When it comes to Donald Trump today America heard some much-needed truth.
Mitt Romney made it clear that our nation and its future prospects for a safe future would be “greatly diminished” should Trump become president. It is most clear that Romney is ready to work to make sure that does not happen.
Romney’s first effort in that regard–other than a perfectly timed interview on Fox News with Neil Cavuto about a week ago–was today’s blistering speech about the orange-skinned man from the stage at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Romney has not always been my first choice for the person I would most like to have over for dinner but today I have more respect for him than ever before.
In a nutshell the former GOP presidential nominee called Trump’s policy proposals “flimsy, at best,” and said he’d trigger a trade war, drive up the deficit and lead the nation into a recession.
During the speech Romney beat on Trump as if he were nothing more than an orange-skinned drum.
“Dishonesty is Donald Trump’s hallmark,” Romney said, pointing to Trump’s “bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics.”
“Now, I know you say, ‘Isn’t he a huge business success, and doesn’t he know what he’s talking about?’ No he isn’t, and no he doesn’t,” Romney said. “His bankruptcies have crushed small businesses and their workers. He inherited his business; he didn’t create it.”
One can only imagine the public tantrum the racist, xenophobic ass-hat of a candidate will make later today. But Trump’s foul behavior is not our concern. Instead we must know this country has 12 days to work like the dickens to make sure he is stopped. Romney did what is required by walking onto the stage to deliver the words this nation must hear and heed.
Romney correctly labeled Trump as “a phony” and “a fraud” who is “playing the American public for suckers.”
His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. Ba-dum.
Romney knows how the economy works so when he speaks about the fate of the nation should Trump ever sit in the Oval Office it might be wise if we listened.
His domestic policies would lead to recession.
His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.
Most telling of how Romney feels about Trump were the words we all need to ponder as they were delivered today in Utah.
His imagination must not be married to real power.