Trump Calls Mitt Romney A ‘Loser,’ Reminds Him That Obama Beat Him In 2016
President Donald Trump reminded Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) on Monday that President Barack Obama defeated him in the 2012 presidential election after Romney slammed him for firing the State Department’s Inspector General Steve Linick.
Last Friday, Trump fired Linick, whom Obama appointed.
On Saturday, the senator decried Trump’s decision to remove inspectors generals who were investigating his administration.
The firings of multiple Inspectors General is unprecedented; doing so
without good cause chills the independence essential to their purpose. It is a threat to accountable democracy and a fissure in the constitutional balance of power.
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) May 16, 2020
In response, Trump shared a Twitter video of Romney losing the 2012 presidential election. He captioned it, “LOSER!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 18, 2020