Utah Sen. Mitt Romney chastises President Donald Trump for disparaging remarks about late Sen. John McCain

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  • worf McAllen, TX
    March 24, 2019 1:57 p.m.

    Did Mitt ever chastise McCain for disparaging remarks he made toward Trump?

    Goes two ways.---Has there been disparaging remarks from Democrats, media, and Hollywood?

    How those collusion accusations coming along?

  • VA Saint Colonial Heights, VA
    March 23, 2019 11:13 p.m.

    Gosh Senator, do you think that maybe Trump's comments just might be because of McCain handing over the dossier?

  • Steve G. NORTH SALT LAKE, UT
    March 23, 2019 6:05 p.m.

    At last, a Senator who sees Trump as he is and isn't afraid to say so. Thank you Senator Romney!

  • WallE Walla Walla, WA
    March 23, 2019 3:17 p.m.

    The President's statement "be a team player and win" is ironic given that the only people on his team who seem to win belong to his family.

    Disparaging McCain after his death is just wrong. I don't "hate Trump" but I despise the divisiveness that he and his "kindred spirits" have brought to this great country I love!

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 23, 2019 8:17 a.m.

    To all you Romney bashers.

    Romney has been in office all of just under three months of a 6 YEAR term.

    You all think you know what he's going to do?

    At this point, you have no clue what Romney is going to do.

    I'll bet Romney votes the conservative line 85 to 90 percent. Flake voted conservative over 90%, yet all Trump could do was disparage him.

    Romney will do fine and so will Trump. If he would just shut up.

  • Thomas Jefferson Salt Lake City, UT
    March 22, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    PHQ - Sandy, UT
    March 21, 2019 8:19 a.m.
    Everybody needs to take a step back and think.
    Do I want to live in a socialist country?

    We already live in a socialist country.
    PHQ.

  • intrinsicrewards Salem, VA
    March 21, 2019 6:06 p.m.

    Lots to like about McCain. a true hero. Most people know he had some flaws but what great man doesn't? He is gone now and needs to be left alone.

    Donald Trump is doing many good things in our country that we haven't seen happen for a very long time. He also has his flaws but I'll take a President who does what he said he was going to do any day. Love him or hate him, he has delivered on his promises to clean up the swamp and that is why the left is going nuts and Washington DC is reeling.

    I used to admire Mitt Romney, but more and more his comments seem to be more about trying to destroy Trump than supporting the conservative causes he ran on. Please Mitt. if you are going to keep being Trump's most vocal critic, please change your affiliation to Democrat so the people of Utah know who you really are.

  • ⚖️ Moderator Nauvoo, IL
    March 21, 2019 11:42 a.m.

    @The Man! - Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 19, 2019 11:41 p.m.

    Thank Goodness for the majority of comments which reject Romney's "holier than thou" criticisms of Trump.

    -------

    Since the vast majority of conservative comments get censored, you are just seeing the few that squeaked by. My record is something like 19 straight rejected comments.

  • Furry1993 MSC, UT
    March 21, 2019 10:59 a.m.

    @PHQ - March 21, 2019 8:19 a.m.

    NOW -- here's an accurate rendition of what you said:

    Everybody needs to take a step back and think.
    Do I want to live in a dictator-controlled country?
    Do I want my every freedom taken away and controlled by far right authoritarianism?
    Do I want everything that made America what it is,(our flag, national anthem, our constitution, constitutional protections, whether your ethnicity or religion makes you of less value as a person, freedom to decide for ourselves) subverted to control by a cult (like the trump cult.
    Maybe you want to be told what to wear, where to live, what to eat.
    And remember this free is not always free, especially when it comes from the government. You and I will pay for it in more taxes and the nominal head of the government, together with his cronies, will be enriched by tax "benefits".

    It is not a question of liking a person, it is the question of how you want yourself and your children to live! A free American or controlled by a far right extremist authoritarian dictator (and that's just what trump is), together with his cult.

    Look at the big picture! Reject trump's would-be dictator game plan.

  • not status quo Bountiful, UT
    March 21, 2019 10:50 a.m.

    is anybody sorry they voted for romney??

  • mrjj69 bountiful, UT
    March 21, 2019 10:33 a.m.

    Can't we let McCain rest in peace?

  • wgirl , 00
    March 21, 2019 9:34 a.m.

    In the classic children's tale "Chicken Little" the chicken thought the sky was falling when an acorn fell from a tree and happened to land on his head. He ran around shouting his warning of impending doom all over town.

    Some of his friends believed him and helped him spread the rumor. They all believed it fervently...although they had no evidence it was happening and could easily have looked up at the sky...they didn't.

    A sly fox saw an opportunity to gain advantage from their irrationality. Their self described "crisis" and frantic state made them vulnerable. The fox simply fed their fears. He validated those fears. He offered protection.

    Then he ate them.

    What is the lesson? We are not going to have all our freedoms taken away by Socialists that hate our country. We need to look to more than one source for our information - especially before spreading it to others. Also, A fox is a fox. Don't trust a known liar and con man. It does not end well.

    Romney was one of only 2 Senators that had the courage to stand up for decency and the grieving widow of a man they worked with for decades. The rest are cowards.

    And who are they afraid of? Chicken Little and the Fox.

  • PHQ Sandy, UT
    March 21, 2019 8:19 a.m.

    Everybody needs to take a step back and think.
    Do I want to live in a socialist country?
    Do I want my every freedom taken away?
    Do you want everything that made America what it is,(our flag, national anthem,our constitution).
    Maybe you want to be told what to wear, where to live, what to eat.
    And remember this free is not always free,

    especially when it comes from the government. You and I will pay for it in more taxes.
    It is not a question of liking a person, it is the question of how you want yourself and your children to live!
    A free American or a controlled Socialist.
    Look at the big picture!

  • KrankyFrank Draper, UT
    March 21, 2019 7:13 a.m.

    I find it very hard to believe there could be any negative comments on this article. Mitt is standing up for a man that is dead, someone whose words and actions speak from the dust.

    John McCain was Romney's opponent in 2008, he lost the chance to run for president because of McCain. While Mitt has every opportunity to be sour of this man, he is not.

    McCain was and is a true hero. Trump can slam him all he wants but lets look at Trump's service records. As Ronald Regan would say "its easy to criticize, tough to create". Couldn't be more true words for Mr. Trump's tweets.

  • SuzViews Mesa, AZ
    March 21, 2019 4:28 a.m.

    “Romney said he didn't intend to comment on Trump's every tweet or fault, but said he would speak out against ‘significant’ statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

    POTUS response was to call out Sen. Romney for not being a ‘team player’ & disparage another former AZ Senator, Jeff Flake. It’s interesting how AZ responded in the last election, voting in a [D] to fill his seat. Many people in AZ want a balance of power as enshrined in our U.S. Constitution, accountability & courageous leaders who aren’t ‘traitors’ when they speak their minds & check this president in his overreach of power & beyond the pale remarks disparaging others.

    Thank you, DN & Senator Romney for these inspirational words. My prayers are with the grieving McCain family at this time. I appreciate their sacrifices in allowing Senator McCain to serve our state & country so honorably. 🗽

  • sandia West Jordan, UT
    March 21, 2019 2:10 a.m.

    All people of class and conscience appropriately condemn speaking ill of the dead, except one. So very sad that our President stoops to such low conduct so frequently, and for what? NOTHING good!!
    Please Mr. President, get out of wallowing in the mud of the past. Let John McCain, Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama and all your other foils fade of their own accord, and get on with showing true futuristic leadership for a refreshing change! We'd like you to learn just one lesson--that you can't make progress by denigrating people. You make progress by being better than they were!
    Now Mitt, please get off your perch and become the true conservative deficit hawk you promised us you would be. We need you be a leading figure in the upcoming budget debates and actually do what you promised you would do. Please, no wishy washy or flip flop this time! Go after the deficit as a hawk goes after a mouse!

  • Lilly Munster , 00
    March 20, 2019 11:30 p.m.

    As you can regrettably see here, there is almost no vile act or statement from Trump, including his mountains of lies, that will make almost any Trump followers find a moral compass and denounce Trump, once and for all.
    Even Mitt is having a hard time (in increments) deciding if it is yet politically safe to renounce Trump. Since Romney decided to support Trump two years ago, his retreat is problematic.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:31 p.m.

    With regards John McCain, the comments of trump, the draft dodger become commander in chief, are tremendously insulting.

  • 1aggie Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:05 p.m.

    "His vote against repealing Obamacare sure looked self serving. "

    The fact is "repeal and replace" was a lie. There was no "replace." McCain saw that many of his AZ constituents would be left without insurance coverage and so, like he did throughout his life, put the needs of others before himself. Republicans have yet to come up with an alternative plan for expanding healthcare coverage.

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:03 p.m.

    Mitt, I voted for you and have been to two campaign events of yours. You need to change your tune I’d you want to get out of the next primary.

  • wgirl , 00
    March 20, 2019 7:38 p.m.

    It is sad that the leader of our nation, and the representation of her values and ideals to the world, would be so thin-skinned, frightened, heartless and classless.

    It is even more sad that only a few dare call him out on it. Some defend and support his behavior.

    Trump is attacking a dead man - someone who cannot defend himself. His family has to hear these insults from the President. Of. The. United. States.

    I wouldn't want my sons going on social media and insulting the memory of a classmate's dead father. Would you? Would you think it was funny and justified and "just how kids are these days?"

    I expect them to be decent human beings - even if I hated the dead father - I wouldn't insult him on social media. I wouldn't want my children doing it either. If you can't say something nice don't say anything at all....the golden rule...what would Jesus do...and all that.

    Shouldn't we expect at least as much from our President? That he at least have the decency to say nothing about McCain?

    What message does this send to our children?

    Are we really so afraid to stand up for civility and decency and kindness?

    We will give up our values for some judges and a few dollars?

  • New to Utah Provo, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:36 p.m.

    Trump has brought back manufacturing jobs, lowest unemployment rate for Blacks, Latinos, women, and general population. Decimated ISIS, shored up our military, got quality Supreme Court justices. John Mc Cain served our country valiantly and I salute his military record. As a US Senator and as a presidential candidate. He was absolutely awful, his 2008 campaign was a total failure. His vote against repealing Obamacare sure looked self serving. People are complex and can be good in one area and bad in another. Trump is complex too.

  • Astoria Jim Mamaroneck, NY
    March 20, 2019 6:18 p.m.

    It's interesting that so many of the most recommended comments are critical of Mitt.
    But there are some things that transcend politics, and human decency is one of them.
    As a father, I'd be proud if my sons turned out to be men like Mitt Romney or John McCain, but sickened if they turned out to be like Trump.
    If you're a Trump supporter, do you really consider him a decent role model for your...or anyone's...children?
    And if so, why?

  • Antes Provo, UT
    March 20, 2019 4:30 p.m.

    I wish more senators and congress members would call out Trump for his unprincipled statements.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 20, 2019 4:25 p.m.

    J. Smith: A very good summation of our former president.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    March 20, 2019 4:17 p.m.

    Elsleuith said: "It has become popular in US politics to call out people we disagree with. Romney has falling into this trap. Criticizing others is like going up a dead end road. It may make you feel good but it goes nowhere. Working with the President is taking a higher road."

    Wait, Trump started this with criticizing a dead war hero, and the president has Never taken the higher road, he just continues to prefer to see how low he can go, this is pretty low.

    The twisted logic by Trump supporters is puzzling?

  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    March 20, 2019 4:16 p.m.

    Yes, we know already Mitt. Trump is very rough and often says the wrong thing and can be very offensive. He certainly isn't anyone I would call virtuous.

    That all being true....it must really sting the the people wanted him more than you to be President. Which is my guess why you constantly state the obvious/take shots at Trump.

    I have no doubt you would be a better statesman/diplomat...but based on your apparent and repeated demolition of an actual conservative agenda...Trump is proving to be far better at implementing things that the majority of conservatives care about.

    Please stop with the holier than thou. We already know about Trump.....you trying to elevate yourself by constantly pointing out the obvious is doing just the opposite.

    And by the way......more than one thing about McCain can be true at the same time. Just because he served his country doesn't mean he gets a pass on all of his selfish destructive political decisions. When it came to politics, most every opportunity he had he made it about himself. Something all politicians, including yourself, do very well.

    Go pass some conservative legislation dude.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    March 20, 2019 3:33 p.m.

    Jsmith
    Describes Romney well

  • Desert Dog Layton, UT
    March 20, 2019 3:32 p.m.

    I believe Romney is a just a moderate Democrat in disguise. His true colors are coming out and they're showing quite boldly. He's against funding the wall and now this. Whenever he gets a chance to disagree with Trump he does so. No wonder Trump is having a hard time leading this country and making the necessary changes to make it better.

    With friends like Mitt who needs enemy's.

  • Elsleuith Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 20, 2019 3:02 p.m.

    It has become popular in US politics to call out people we disagree with. Romney has falling into this trap. Criticizing others is like going up a dead end road. It may make you feel good but it goes nowhere. Working with the President is taking a higher road.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    March 20, 2019 2:47 p.m.

    "We love that President Trump is totally honest and NOT Politically Correct!"

    ..... first time ROFL was literally happening. Totally honest....

    Went from never been to Russia, to well yes, I had a beauty contest there once but no business with Russians, to no meeting with Russians, to well, yes there was one in Trump Tower, to well, I was going to build a building but nothing camera of it, to ok, we had a MOU, to well yes, we had meeting with the Russians about Hillary at Trump Tower, but it ended before the election, to well maybe there were meetings with the Russians throughout the elections, and yes, we were trying to build the largest Tower in Moscow.... but there was no collusion.

    And that is just one example. We were told things were going great in North Korea, until we were told that North Korea is starting up its weapons systems again. We were told the administration was upset with Russia over Ukraine, until they dropped the sanctions on the oligarchs in Putins inner circle. We all know the whopper about the National Mall during the inauguration... The list is just so long and deep with the lies Trump has told. Fastest growing economy except it isn't. ROFL.

  • JSB , 00
    March 20, 2019 2:39 p.m.

    Trump doesn't hesitate chastising others for what he perceives as character flaws. Personally, I believe that if a person's wife can't trust him for doing "the most abominable of all sins" (in Trump's case, he hasn't earned the trust of all three of his wives), I hesitate trusting him. Romney's description of Trump's failings are quite accurate.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 2:33 p.m.

    I Smith
    So which lib/socialist/lefty/ democrat are you referring to?

  • blarsen BOUNTIFUL, UT
    March 20, 2019 2:22 p.m.

    Mitt, read this very slowly: 1) collaborated w/enemy (most fellow Hanoi Hilton denizens couldn't stand the man); 2) His role in disastrous carrier fire resulting in many deaths; 3) member of the Keating 5 in the Keating Savings and Loan scandal; 4) his role in almost single handedly squelching efforts to recover left-behind Vietnam POWs in early '90s; 5) dumping his wife who stood by him during his captivity, and after she was handicapped in an auto wreck; 6) his support of neoconservative/globalist agendas.

    Trump has McCain pegged. You don't. Try focusing on supporting the Republican/Trump agenda instead of always harping on what you don't like about Trump.

    Ugh. To think that Utahns have to put up with this kind of stuff from you for 5 more years. Ugh.

  • Captain Green Heber City, UT
    March 20, 2019 2:14 p.m.

    Come on Mitt. We love that President Trump is totally honest and NOT Politically Correct! He says it like it is, whether people like it or not. John McCain had many issues and was not revered very highly by those of us in the Navy. The Donald is exactly right in setting the record straight. Some of McCain's failings in his last years may have been because of his cancer, but that doesn't mean we should give him a pass. And you Mr Romney are not going to help yourself by continually criticizing the President. Time to get on-board! Go Trump! Captain Jim Green, US Navy Veteran

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 20, 2019 2:03 p.m.

    Re Loui

    Why does Trump act as he does? My best guess is Trump was put into office, among other things to do this very thing. God said vengance mine, and Trump is God's vengance towards those who have offended him.

  • Bob Tanner Price, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:39 p.m.

    Is it by accident or by concentrated effort that Senator Romney consistently takes issue with the President. It would be nice to hear him supporting the Republican president once in a while instead of giving the democrat party more ammunition to use against the President. I keep thinking of sheep in wolves clothing. But. I am a republican and I do not want to see a socialist democrat elected president.

  • GVS Genola, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:24 p.m.

    I have respected and supported Mitt Romney for a long time. Now I am very concerned and wish I could discuss the following issues with him. First, it is my sincere hope that his attacks on President Trump are not what they appear to be: Cannibalistic acts of calculated political treachery. Hopefully there has been some kind of misunderstanding that can be resolved. Perhaps Mitt just needs to give greater consideration to how much he is hurting his own cause and helping the opposition. Whatever the motivation, his remarks are actually much more divisive and dishonorable than anything in Trump’s recent history. They are also more derogatory than anything he's ever said about our actual adversaries. These kinds of attacks threaten freedom by giving ammunition to those who are trying to destroy it. By far the most important character issue is whether one has the wisdom and fortitude to defend freedom. In this Trump excels, while most of his critics fall short or drone on about lesser things. We would have a better chance of withstanding the darkness in 2020 if those Trump is defending would quit shooting themselves and him in the foot.

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:23 p.m.

    The hallmarks of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration. People with this condition are frequently described as arrogant, self-centered, manipulative, and demanding. They may also concentrate on grandiose fantasies (e.g. their own success, beauty, brilliance) and may be convinced that they deserve special treatment. These characteristics typically begin in early adulthood and must be consistently evident in multiple contexts, such as at work and in relationships.

    People with narcissistic personality disorder believe they are superior or special, and often try to associate with other people they believe are unique or gifted in some way. This association enhances their self-esteem, which is typically quite fragile underneath the surface. Individuals with NPD seek excessive admiration and attention in order to know that others think highly of them.

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:24 p.m.

    The hallmarks of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) are grandiosity, a lack of empathy for other people, and a need for admiration. People with this condition are frequently described as arrogant, self-centered, manipulative, and demanding. They may also concentrate on grandiose fantasies (e.g. their own success, beauty, brilliance) and may be convinced that they deserve special treatment. These characteristics typically begin in early adulthood and must be consistently evident in multiple contexts, such as at work and in relationships.

    People with narcissistic personality disorder believe they are superior or special, and often try to associate with other people they believe are unique or gifted in some way. This association enhances their self-esteem, which is typically quite fragile underneath the surface. Individuals with NPD seek excessive admiration and attention in order to know that others think highly of them.

  • LeftCoastUte Sandy, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:21 p.m.

    I just remembered the third kind of Trump supporter!

    Don Jr.

  • Dukester VANCOUVER, WA
    March 20, 2019 1:18 p.m.

    Keep it up Mitt! If you want to end up just like Mia Love on the outside looking in...Keep it up!

  • kolob1 Sandy, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:14 p.m.

    Greg LCNM - Las Cruces, New Mexico
    " None of it has, but it has all been debunked as a Clinton fabrication. "

    Was originally funded by Republican megadonor. Believe it or not!

    "During the Republican primaries, a research firm called Fusion GPS was hired by The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative website, to unearth potentially damaging information about Mr. Trump. The Free Beacon — which was funded by a major donor supporting Mr. Trump’s rival for the party’s nomination, Senator Marco Rubio of Florida " Gee

  • Diligent Dave Logan, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:14 p.m.

    Mitt's disparaging remarks about Trump's disparaging remarks of denying Trump's efforts to get ObamaCare overturned legislatively smack of one losing presidential candidate sticking up for another of the same.

    The fact that McCain used his senate vote to counter fellow Republicans, and Trump especially, in negating ObamaCare was, IMO, done out of mere spite by McCain for Trump. And McCain voted that way twice.

    I'm sorry, but death neither sanctifies a person, their record, nor anything else about them.

    Anyone saying we shouldn't disparage the dead, is totally unacquainted with history, whether someone died yesterday, last year, or many years ago.

    And I only saw and heard Trump talking about how McCain's votes against overturning ObamaCare hurting.

    I'm in total agreement. ObamaCare is no small addition to socialism we had before it was added.

    I would strongly argue that all forms of socialism aren't essentkally any different than the likes of Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme. In fact, it's worse.

    One could opt into Madoff's scam. But one cannot opt out of Social Security, MediCare, or ObamaCare. And like Madoff's scheme, none of these programs are ultimately sustainable!

  • Truthczar Colorado Springs, CO
    March 20, 2019 1:13 p.m.

    Some whine, others do. The country needs more unity and less whining.

  • LeftCoastUte Sandy, UT
    March 20, 2019 1:07 p.m.

    There are three kinds of Trump supporters:

    People that have somehow been duped into thinking he serves our country and not himself.

    People that understand what a historically terrible person he is but look the other way because his policy positions match their interests.

    I can't remember the third kind.

  • Michael Robinson, Sr. , 00
    March 20, 2019 1:03 p.m.

    Trump won't even allow the worthy dead to sleep in peace. Disgusting! McCain wasn't perfect, but he was a true American patriot, putting his life and his career on the line to support the democracy he believed in. As a man committed to moral choices, he acted courageously in saying "yes" to what he believed in and saying "no" to those things he considered wrong. I noticed that one of the comments above castigated McCain for his role in the emergence of the Steele Dossier, noting that it had been proven false. As all of us should now be aware, virtually every point in the dossier has been confirmed by the intelligence community, and it has provided a credible basis for ongoing investigations. I also noticed that the mostly literate sheep-commenters expressed the idea of "Right or wrong, he is our President so we must support him." Irrational! When are Utahns going to get it right? There's no one that can claim Trump has character or morals, so why should any citizen think to support him in his truly deplorable behavior? Frankly, it shows a lack of inner strength to support a monster just because he's the president and Republican mascot. That is not what good people do. Mitt, Bravo!

  • Greg LCNM Las Cruces, New Mexico
    March 20, 2019 12:41 p.m.

    Jane B “The contents of the dossier have mostly been verified.” None of it has, but it has all been debunked as a Clinton fabrication. Gee, wake up! For two years a group of partisan lawyers with the power and tyranny of a federal bureaucracy found NOTHING. You are bearing false witness, at this point, ignorance won’t be much of an excuse.

  • kolob1 Sandy, UT
    March 20, 2019 12:34 p.m.

    Now that Mitt has had his one shot at Trump for this month he will continue to follow the wagging tail.

  • wgirl , 00
    March 20, 2019 12:24 p.m.

    Romney did the right thing. Trump's behavior is beneath the dignity of the office and beneath the dignity of the values and ideals of our country and her people.

    I wouldn't allow my kids to speak this way to each other, let alone speak this way to the world via social media.

    There is a difference between criticizing policy, words and behavior and flat-out mockery. Romney voiced thoughtful criticism. Trump simply name calls and mocks.

    It is especially disrespectful to publicly mock someone who so recently passed away. McCain has a wife and children. The President of the U.S. should be mature enough to let things go. Sure, he didn't like McCain's vote on the ACA, but McCain is gone. Trump needs to let it go and stop insulting McCain and his family.

    Trump has some deeper hatred for McCain that has nothing to do with his ACA vote - he was insulting him in 2015 - insinuating that his service to our country was less than heroic and honorable.

    Trump is also spreading lies about McCain. There is no evidence at all that McCain knew what was in the Dossier. He didn't have a secret motive. Besides, many of the things in the dossier have been substantiated.
    What is Trump afraid of?

  • louie Cottonwood Heights, UT
    March 20, 2019 12:21 p.m.

    The republicans must have a real big tent. Mitt sees the President's flaws. To the many other commenters who don't see it that way or will not admit to Trump's character flaws, I ask one question. If Trump knows he is right, why does he stoop so low and resort to such petty narcissistic behavior? That will be remembered more than anything else he does.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 20, 2019 12:19 p.m.

    It should be the people who voted for McCain that should be criticising him. I can understand President Trump's unhappiness, but McCain didn't betray President Trump when he promised he wouldn't support socialized health care then went back on his word.

    McCain betrayed the people who voted for him, not President Trump.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 20, 2019 12:18 p.m.

    It should be the people who voted for McCain that should be criticising him. I can understand President Trump's unhappiness, but McCain didn't betray President Trump when he promised he wouldn't support socialized health care then went back on his word.

    McCain betrayed the people who voted for him, not President Trump.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    March 20, 2019 12:16 p.m.

    Trump should have deflected the question with a throw-away answer. But that’s not Trump.

    Don’t know that I blame Trump all that much. McCain was certainly no friend to Trump the last few years of his life, and his survivors allowed (and even encouraged) his funeral/memorial to be turned into an Anti-Trump rally.

    And, for all his faults, Trump is trying to keep his campaign promises (Build the wall and renegotiate trade deals).

    Contrast to McCain who campaigned on repealing Obamacare and yet, cast his last vote in the Senate to keep Obamacare intact. (Classic Bait & Switch?)

    McCain was an honorable soldier, but a quite imperfect husband, father, and congressional representative. I don’t really appreciate Romney not only defending Senator McCain, but also appearing to emulate McCain by attempting curry favor with the Washington establishment and a largely liberal press.

    Perhaps Romney could be more the peacemaker, and just bind his tongue more of the time. He doesn’t have to give and clear and candid answer every time someone asks him a question.

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    March 20, 2019 12:04 p.m.

    Be honest, this is just another example of Romney trying to come across as a morally superior person. It is what people hate about him. So fony.

    Romney says that he does not intend to comment on every distasteful Trump tweet but yet he continues to do it when he wants to try and look more "principled" than Trump. He did it with his vote on border security and now he has done it again with his comments about McCain actions involving the dispensing of false political research information. Lets be clear, McCain did more than just turn this dossier over to the FBI. He actively gave it credibility by making sure it went to the State Department and other government sources. He knew what he was doing because he didnt like Trump.

    Acting this way just makes Romney look politically weak and like McCain gives people the impression that he supports the dishonest Democrat opposition to Trump's agenda.

    McCain would be pleased with his efforts on both cases.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, WA
    March 20, 2019 12:05 p.m.

    What saddens me,
    is reading so many of these 114 comments,
    most I can safely assume written by members of
    the Church of Christ of Latter-Day Saints
    and each having made sacred covenants to follow Jesus Christ-
    and having taken upon themselves HIS name...

    ...BASHING Mitt Romney for speaking out against obvious evil.

    Woe unto these Latter-Day Nephites, who are indeed ripe for destruction.

  • Back Talk Federal Way, WA
    March 20, 2019 12:03 p.m.

    Be honest, this is just another example of Romney trying to come across as a morally superior person. It is what people hate about him. So fony.

    Romney says that he does not intend to comment on every distasteful Trump tweet but yet he continues to do it when he wants to try and look more "principled" than Trump. He did it with his vote on border security and now he has done it again with his comments about McCain actions involving the dispensing of false political research information. Lets be clear, McCain did more than just turn this dossier over to the FBI. He actively gave it credibility by making sure it went to the State Department and other government sources. He knew what he was doing because he didnt like Trump.

    Acting this way just makes Romney look politically weak and like McCain gives people the impression that he supports the dishonest Democrat opposition to Trump's agenda.

    McCain would be pleased with his efforts on both cases.

  • LOU Montana Pueblo, CO
    March 20, 2019 12:01 p.m.

    Attacking McCain is a very classless act!

    Can you believe people still support Trump?

    That Russian propaganda is incredible.

  • Carlos .. San Jose, CA
    March 20, 2019 11:54 a.m.

    Did Senator Romney forget what Senator McCain said about him in the 2008 election? He was not truthful as I remember it in what he said before the Florida Primary..

  • Antes Provo, UT
    March 20, 2019 11:44 a.m.

    Thank you Senator Romney. You represented my feelings n this very well.

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 11:43 a.m.

    If Trump criticizing McCain is unacceptable
    then so is Romney criticizing Trump (except Romney becomes the hypocrite )

    McCain's vote on Obamacare and his delivering the water for the hard left by forwarding the Clinton campaign funded opposition-research dossier to the press makes him deserving of criticism

    @Marxist - your lecture on fascism is ironic considering the fascism of Marxism - making your criticism of Trump completely laughable. TDS in its most bizarre expression

  • Justmythoughts Provo, UT
    March 20, 2019 11:34 a.m.

    If Senator Romney would spend as much time actually doing something rather than always chastising others....he might actually get something done.

  • slcman SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    March 20, 2019 11:32 a.m.

    Issues like this have nothing to do with liberalism vs. conservatism and everything to do with decency vs. indecency. John McCain and Mitt Romney, even with their flaws, are (or were) both fundamentally decent people and this is why they have a hard time understanding a person like Donald Trump.

  • lindaj72 SF, CA
    March 20, 2019 11:08 a.m.

    Many members of my family served in the military. My brother was a pilot in the USAF. He was a member of the Strategic Air Command (SAC). I have great respect for Senator McCain for serving our country both in the military and in Congress. He made great sacrifices for our country. Like others, I didn't always agree with Senator McCain but I do respect he and his family. The President has never learned how to disagree and not be disagreeable. Senator Romney is a person of integrity - something this president will never understand or achieve. This attack on Senator McCain is yet another deflection on the part of the President, as more and more evidence presents the truth about him. A truth he doesn't want people to know. Too bad, once the truth comes out you can't take it back. I hope for justice for all which in this case means all the secrets exposed on this president.

  • J. Smith Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 11:01 a.m.

    Trump aired a litany of grievances on Tuesday, claiming he has a “stacked deck” against him in 2020, putting down his top aide’s husband as a “total loser" and renewing his attacks on the Sen. John McCain.

    The comments capped another eyebrow-raising few days for Trump, even by the standards of a man who has regularly flouted the conventions of the presidency. On Sunday alone, Trump sent out 29 tweets and retweets that touched on everything from General Motors to his media criticism of Fox News a consequence, people close to him say, of another isolated weekend in the White House.

    Taken together, Trump's scattershot comments paint a picture of a president who feels under-appreciated and under siege as he obsesses over his upcoming reelection bid. Trump's outbursts come after he faced an embarrassing rebuke last week, when 12 Republican senators voted against his declaration of a national emergency at the southern border, prompting his first veto.

  • Jimbo Low PLEASANT GROVE, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:53 a.m.

    McCain and Trump had an unhealthy dislike for each other and unfortunately it spilled into some very bad decisions by Senator McCain. He peddled disinformation (dossier) about Trump and was the deciding vote to save Obamacare in a sense. I am sure he is a hero to the Democrats--he certainly helped their policies more at the end of his career than the Republicans.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:48 a.m.

    If you Trump fans knew any history you would understand Trump's rhetoric and demeanor are fascist. He poses a grave danger. You guys may get your dictatorship. You won't like it.

  • Spangs Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:41 a.m.

    "What is with Mitt's irrational obsession with Trump? When Utah voted Mitt into office we were hoping for statesman, instead we got a dud..."

    Apparently the above commenter doesn't understand the definition of 'statesman.'
    Mitt is a consummate statesman. He is thoughtful, and has honor and integrity that goes well beyond expectation. What is irrational is how most every other elected GOP continues to ignore the daily bad behavior of the President.

    Mitt represents a GOP that SHOULD be in the White House. We could consider our country and ourselves lucky if her were president instead of the disgrace of a president, Mr. Trump.

  • Golden Rules Okay, OK
    March 20, 2019 10:38 a.m.

    These comments are insane. How does defending a Republican war hero make Romney a RINO? People bothered that Romney doesn't support Trump but aren't bothered that Trump frequently attacks most other Republicans?

    Trump is trying to distract from the things Republicans could be bothered by.

    The wall is important because he is married to an immigrant and Melania's family became citizens through chain migration. Ripping on McCain is important to keep you from paying attention to Trump's military service. He uses the slogan "Drain the swamp" when he is a billionaire that benefited from government corruption.

    He starts fights to convince you that he's somehow on the same side as you are.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:32 a.m.

    I need to chastise Mitt Romney for his disparaging remarks against President Trump at the Hinkley institute.

  • Sid Miser Mobile, AL
    March 20, 2019 10:29 a.m.

    Trump’s “rhetoric” doesn’t bother me as long as he continues to rebuild this once proud nation back to normalcy. Too many of these crybaby remarks brings to mind that the liberals and the fake news media are succeeding in the “dumbing down of America” and turning our country in a sanctuary for illegals aliens.

  • BigAlAvenger Summit, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:28 a.m.

    I wish the voters of Utah had not been so enamored with Romney's saving of the Olympics!

  • 1aggie Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:23 a.m.

    “President Trump will not mention McCain's name because he was no war hero,”

    So says the man, who had everything handed to him.

    In contrast,
    McCain was offered early release from captivity, but he declined and remained with those he served. He spent the rest of his life bearing the scars of his captivity—like not being able to raise his arms above his head.

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    March 20, 2019 10:21 a.m.

    "I love and support President Trump and all that he is doing to battle against evil daily with courage and strength! "

    Just when you thought you'd heard it all - Trump battling against evil - that is hilarious!

  • Flipphone , 00
    March 20, 2019 10:21 a.m.

    Utah has a big problem and the problem is Mitt Romney, Who by the Way isn't from Utah.

  • walkingman24 Orem, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:18 a.m.

    "It took Trump's Leadership to bring Obama down!"

    You do realize that Trump did not "bring Obama down", right?

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:16 a.m.

    ...Something to think about - Ogden, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:05 a.m.
    "I'm a history teacher."

    Do history teachers typically post at 10am in the morning on a school day?

    Never mind, I think I know the answer...LOL

  • walkingman24 Orem, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:18 a.m.

    "Criticism simply mean you've joined with the Democrats."

    Is that really where we are at in this country? Political tribalism is a plague to our democracy. Individual members of a party should be able to to criticize other members of the party or the party itself. That's not something you should be afraid of. This is sad.

  • wilson-kelly , 00
    March 20, 2019 10:12 a.m.

    "Disparaging remarks?"
    Pot or kettle, Mr. Romney?
    Many of us are hoping UT can get by the pretty face and big name in the next election.
    Good luck.

  • wilson-kelly , 00
    March 20, 2019 10:14 a.m.

    "Disparaging remarks?"
    Pot or kettle, Mr. Romney?
    Many of us are hoping UT can get by the pretty face and big name in the next election.
    Good luck.

  • cool47 Saratoga Springs, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:11 a.m.

    Thank you Senator Romney for calling out the bad behavior of our President. Whether you liked Senator McCain or not should not be the point. Name calling and belittling on such a public platform as the President has is bad behavior.

    Thanks again for calling it out. Maybe some of your fellow Senators both Republican and Democrat (and with a single voice) should do the same. Not holding President Trump to a higher standard is a huge mistake and may come back to haunt us.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:12 a.m.

    This President has criticized every good Republican since he considered running for the President of the United States of America in the campaign and denigrated honest and valiant men and women.

    No one, anyplace has stood up to his immoral nature, lack of integrity and non-governance.

    John McCain and Jeff Flake were both on Trump’s venom spewing reality show.

    Mitt Romney was not critical of Trump during his senatorial campaign as plenty of Utahns voted for Trump that Romney wanted to vote for him.

    Now, he has 5 years to help remediate our country and his Senior Senator of Utah.

  • LivinLarge Bountiful, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:11 a.m.

    What is with Mitt's irrational obsession with Trump? When Utah voted Mitt into office we were hoping for statesman, instead we got a dud...

    So far, Mitt has spent more time condemning the President of the United States than condemning Russia or any other threat, foreign or domestic. Talk about irony!

  • 65TossPowerTrap Salmon, ID
    March 20, 2019 10:10 a.m.

    Trump has McCain-Envy.

  • Greg LCNM Las Cruces, New Mexico
    March 20, 2019 10:09 a.m.

    Instead of questioning Trump, why don’t you try and rise to the stature of a senator? Oh, I forgot, you have. Hatch was no conservative brain thrust himself, i.e. Ruth Ginsburg. Thanks a lot for that. Too bad, with the electorate in Utah, national leaders(?) could be solid conservatives working with president but embarrass the state with the ire tilt to the left. Why fight with the President?

  • Something to think about Ogden, UT
    March 20, 2019 10:05 a.m.

    I'm a history teacher.

    Trump's messaging is more and more like past dictators than our founding fathers.

    This is an example of how much he lacks the mental capacity to lead. He picks a sector or two of society and points a finger in their direction. Classic dictator blame game. Reminds me of how Hitler pointed to the Jews and communists.

    Study the past and Trump will really, really make you think about the direction we're heading. It's a sad time for our Country... our Democracy.

    Those of you who've been fooled by Trump; there's no shame in admitting you're wrong. The real shame will be your failure to do so.

  • AZ Blue & Red Gilbert, AZ
    March 20, 2019 10:02 a.m.

    I am so disappointed in many of the comments here. We have a President who has some good ideas but a lousy way to do them. I wish he would just be quiet, quite tweeting and do his job. Maybe then I could begin to assemble some respect for him. I have zero now.

    Romney and Flake are 2 men I admire for calling out the President for his lack of acting like what a leader of our country/world should act like. I was not (am not) an Obama fan but he at least acted like a president. Whether you liked and or agreed with McCain you do not say such things about a true patriot.

    Thank you Romney and Flake for not just burying your heads in the sand like most of the others that run our government. Someone has to let the Emperor know that he does not have any clothes on.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 20, 2019 9:59 a.m.

    The real question is 'What is true patriotism?'

    We have McCain who suffered at the hands of his captors in Viet Nam and who bore the scars and crippling effects of those days the rest of his life. He served honorably in the Senate further representing the interests of our men and women in the military.

    On the other hand, we have the scare-mongering Rightwing Media: Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, Coulter, etc. who have convinced many that hating and eliminating Democrats from government is Real Patriotism. Killing ACA is patriotic. Do anything less and you would destroy America (bringing ruin, Socialism, etc.).

    You can see which kind of Patriotism some have chosen by how easily they promote and rationalize the selfish politics acts and sleazy words of Mr. Trump and denigrate the real Patriot. Politics over Patriotism and Principle. That is today's GOP. Lincoln would be ashamed of the party he once led. And they call McCain a RINO.

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:58 a.m.

    "McCain spend many years in the Hanoi Hilton as a POW and is considered a war hero. Yet many other american service men were also held as POW in the Hanoi Hilton yet few know their names.... Why is it that?"

    I find the innuendo her rather ironic considering Draft Dodging Donald has made in money by plastering his name on the side of everything out there like some desperate kids tying to be recognized by tagging buildings and trains.

    Real successful people don't resort to such narsistic behavior. Gates didn't found Gatesoft. Tesla nor SpaceX are branded after their founder. Berkshire Hathaway isn't the name of the funds founder. Intel, SAP, Oracle...none carry their ego obsessed founders name.

    McCain's name is known because he choose a life of service. Others who served, and sacrificed choose to pursue careers not as much in the public eye. McCain is known because he choose the same path a President Bush who was shot down as well in service of his country. Same as Kennedy. Those whose names we don't know aren't any less heroes, they just choose different paths.

    No tin foil or nefarious web sites needed to figure this one out.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:51 a.m.

    Thank you Senator Romney for calling out Trump on the nonsensical, unnecessary criticism of John McCain. McCain had more courage, honesty and common sense than the president. There are times when it is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are daft than to open your mouth and confirm their suspicions.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:50 a.m.

    Why? trump is easily the neatest republican in years.

  • AwakenedCitizen Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:42 a.m.

    I am becoming more and more tired of Mitt and the fact that I even voted for him. The more votes he makes and comments he addresses, the more he shows that he could be a puppet with many strings controlling him or people that could have evidence against him. I voted for you to save our republic and you are representing Utah and going against the republic.

    President Trump will not mention McCain's name because he was no war hero, he is a mega millionaire that received donations from the Rothschild's, the Clinton's, George Soros, and Saudi Arabia. He implanted "evidence" to stir the Russia collusion narrative and investigation and there is evidence that he colluded with ISIS.

    Mitt Romney.
    Mitt Romney.
    Mitt Romney.
    Wire transfers are a convenient way of transferring money for gaining endorsements and votes. Ask Ann Coulter?!

    Keep up the good work and carry on the flip flopping legend of Senator McCain.

  • jimjr Kaysville, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:33 a.m.

    Mitt is showing more and more that he is a never Trumper. Why don’t RINO’s use their negative energy to call the Dems and media out? They seldom mention the real threat of Socialism that very well could be headed our way. If implemented, it iwould spell disaster for the country. When was the last time Mitt called any Democrat out for their foolish nonsense. Have you ever heard Mitt mention the attempted coup by the deep state? Of course not, but they sure make it a priority to diss our President whenever they get the chance. Pres Trump may not be 100% PC but he’s fighting a tough battle to protect our Constitution, establish strong borders, and immigration laws. Thank you Mr President for a booming economy, strong world and domestic leadership, and representing the middle class like no one has for a long time!

  • stand up for truth Lehi, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:32 a.m.

    I liked McCain in many ways but over the decades he was in office, he often sounded more like a Democrat than a Republican. I think that is why he lost in his bid for the presidency.

    I don't appreciate Trump's belittling of McCain's military career but if Senator McCain sent the Fake Dossier to the FBI and Media for a political hurt on Trump, which it sounds like, then I think he deserves criticism for that.

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:31 a.m.

    It has been an amazing personal journey for me to see how my support for Mitt Romney was so high when running against Barack Obama and has completely collapsed when listening to his criticism of Donald Trump. I now question why I would have ever considered voting for him as a U.S. Senator. I thought it was a mistake that Donald Trump did not appoint Mitt to be the secretary of State. Now I know why. John McCain was a thorn in the side of Trump all the time he has been President even until the day he died and refused to allow Trump to come to his funeral. I can easily see why Donald Trump would feel very negatively toward John McCain. Perhaps Mitt's confusion about Trump's feelings toward McCain might be answered by recent documents showing that McCain was complicit in pushing forward the "dossier" that was the source of information that lead to the FISA court corruption leading to the Mueller investigation. Perhaps John McCain's no vote to allow the ACA to continue. There were many instances that put a stain on John McCain's so called exemplary career. My suggestion to Mitt is to open his eyes and see what almost every other Republican is actually seeing.

  • NEAD SLC, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:21 a.m.

    There's a lot of poorly translated Russian in this article's comments. I wonder why that is?

  • xert Santa Monica, CA
    March 20, 2019 9:21 a.m.

    I'm a big D Democrat who voted for Barak Obama and consider him (though not perfect) to possess the most character of any President I've ever voted for outside of Jimmy Carter--(who--let's face it, is simply an outstanding human being whether you liked him as President or not). I almost ALWAYS disagreed with John McCain and found him to be way to political for my tastes.
    ---That said---(sigh).
    I also served in the USMC and I also served at the tail end of Vietnam. I didn't get drafted and I didn't get a bone spur deferment, I just enlisted and was caught up in the Saigon evac. This man John McCain has my total respect, admiration and I will never stop thanking him for his courage. How anyone could even think that anything related to his being a hero is even up for debate is so beyond me. And it's being debated by a man who didn't serve and probably was playing ping pong with Chip and Scooter in the basement of some stupid frat house while McCain was refusing to go home early until his men were released. Do you realize how divorced from reality you have to be to listen to Donald Trump on this issue?
    Mitt is right--and many on the right lack the courage of a McCain.

  • Yuge Opportunity Here Mapleton, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:20 a.m.

    We get it, Mitt. You don't like Trump and take every opportunity to tell us.

    Now, get back to work.

    If you don't like Donald's plans, then create legislation to fix our problems another way. Hint: The answer at the border is NOT to just let everyone in who wants to come here. That's not a solution.

  • Flashback Kearns, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:18 a.m.

    Trump is so incorrect. Romney did indeed win big in Utah. Trump did not.

    That said, Romney is correct to call Trump out.

    I liked McCain. I didn't like his political stances at times and I had a hard time voting for him for president when he ran but, he's dead. Anything he did in the past, frankly no longer matters. He voted against the repeal of Obama care in 2017. I didn't like that vote either but it is past.

    If McCain was involved in the fake dossier, then shame on him. Can anything be done about his participation now. The answer is no.

    Trump disparaging McCain will accomplish absolutely nothing, other than to make Trump feel good, but then again, Trump didn't like McCain anyway.

    So Trump should keep his mouth shut on this one.

  • There You Go Again St George, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:16 a.m.

    Thank you Senator Romney.

    Serving in the military was a republican/FOX News/Trump TV talking point.

    John McCain is everything that Mr. trump will never be.

    John McCain served in the military.

    Mr. trump depended upon daddy to get a bogus bone spurs deferment.

    The fact that the republican political cartel as well as FOX News/Trump TV and other right-wing news outlets have decided to mock the service of an American Patriot says a lot more about the republican political cartel as well as FOX News/Trump TV and other right-wing news outlets than it says about Senator John McCain a true American Patriot who like Robert Muller served their Country in the military.

  • Pig Frizzle Tremonton, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:16 a.m.

    Since when has it become ‘wrong’ to speak your mind about someone, even if they have passed away. Is it because John McCain was a Senator or a war hero or did not like Donald Trump or that he is gone?
    If it is because he is gone & we should never speak ‘ill’ of those that are gone, then the rule should apply to ALL that are gone ... that would make it fun to have a conversation about world history & some leaders.
    If it is because he was a Senator & a war hero, fine, we should hold those aspects in high esteem, but they do not make him sacrosanct.
    If it is because he did not like Donald Trump, then you are an ideologue & only agree with anyone or anything that opposes what you do not like.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    March 20, 2019 9:17 a.m.

    When will Republicans realize, or at least have the courage to admit and act, that Trump is unhinged and it is time to invoke the 25th Amendment, or select another Republican in 2020 for President?

  • Flipphone , 00
    March 20, 2019 9:08 a.m.

    McCain spend many years in the Hanoi Hilton as a POW and is considered a war hero. Yet many other american service men were also held as POW in the Hanoi Hilton yet few know their names.... Why is it that?

  • Pragmatic One Mesa, AZ
    March 20, 2019 8:51 a.m.

    If the good Senator thinks that what Trump says is bad he should spend a few days with the Vets and the people of Arizona. Not a lot of love lost here when it comes to the late Senator from Arizona

  • mohokat , 00
    March 20, 2019 8:46 a.m.

    Mitt says Trump is a Phony and a fraud.

    Mitts comments at a fundraiser Trump put on for the Mittster in Las Vegas in 2012. Reports of over $ 2 million were raised for Romney.

    And here’s what Romney said in 2012 at a news conference in Las Vegas with Trump at his side:

    "Being in Donald Trump's magnificent hotel and having his endorsement is a delight. I'm so honored and pleased to have his endorsement. ... Donald Trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works to create jobs for the American people. He's done it here in Nevada. He's done it across the country. ... I spent my life in the private sector. Not quite as successful as this guy. But successful nonetheless."

    Phony and a fraud! Who? LOL

  • Flipphone , 00
    March 20, 2019 8:43 a.m.

    Mitt Romney is more interested in using his Senate set to attack President Trump than to represent the State of Utah.

  • Red Smith , 00
    March 20, 2019 8:42 a.m.

    Mit Romney never bashed and chastised Obama. Romney is such a disappointment. He's does not represent my values or appreciation for President Trump.

    May God continue to bless and protect President Trump - a working man and woman's president.

    President Trump is the hardest working president this county has had in 100 years. Thank you President Trump for being a hard worker for America.

  • Red Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:43 a.m.

    It is one thing to complain about someone else and another to actually step up and solve problems.

    Mitt, please fix obamacare and right the wrong of McCain. Help redeem his "good name" by doing something good. He deserved to be remembered for something better than keeping a broken system in place.

    Thanks Mitt! Get to work.

  • RC in WJ WEST JORDAN, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:39 a.m.

    Re:Butch Wax

    "You gotta love a man like President Trump. One that cuts through all the crap and says whats on his mind. Trump 2020"

    You got that right. especially when he cuts through all the crap like:

    Civility
    Humility
    Ethics
    Decency
    Courtesy
    Loyalty
    Work
    Literacy
    Morality, just to name a few for starters.

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:30 a.m.

    I owe $1500 in Affordable Care Act penalties, granted I voted for Mr. Obama in 2008 over Mr. McCain, and now a decade later Mr. McCain upholds the ACA, who like Mr. Biden served in nation's capitol going on 40 to 50 years, with perfect government insurance. Mr. Trump should be nice, and so should the ACA penalty forgiveness act, at least the ACA is falling on its on weight. And Mr. Romney is an large soul angel because he was treated horribly by Messrs. McCain and Lindsey Graham in 2008 campaign, and has forgiven and moved on. I like Trump and Romney because they are not career politicians, not in office for the money. And they both studied math, which is more than can be said of all the other previously aforementioned people.

  • PHQ Sandy, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:28 a.m.

    Well, whether anyone notices. It is very apparent that senator Romney is doing all he can to get noticed by as many as possible. In my opinion the only reason he came to Utah was be cause Utahns would vote for him.
    Can anyone else see that Mitt Romney is trying to set himself up for another run for President?

  • dski Herriman, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:24 a.m.

    Mitt, why don't you quit Congress and have a gossip section in the National Enquirer. In the event you do not know, as a senator, you have a special privilege to visit with our president and share your thoughts with him. You told us you are going to bring civility to Washington D.C. Your often public criticism and chastisement of Trump do not show you have any intention for civility but contention with the president. Please show us what you are doing in Congress. What bill(s) are you working on; how are you going to help protecting our border, etc. These are the issues I want to hear from you. I am beginning to think I made a mistake voting for you.

  • Paul8777 Brigham City, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:21 a.m.

    It's really not that hard to understand. The character traits displayed by Donald Trump are the polar opposite of those displayed by John McCain and described by Mitt Romney. Of course Donald Trump hates John McCain. It's for the same reason that the dark hates the light.

  • Ironman SANTA CLARA, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:21 a.m.

    John is back in the news because last week the FBI released a report implicating him and one of his cronies in facilitating the release of the sleazy dossier against Donald Trump a week before the election. John would have rather had Hillary as President and Mitt is in bed with him!

    The only difference between Hillary, John and Mitt is that Hillary is a declared Democrat while John and Mitt are closet Democrats.

    If Mitt is so concerned about morals and integrity, perhaps he should take a long look in the mirror?

  • Lori Fitz Draper, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:20 a.m.

    It's not important to me if someone calls themselves a conservative or Moderate or Liberal, we are all Americans we are all human beings. To support a president who throws shade and belittles great Americans or any person isn't worthy of the office of the President of These United States. I admired John McCain and his courage and I am offended that he is insulted by a person who has no respect for integrity or moral value. I support Mitt Romney's view in this matter and I am proud that he has the strength to call out anyone who behaves like an insecure bully. A good Leader knows the difference between right and wrong. I gave Donal Trump the chance to show his true colors and hoped he would rise to the occasion. What a disappointment he has turned out to be, indeed lowering the bar every day with his hateful rhetoric and childishness. Thank you Mitt Romney for standing up for what is right. You are respected and your words matter.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:18 a.m.

    Thank you Senator. He stands out against his LDS brethren who overwhelmingly (!) support Trump. Romney's position is all the more courageous.

  • eastcoastcoug Danbury, CT
    March 20, 2019 8:17 a.m.

    This is just shameful and ridiculous, people. John McCain endured torture at the hands of his No. Viet captors and elected to stay on in prison to make a statement. His wounds lasted a lifetime. He was one of the most intelligent and valuable leaders ever of the Senate Armed Services Committee. You may not like some of his politics - the old school military guys sometimes reached across the aisle to their veteran compatriots and knew how to listen and compromise. In today's search for 'Conservative' heretics, that's a mortal sin.

    The Far Right would rather cling to Trump, Hannity, Coulter and other media types who have never sacrificed anything for this country, over the years of sacrifice and dedication of John McCain. Notice how quickly Trump turned on his other generals Mattis, Kelly and McMaster once they dared speak their minds. Pathetic.

    Shame on those of you who hold on to petty politics and support the words/actions of Trump - the most self-serving and aggrandizing person to ever inhabit the Oval Office.

  • StevenS Oceanside, CA
    March 20, 2019 8:11 a.m.

    Why Mitt will never be president. It doesn't matter if he is a Latter-day Saint.

  • Fullypresent Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:07 a.m.

    Sen. Romney should know Trump and some of his friends have taken politics, the Republican Party, and the White House politics to a new low. He doesn't know what basic civility and respect look like or mean. If we could get Trump and his friends out, the far right Republicans out and far left Dems out, we could actually have a fairly respectful Congress and get things done. And, have some dignity and respect restored to the White House. We need to get people who are better role models for our children, grandchildren, all young people in our country and the world. We need to have role models for who we would like to encourage them to be.

    Trump will never be an Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Theodore Roosevelt, or Dwight D. Eisenhower. They weren't perfect but he is so far the other way he has made the Republican Party unrecognizable.

  • quackquack Park City, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:05 a.m.

    The eyes of Trump supporters Trump can do no wrong this is how you know their fanatical.

    McCain is a Vet and a War Hero who put his life on the line to ensure we the American Citizen can live free and happy lives. Yet Trump cant understand what it mean to serve this country, that he was able to earn his wealth due to guys like McCain.

    So you have to ask is an American Patriot a guy who dodged the draft, possibly cheated on his taxes and tears down American war heroes ?

  • pragmatistferlife Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 8:00 a.m.

    " I love how politicians say one thing in private and another in public. That is not Trump’s way. "

    Kind of true. Trumps way is to just publically lie, and then lie about that lie, and then lie about that lie.

  • tsobserver Mapleton, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:57 a.m.

    Hero worship in politics is dangerous regardless of party. It creates an atmosphere that fosters selfish behavior inoculated from criticism from within. We see this currently in several freshmen in Congress now.

    Such adulation paves the way for despotism. The same is true for all politicians including Trump, but criticising him for not participating in the lionization of a man who spent a some time as a POW but then spent decades as a fixture in the DC partisan swamp propping up the establishment is just silly.

    Trump, love him or hate him, has never shied away from telling people what he really thinks. Can we say that of Romney? Is honesty the best policy only until you're in DC? Apparently so.

  • md Cache, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:58 a.m.

    This is really embarrassing for Mitt. Pandering to the left and to the media in order to further his own political agenda is beneath him. McCain was rightfully called out by the President. Evidence has come forth that showed he was complicit in presenting the fake dossier to the FBI so that they could investigate the President. Sour grapes at the expense of the country. He was the deciding vote to keep Obamacare, despite his non-stop campaigning about ending it. Duplicitous. I believe that Romney is too liberal for Utah.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:52 a.m.

    I was pleasantly surprised by Mitt's comments regarding trump. The only problem is that he didn't go far enough.

    But it's appalling to see that so many comments here are slamming Mitt for his wisdom and truthful comment.

    I have to wonder how many of those posts praising trump are from real people and how many are from some kind of internet bots.

    Has Putin found some way to pump comments into Salt Lake via DN's comments line?

  • Common sense conservative Herriman, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:46 a.m.

    If anyone comes in contact with something like a suspicious dossier, the right thing to do would be to immediately turn it over to law officials- just like McCain did. Trump would have praised him for hiding it for political reasons. Now he tramples on his grave. How pathetic. That right there shows the difference of character between the two. McCain led a lifetime of service in the military POW and as a senator. Yes some good things have happened with Trump in office, but just because he slapped an "R" in front of his name in 2016 don't let that blind you to who he is. I'm so embarrassed for my party. Thank goodness a few like Romney still have some integrity.

  • Mark from Montana Davis County, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:44 a.m.

    "I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God," the Utah Republican tweeted.

    The answer Senator Romney is quite simple. President Trump values none of the characteristics you attribute to Senator McCain. If these are negative attributes to President Trump, of course he will belittle them.

    What do you value Senator Romney? Actions are all that matter in this case, words mean very little. You, as we all, will be judged by our actions, by who you will support. I can defend my non-support of Trump. Can you defend your support of him?

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    March 20, 2019 7:39 a.m.

    "Chastizes" is not a term that should be used to disagree with the President's mean spirited, nasty tweets.

    Sanction, or some other more forceful term should be used to speak about the Trump habit of mean spiritedness.

  • Lia , 00
    March 20, 2019 7:38 a.m.

    trump deserves any and all criticism directed at him.
    He's the worst excuse for a statesman ever produced by this country....

  • Lia , 00
    March 20, 2019 7:38 a.m.

    Neanderthal - Springville, UT
    March 19, 2019 10:38 p.m.
    "Mitt, quit dissing Trump. He's our US President".

    Not for long.

  • hardware Erda, Ut
    March 20, 2019 7:32 a.m.

    I am really disappointed at Romney's lack of support of the President. We finally have a guy who is for the American people, and our senators don't support him. Mitt needs to go back to the east coast. Trump was exactly what this nation needed after Obama. What most consider Presidential is a liar who eloquently gives lip service. Trump says it plain so everyone knows exactly what he means and he follows through. We still need some swamp draining.

  • matman Provo, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:28 a.m.

    Man I was hoping Mitt won vs Obama, sure glad he didn't.

  • West Jordanians of Utah WEST JORDAN, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:24 a.m.

    There’s a popular song of the past that says, “If you don’t know me by now, you will never never never know me.” Pres. Trump has been serving now for over two years and he’s been speaking his mind throughout that whole time, and Sen. Romney still acts like a CNN pundit, shocked and offended. Pres. Trump will not change. And judging from everyone’s comments and I concur, he’s gonna win again in 2020 because our economy is better now than at any other time in our history. Furthermore, we are back to being the greatest country in earth.

  • Rita B Herriman, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:17 a.m.

    @Joyfully - "he sounds jealous and petty." You're talking about Trump, right? I mean, look at both men's words for comparison. Romney is a man of class and substance, and Trump sounds like a 10-year-old who has access to a Twitter account.

    Some commenters here like to think that most Utah voters regret putting Romney in office, but that is totally not true. Romney is WAY more popular here than Trump.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:16 a.m.

    I fully agree with the majority of the comments below. I will add one more that I have felt since his infamous attack on the President in December before he was even seated in the Senate:

    Righteous Superiority! He thinks he is better than Trump and can't get over the fact that Trump won and he lost.

    I love and support President Trump and all that he is doing to battle against evil daily with courage and strength! Our two senators from Utah need to take a lesson from Dems and unite and support him as they do their own.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    March 20, 2019 7:04 a.m.

    Most would agree that McCain's military service, especially his conduct as a POW were exemplary.

    However, his conduct as a politician leaves much to be criticized, especially his despicable alliance with the Clinton campaign to spread lies in the "Steele dossier" and his vote against Obamacare repeal, contrary to his previous promises, just to spite Trump.

    Mitt has shown his true colors as a mere "never Trumper" rather than a principled conservative.

    I wish Mitt has stayed in Massachusetts and run for office there as his values fit that state far more than his limited time in Utah.

    Trump is making American Great Again, albeit in a not very politically correct manner and ticking off a lot of people. That is much better for our country than the stuff McCain and now Romney are selling.

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    March 20, 2019 6:59 a.m.

    I voted for Mitt, with trust that he would put the issues of our day as his priority. Senator Romney is not to be our Senate or National Chaplain. I want my Senator to stop publicly calling out the President, and to support him as he moves to act for the accomplishment of a border wall. Let’s get it done and move on.

  • Jonjacobjinglehimersmith Moab, UT
    March 20, 2019 6:44 a.m.

    John McCain served his country honorably and was a war hero. On his twenty-third bombing mission during Operation Rolling Thunder in October 1967, he was shot down over Hanoi and badly injured. He subsequently endured five and a half years as a prisoner of war, including periods of torture. In 1968, he refused a North Vietnamese offer of early release, because it would have meant leaving before other prisoners who had been held longer. He was released in 1973 after the Paris Peace Accords. He went on to serve until 1980, when he retired as a Captain.

    Trump had the opportunity to serve, but used his Father's influence to get him excused from military service. Trump's problem is because McCain wouldn't blindly fall in line and support him regardless of the reason. I'm grateful for men like John McCain. He was an honorable man.

  • chopperdan Clovis, NM
    March 20, 2019 6:41 a.m.

    It takes courage, honor and integrity to call out horrible behavior. Each one of the comments posted in reference to this article are neither. Donald Trump does not tell the truth, where are your comments on that? The allegations Against the president regarding paying off women to keep that relationship secret. It takes courage, honor and integrity to call that out, where are your comments about that?

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    March 20, 2019 6:38 a.m.

    If memory serves. .. the reason the president criticised John McCain is because he ran for office telling those who he hoped would vote for him that he wouldn't support more socialized health care. Then he went back on his word.

  • The Meliorist CA, 00
    March 20, 2019 6:37 a.m.

    Looks like Romney hit a nerve with Trump loyalists.

    Romney has come to the defense of a recently deceased American and Republican leader who was also a veteran and hero of the Vietnam war. In fact if anyone should have motivation to not like McCain it would be the guy who lost the Republican nomination in 2008 to him. Except that is not Romney's character.

    Romney is not vindictive.
    Romney is even-handed.
    Romney is faithful to his family.
    Romney uses his personal money to serve his country and others.
    Romney released his taxes.
    Romney is a true conservative.
    Romney is the kind of guy that doesn't pay his workers only after they sue him.

    Exactly why Trump will lose Utah in 2020 by an even larger count than in 2016.

  • SGU84770 St. George, UT
    March 20, 2019 6:33 a.m.

    Maybe if Romney begins to appreciate the extent to which Republicans reject McCain and his votes/behaviors, he will change his tune. Being the "well lubricated weather vane" (in the words or our great former governor Jon Huntsman Jr.) if Romney sees which way the wind is blowing on this issue, he will change his position. Alternatively, maybe he will pack his bags and move to yet another state to seek office in a more liberal state. Maybe MIchigan, where he could trade on his dad's name.

  • embarrassed Utahn! Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 6:26 a.m.

    Based on comments of many Utahns and the comments of President trump, it is apparent that many Republicans don’t find anything wrong with being the bullies; the mean-spirited bullies of our country.

    Disparaging and disrespecting the life of a man who served in the military and gave the rest of his life to public service is astounding.... I’ve never been a John McCain supporter but I wouldn’t even stoop that low.

  • Happy Convert KCMO, MO
    March 20, 2019 6:22 a.m.

    i can't believe some of the negative comments with regard to the late Senator McCain. Senator Romney is not drinking the "Trump Kool-Aid." Good for him and also good for him to stand up for the late senator.

  • RWOFVA RIVERTON, UT
    March 20, 2019 6:16 a.m.

    We know uber conservatives like to use Romney as a punching bag. We saw it last week when he voted against Trump's emergency decralation, though those same people had no comments about Mike Lee, who also voted against it. Now Romney takes a stance that any parent would take with their kids following the if you don't have something nice to say rule. He was right to do so. I support every good thing Trump does but that does not mean we should try to justify very foolish or mean thing he says. Romney represents the sanity that I hope someday will make it back to politics and to those people who very likely live those rules of decency in their lives but find ways to disregard them only when justifying the actions of Donald Trump.

  • Butch wax , 00
    March 20, 2019 5:55 a.m.

    You gotta love a man like President Trump. One that cuts through all the crap and says whats on his mind. Trump 2020

  • Allen C Christensen American Fork, UT
    March 20, 2019 5:54 a.m.

    I have been hopeful that Senator Romney would propose some original solutions to our problems. His monitoring of President Trump is not a satisfactory substitute for what I hoped would be some new and original proposals about the problems that face us.

    Senator Romney did acknowledge that President Trump is correct about confronting China on trade policy. Perhaps he can come up with some helpful ideas in that regard. I have been hopeful that he would have good ideas at how to effectively deal with Mr. Putin and our difficulties with Russia. In 2012, candidate Romney correctly identified Russia as a problem.

    And for all of the talk, other than the border wall, the Washington, D.C. crowd has not come up with suggested solutions, so until they do, we had better build a fence. Was it Robert Frost who once wrote, "Good fences make good neighbors?"

  • UtahBlueDevil Alpine, UT
    March 20, 2019 5:47 a.m.

    Amazing reactions here. Draft dodging Donald Trump has he nerve to disrespect someone who actually fought and sacrificed for this country - then his followers attack the credibility of the person who asks Mr. President to start acting presidential.

    Maybe the dossier was "unverified", but no one can make the honest claim that information within it have led to the arrest, charge, and conviction of people who were in Trumps campaign team. At least some of the claims have been verified in the court of law. Is all the dossier 100% accurate - who knows - I guess we will find out over time. The dossier may have unverified in some of its sources, but has been validated by the courts of this nation.

    Romney isn't the one who feels the need to give everyone nicknames. Romeny isn't the one who uses twitter as a tool to dictate national policy. Romney isn't the one who has lied just about every aspect of anything - Mexico paying for wall - most people at inauguration ever - best liked Boy Scout speech ever - War in Syria over - and on and on and on....

    Romney isn't the lying draft dodger.... Mr. President - show us your grades, like you demand of Obama.

  • ZorroPC Park City, UT
    March 20, 2019 5:37 a.m.

    Romney lives his life as if nothing he ever has said was recorded. Romney himself made many of the same type of accusations against McCain when they were political opponents. Many of those were reported in this very news source. He accused him of lying and dirty tricks, on being a liberal, the list goes on. I believe it was that very two faced behavior that cost him the primary in 2008 and the Presidency in 2012

  • Basketballgirl75 Provo, , UT
    March 20, 2019 5:08 a.m.

    Thank you Senator Romney. It's shocking to see the things that President Trump tweets and I'm glad to see someone standing up for Senator McCain.

  • ECR Burke, VA
    March 20, 2019 3:54 a.m.

    Dale said, “I lived in Arizona for 20 years and many good republican's could't stand McCain”.

    That reminds me of some of my Republican family members telling how much the people ov Nevada hated Harry Reed.

    In both cases these fine men served more than 35 years in Congress. That seems like a funny way to show your disdain - voting for them - if you truly hated the candidate.

  • Pimpun Salt Lake City, UT
    March 20, 2019 3:39 a.m.

    I believe that most of you are set so much in your own beliefs that it causes most of you ( defenetly not all ) to not see the truth . all i have to say is real is real fake is fake green is green open your eyes to facts . look at whats really going on and then see who u stand behind . trump is trying to put america in bankruptcy like he did his buisneses . how do you guys think thats going to work out for us

  • Cougalum St. George, UT
    March 20, 2019 2:52 a.m.

    SLars: Back when McCain turned the info over to the FBI neither he nor others knew what if any of it was true. If there was a even a remote possibility that some of it including collusion with Russia was true then how could anyone loyal to the country do anything other than pass it on to law enforcement. Are you seriously suggesting that he should have concealed this information? Really? Loyalty to the country must trump loyalty to a party or to Trump. Now we find that the FBI top brass was corrupt and it has been 3 years and no evidence of Trump/foreign collusion has surfaced. The only collusion discovered is the collusion between Hillary, the DNC and foreign agents. But back at the time McCain turned the info over to the FBI it was absolutely imperative.

  • TMR Pasadena, CA
    March 20, 2019 2:17 a.m.

    Good for Senator Romney. We need more courageous McCains and Flakes in the GOP to stand up to this White House bully who does not deserve the title of “President,” notwithstanding the electoral (as opposed to popular) vote.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    March 20, 2019 1:55 a.m.

    "'I was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be," Trump told reporters."

    You're in good company Mr. President. McCain was never trustworthy. Now Mitt is showing his true colors. Is he trustworthy?

  • silo Sandy, UT
    March 20, 2019 12:13 a.m.

    @dale
    "His anti-Trump involvement in sharing _a dossier outlining potential ties between the president and Russia_ demonstrated his true charterer"

    @slars
    "McCains involvement with _the dossier outlining potential ties between the president and Russia_ was nothing more than sour grapes on McCains part"

    You both used almost the exact same phrase in your posts in the exact same minute.

    Talking points much?

  • Cougalum St. George, UT
    March 19, 2019 11:47 p.m.

    McCain referred the Trump dossier to the FBI without Clinton influence because Clinton became involved after McCain’s referral. There is no evidence that he vouched for its accuracy but the seriousness of the possibility of truth or partial truth justified McCain’s actions at that time. You may well disagree with McCain’s positions for decades, mostly before Trump was a player. But to bad mouth an officer in the United States Navy, many missions over North Vietnam being shot at, being permanently wounded and brutally tortured for his country and refusing special treatment over other POWs because his dad was an admiral? Dale: Don’t you dare attack his hero credentials to support that reprobate in the White House. I support most of Trump’s policies and governmental actions from taxes to anti late term abortion to conservative justices, to immigration to reducing regulations to leveling the trade playing field to strengthening the military to sanctions on Russia, Argentina, North Korea etc. But to attack McCain’s heroism is despicable especially by anyone who has not served. Disagree with McCain’s vote on Obamacare but that doesn’t change the fact that McCain was a patriot.

  • Joyfully American Fork, UT
    March 19, 2019 11:44 p.m.

    Sour grapes. So far, every time Romney speaks he sounds jealous and petty. I'm officially a disappointed Romney voter.

  • The Man! Pleasant Grove, UT
    March 19, 2019 11:41 p.m.

    Thank Goodness for the majority of comments which reject Romney's "holier than thou" criticisms of Trump. You'd think Mitt thought McCain was Godlike the way he describes him. Not believable in my opinion. Romney is just another version of McCain and Jeff Flake.

  • Dale in S Jordan , 00
    March 19, 2019 11:36 p.m.

    Another thought on disparaging remarks. I would hope that Romney and Lee would have readers to inform them of their unpopular views. If they don't change their attitude, hopefully enough Utah republicans will have the courage to vote them out on the next election. We need good strong conservative views to led our state, and it's not to far away to have the right people to speak up.

  • 🏞️Rhappahannock Arlington, VA
    March 19, 2019 11:32 p.m.

    Anyone else remember McCain's Anti-Mormon rhetoric?

    He was not a conservative, and tried to actively undermine Trump.

    If he was truly loyal to the country, he would have retired when he had brain cancer. Instead, he stayed until the day he died even though he was not able to perform his job.

    McCain was selfish and played to the leftist media instead of representing the citizens of his state.

  • hobblecreek CA, 00
    March 19, 2019 11:26 p.m.

    To answer Mitt Romney’s question;

    John McCain was everything that Mitt Romney described. Donald Trump is none of those things. Pure jealousy and pure pot stirring by DJT.

  • RJohnson Salt Lake City, UT
    March 19, 2019 11:25 p.m.

    William F. Buckley is turning in his grave over these comments.

  • franc Kirkland, WA
    March 19, 2019 11:17 p.m.

    There are many people who do not/did not love and/or adore McCain. And Mitt's opinion of him doesn't phase me in the least. Ugh.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    March 19, 2019 11:17 p.m.

    Seems some of you don’t understand the dossier. It’s not McCains doing. He was given it, and promptly turned it over to the FBI, as he should have. The contents of the dossier have mostly been verified. The problem is not the dossier, it’s Trumps suspicious contacts with so many Russians.

    Anyway, it’s pretty sad to see so many people following Trumps lead on disparaging a tortured POW/American war hero. Does it get any more pathetic than that?

  • Dale in S Jordan , 00
    March 19, 2019 10:59 p.m.

    President Trump know more than most. I lived in Arizona for 20 years and many good republican's could't stand McCain. He made many non-republican legislative positions. His anti-Trump involvement in sharing a dossier outlining potential ties between the president and Russia demonstrated his true charterer. McCain's war record was questionable too, if you check it out.
    I hope Romney and Lee are not of the same cloth, but it doesn't look good with their last emergency border bill?

  • SLars Provo, UT
    March 19, 2019 10:59 p.m.

    McCains involvement with the dossier outlining potential ties between the president and Russia was nothing more than sour grapes on McCains part.

    He couldn't win the Presidency, neither could Romney, but Trump did.

  • water rocket , 00
    March 19, 2019 10:58 p.m.

    I didn't like McCain, I don't like much about Trump, and I am seriously concerned about Romney. There was a song by Peter, Paul and Mary that says, in part "Where have all the soldiers gone? Gone to grave yards every one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?" I would like to change that refrain to "Where have all the diplomats gone? They have been destroyed by politicians, every one. When will they ever learn? When will they ever learn?" The pot calling the kettle black does not clean up the kitchen! Get my meaning? When will they ever learn?

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    March 19, 2019 10:50 p.m.

    Mitt Romney is a feeble excuse for a conservative. Nobody ever doubted that he would win the election in Utah. But while Hatch supported our Leader, Mitt is working to undermine him.

    And Mitt failed to win against Obama, when it counted. It took Trump's Leadership to bring Obama down!

    I trust Donald Trump to keep us safe. He has the strength of a Grizzly, the reflexes of a Puma, and the wisdom of a Man.

  • mohrman Payson, UT
    March 19, 2019 10:49 p.m.

    Hmmm...he can't understand eh...and he is our senator...what a clueless, politician. How would Mr. Romney feel if he was trashed with a phoney dossier and the person who did it, was a member of my own party. He can't understand the the repeal of Obama Care was stopped by one republican...who thought more of his grudge instead of the people he was elected for. How easily Romney is offended and has his own comments and public rebukes for the president and yet if anyone questions him, how terrible. Romney couldn't stand all the heat and pressure and so instead of looking for common ground and how to help the citizens, he feels he is the annointed one to criticize everything instead of looking to build bridges.

  • Sore loser Oakland, CA
    March 19, 2019 10:47 p.m.

    Trump is an American and speaks his mind which is his Constitutional right. I love how politicians say one thing in private and another in public. That is not Trump’s way. I remember McCain and Huckabee going after Romney in the 2008 debates, they didn’t seem to have much goodwill towards Romney.
    Why did McCain get involved in the dirty dossier funded by Hillary Clinton and use his credibility to have the FBI accept it, and then enable the Mueller team to go on a witch hunt and try and tie up a duly elected President trying to carry out the promises he made during his campaign. That is real dirty.
    Romney should take on the media more rather than trying to get their approval

  • Mr. Bean Springville, UT
    March 19, 2019 10:46 p.m.

    JaneB: "That's really putting it kindly, don't you think?"

    Romney seems to think Trump should speak like a politician. He's not a politician. Politicians blubber on and on without actually saying anything of substance. The politician's prime objective is to get reelected over and over again and stay in paying government jobs. Trump's objectives are to keep the American economy going full blast, reducing unemployment, and many, many other things... including "make America great again."

  • Jed--> Orem, UT
    March 19, 2019 10:44 p.m.

    Romney has no scruples.

    For abortion, ...ehhh..against it.

    For it again, against.

    President Trump is correct. McCain spread that dossier that was unverified. Shame on McCain.

    Finally we have a president that had the guts to call out that behavior. Traitorous behavior.

    More and more I distrust Mitt Romney. He is the Swamp.

    President Trump, not all of Utah is with Romney.

  • Terry Sandy, UT
    March 19, 2019 10:42 p.m.

    What an embarrassment that Utah Republicans voted in this liberal Massachusetts anti Trumper into office instead of a true conservative. Talk about a sheep in wolves clothing. Romney will go down as the worst Republican Senator in Utah history, fighting against his republican party at every opportunity; all while the extreme socialists conspire in secret combinations to change the constitution and take power permanently. John McCain was the worst anti Trump Republican Senator up until this time and Romney is trying to outdo him. McCain for no other reason than to anger Trump and all his supporters (Even All Arizonan's were extremely angry with McCain) single handed stopped the repeal of Obamacare that has raised healthcare costs triple digits in many areas, and way faster than at any other time in my lifetime, 3/4 of private plans have gone away/bankrupt. Funny how Liberals all support each other 100%, but a Liberal Romney tries to fight against his own party 1/2 the time. I plead for a true conservative to run against Romney next time to fix this horrible mistake many poorly informed Utahn's made. I will throw all my support for any true conservative next election.

  • Neanderthal Springville, UT
    March 19, 2019 10:38 p.m.

    Mitt, quit dissing Trump. He's our US President. Criticism simply mean you've joined with the Democrats.

  • JaneB Wilsonville, OR
    March 19, 2019 10:18 p.m.

    Romney said, "But, on balance, (Trump’s) conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions (in December), is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office."

    That's really putting it kindly, don't you think?