Mitt Romney Says He Won’t Back Trump, Even If He’s The Nominee

( )- During a Washington Post webinar last Thursday, Utah Senator Mitt Romney said he wouldn’t support former President Donald Trump if he became the Republican nominee in 2024.

When asked by Washington Post Live reporter Leigh Anne Caldwell if he would support Trump in 2024, Romney said, “Absolutely not.” He pointed out that he voted to convict Trump in both impeachment trials.

Romney explained that his decision not to support Trump isn’t “just because he loses” elections. It is also because he doesn’t believe Trump is someone who should “have the reins of the government of the United States.”

Romney recounted that former defense secretary Robert Gates had once said that Donald Trump lacks the humility to take advice, something every president needs to do.

When asked if he believes the Republican Party “has lost its way,” Romney said that some people have lost their way while others “absolutely” have a “vision for the future.”

He also pointed out that right now, there are about “12 people or more” that are considering running for president in 2024. But if Donald Trump continues in the race, “I’m not sure any one of them can make it through and beat him.” He explained that Trump still has “a strong base” of about 30 to 40 percent of Republican voters which will make it “hard to knock him off as our nominee.”

And if Donald Trump receives the nomination, Romney said, “I think he loses again.”

Romney explained that Trump’s obsession with the 2020 election being stolen “is unappealing to swing voters.”

In response to Herschel Walker losing the Georgia runoff, Romney said that getting endorsed by Donald Trump in the primary meant the candidate will “likely win,” but that same Trump endorsement during the general election “is the kiss of death.”