'Dismayed' Romney says he doesn't intend to back Trump, worried about 'demagoguery and populism'

Mitt Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee, said at a dinner in Washington on Thursday night that he had no intention of supporting presumtive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, saying he was "dismayed" by what he saw as a drift toward "demagoguery" and populism" in both parties.

Romney also praised the leadership of House Speaker Paul Ryan, his 2012 running mate, who earlier on Thursday declared that he wasnot ready to support Trump. Romney said he'd love to see Ryan run for president, but that he's needed in the House at this time.


Though Romney at times sounded like an independent candidate, doling out criticism of both parties and decrying a leadership vacuum of people with the right mix of experience and character, he dismissed the idea that he'd run.


Romney was in attendence at an awards gala for American Friends of The Hebrew University, which supports the university located in Israel's capital city, Jerusalem. The former Massachusetts governor fielded questions from official from the organization.

"I see way too much demagoguery and populism on both sides of the aisle and I only hope and aspire that we'll see more greatness," Romney said.

Asked about a possible independent run, he said, "No, I'm certainly going to be hoping that we find someone who I have my confidence in who becomes nominee. I don't intend on supporting either of the major party candidates at this point."


Earlier in his remarks, Romney cited a commencement speech former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg made last week in which he blasted demagogues.


"He basically said, look, on the left you have this demagoguery saying all these problems in the country is because of the bankers, and people of wealth, successful people," Romney recounted. "And on the right, demagogues saying, 'Well, no, these problems mostly involve these Muslims coming in and the Mexicans and so we're scapegoating, which is a characteristic of a demagogue's approach. And clearly that's not going to solve the problems that the country faces."

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First of all the progressive liberal democrats are responsible for the current affairs in America! Of course they had help from the so called conservative republicans! Who, rather than doing the right thing for the country, they did what was best for them! For a while, I have been saying; The republicans would rather clinton in the W.H. than, Cruz or Trump! Why? because, nothing will change, they're little country club will just keep going on! Most of congress is corrupt, along with most of the federal government!

Isn't populism exactly what Hillary and Sanders are peddling, too? Trump's populism is better because he is showing Americans he means business and the others only do it every 4 years to get elected.

Romney get a life, your not a Republican.

You have five sons who never served our country while we were at war but you wanted to lead our son's while keeping yours safe at home.

   I am a Tea Party Republican and will support Trump.

Just another Loser and RHINO  that totaslly ignores  the voice of the people.  If you don't go the establishments way then they are going to take their toys and go home.  My sentiments Bye Bye don't let thee door hit you in the a**

i can not believe that so many top republicans would rather see Hillary or even Sanders get elected rather than Trump.  Most of it is pure Ego BS.   They don't want their social club rocked.  What a total bunch of losers.   it is by the people, for the people , and of the people  not  of, for , and by the pseudo Royalty.

Romney is totally irrelevant. He had his chance and let a coon beat him. He needs to keep his damn mouth shut..

Yes, I would say that Mitt Romney is an expert on the topic of, "Not having enough people supporting Him."

Ryan could not carry his own state as his running mate VP.

Who cares   ??    by the way , did Romney lose the Election to Obama on purpose?   was that the arrangement of the NWO ?  and the Illuminati ....the Bilderbergs? .....I see Romney is high on the list of members to rule the world .....Let's get rid of the UN,  and how about Nato ........    Has anyone tried to talk  to Mary Mati lin ... she would make a great member o f   Trump's group in Washington ....very honest - a true American ...and very smart .

That may very well be

OH...color me surprised

DID NOT WANT ROMNEY. DID NOT WANT DOLE. DID NOT WANT MCCAIN. BUT THE ALTERNATIVE WAS WORSE. LOOK IN THE MIRROW GUYS... YOU ARE THE CAUSE.     YOU THUMBED YOUR NOSE AT WHY YOU GOT ELECTED.   THEN TOLD US THAT WE WERE TOOOOO DUMB TO UNDERSTAND.    NOW BOEHNER IS  MAKING  A CAREER  IN RETIRMENT OF BASHING CONSERVATIVES.   WHILE HE IS LIVING IN RETIREMENT ON   THE FRUITS OF OUR LABOR.

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YIKES!!! Chelsea Clinton Emphatically States A Person With A Beard And A Penis Can ‘Absolutely’ Identify As A Woman

  • The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification
  • In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons about transgender self-identification
  • Chelsea Clinton replied ‘yes’ emphatically when asked if someone with a beard and penis can ever be a woman
  • ‘It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently,’ Hillary said
  • Aitkenhead said Hillary became ‘uneasy’ when the question was asked while Chelsea shot a ‘furious stare’ at the journalist as her mother answered
  • Hillary added: ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw’

(Daily Mail) – It may appear Hillary and Chelsea Clinton always see eye-to-eye, but in a recent interview one topic cracked the facade of the like-minded mother-daughter power duo.

The one issue Hillary and Chelsea don’t appear to agree on entirely is transgender self-identification.

In an interview with The Sunday Times, journalist Decca Aitkenhead asked the Clintons if someone with a beard and a penis can ever be a woman, to which Chelsea replied emphatically, ‘Yes.’

However, as Aitkenhead describes it, Hillary looked ‘uneasy’, and blamed generational gaps for being less accepting.

‘Errr. I’m just learning about this,’ Hillary responded. ‘It’s a very big generational discussion, because this is not something I grew up with or ever saw. It’s going to take a lot more time and effort to understand what it means to be defining yourself differently.’

The Clintons sat sown with Aitkenhead to promote the book they co-authored, The Book of Gutsy Women: Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience.

The book features Danica Roem, the first trans woman elected to a U.S. state legislature.

According Aitkenhead’s account, she tells Hillary during the interview that many British feminists of Hillary’s generation have a problem with the idea that a ‘lesbian who doesn’t want to sleep with someone who has a penis is transphobic.’

Hillary nods in agreement, while Chelsea ‘stiffens and stares at me’, according to Aitkenhead.

The journalist then adds that many women of Hillary’s generation are uncomfortable with biological males sharing women’s bathrooms.

‘I would say that, absolutely,’ Hillary nods firmly. ‘Absolutely. Yes.’

That’s when Chelsea begins shooting a ‘furious stare’ at Aitkenhead, who points it out to her.

‘I’m a terrible actor’, Chelsea laughs.

Chelsea then says she is thrilled with the National Health Service’s decision to assign patients to single-sex wards according to the gender they identify as, instead of their biological make up.

‘How can you treat someone if you don’t recognize who they feel and know in their core they are?’ Chelsea says.

‘And I strongly support children being able to play on the sports teams that match their own gender identity,’ she adds. ‘I think we need to be doing everything we can to support kids in being whoever they know themselves to be and discovering who they are.’

At this point Hillary looks conflicted.

‘I think you’ve got to be sensitive to how difficult this is,’ Hillary says. ‘There are women who’d say [to a trans woman], ”You know what, you’ve never had the kind of life experiences that I’ve had. So I respect who you are, but don’t tell me you’re the same as me.” I hear that conversation all the time.’

Despite the clear tension in the room, the pair say they don’t argue about this topic.

But according to Aitkenhead, ‘I get the impression they don’t like to present anything less than a united front to the world.’

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