vegas of gay marriage.”

In a video for the Mitt Gets Worse campaign, Frank said Romney was “willing to trash minority groups and appeal to prejudice against them for political advancement.”

The Human Rights Campaign also took on Romney’s anti-LGBTQ record.

His record as a businessman isn’t much better. As the ”vulture capitalist” chief of Bain Capital, Romney grew rich driving businesses into bankruptcy and picking over their corpses while working people lost their jobs

Who can forget his infamous ”47 percent” remarks?

And when he didn’t want to sully his hands, he sent out surrogates to attack minority groups. But what else can you expect from a guy with a long history of being a bully?

Trump might not be a role model for Romney’s grandchildren, but grandpa isn’t much of one himself.

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