Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, made a series of recordings of President Trump in an interview broadcast on Sunday. He said some of the president's rhetoric appealed for racism, claiming that the US under his leadership abandoned allied Kurdish fighters in Syria. 19659002] Romney, who said he wrote in his wife Ann when he voted in 2016, said to Axios on HBO, "The places where I would be most critical of the President would be racism or misogyny in contentious matters and these are the things that I think will most damage the foundation of America's virtuous character long term. "
He noted that he still voted with Trump 80 percent of the time.
Trump and Romney have fought regularly in recent years, with Trump regularly pointing out Romney's defeat in 201
A few weeks ago, Trump branded Romney a "pompous" A – "choking" in his own run for the White Ho use.
"Someone, please, wake Mitt Romney," tweeted the president. "If Mitt had worked so hard on Obama, he could have won, unfortunately he choked!"
Earlier this year, Romney wrote a comment in which he attacked Trump's behavior and said, "He has not risen to the coat of the office."
Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has become one of the loudest voices in the right to openly condemn Trump.
Romney said he feels like a renegade Republican in the face of Trump's rhetoric.
He added in the interview, "People will recognize that character is really important in our leaders, and that it is important for our leaders to do things that unite us, the people who legally come here as immigrants, Welcome and in no way signal to anyone in America that they are. "
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," Romney said The future will not be good for Trump's legacy, including his recent actions in Syria: "We should never abandon our friends."
Aps the US will not stay with us, maybe they will cut and run if they think that it is in their best interest to leave the Kurds in a corner of Syria at a critical time when troops coming from Turkey intend to give them S Inflicting chaos is, in my opinion, a very dark point in American history. "
The Trump Government Last week, the Kurdish armed forces concluded a 120-hour cease-fire agreement to withdraw from the approximately 32-kilometer security zone on the Turkish-Syrian border.
All Turkish operations in the context of the recent offensive, known as "Operation Peace Spring," will be paused during this period, and the operation itself will be terminated after the conclusion of the Kurdish retreat under the terms of the agreement.
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Trump ordered the bulk of the approximately 1,000 US troops in Syria to retreat after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made it clear in a phone call that his forces were deployed in Syria would invade to repulse the Kurds forces Many of them considered Turkey to be Te
Between 200 and 300 US troops are expected to remain in the South Syrian outpost of Al-Tanf.
Fox News – Ben Florance contributed to this report.