'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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Romney is SUCH A LIMP WRISTED WIMP!! HE LIKES RYAN,THE TWO-FACED, GOP, GOLDEN RAT-WEASEL? WOW! HE BLASTS TRUMP, YET SAYS NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE CORRUPT ,UNCONSTITUTIONAL, TREASONOUS ACTIONS OF THE CREATURE HE WAS TOO WEAK TO FORCEFULLY CONFRONT IN 2012. HE'S JUST A GOP SCHILL, SO WHO CARES WHAT HIS OPINION IS. HE'S A HAS BEEN, AND THAT'S ALL!

Romney can STUFF IT.

Who really cares what 'The Mutt' thinks

See more greatness?  not from Romney ...that's for sure ...  as a matter of fact -  not from he nor Ryan nor any of that bunch........

Why would a socialist muslim backer support Trump? Mitt has always been on left side and against American people.

the N.W.O. bankers will NEVER solve any problems for us either..., they like things the way they are..., with them OWNING EVERY POLITICIAN..., and benefiting from owning ALL of the companies we buy from. Guess they would pay attention to OUR needs..., if we quit buying from them?

Of course Jeb and his brother will not endorse our candidate, why should they support Trump? These people and Romney can join Barry Soetoro for lunch and trash our candidate. Invite Hillary, maybe Bill Ayers, Jesse Jackson and his buddy from Harlem. I could care less. Walker would be my choice but we got Mr. Trump, so man up.

Trump could put a glitch in their NWO plans.....

Well....clearly Mittens.....you and the other RINOs had your chance to do the jobs to help Americans and you blew it....ALL of you. No wonder you all hate Trump so much.....he will make you ALL pay for what you NWO folks have done to the USA.

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Deep State Treason:  Former State Dept. Official Under Trump Tells China To Quit Negotiating Until Trump Is Removed In 2020

Deep state traitors no longer hide their deep hatred for the American people —

Mrs. Susan Thornton, the former acting assistant secretary of state in the Trump administration, told her Beijing audience to stop negotiating until President Trump is removed from office in 2020.

Until July 2018, she was Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the Department of State and led East Asia policy making amid crises with North Korea, escalating trade tensions with China, and a fast-changing international environment.

The Conservative Treehouse and The South China Morning News reported:

A former official in the Trump administration has said that China can weather the storm brought by the trade war with the United States but might have to “keep steady, keep their heads down and wait” for change in the White House.

Susan Thornton, former acting assistant secretary of state to US President Donald Trump, told a gathering in Shanghai on Wednesday that she hoped a trade deal between the US and China could be concluded by next month.

But the reality was that it would “take a while” for China and the US to talk about cooperation again, Thornton, who in 20 years rose to become the US State Department’s chief negotiator for East Asia and Pacific affairs, told the South China Morning Post.

“I want to be optimistic,” said Thornton, whose 27-year career in Washington ended in July. “I tell all our foreign counterparts they should keep steady, keep their heads down and wait. [They should] try to not let anything change dramatically.”

“If this sceptical attitude towards talking diplomacy continues in this administration, you might have to wait till another administration,” Thornton said at an event held by National Committee of US-China relations and Shanghai’s American Chamber.

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