Mitt Romney took a few cheap shots at President Trump yesterday in a clear sign that he is going to be the new Jeff Flake.
Flake led the world in political cowardice and it remains to be seen if Romney will be as bad as Jeff, but he is off to a diabolical start.
Mitt went after Trump for lacking morals but it is Trump who got the last laugh after Jerry Falwell Jr gave him a lesson in morality with a passionate defense of Trump.
From The Daily Caller: In an interview with The Washington Post published Tuesday, Falwell Jr. answered the question of whether or not there is “anything President Trump could do” to “endanger” his and other evangelical leaders’ support with a curt “no.”
“Only because I know that he only wants what’s best for this country, and I know anything he does, it may not be ideologically ‘conservative,’ but it’s going to be what’s best for this country, and I can’t imagine him doing anything that’s not good for the country,” Falwell Jr. explained.
Because of the fact that “we’re all sinners” and it’s impossible to know “how good” any candidate truly is, Falwell Jr. argued for choosing a president “based on what their policies are.”
The Liberty University president responded to a question about demanding “higher moral and ethical standards” by stating that it may very well be “immoral for them not to support him” because of the people whose lives have been made better by the president’s actions.
It may be immoral for them not to support him, because he’s got African American employment to record highs, Hispanic employment to record highs. They need to look at what the president did for the poor. A lot of the people who criticized me, because they had a hard time stomaching supporting someone who owned casinos and strip clubs or whatever, a lot them have come around and said, “Yeah, you were right.” Some of the most prominent evangelicals in the country have said, “Jerry, we thought you were crazy, but now we understand.”
Mitt wrote. “It is well known that Donald Trump was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling.”
“It did not. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his 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.”
“To a great degree, a presidency shapes the public character of the nation. A president should unite us and inspire us to follow “our better angels.”
“A 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.”
“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.”
“On balance, 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.”
“I do not intend to comment on every tweet or fault. But I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions,” he wrote. “To reassume our leadership in world politics, we must repair failings in our politics at home. That project begins, of course, with the highest office once again acting to inspire and unite us.”