Senator Mitt Romney, R-Utah, denounced what he called the current state of "mean" and "mean".vituperative “American politics. His comments were a direct criticism of President Donald Trump, whom he blames for much of the political climate.
"I was silent about the upcoming ballot," said Romney. "But I am concerned about our policies as they have gone from being a lively debate to a hideous, vituperative, hateful morass that is unsuitable for any free nation – let alone the birthplace of modern democracy."
Regarding some of the president's comments in interviews and on social media, Romney said: "The President names the Democratic Vice-Presidential Candidate"a monster; ”He repeatedly referred to the Speaker of the House as“insane; ”He calls for the Justice Department to set the previous president in prison; He attacks the Michigan governor On the same day, a conspiracy is discovered to kidnap her. "
He also put in Democrats, which he said "Start blistering attacks yourself – even though your presidential candidate refuses to bend down as low as others," and refer to the decision by House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) To tear up Trump's statements on the State of the Union. "Media left and right reinforce everything."
"The rabid attacks spark the conspirators and the haters who take the small and predictable step from being moderate to acting dangerous," said Romney. “The world watches America with bitter horror. watch our children more consistently. Many Americans fear for our country – so divided, so angry, so mean, so violent. "
Romney recommends that now is the time "to lower the heat. "
“Managers have to tone it down. Leaders from above and leaders of all kinds: parents, bosses, reporters, columnists, professors, union leaders, everyone. The consequence of the crescendo of anger leads to a very bad place. No sensible person can want that, ”he said.
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– Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) October 13, 2020
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