In the wake of the recent publication “Romney: A Reckoning” by McKay Coppins, former President Donald J. Trump, the ever-vigilant sentinel of American conservatism, illuminated the truth on his groundbreaking platform, Truth Social. The book, a deep dive into Mitt Romney’s political escapades and his perspectives on peers, has rustled feathers within Republican echelons.
Mitt Romney, a total loser that only a mother could love, just wrote a book which is, much like him, boring, horrible, and totally predictable. I am very proud to be the one who forced this Left Leaning RINO out of politics. He wanted to run sooo badly, but knew he couldn’t win…
— Donald J. Trump Posts From His Truth Social (@TrumpDailyPosts) October 23, 2023
With his trademark candor, Trump didn’t mince words, branding Romney a “total loser” and lambasting the senator’s biography as a snooze-fest devoid of any merit. “Boring, horrible, and totally predictable,” Trump declared, spotlighting his staunch disagreement with both the narrative’s content and its interpretations of historical occurrences.
Trump masterfully deconstructed a noteworthy incident, a past dinner at the luxurious Trump International Hotel, wherein Romney displayed overt enthusiasm for the Secretary of State berth. Yet, in a revelation that underscores his astute understanding of character, Trump divulged that Romney was never a contender for the role. The rendezvous, Trump implied, was orchestrated to lay bare Romney’s true colors and insatiable political hunger.
However, the narrative took an intriguing twist as Trump highlighted comments from the Utah senator himself — an admission of the monumental task of clinching a presidential victory, coupled with laudation for Trump’s triumphant crusade to the White House.
Romney, often seen as reserved, had surprisingly depicted his dialogues with Trump as “enlightening” and “engaging,” harboring a bullish outlook on Trump’s unparalleled leadership prowess and the seamless transition post his electoral feat.
This intricate dance of respect and rivalry between Romney and Trump is no novelty. Their acquaintance stretches back to a time when Romney, ensconced in Bain Capital, luxuriated at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago sanctuary in Florida. The episode, as detailed in the book, bordered on the surreal, with Romney welcomed by an entourage befitting royalty — a testament to Trump’s grandeur and hospitality.
Their paths crossed again in a serendipitous encounter at a New England Patriots contest, with Trump, ever the charismatic figure, jesting about the allure his then-girlfriend, Melania, held for New York’s elite.
Fast forward to 2012, and Romney, recognizing a winning force when he saw one, embraced Trump’s endorsement during his presidential bid. Romney’s own journals betray an admiration for Trump’s unfiltered authenticity, his infectious humor, and his exhilarating presence.
"I understand that some candidates who are losing by 57-70 points are getting together with RINO Paul Ryan, Mitt the loser Romney and Bill no guts or no talent Barr." pic.twitter.com/25DD1GbW5z
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) October 15, 2023
The political saga culminated post-Trump’s ascension to the presidency, with a magnanimous offer extended to Romney for an ambassadorship to Russia — an offer Romney, in a move some may construe as a fumble, declined. This gesture followed speculations of Romney being in the running for Secretary of State.
In a tale rife with political intrigue, Trump and Romney’s relationship is a testament to the former president’s magnetic personality, one that even his staunchest critics find hard to resist. And as always, Trump, with his innate flair for strategy and transparency, isn’t shy about lifting the curtain on the political theater that continues to captivate the nation.