While there have been no shortage of Republican lawmakers willing to sign on to every lie that drops from Donald Trump’s lips, and there have been many of them, Mitt Romney has never been afraid to call him out on them. Of course, he does it in the most non-confrontational and bland way imaginable, and can’t really be considered much of a hero considering that voters in his district in Utah are not huge Trump supporters, but at least he makes the minimum effort.
“The health impact of COVID-19 on our country and our response to it was really very, very disappointing,” Romney said. https://t.co/13cBtnv2Vj
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) August 17, 2020
On Monday, Romney sat for a virtual interview with The Sutherland Institute, where he discussed the Trump administration’s response to COVID-19. It’s fairly obvious to anyone with sense that 170,000 American deaths are nothing that a president can brag about, but Romney stated that obvious fact in the most non-committal way possible.
According to The Washington Post, Romney said:
‘From the outset, there was a tendency on the part of the administration to dismiss covid-19 as a threat, not to consider how serious it could become. The health impact of covid-19 on our country and our response to it was really very, very disappointing.’
For video of Romney’s statements, see below:
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