Romney calls for Trump to admit he was wrong, apologize for Charlottesville remarks

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  • Misty Mountain Kent, WA
    Aug. 22, 2017 8:03 a.m.

    @blarsen wrote,

    "Mitt needs to step up to the plate to actually do something positive to help the country and the President. "

    Yes! The country is in terrible shape. Despite McConnell's best efforts, some people STILL have health insurance--Mitt needs to help Trump take this away! Some streams still run pure--Mitt can use his influence to let them be used as open sewers. And Utah's air--at least in some places--is still breatheable. More sulfer dioxide in the atmosphere will make our country great again.

    @blarsen, I'm sure I've left something off. Please feel free to list some more things that Mitt can help with.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Aug. 19, 2017 7:52 p.m.

    Just thinking that it would be so awesome if President Trump asked Mitt to fill the slot recently vacated by Steve Bannon.

    Cool, or what?


  • Marxi$t Plymouth, NC
    Aug. 19, 2017 6:46 p.m.

    Trump defended the constitution, while Romney tried to destroy it. Simple as that.

  • Peter1 North Salt Lake, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 3:13 p.m.

    This is from the guy who says 47% of America is irrelevant??? What? Also, Trump is in the White House because Americans want someone who will be an actual "Trumpet" for the common man. And he is getting crucified for it. Romney only cares about his mirror and his lust for the office of President of the US. It is not going to happen, Romney. And if anything happens to Trump it will be partly on your hands.
    By the way most of Americans are Blue Collar and the common man. Trump speaks their language. Romney you and your team are out of Touch.

  • blarsen BOUNTIFUL, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 1:22 p.m.

    Romney keeps stepping into it. His Hinckley Institute anti-Trump hate speech last year was bottom feeder quality. And I'm not aware that any one at the Institute spoke out against it, applauding it instead. So it's no wonder that Kirt Jowers a former head of this organization fully supports Mitt in his latest misfire.

    Don Peays in the original article has it exactly right regarding Romney. Mitt needs to step up to the plate to actually do something positive to help the country and the President.

    Ignoring the extreme violence coming from the left: e.g, many celebrities and other prominent people calling for Trump's murder, etc., etc., the unbelievable riots at Berkeley this year aimed at blocking the Gay conservative Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking, etc., etc., is actually quite blind and stupid.

    Neo-Nazis and the KKK are already extremely marginalized. It's the incredible violence, in both statements and actions, coming from the Left that is where the current and very real danger lies.

  • fight4liberty Herriman, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 1:01 p.m.

    Hate groups left and right are part of the same Progressive Bird.

    Pres Trump denounced All hate groups, said we are all Americans and should learn to come together .

    President Barack Obama expressed his admiration for the KKK Grand Dragon and later, the US Senator Robert Byrd:“And as I reflect on the full sweep of his 92 years, it seems to me that his life bent towards justice,” Obama said. “Like the Constitution he tucked in his pocket, like our nation itself, Robert Byrd possessed that quintessential American quality, and that is a capacity to change, a capacity to learn, a capacity to listen, a capacity to be made more perfect.”
    Robert Byrd was Hilarys mentor.

    Explain how the Democrats idolized the alt right group KKK??

    The uneducated and deceived can destroy the history they never learned, obviously they need to learn that there were many who died for their freedom. How is history going to look back on this delusional generation?

    Trump has nothing to apologize for but Romney does! Because he is part of the ill conceived resistance that is repeating the history of Germany.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 12:08 p.m.

    How NOT to manage a city.
    Group #1 has a permit and shows up with helmets, riot shields and clubs. They should have been STOPPED immediately by police and told to put away the gear or go home. This is NOT a protest. It is a provocation.

    Group #2 shows up with clubs, rocks and flame throwers. They should have been stopped immediately.

    The police were obligated to create and maintain a barrier between the two groups. If that was not possible, the crowd should have been disbanded immediately.

    The hit-and-run took place after over three hours of unchecked hostility between the two groups. What did the police expect?

    Note to all citizens: If you see such things taking place at any event you are interested in, leave immediately. This is NOT a protest rally; it is a riot and you are at risk.

    Like Gayla Sorenson recently told a BYU Devotional audience: Advocate before people who can bring about the desired change. It seems to me these groups wanted to put on a show for TV. They got a show all right.

  • twinkleberry67 Layton, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 12:03 p.m.

    @Queen of Hearts, Perhaps you are not aware that some people were protesting the removal of historical reminders because they believe that if history is not remembered it is more likely to be repeated and they didn’t want that. There were other people on the other side who believed that to remove these monuments would be removing any lasting tribute to a deplorable part of history. A considerable number on both sides just wanted to peacefully express their opinions in the first place. Most of the reporting that has been done on this only focused on the KKK and neo-Nazis as if they were the only ones there. I know people who live in the area and went and I know them well enough to know that they are not neo-Nazis or KKK. These so called hate groups were not in the majority but they were the ones who were rousing all the trouble and many who were there were part of the rent-a-mob compliments of George Sorros. On that note, you are perfectly free to dislike Mr. Trump to your heart’s content, but I still don’t think he needs to apologize.

  • Mike Richards South Jordan, Utah
    Aug. 19, 2017 11:17 a.m.

    Shame on Romney for even suggesting that Trump's condemnation remarks need to be retracted. What little respect I had for Romney is gone. It's a good thing that he was not elected. We would have been poorly served by someone who thinks condemning NAZI behavior is wrong.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    Aug. 19, 2017 10:57 a.m.

    Romney's call for Trump to admit wrongdoing and apologize is nothing more than political maneuvering, anticipating Trump's impending collapse. The political version of Hollywood westerns that cut-away to circling buzzards as the cowboy takes his final steps before fatally dropping, alone in the desert.

    Consider: the one thing that everyone on these comment threads likely agree upon is that Trump will never admit he is wrong about anything related to Charlottesville, much less apologize.


    Now realize we humble commenters do not possess some secret knowledge that Romney does not.

    In other words, Romney knows Trump would never heed his "call".
    If anything, Trump would likely rant and whine about Romney in an erratic 4am tweet.

    I suspect Romney would welcome such a predictable reaction. It would reinforce Romney's message behind his "call". Namely, compared to Trump, Romney is a rational, reasonable, and coherent.

    The fact that Romney -- a failed GOP presidential candidate -- is confident enough to politically resurface is a sign that Trump is staggering and struggling.

    Trump is less than 1 year in, and the 2020 GOP primary has begun...the buzzards are circling.

  • Marigold Provo, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 10:48 a.m.

    Mitt, what has happened to you? For what exactly should President Trump apologize? The President called out all sides of the Charlottesville fiasco. I think you have chosen to side with Antifa (Have you looked up these people and how they do what they do? Who funds these people? Why are they as covered up as the KKK?) and the President's back stabbers because you failed us in your presidential bid, you didn't receive a cabinet position in the current administration, you have tons of money and don't understand the regular citizen, you have grown a tad bitter. Don't go there. The American voter has put President Trump into office because he is a fighter. He is far from perfect. But, he is the President of the United States and deserves our help and support, not your constant criticism. We have people who pine for work, infrastructure to fix, children to send to schools of their choosing, veterans to honor and mend, tax codes to reform, health care to make possible/affordable for everyone...There are enough worthy projects to keep you and your elitist friends busy until the Millennium. Let's get to work!

  • weightless skittles Hewitt, Texas
    Aug. 19, 2017 10:46 a.m.

    To those asking where I received this definition of Antifa- where else -but college protesters with the Antifa group marching in our city. I asked what the Antifa groups believed. They stated that "other groups, conservatives, and the Constitution were so flawed as to be needed to be changed or removed to a more " fair" government than the corrupt U.S. Free speech was a lie and that speech needed to be " monitored " to remove that which was deemed immoral. Those carrying the flags, wearing black masks, and throwing rocks are those who truly define what the movement believes not some " other "source. Again, there are those who refuse to go to the source.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 10:47 a.m.

    Ive noticed in pro sports they never have loser former coaches as game commentators...for good reason...credibility. Romney ought to take notice and perhaps keep quiet.

  • RFMLayton Layton, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 10:15 a.m.

    Why didn't Mitt say these things privately to President Trump. Going public with his condemnation of how President Trump may have mishandled the situation, does not help Trump correct the public misconception of what he was trying to say. I like Mitt, or rather, I did like Mitt. But his comments do sound a bit self-serving.
    As for the Pres, his messages are usually on target, but his delivery stinks. The press and all liberals hate Trump's guts and they will look for every opportunity to crucify him with his own words or Tweets. The unfortunate thing is that the President can't seem to help himself with his off the cuff Tweak’s and public comments; but he must learn how to do this. He has now surrounded himself with great people and he needs to start reading from the script that these wise people put out there for him. He needs to swallow his pride and start playing the good cop, nice and PC with the press, while letting his staff and cabinet play the bad cop, and get down and dirty with what needs to be said to the press and nation. The President needs to keep focused on his agenda, keeping his eye on the ball and avoid the distractions of fighting with the press.

  • Cheshire Cat Bronx, NY
    Aug. 19, 2017 10:07 a.m.

    Sore loser - Oakland, CA
    Aug. 19, 2017 7:57 a.m.

    "Conservatives shouldn't help the left wing media in any way."

    Defending neo-Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists is not conservative. This is not a partisan issue between conservatives and liberals. This is an application of basic American values standing up against hate and oppression.

    Too many in this thread are supporting these vile people. The KKK is a terrorist organization just like ISIS. The Nazi Party is a terrorist organization responsible for over 80 million deaths during WWII and is trying to find root in this country. Both are no different from the killers who recently attacked civilians in Spain. Their ideology is no different.

    There is no place for them in this country. They are not American in any way, shape, or form. They believe in hate and violate the Constitution by their desire to ethnically-cleanse the United States of those they target.

    One cannot equivocate on this matter. They stand across the line and we must oppose them at every opportunity.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 9:49 a.m.

    mal - murray, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:36 p.m

    "A person who uses, or encourages the use of, bricks, bats, acid bombs, aids urine or any other object to disrupt a lawfully permitted and assembled group of U.S. citizens seeking redress of grievances should be sent to prison as a dangerous criminal and civil rights violator."

    An impassioned defense of neo-Nazis, members of the KKK, and other white supremacist groups. "Peacefully assembled"? Marching with torches, armed and ready for a fight and shouting anti-Semitic slogans designed to incite a confrontation. Haven't see anything like this since the days of the German-American Bund in the 1930s.

    "Seeking a redress of grievances"? What does that mean? Their grievance is having to live in a multi-cultural society where people of color, non-Western European immigrants, and non-Christian Protestants live together in a democratic society.

    It is very instructive to see how the white supremacist and their apologists talk about freedom as it should apply to themselves to spread their hateful, undemocratic rhetoric.

    Where are you getting this stuff. Sounds like The Daily Stormer.

  • Furry1993 Ogden, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 9:46 a.m.

    Governor Romney should have called for the titular head of the US government to resign, and take his whole administration (including his so-called "vice" president) with him.

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    Aug. 19, 2017 9:31 a.m.

    weightless skittles - Hewitt, Texas
    Aug. 19, 2017 9:11 a.m.

    "Antifa means anti First Amendment and dissolution of the Constitution for a globalist world funded by George Soros action groups."

    Say what? Where did you get this? Is this a Fox & Friends definition that is making the rounds in Alt-Right circles? It's certainly not the what "Antifa" means. You should know better even if you listen to wingnut propaganda.

    "Antifa" is a contraction of "anti-fascist" and goes back to the 1930s in Europe and the fight against the Nazis in Germany. It's modern, American incarnation is a group dedicated to fighting fascist organizations here like the white supremacists, the neo-Nazi's and KKK. They take a much more activist approach and will utilize violence in combating the cancer that they see on the Far Right with Breitbart white nationalism.

    You may disagree with their tactics (as many on the Left do), but don't make statements that they are anti-First Amendment and part of a George Soros cabal to undermine the Constitution. Unless you are a defender of these white supremacist groups, it can be argued that these racist elements are the anti-Constitution force in our partisan divide.

  • rkr1 Sandy, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 9:13 a.m.

    Romney should apologize for giving us Obama's second term. Mitt wouldn't even fight to be the President, but is more than happy to stand on the sidelines and spew things against our President.

  • weightless skittles Hewitt, Texas
    Aug. 19, 2017 9:11 a.m.

    Unity and acceptance of the Constitutional legitimacy of this Presidency needs to happen if we can move forward in this country. Racism is a terrible scourge in any culture. If you read Pres. Trump's remarks instead of listening to others you will see what his intent was. At this white supremacist rally, while repugnant, was legal because they had done the paperwork to hold the rally. Then, you had the Antifa group show up illegally. ( By the way- Antifa means anti First Amendment and dissolution of the Constitution for a globalist world funded by George Soros action groups). The Antifa group was throwing cement filled soda cans and lighting the ends of spray can to burn the White Supremacists.
    Then the terrible that a loss of life that occurred. What we as a nation must do is see that regardless of the sick message of any group, that they protest peacefully. I believe Trump was trying to express that even with vile ideas people have, they can be good people who can learned or change their views which are hurtful or considered terrible by the culture. Why should this be foreign to anyone? Christ, prophets, Lincoln, MLKjr, and others have given the same message.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Aug. 19, 2017 8:56 a.m.

    If man was to rob a bank, the media could have people falsely believing Trump did it.

  • Allen South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 8:12 a.m.

    Instead of using a label (RINO) to describe people, why don't we use actual words. Of course, the use of labels is quick and easy, but ...

  • Sore loser Oakland, CA
    Aug. 19, 2017 7:57 a.m.

    I love Mitt however the left wing media will never accept conservative politics but will always word parse and question intentions. Conservatives shouldn't help the left wing media in any way.

    Mitt got skewered for his "folders full of women" remark, he should know better than to side with left wingers. Trump tells the media to take a hike

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    Aug. 19, 2017 7:49 a.m.

    We should quit criticizing him and just get on board?

    He fires his chief strategist, he fires his chief of staff and hires a new one, loses a promised health care bill, fires his communications director, hires a new one, fires him, publicly shames the attorney general multiple times, threatens war with North Korea, says there were lots of good people marching with Nazi flags and that it is sad communities want to take down statues of civil war traitors because it's history.

    That's the last three to four weeks.

    No, I don't think so. Let the accountability continue.

  • Mad Hatter Provo, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 7:24 a.m.

    desertminerals - Odessa, TX
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:11 p.m.

    "So, the President says what most people are thinking . . . "

    With Donald Trump's approval ratings running south of 35%, it appears that you are looking at a very small pool of people for your crude statistical survey. Sure, most of the people you may talk to support what Trump says, but how many people are you speaking with and what is their partisan viewpoint politically?

    Trump says that there are "good people" among the neo-Nazi's, KKK, and white supremacists, and you say the people you've talked to agree with that. It certainly is an unusual group of people with whom you are talking. I don't know a single person who approves of these groups. Most would want them to disappear back under the rocks from whence they came.

    Where do you get your information if you don't read/listen to the major media outlets? Breitbart? InfoWars? Fox & Friends? It's not research when you just repeat what you heard on a wingnut propaganda site. These are not traditional conservative groups selling this bilge.

    Is this what Rushbo and Hannity are feeding their audience these days? "Paid actors?" It's hard to think Antifa activists are paid.

  • Queen of Hearts Phoenix, AZ
    Aug. 19, 2017 7:09 a.m.

    twinkleberry67 - Layton, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 10:46 p.m.

    "Apologize? Trump was condemning the whole mess because it deserved it."

    Donald Trump said that there were good people among the neo-Nazi's, KKK, and other white supremacist organizations. Do you think that he was right in saying that? If you do, then tells us what these groups stand for, and by extension, why "good people" would believe in these things?

    As for violence, the United States waged a the most destructive war in history to defeat Nazi ideology. Would you condemn the United States as "part of the whole mess" and requiring condemnation? Is there a place for Nazi's in the United States? Our laws may protect them, but they are abhorrent. What do you think goes through a Jewish person's mind when he/she sees a Nazi flag? Do you think they should just stand by and say, "Well, they're just expressing their 1st Amendment rights"?

    Also, how should black Americans descended from slaves react to the demonstrations by members of the KKK? What about Catholics and Jews who are also targeted by the KKK? The white supremacists came with the explicit desire to have a violent confrontation. So where is the "whole mess" in this?

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    Aug. 19, 2017 7:06 a.m.

    Looks like many agree that Mitt is wrong again. Since the press treated Mitt in a petty, childish way, ("binders of women";. carrying pet dog on roof while driving to vacation; giving another kid a "noogie" in middle school, no less) appears Mitt is trying to get even by chiming in against our President.

    Too bad Mitt wasn't half this aggressive and "insightful" during that last debate with Barack Obama. Then, perhaps, we could be questioning his every move instead of Donald Trump's.


  • hardware Erda, Ut
    Aug. 19, 2017 7:00 a.m.

    Mitt got it wrong. The President said exactly what needed to be said. Because it doesn't fit your political agenda, doesn't make it wrong. Where were you when Obama blamed cops, defended Tray Martin, let Ferguson escalate. Now those were racist moments that needed to be addressed. More cop killings under Obama and you said nothing.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 6:55 a.m.

    Dateline 2012 - Romney calls for voters to elect him for president.
    2015 - Romney calls for voters to elect Jeb.
    2016 - Romney calls for voters to elect Hillary.

    Do you get the idea that America isn't listening to you, Mitt?

  • Mom jeans man is gone Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 6:38 a.m.

    I voted for mitt. He lost. We'd be better off if he had won but he didn't. Now I think he needs to do something else. To lose to barry was a disgrace as he was 100% incapable of being president. Goodbye mitt.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 6:34 a.m.

    Mitt Romney, I agree with most on this thread. Your opinion was not received well and served no good!

    God bless America, and God bless President Trump!

  • Laura Bilington Maple Valley, WA
    Aug. 19, 2017 6:18 a.m.

    A dozen commenters rip into Romney for calling Trump out. They say that "both sides were guilty" and that Trump called it right the first time.

    I'm wondering how many of these readers don't really mean what they say. Or, more specifically, if they are really thinking that there is NOTHING really wrong with being a neo-Nazi or a white supremacist.

    I've yet to see documentation that the counter-protesters were armed with rocks. But it's documented that they protesters carried guns. And none of the Trump defenders think that there was anything the least bit risky about that..

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    Aug. 19, 2017 5:59 a.m.

    There is no moral equivalence between Nazis and those who protest them. Period.

    Anyone who apologizes for Nazis by claiming that the "Left" has a problem with moral judgments.

    Remember that. Nazis, and their Alt-right brethren, yelled epithets and inspire violence to Jews, Blacks and other disfavored minorities. They seek to place Caucasians in complete control of society, not unlike Apartheid South Africa. Some model they seek.

    The "Left" (or most sane Americans, I say) know is that you must confront evil when you see it. And the Nazis and Alt-right followers are just that.

    Is violence wrong. Sure, no doubt. However to say that the "Left" committed some act of violence, and then give moral equivalence to Nazis because of that, is just plain immoral and unconscienable.

    That so many otherwise sane Americans can follow that logic of Nazi moral equivalency makes me weep for the country.

  • dustman Gallup, NM
    Aug. 19, 2017 5:57 a.m.

    Let me get my bias out of the way first, I'm not big on armed-peaceful-protests... when you're armed, denouncing other races, and carrying torches... you probably can't say you're preaching peace there.

    Now, Mitt says he's against Trump's words and actions, but he is always looking for a position in Trumps administration... this is why we don't vote for Mitt.. the guy is all over the place. Mitt's got to practice what he preaches too. He's got to quit being so wishy-washy...

  • Dan Bishop Lehi, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 1:48 a.m.

    Brother Romney, you are sounding like a sore loser.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 12:53 a.m.

    From a friend's facebook post. He gets it right:

    "What happened was a very well organized demonstration of alt/right groups which included the neo-Nazis, etc. They marched with torches through the campus. They shouted slogans about Jews and Blacks. No violence by the "anti-fascists" can equal or change the terrible fact that we had an alliance of groups which included avowed white racists and neo-Nazis which was making a major effort to "come out" to the public. Please remember that, while the marchers may not have meant it, their march invoked memories of lynchings of African Americans in the South, memories of children raised in slavery. And these were also reminders of the 12 million Jews, Roma, Slavs, homosexuals, and political dissidents who were murdered by Hitler, in death camps where they were either directly fed into gas chambers or worked as slaves until they died."

  • fight4liberty Herriman, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 12:50 a.m.

    In 2010, during his eulogy, President Barack Obama expressed his admiration for the KKK Grand Dragon and later, the US Senator Robert Byrd:“And as I reflect on the full sweep of his 92 years, it seems to me that his life bent towards justice,” Obama said. “Like the Constitution he tucked in his pocket, like our nation itself, Robert Byrd possessed that quintessential American quality, and that is a capacity to change, a capacity to learn, a capacity to listen, a capacity to be made more perfect.”
    Its seems many democrats worship the KKK.

    So Mr Kesseler who organized the so called peaceful Nationalist march, (which the police so conveniently marched to meet Antifa and BLM) who incidently voted for Obama and was apart of Occupy Wall Street, all of a sudden becomes a Republican? Not likely! This was an organized event by OFA and funded by Soros.

    Mitt wants an apology for what? For Trump denouncing all hate groups?
    Or, is it Mitt & everyone wants to find fault in any thing Pres. Trump says or does? The demoncrats and globalists are hell bent on destroying a sitting President. This is anarchy and sedition !

  • Jim Chee Ka'anapali, HI
    Aug. 19, 2017 12:27 a.m.

    RRB - SLC, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 10:19 p.m.

    "Appologize for what Mitt? do you really believe the Klan was the only hate group there?"

    No. There were neo-Nazi's and other white supremacists. But you might as well expect the wind to stop blowing during a windstorm to get Donald Trump to apologize for anything.

    Nada for the Birther talk.

    Nada for the Access Hollywood tape.

    Nada for assaulting women.

    We could go on and on about the many times Trump should have apologized for boorish behavior, lies, misstatements and other errors of commission and omission.

    Other than that, it's a waste of time trying to convince the unconvincable. Trump supporters will willingly follow him wherever he leads. He's like Jim Jones at People's Temple.

  • Sportsfan123 Salt lake, UT
    Aug. 19, 2017 12:18 a.m.

    Do people realise what is really going on hear.

    George Soros owns alot of the media outlets and George Soros is a communist who is a Oblama supporter and both are Saul Alinksy clones.

    Saul Alinsky wrote that once a political group wanted to protest against then George HW Bush Sr. Who was running for pres. This group really wanted to create a stir at a college campus where Mr Bush was holding a rally. Saul Alinksy suggested instead of protesting against him they should instead cheer for him, confused by the suggestion the group asked why, Saul Alinksy said dress as a group of KKK members and cheer for Bush everytime he says something.

    All this is is the media puting a Saul Alinksy tactic into play, Trump never said he supported the KKK or the Neo Nazi's or white supremicists groups, Trump flat out denounced them and all hate groups, including both sides in the Charlottesville riot because both sides were the cause.

    Noone on the right is supportive of the KKK or any white supremicist group, and they dont support the other hate groups that were there also named black lies matter and antifa.

    Trump called them both out, dont buy into the Alinksy tactics of the MSM.

  • Woohoo Somewhere, ID
    Aug. 18, 2017 11:40 p.m.

    Trump supporters to the rescue...or should I say Romney haters? It is amazing how hateful some people can get when they say something that doesn't fit into their echo chamber.

  • Private Sector Lehi, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 11:20 p.m.

    President Trump doesn't need to apologize. Mr. Romney you have let your emotions get the best of you. Mr. Romney please start supporting the President of the United States. Too many politicians are destroying the sacred trust of the American people. President Trump isn't the most polished speaker but he won the election. He's doing good but getting knocked down by people in his own party. He needs some humble but firm guidance to make America great again because he can't do it alone. Support President Trump.

  • twinkleberry67 Layton, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 10:46 p.m.

    Apologize? Trump was condemning the whole mess because it deserved it. Why does he need to apologize for it? Looks like Mr. Romney got sucked into some nasty RINO groupthink.

    Aug. 18, 2017 10:19 p.m.

    Appologize for what Mitt? do you really believe the Klan was the only hate group there?

  • JBs Logan, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 9:30 p.m.

    Trump will never apologize. He said what he meant on Tuesday and his image as being a straight, blunt talker won't allow it. He seems incapable of admitting wrong-doing.

    I agree with what Mitt said regarding who Trump is. As near as I can tell, Trump's base doesn't care about or believe he does any kind of abhorrent behavior. I don't know how that can be, but it seems to be true. Now *that* is scary, even scarier than Trump.

  • Sanefan Wellsville, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 9:11 p.m.

    So my daughter who lives overseas in an Middle East Country and is as liberal as they come, thinks we are all crazy. The statue issue gives her a belly laugh. Her comment tonight, 'people in this Country need to realize how special this Country is. Try criticizing a top government official where we live and you'll lose you head." Then she said, "bring down all the statues in this Country, starting with the State of Liberty. Where were we when the Jews of 1940 needed liberty. Oh and those Statues with moms and little kids really offend me as a woman that can't bear children. Get rid of them, they make me cry." Well there you have it folks! Of Course she was tongue in cheek, but really!

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    Aug. 18, 2017 8:27 p.m.

    Summary of most comments on this thread:

    "Nobody puts Baby [Trump] in the corner"

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 8:18 p.m.

    It's best that Romney not judge Trump or give judgemental advice.

  • Daedalus, Stephen ARVADA, CO
    Aug. 18, 2017 5:24 p.m.

    A life-long Republican, devout Mormon, successful businessman, successful governor, and a generally stable and sane person dares to offer guidance to a sitting POTUS who is flailing and failing largely due to his complete lack of all such qualities...

    ...and readers of DN have a problem with this, why?

  • bestiarius Anaheim, CA
    Aug. 18, 2017 4:39 p.m.

    As I understand it. President Trump condemned Hatred on both sides. What is wrong with that? His first statement was his best. Hatred for others has no place in our country. To me, his comment was directed toward both sides of the conflict in Charlottesville.. Extremist Left and Extremist Right. I did not hear him applaud a group or praise anyone. I heard him Condemn the actions and hostility that took place in Charlottesville. And each ensuing statement made reinforced his initial comments. Hatred is not acceptable. Unfortunately our country is a mix of different people and different belief systems. some teach hatred and some teach love and respect. But both are protected under the first Amendment. Which should be upheld and protected. If we don't like a groups actions or opinions we choose to not associate or do business what that group. and thus demonstrate our displeasure. Each of us have freedom to make choices and we will be judged by the choices we make. Whether in this life or the next. No one is immune. In my opinion President Trump said what needed to be said the first time. Hatred of this type from both sides is not what America is all about.

  • Arizonagolfer mesa, AZ
    Aug. 18, 2017 4:16 p.m.

    Oh Mitt; here we go again. I'm not sure what world you are living in, and I voted for you in 2012. I also voted for John McCain in 2008. Yet, the two of you have lost your minds. Stop the political correctness and get back into reality. President Trump stated it exactly as it should be as BOTH sides were violent. It was one crazy who caused the horrific injury, but lets not lose sight of the forest for the trees sir. President Trump seems to be the only one looking through the lens of objectivity, and I suggest spending more time supporting our president than tearing him down. Let's just remember this simple inalienable truth....ALL LIVES MATTER! If anyone gets offended at that, then they are the source of problems. When we have an ALL LIVES MATTER march, I will be the first to support it as should you sir. Until then, all we are doing with comments like yours is to fuel the problem and not solve it. I therefore ask you, Mr. Romney, to apologize for your remarks asking for Trump to apologize and get on board with bringing our country together.

  • rocklaw Holladay, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 4:00 p.m.

    Wow, this country has changed in the last year; or maybe it’s just that people are emboldened to give expression to the worst parts of themselves.

    I like to look at the Deseret news because it’s local and presumably more relevant to me and then some out-of-town this paper. But the comments to this article make me feel like I’m living in the deep South in the 1960s.

    And, while I’m not a member, it’s not the church’s fault. Their statements on race and racial inclusion are, I think, fairly unequivocal, at least for the last 20 years or so.

    As has always been the case, the thinly veiled racism is, I think, driven by insecurity and fear. What else? So get over it: this state is so much better than that.

  • doitytoilette Austin, TX
    Aug. 18, 2017 2:57 p.m.

    Mitt says that other countries will perceive us as a racist nation. If countries did this, they would be reacting emotionally instead of logically.

    Let's do some math.

    The United States has a population of roughly 323 Million (probably more).
    The KKK (current 3rd clan according to wikipedia) has a total of 8,000 (highest reported figure)

    8,000 is 0.00002477% of the population.

    Is it too much of a percent? Of course. Are there other racist organizations? Yes, and I'm not going to point them out because they 100% don't deserve it. So yes, the percentage is probably higher, but not significantly if we're talking about organized hatred.

    Statistically and mathematically, it's hardly correct to assume we are a racist nation. So, I really just don't believe the hype of any of these statements. We need to be more rational and less emotional in our analysis.

  • IAlaw Council Bluffs, IA
    Aug. 18, 2017 2:48 p.m.

    This is just high-level bullying. Nobody wants to be painted a racist (and understandably so), so everyone's falling all over themselves to make whatever statement is deemed necessary to not be called a racist. We can't have rational discussions about this, and that's very sad.

    There are violent extremist groups on both sides of the aisle, but only one side gets any flak. Why is this okay?

    Seeing Romney stoop to this level again is even more sad than his self-righteous diatribe against Trump during the election. He'll do whatever it takes to please the establishment and regain some little bit of relevance.

  • Tuffy Parker Salem, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 2:42 p.m.

    I am left to wonder in amazement at what is happening to our country. Have we really become so blinded by political rhetoric that we are willing to justify neo-Nazi behavior as a counterpoint to BLM?

    While I do have issues with some tactics of the BLM crowd, I can in no way support anything to do with the most despicable attack on humanity the world has ever seen. Nazism is evil in every facet and millions of the Greatest Generation fought and died to defeat it. Now we want to turn a blind eye because we don't like BLM?!?!

    Heaven help us.

  • SLars Provo, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 2:35 p.m.

    Mitt is easily baited by the press. They are making sure he never runs again.

  • Cheemers Bandon, OR
    Aug. 18, 2017 2:23 p.m.

    There is absolutely nothing that President Trump can say that won't be criticized into oblivion! Just ridiculous that our Country has stooped so low and that so many 'grand standers' want to weigh in on the controversy to get a 'twitter' of fame. I am sick of it. This is so counter productive and nothing gets done. The Congress will only be in session 44 days through the end of this year. Getting side tracked from the real issues we are facing is a tool of distraction to bring failure to this administration. Safety and Security of our citizens, Immigration Reform, Infrastructure Rebuilding, Balanced Budget, Health Care due diligence (like Republicans have had years to get that in a comprehensive form and missed by 1 vote - fail ! ) and so much more; all getting side lined by speculative sensationalistic microscopic news coverage over the semantics of what was said. Today I saw a negative piece about what shoes the First Lady was wearing - this is absurdity.

  • conservative lady Ramona, CA
    Aug. 18, 2017 2:15 p.m.

    I am dismayed that Mitt continues to fall into the mire with the media who continues to 'get it wrong' because they want to. Repeatedly hear what they want to hear and disregard the rest and make hay over it for days on end. I am ashamed of Mitt. He is a good man, but he is so wrong on politics these days. Please just stop holding a grudge against Trump, he at least tried to consider you for Sec. of State! I think he is a good listener and has listened to the American people on his agenda issues. Understand that America is up against a very committed communist in George Soros and much of the media. Everyone needs to refresh themselves with what is part of the Communist Manifesto and you will be so dismayed that our country has turned so far left and has fulfilled much of that horrendous Manifesto.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Aug. 18, 2017 2:13 p.m.

    @common sense in Idaho - Pocatello, id
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:19 p.m.

    Sweet, you know how to cut and paste too. I've been doing it for a long time, and I can put up quotes all day long, and edit out things I don't want to include. Fake news has been doing it for years. Trump denounced violence, racism, hatred and so on. I have the quotes. You may think he needs to use the same precise verbage, that the rhino, gop, star panderer uses, but many of the rest of us, don't worship or slobber over Romney as much as you do. We can all decide for ourselves.
    You lefties have all decided that these white supremacists, nazis are sub-human. Undeserving of basic civil rights and decency. Many of you have said the first amendment doesn't apply to them. They are evil and pathetic. Why don't you start a movement to round them up and get rid of them. Who's going to stop you? Trump? White, Christian, males from many red states. All the things the left hates.

  • Jim Cobabe Provo, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 2:02 p.m.

    I don't care for Mr Trump, but he is not my whipping boy for everything that goes wrong. People are responsible for their own actions, and mistakes. Trump neither said anything wrong, nor did it cause any of these incidents. Mr Romney, please condemn him for not acting "Presidential", but leave off blaming him for every bad incident. We already have plenty of journalists to do that for us.

  • RichardB Murray, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:59 p.m.

    I'm concerned that people think there is only one hate group in America. Please look up "The Rise of the Violent Left" in the Atlantic.

    The great danger to America is not the Klan, who we all know and hate, it's the other hate groups that are given a free pass. Remember Antifa in Portland early this year?

    The car did not jump the curb, the woman was hit in the middle of the street, closed down by the antifa (and other groups) protestors, chanting "our street". He hit a car stopped in the middle of the road by protestors.

    Mitt has really lost credibility with me.

  • 1covey Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:52 p.m.

    'Let him who is without sin cast the fist stone". The Democrats must be sinless, since they are always casting the first stone.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:43 p.m.

    It's so typical of liberals to twist the narrative. I have seen no post or comment on these article that "excuses the actions of the NeoNazis." They have uniformly condemned their attitudes, behavior and actions. No one is justifying their violence. My question, and many others' is, why is the violence and hatred incited by BLM and antifa justified.
    There are a number of things of which to be critical of Trump. This isn't one of them.

  • jimoray_3 Eden, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:41 p.m.

    I am so amazed at the Monday morning QBs among the Utah elite. So why did Romney wait so long to usher in his 2 cents worth. Why didn't he do it Saturday or Monday if he was so in tuned. Politics is so calculating and being a sore loser just goes to show why some don't win but they failed. Romney failed. He did not deliver and now he is letting the media drive his comments. Oh how easy it is. Trump has done an excellent job of delivering and thats why I voted for him. It had nothing to do with race as I have more friends on my FB of color than any of my Utah wannabe's. The facts are clear and continue to be clear. Trump is having to fight not only the opposition party but RINO's and the Media. Trump indeed blasted the KKK, Nazi's, and Alt Right. There are those in the south that want to keep their history and they should have that right and went to the rally for that purpose to protest this element. We dont know who all were there but reports are that some went to protest the removal of these monuments. There was also those from the left that broke the law and attacked those in opposition. Facts are facts. Trump was denouncing all those that made racist remarks etc.

  • common sense in Idaho Pocatello, id
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:36 p.m.

    Patriot - - I suggest you do your own research. Trump has declared both sides equally responsible for the violence. The skin heads, neo-nazi's, white supremicists came ready for battle. A neo-nazi drove a car into the crowd trying to kill and injure as many as possible. Trump declared the white supremicists evil on Monday under pressure and then backed away from that statement Tuesday.

    You are certainly entitled to your own opinion but there are only one set of facts here.

  • Hoosier87 American Fork, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:31 p.m.

    This is phony, fabricated outrage. Why would Romney feel the need to stick his nose in it?

    Because he is an election loser and is mad at Trump for making him look foolish (Sec. of State).

    If he cant see this for what it really is then he should just drop out of political life altogether. But if he knows this is fabricated outrage and stuck his nose in for some vendetta, then he REALLY needs to drop out of political life altogether - especially as a Republican.

    I think Romney sees himself as the guy that will rise up and "save the Constitution" as it hangs by a thread. I see him as RINO and someone that needs to just go away and never be heard from again.

    The news media treated Mitt so well when he ran, you'd think he'd know better and stand up for Trump. But since his stunt at the University of Utah, he's been no better than any other anti-Trumper.

    There isn't a racist bone in Trumps body, this is simply a tactic the left uses to attempt to discredit people. I'm getting sick of this.

  • Third try screen name Mapleton, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:23 p.m.

    Actually, Trump HAS denounced white supremacy, NeoNazis and violence in protests, but the anti-Trump sentiment is so strong in the press that they edited it out. They focused on his comment that both sides have a point and both sides are to blame.

    The media cannot allow that there is another point-of-view here. There are well-meaning people who think it is wrong to tear down Confederate icons 150 years after the war was fought and decided.

    In essence they are forcing politicians to side with antifa or forever be labeled a nazi and a Trump lover. Those are the choices. You can't even remain silent on the issue.

    That's manipulation, pure and simple.

    There are millions of people who simply refuse these false choices.

    Is Brigham Young next?

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:23 p.m.

    Welcome to The Divided States of America where everyone hates everyone else.

  • common sense in Idaho Pocatello, id
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:19 p.m.

    Romney said "Trump needs to "testify" that there is no conceivable comparison or moral equivalency between the Nazis-who brutally murdered millions of Jews
    and hundreds of thousands of Americans gave their lives to defeat-and the counterprotesters who were outraged to see "fools parading the Nazi flag, Nazi armband and Nazi salute."

    Which of you posting here disagree with what he said. Please stand up.

    Well said Mitt.

  • worf McAllen, TX
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:19 p.m.


    What has Trump done to show he's racist. Time to put up!

    Accusations without facts is foolish!

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:18 p.m.

    re:common sence in idaho
    The president called these white supremisits evil. Best do more research before commenting.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:09 p.m.

    It's so odd that people who I would normally think are good people are actually standing up for nazis and racism. Honestly, if you think the nazis were the victims here, you really, really need to evaluate your own moral code.

  • Anaximander South Ogden, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:10 p.m.

    You're past the point of political relevancy Mitt. Few, if any, care what your opinion is.

  • common sense in Idaho Pocatello, id
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:06 p.m.

    Thank you Eastcoastcoug - A voice of reason here. No excuse for neo-natzi's and skinheads carrying the Natzi flag chanting heil Trump.

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 1:04 p.m.

    All I can say is thank heaven Romney wasnt elected president. Conservatives rejected him and rightly saw no difference between him and Obama.

  • GenErik Ventura, CA
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:54 p.m.

    Mitt please just go away! You have been exposed as a Rino not as a conservative. You care more about the elitist agenda than you do about America. Whatever good you were at one time does not excuse you now for being a globalist sell out. Go peddle your new world order/mainstream media talking points somewhere else like Boston or New York. You may have Mormon roots but your friends are Gadiantons!
    If you can not follow the timeline where Trump was denouncing the violent protesters on both sides even before the women in the crowd was run over then we should be so thankful that someone like you was never elected.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:47 p.m.

    There are some that still don't get it:

    You can't excuse the actions of the NeoNazi's by saying what the other side did was 'just as bad'. Some have depicted this group as peace-loving, law-abiding citizens seeking to 'redress grievances'. Are we in 1920's Munich??

    This is the problem when O'Reilly and his pals write the only history books we read.

    Bottom Line: Trump loves these hate groups because they support him. That is his one and only qualifier for liking a person or group. And they know he supports them.

    I find it rather telling that some choose politics over their Faith and Christian values.

  • GeePost slc, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:46 p.m.

    Oh my goodness Mitt, just stay out of it. Nobody cares.

  • daver Provo, 00
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:42 p.m.

    You mean the honorable Mitt Romney, D-Massachusetts?

  • RBC Cody, WY
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:38 p.m.

    Oh please Mitt!!! I have a better idea. Why don't you apologize for ever calling yourself a Republican? When I listen to Chuck Shumer, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and then you, I honestly can't tell the difference.

  • mal murray, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:36 p.m.

    I so wish Mitt had included just one additional statement: friends, i am so hoping that all of you will immediately concur with the following statement and then cut and paste it into all you social media and proclaim it throughout the world:

    "A person who uses, or encourages the use of, bricks, bats, acid bombs, aids urine or any other object to disrupt a lawfully permitted and assembled group of U.S. citizens seeking redress of grievances should be sent to prison as a dangerous criminal and civil rights violator."

    Perhaps, we should cut and paste this quote into all our social media and proclaim it throughout the world.

    Aug. 18, 2017 12:33 p.m.

    I love Mitt but he has been virtually poisoned by the Massachusetts liberal bubble. Trump's comments were puzzling to many at first (ie - there were good people on both sides and evil people on both sides) but as the facts come out Trump is being found to be right on AGAIN.
    No apology necessary. Thugs on both sides are to blame. Racism is evil and the KKK and Neo Nazis are to be condemned in the strongest terms while giving them their 1st Amendment rights. No one has the right to club people with whom they disagree.
    The rationale that because some evil people are praising you should make you apologize is not accurate. Mitt needs to specify which part of Trump's statements, if any, are false.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:30 p.m.

    ACLU was on the right side this time, they said freedom of speech needs to happen, even if it is ugly. We going to take down Mt. Rushmore next? Or should Mr. Trump be the fifth face on that mountain? Mr. Trump is no different than Mr. Obama when it comes to race relations, recall in year 2016 when 5 police men were taken from us in Dallas, TX? Messrs. Obama and Bush spoke at the funeral. And guess which of the two, in the funeral speech, turned into a professor and lectured on how racism is in every institution. Mr. Obama. Speech is online. Perhaps he was right, yet to say this at a funeral? He has one track mind, that of lawsuits and unfairness all around. Sadly, I voted for him in 2008. This issue will be around a lot longer than Mr. Trump's 8 years in office.

  • Truth2017 Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:29 p.m.

    Romney is out of touch and does not seem to understand the current political situation in America. I must have missed it when he attacked black lives matter demonstrations. Never trumpers and the national media have a strong sense of selective outrage and this outrage is politically motivated. Its often biased and destructive.

    Furthermore, statements like Romneys do not help the country but only divided it more. Romney must have forgotten how he was portrayed by the national media. If Romney had been elected there is a good chance he would have been portrayed as negative as Trump if not worse.

    Nationally, on one side you have a political party focussed on idenity politics, relentlessly attacking American history and dead white men. A party seeming bent on detroying monuments, changing names of historical places and rewriting history. It also promotes bringing in as many non white immigrants as possible to forever alter the social fabric, culture and demographics of the USA. Whereas some people in the other party oppose this agenda.

    To suggest that Trump is destroying the national fabric and should apologize to the people who promote identity politics is ludricious.

  • Sportsfan123 Salt lake, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:29 p.m.

    No Mitt is wrong, dead wrong.

    There were people wearing helmets with clubs and armed with rocks holding plackards and signs made of plywood with antifa and blacklives matter written all over it. These people came there with the intent to fight.

    Anyone who thinks antifa and black lies matter are peacefull you are fooling yourself.

    Trump is right on this one those are the facts it takes two to tango, and as much as neo nazi's and white supremicists are bad news it took both sides to start a fight.

    One group preaches anti white privilege and the other preaches white racism, both are hate groups.

    Sad to see people on the right politically joining the liberal leftist false naratives like Romney and find a very fake reason to hate Trump.

    Trump flat out denounced hate groups and called out the kkk and white supremicists and called out the the other side too there is nothing wrong with what Trump said.

  • Hoosier87 American Fork, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:12 p.m.

    Let me say this as clearly as I can - I will NEVER vote for a Romney again!!!

    In fact, I'd desperately like all that money I donated back as well. None of the sons of Mitt will ever get my vote. Romney is an embarrassment and just needs to go away.

    Draining that swamp that is DC is near impossible.

    It's almost like Mitt hasn't watched any of the videos of what happened there. The Antifa crowd started this whole thing. I for one am getting sick of this nonsense. You can't call out the alt-left now because it was at an event planned by some crazy Nazi sympathizers? Of course you can. You call out both sides - which is what President Trump did.

    Give me a break and go away Romney's!

  • desertminerals Odessa, TX
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:11 p.m.

    So, the President says what most people are thinking and He needs to apologize? Most of the people i talk to in Utah, Arizona and Texas, who have NOT listened to msm and actually did their own research, agree with the President. Both sides were ready for war, the mayor stood the police down so that there would be war. When Mitt Romney gave up on his race, I stopped listening to him. I am now wondered if good old Mitt was paid to back off from winning. But as for this last weekend, watch the videos coming out now. Even the police say that antifa and blm came for war. The people say that they could not just leave the area without the police pushing them into antifa's way. Now there are reports that there were PAID ACTORS ON BOTH SIDES, PAID TO START THIS WAR. Too many questions are starting to come up. Why was antifa and blm ready with water balloonso filled with urine, water bottles filled other stuff, bear pepper spray, ready to be used, but these are peaceful people? Why was the police told to put these groups together then told to not stop the cars or the people hurting others? Mitt, can you explain?
    No, it is easier to blame the President for saying the truth.

  • Rubydo Provo, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:03 p.m.

    Trump doesnt need to apologize again because Romney said so. Having Romney put his nose in it doesnt help the situation.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    Aug. 18, 2017 12:02 p.m.

    It's time for Trump to go. Our foray into demagoguery and populism is an unmitigated disaster that is not only destroying the GOP but tearing our country apart.

    It's time for GOP leaders and voters to get behind Romney - the last standard bearer with a conscience - and tell the alt Right and Talk Show hosts (Hannity, Levin, Rush, Savage, Ingraham, Coulter et al) to get lost. Too long we have been sold fear and hatred of others as a way to 'Greatness' while these clowns get rich.

    Conservatism needs to find its soul.

  • Sore loser Oakland, CA
    Aug. 18, 2017 11:56 a.m.

    Perhaps Trump could take a page out of the Romney 47% remark playbook and say his words were not elegantly stated and off the cuff without disavowing the essence of his statement.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 11:53 a.m.

    So Trump can strongly condemn racism twice, but Romney can tell lies about him and it's ok. It's a twisted world we live in. It will be interesting to see if the Deseret News will allow this truth to be posted. And it is truth. Trump pointed to the truth about the nature of hate. Whatever soul hate is pouring from, it is still hate.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 11:37 a.m.

    @ strom Thurmond

    "Mitt Romney called Donald Trump (who actually succeed in being duly elected President of the United States) a phony and a fraud."

    That was not an ad hominem attack. That speech lasted 17 minutes. Romney simply said what the rest of the country was thinking. It was the best 17 minutes of Romney's political career.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 11:23 a.m.

    The Donald should have bailed with Bannon.

  • strom thurmond taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 10:54 a.m.

    Mitt Romney called Donald Trump (who actually succeed in being duly elected President of the United States) a phony and a fraud.

    If I say the same words of him, will they allow to be published here?

    His words certainly are, regardless of how venomous and inaccurate.

  • HaHaHaHa Othello, WA
    Aug. 18, 2017 10:53 a.m.

    Let me try and understand. Romney wants Trump to apologize for saying :

    "We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence" and "It has been going on for a long, long time. It has no place in America."

    I knew there was a reason I had to hold my nose when I voted for Mitsky.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 10:49 a.m.

    Trump is never going to apologize. It's like asking a Rottweiler to meow.

    Romney rightly blasted Trump's character before the election. Then he fell all over himself trying to become Trump's Secretary of State.

    This love/hate relationship with Trump hasn't helped Romney. Had Romney become president, he planned on being the first "CEO president." Trump obviously thought that was a great concept.

  • casual observer Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 10:41 a.m.

    Romney is correct, but there is no graceful exit for the president. It is unlikely that a man with his past record, who is 70 years old, will suddenly become reflective, compassionate and nuanced.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Aug. 18, 2017 10:33 a.m.

    An apology from Trump. That's not going to happen. Come on Mitt, you had him pegged right last year when you gave your speech at the University. Trump is 73 years old and is now who he's always been. That being a racist, narcissistic, adulterer, misogynistic liar. Those type of people don't apologize they continue to be who they are as long as they are enabled. It's now up to patriots to remove him from office.