David Bossie slammed Mitt Romney for a scathing op-ed in which the incoming Utah senator criticized President Trump’s leadership.
Romney, who will be sworn into the Senate on Thursday, wrote in the Washington Post piece, “His conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”
Romney said not all of Trump’s policies and appointments have been “misguided,” but he said the president should demonstrate “the essential qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the national discourse with comity and mutual respect.”
“As a nation, we have been blessed with presidents who have called on the greatness of the American spirit,” he wrote. “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”
Trump responded on Twitter Tuesday morning, urging Romney to focus on issues like border security and to be a “team player.”