In The American Conservative today, Pat Buchanan charges Mitt Romney with collaborating with the enemy of his party. The Washington Post, where Romney was allowed to publish an anti-Trump tirade, is the most “anti-Trump organ in the American establishment,” say Pat. He writes (abridged):
If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind. Hence, in choosing to send his op-ed attack on President Donald Trump to the Post, Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president.
He knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion.
“The president has not risen to the mantle of his office,” said Romney. In “qualities of character,” Trump’s “shortfall has been most glaring.” Our leaders must “inspire and unite us,” not “promote tribalism,” Romney wrote. We must defend the “free press.” All music to Post ears .
As senator, Romney promised, “I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant.” Sounds like a litany of media slanders against Trump, some of which, seven years ago, were lodged against a GOP presidential nominee whose name was Mitt Romney.
Thursday, the Post paid Romney in its special currency, with a page one photo and headline about having discovered “a new voice of resistance.”
Blood is in the water. If Trump seeks re-election, he will be challenged in the primaries. And as presidents from Truman to LBJ to Carter to Ford to Bush 41 discovered, these can prove problematic.
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