'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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CONFUSION:   Pelosi Says Constitution Spells Out ‘Two Co-Equal Branches’ Of Government

No Nancy. No.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi must be taking night classes at the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez School of Government.

Pelosi, the 79-year-old third-highest ranking official in the U.S. government, was speaking to the Center for American Progress today when she mistakenly said there are “two co-equal branches” of government, before correcting herself to say there are three.

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“First of all, let me just say, we take an oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States,” Pelosi said.

“Democrats take that oath seriously, and we are committed to honoring our oath of office. I’m not sure that our Republican colleagues share that commitment, and I’m not sure that the president of the United States does, too,” she claimed.

“So, in light of the fact that the beauty of the Constitution is a system of checks and balances— two co-equal branches— three co-equal branches of government,” she corrected with a laugh.

“A check and balance on each other,” she continued. “Con— Constitution spells out the pri— pa, uh, the duties of Congress and one of them is oversight of the president of the United States, another one of them is to impeach the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.

In November, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rallied supporters on Facebook to pitch in and help Democrats take back “all three chambers of Congress.”

“…the Progressive movement works and it wins in all districts…If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress– three chambers of government…,” she said during the virtual appearance.

She clarified that she meant the “presidency, the Senate and the House.”

According to the Constitution, the three branches of government are the legislative, executive and judicial.

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