Jan 2, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Trump fires back after Mitt Romney's negative op-ed

Donald Trump and Mitt Romney photos cropped together

Photo: Drew Anderer, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images

President Trump responded to Sen.-elect Mitt Romney's harsh criticisms of his presidency Wednesday, and asked for the Utah Republican's focus to be on border security and to "be a TEAM player."

Background: On Tuesday, Romney criticized Trump in an op-ed for the Washington Post. "[H]is conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office."

"Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!"
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