'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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Pelosi wrote a letter to House Democrats announcing that they will draft a resolution to condemn Trump’s “racist” tweets against progressive Democrats.

“This weekend, the President went beyond his own low standards using disgraceful language about Members of Congress,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote.

“This morning, the President doubled down on his attacks on our four colleagues suggesting they apologize to him,” she added. “Let me be clear, our Caucus will continue to forcefully respond to these disgusting attacks.”

President Trump taunted the “squad” of far-left first-term progressive Democrats on Sunday, telling them to go back and fix the places they came from before telling the rest of the country what to do.

Trump’s tweets caused an uproar amongst the media and Hollywood celebrity classes, and now, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D–TX) hopes to capitalize on the president’s message by condemning them in Congress.

Lee said she will draft a resolution of condemnation.

“Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend,” Jackson Lee’s office wrote:

Sheila Jackson Lee  @JacksonLeeTX18

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee will be drafting a Resolution of Condemnation for the words used by President Trump about four members of the House of Representatives over the weekend.

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run. Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how....

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

....it is done. These places need your help badly, you can’t leave fast enough. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!

President Trump’s remarks seemed particularly directed at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), who is a former Somalian refugee.

Omar said Friday that the president “shouldn’t be in office” and told an audience of high school students that America was failing to uphold its promise to be a just society.

Rep. Omar said Trump was “stoking white nationalism” after he tweeted that some progressive congresswomen should “go back” to where they came from.

“You are stoking white nationalism because you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda,” Omar wrote:

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN


As Members of Congress, the only country we swear an oath to is the United States.

Which is why we are fighting to protect it from the worst, most corrupt and inept president we have ever seen. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/1150381394234941448 

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

So interesting to see “Progressive” Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly......

Ilhan Omar  @IlhanMN

You are stoking white nationalism bc you are angry that people like us are serving in Congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda.

“America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity, the very diversity which our heritage of religious freedom has inspired.” -RFK

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez claimed Monday that President Trump’s remarks serve as the “hallmark language of white supremacists.”

President Trump tweeted Monday that Democrats need to apologize for the “foul language” and “terrible things they have said”:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump

When will the Radical Left Congresswomen apologize to our Country, the people of Israel and even to the Office of the President, for the foul language they have used, and the terrible things they have said. So many people are angry at them & their horrible & disgusting actions!

Donald J. Trump  @realDonaldTrump

If Democrats want to unite around the foul language & racist hatred spewed from the mouths and actions of these very unpopular & unrepresentative Congresswomen, it will be interesting to see how it plays out. I can tell you that they have made Israel feel abandoned by the U.S.

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