Trump Admits It: A Grudge Is Keeping Romney Off Of The COVID-19 Task Force
Sen. Mitt Romney was the only GOP Senator to vote to remove President Donald Trump from office during the impeachment trial.
He is also the only GOP Senator being excluded from a task force of Republican Senators to help handle the coronavirus crisis.
On Sunday, the president finally admitted what we already knew: Romney’s not part of the task force because Trump is holding a grudge against the Senator from Utah.
During his usual presser, a reporter from the Salt Lake City Tribune asked Trump point-blank about Mitt Romney’s exclusion:
“On Thursday the White House announced a congressional task force for reopening America. It included every Republican senator but Mitt Romney. Does that show you are holding a grudge?”
Trump said simply:
“Yeah, it is. No, I’m not a fan of Mitt Romney at all. I have 52 Republican senators.”
So this is Trump saying he does not even consider Mitt Romney one of his GOP Senators at all since that vote. Known for his fierce valuing of loyalty, it is hardly surprising. However, lives are at stake here, and all hands need to be on deck. Putting aside pride and differences to deliver a life-saving response to this virus is of the utmost importance during this time.
As for Mitt Romney, it seems he is above Trump’s petty antics, and will do all he can to serve the people of Utah. After all, the Senate is a part of Congress, which is a co-equal branch of the United States Government.
Watch the exchange below, via ABC News:
“Yeah it does,” Trump says when asked if he still holds a grudge against Mitt Romney after he was the only GOP senator excluded from congressional task force for reopening America.
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) April 20, 2020