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Mitt Romney Says Trump ‘Has Not Risen to the Mantle of the Office’

Jan 01, 2019 - The New York Times

Mitt Romney, the incoming senator from Utah and former Republican presidential nominee, revived his rivalry with President Trump on Tuesday with an op-ed essay in The Washington Post in which he said Mr. Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

Days before joining a Republican-controlled Senate, and as the 2020 presidential race begins to take form, Mr. Romney issued a pointed critique of the president’s character.

“With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, p...