On Thursday morning, Mitt Romney became the most prominent member of the Republican establishment to go against Trump.
“I’m not here to announce my candidacy for office and I’m not here to endorse a candidate today,” Romney said in his speech this morning. “Instead I’d like to offer my perspective on the nominating process of my party.”
But Romney didn’t just speak about the Republican party or the nominating process.
“Donald Trump says he is very very smart. I’m afraid to say that he is very very not smart,” Romney said, adding, “Donald Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin. At the same time he’s called George Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good.”
Polls say that Trump would lose to Hillary Clinton. But according to Romney, dishonesty is the hallmark of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. “A person as dishonest and untrustworthy as Hillary Clinton must not become president,” he declared. “The last three decades the Clintons have embodied the term of crony capitalism. It disgusts the American people and causes them to lose faith in our political process.”