In a recent interview at his golf club, former President Donald Trump, who currently leads the GOP candidates for the 2024 presidential race, referred to former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as a “loser.”
Trump criticized Romney’s political journey, which included winning a U.S. Senate seat in Utah after losing the 2012 presidential election and serving as the Governor of Massachusetts.
“Mitt’s a loser. He’s been a loser for a long time,” Trump declared, commenting on Romney’s recent Wall Street Journal op-ed. In that piece, Romney had urged the numerous GOP candidates for 2024 to reduce their numbers to prevent Trump from securing the nomination once more.
Trump described Romney as failing to represent what a Republican should be. He pointed out that Romney marched with Antifa and Black Lives Matter, which didn’t help him since he was wearing a mask, so no one knew who he was. Trump made the analogy that politicians associated with Mitt while running for office were akin to Kryptonite to Superman. Associating with Mitt would bring their numbers down, and disassociating with him would bring their lead back.
Concerning Romney’s potential re-election 2024 for his U.S. Senate seat, which will be contested in the regular election next year, Trump speculated that Romney might lose if challenged by the “right candidate.” He emphasized that Utah, a “great state,” deserves better representation. “The right candidate will beat Romney,” Trump confidently asserted. “It’s a great state. If Utah selects the right candidate Romney will get beat.
In 2019 Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney disclosed that he had been using a covert Twitter account to monitor political discussions, quipping, “What do they call me, a lurker?”
Not long after, a Twitter account was uncovered using the pseudonym Pierre Delecto registered in July 2011. This account followed roughly 700 people and had eight followers at the time of discovery.
It had engaged in Twitter conversations only ten times, always in the form of replies. Romney subsequently confirmed that he was indeed the owner of the Pierre Delecto account.