Mitt Romney Says Trump Doesn’t Deserve To Be President Again After Trial In New York

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) remains adamantly opposed to the possibility of Donald Trump somehow regaining presidential power, making any assumption that Trump has some kind of vast, sweeping base of support, even among Republicans, just not exactly accurate. Polling has shown nearly three-quarters of Americans opposing the idea of Trump running again — and even if Donald ekes out a win and uses the metaphorical GOP machine to his advantage, that’s the reality.

Trump was recently found liable for sexual battery by a New York jury after writer E. Jean Carroll brought claims against him of rape and defamation, the latter of which was connected in this instance to antagonistic comments Trump made after leaving office. The jury didn’t agree with an allegation of rape but did agree to a claim of sexual abuse by Trump, finalizing these conclusions after only an early afternoon of deliberations. “I hope the jury of the American people reach the same conclusion about Donald Trump,” Romney said, per footage circulating online and Manu Raju. “He just is not suited to be president of the United States, and to be the person who we hold up to our children and the world as the leader of the free world.”

“At some point when the people who work with you, your cabinet secretaries, and juries conclude that you’ve done something severely wrong, it’s time for us to recognize that the great majority of those who’ve worked with him are right and he’s wrong,” Romney added, according to CNN’s Manu Raju. Trump predictably insisted he would appeal the jury verdict in that civil trial — and falsely alleged he was somehow restricted from testifying in his defense. He actually had an opportunity to do so and just didn’t participate.