"For an incoming Republican freshman senator" to attack Trump, she tweeted, "is disappointing and unproductive".
Romney criticized the president's leadership in a New Year's Day op-ed in the Washington Post, saying Pres. Trump has not risen to the mantle of the office, but praised the president's actions on regulatory cuts and cracking down on China's unfair trade practices.
Paul accused Romney of "virtue-signaling" with his article and said it was "bad for the Republican Party".
Mentioning his own popularity in Utah, Trump said he endorsed Romney in his Senate run and the former Republican presidential candidate "thanked me profusely".
Representatives for Romney could not be immediately reached for comment on the tweets by Trump or McDaniel. Well, I'm most concerned and pleased with the actual conservative reform agenda @realDonaldTrump has achieved.
Trump repeated this theme later during a cabinet meeting, saying he wished Romney could be more of a "team player". His defining act as an incoming senator is to criticize Pres. Trump.
Once Trump was elected, though, Romney was courted as a possible secretary of state. "Nor do I think that the Romney type of establishment, big government Republicanism is popular enough to win a general election".
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Romney, a former MA governor, had criticized Trump before - notably, in a March 2016 speech he called Trump a "fraud" and opposed his bid for the GOP nomination - but later he made peace with the president-elect and even expressed interest in joining his administration. "I acknowledge the president was successful".
"I will let the people make the assessment of which things were mistakes and not", he said, before justifying why he accepted Trump's endorsement in 2018.
Paul didn't limit his criticism of Romney to a press call. "And they want to see leaders who can unite us and push through those things".
In the op-ed piece, Romney noted he had not supported Trump as the Republican Party's nominee in 2016. The feud continued as Corker headed for the exits, with Trump asserting that Corker's promise to serve only two terms was not the real reason he retired.
Karpowitz said Lee appears to moving toward the camp of Republicans who are willing to work with the president, though that's not to say Romney isn't willing to do that. In a June 2016 interview with Newsmax, he said he was open to backing Trump but was uncertain about where Trump stood. Jeff Flake of Arizona, who has been Trump's most consistent critic among Senate Republicans. As Trump inched closer to the nomination in 2016, Romney delivered a well-publicized speech that argued that Trump was unfit for the presidency.
"I don't think there's an appetite for a Romney run within the Republican party", he said.
"Accordingly", he said, "I am asking for your support to take the unprecedented step of amending the rules to close loopholes in the re-nomination campaign, including Rule 40", he said.