Utah Sen. Mitt Romney says Donald Trump's re-election is 'not a sure thing'

Utah senator notes he may not endorse anyone in 2020

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  • Furry1993 MSC, UT
    June 11, 2019 9:59 a.m.

    There are currently two candidates running for the Republican nomination--trump and Bill Weld (a former Republican governor of Massachusetts). trump, because of his outrageous actions and comments, gets copious notice in the news media across the political spectrum. Bill Weld, although he is the more honest, honorable and qualified candidate -- much more fit and qualified to be President than trump in every way -- gets a mere miniscule amount of attentionevery now and again, even though he works diligently to campaign.

    It's well past time that Bill Weld should get the attention he deserves. It is well past time that the voting public should learn that there is a Republican alternative to trump who is much more attractive than trump, and would be much better, more patriotic and more qualified to serve as the President of the United States.

    Message to the media and the voting public -- Please give Weld the same amount of attention trump gets. The voting public would be well served if Weld got the attention he deserves. We need someone who can be effective in cleaning up the mess trump has already caused, and will cause during the election. Weld is the man to do it.

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    June 10, 2019 10:31 a.m.

    Not happy about Romney. He needs to stop the posturing and get behind a president who is getting things done.

  • outside19 Austin, TX
    June 9, 2019 4:38 p.m.

    @Steve Cottrell: "I would rather have someone with a sense of decency, honesty. and courtesy...."

    Good luck with that. Those aren't typical character traits of politicians.

  • hbwilly54 Orem, UT
    June 9, 2019 1:36 p.m.

    I have a hard time endorsing Mitt, he is ether part of the deep state or a democrat. He is not a good representation of Utah. I get it he likes hanging with his Washington buddies. But he is not doing a lot for Utah, or in Washington, he is just alot of talk.

  • NAFM Altamont, UT
    June 9, 2019 8:31 a.m.

    I had hope that the anointed Mitt Romney would go to WDC and be a leader at solving some of our nations problems. My better judgement said he would not. So far my hope is loosing out. There is still time for Senator Romney to provide leadership to do some good in the Congress.

    Even when Mitt talks about support for Trump dealing with China, Mitt suggests he would do it differently and describes a plan that has been attempted for several administrations and has not worked.

    For crying out loud quit undermining at every turn and get something for the good of the nation done!

  • ERB Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 8, 2019 11:37 p.m.

    This is a sure thing. Mitt won’t win his own primary next time. BTW, I’ve voted for Mitt 3 times. I’m sorry.

  • mrjj69 Bountiful, UT
    June 8, 2019 8:46 p.m.

    Mitt's re-election is not a sure thing either.

  • hfrv3 Boise, ID
    June 8, 2019 6:50 p.m.

    The Never-Trumpers would rather be lied to politely than told the truth rudely. Paul Ryan spent his 2 years as House Majority Leader sabotaging "his" President and his plans. He retires and now Romney gives him leadership of his annual gathering! Who's on the people's side? Who?

  • Steve Cottrell Centerville, UT
    June 8, 2019 4:29 p.m.

    I certainly hope that Trump is not re-elected. I would rather have someone with a sense of decency, honesty. and courtesy, and who is not sure he/she already knows everything about everything.

  • TUN_Heathen PINCKNEY, MI
    June 8, 2019 3:50 p.m.

    Covfefe in 2020!

  • intrinsicrewards Salem, VA
    June 8, 2019 3:42 p.m.

    What is it that Mitt doesn't agree with? Hundred of court nominees that hold Utah's values, tax cuts, great economy; deregulation; ISIS defeated; Jerusalem Capital; NATO countries paying up; much better trade deals. He has done this with ZERO democratic support and under Mitt's constant criticism, Trump is the right man at the right time in history to clean up the mess in our country. No one else could do what he has done, including MItt, who should go ahead and change parties.

  • Truth Seeker , 00
    June 8, 2019 3:37 p.m.

    I don't need any more time. I can say for sure I will never again endorse Mitt Romney for any position. He is more of a Democrat than most Democrats. I just hope the people of Utah see what a RINO he is before it's too late.

  • Jer-Bear Springville, UT
    June 8, 2019 2:18 p.m.

    Interestingly, I posted a tame article, and now it's disappeared!

    Here is the jest of it:
    Well of course President Trumps re-election is not a slam dunk. Neither is Senator Romneys.

    President Trump, almost single handedly, works on our behalf, I admire that.

    Senator Romney is not acting like the tallest man in the room, as he should.

  • Methuselah Springville, UT
    June 8, 2019 1:15 p.m.

    @jimjr: "It is really discouraging that every time Mitt is interviewed he finds a way to diss Trump."

    That's because Mitt is a politician who spend their time yakking. Trump is a business man whose goal is to get something constructive accomplished. So far he's doing fairly good at it.

  • Alexander the Great Springville, UT
    June 8, 2019 12:55 p.m.

    @Shaun:
    "Trump willingly tears down anyone who disagrees with him."

    You mean like Nancy Pelosi who sez he should be in jail? And Chuck Schumer and Barbara Waters who sez he should be impeached?

    I think he has every right to tear them down... and worse.

  • iceskatercjudd Coalville, UT
    June 8, 2019 12:36 p.m.

    Romney has been, and continues to fight for the moral centered side of the GOP. The side that was so easily lost with Trump. More members of the GOP would do well to follow Romney's lead rather then Trump, for history books will not shine bright on the party that openly embraced an adulterer who openly insulted every person who didn't agree nor identify as him. Making fun of the disabled reporter during a campaign rally should have been the final straw, but for some reason you all can over look that.

    Likewise, some people have commented that the GOP doesn't do a great job of backing its president. That is false, the GOP has never had a worse president and still has managed to back him without fail. If Democrats backed Obama like Republicans have backed Trump, the policy landscape of the US would be far more progressive then it stands today.

  • Neanderthal Springville, UT
    June 8, 2019 12:29 p.m.

    @Brave Sir Robin:
    "Everything Trump does needs to be torn down."

    You mean like...
    A booming economy
    Consumer Confidence 18 year high
    Black/Hispanic unemployment record low
    Jobless claims lowest level since 1969
    etc., etc., etc.

    "We can do better than Trump. I, for one, would like a president who knows the moon isn't part of Mars."

    I would like a president who doesn't want America overrun by millions of unauthorized immigrants. Oh, wait... we've got one... President Trump.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    June 8, 2019 12:29 p.m.

    I do not trust Mitt Romney's judgment anymore. He decries President Trump through the media with their ready mics.

    Mitt, I find a lot in just last week to praise President Donald J. Trump! I just listened to his stirring D Day speech at Normandy Beach. Stellar! Everywhere he went in London, France, and beyond, he was received warmly by the Queen, dignitaries, and veterans as he saluted those who bravely defended freedom in this part of the world 75 years ago! His words were strong, sincere, and stirring.

    In the last 24 hours he has negotiated with Mexico to begin protecting our homeland on the Mexican side of the border and lifted the threatened tariff. Trump leads in front instead of apologizing and leading from behind as did his predecessor.

    Please do not use your bully pulpit to denounce our great President. I suggest you step up and give him credit for all the good he is doing for our country here and abroad. I read a comment recently, "unlike Hillary Clinton, who sacrificed our country for her wealth, that the Trumps are a billionaire family prior to 2016, and Donald Trump has sacrificed his wealth for the country!"

    God bless America and our President!

  • Jer-Bear Springville, UT
    June 8, 2019 12:24 p.m.

    Donald Trump's re-election?

    With 110% I certainly do hope so! The man has delivered! Or, at least has tried to deliver all Congress will let pass. But many in Congress are venomous. Look in the mirror Senator Romney, as you often oppose President Trump, as opposed to being the tallest man in the room and standing up for him...

  • Rabl Southaven, MS
    June 8, 2019 12:12 p.m.

    I think Trump would be most happy if Mitt didn't endorse him....Romney seems to always come in 2nd or worse in any political venture...His turn coat on Trump in political circles would normally be big news but hardly a ripple as Romney carries no political clout in ANY political circle. If he jumped to the democrat side I don't know whether they would accept him or not. Mitt lets face it...with your E2 founding etc, you are a has been politically.

  • Marigold Provo, UT
    June 8, 2019 11:50 a.m.

    I voted for Mitt Romney hoping he would support President Trump. I am beyond disappointed. While Mitt and friends are living it up at yet another bash-the-President summit, President Trump has actually done something in just a few days including representing the USA at the D-Day 75th Commemoration and getting Mexico to finally commit to do something about the thousands allowed to march across Mexico to gain illegal access to the the US Southern Border--which is a situation beyond "a crisis" as even President Obama's former DHS chief admits. Would that former Speaker Paul Ryan had mustered up enough guts to do something about the southern border with Mexico as he had promised President Trump. The Republican Party needs politicans who honor their word and support their party's presidential nominee and President! The Republican base loves President Trump! It's about time our elected officials represent us! Senator Romney, remember, the little guy put you in office, but he/she too may change his/her mind as "not a sure thing" at the next election. But wait, you promised not to run for another term?

  • hardware Erda, Ut
    June 8, 2019 11:36 a.m.

    Done with Romney! He's just another McCain. Sour grapes. Live your truth Mitt and become a democrat.

  • Desert Dog Layton, UT
    June 8, 2019 10:35 a.m.

    Mitt, what have you done for Utahn's lately? All I ever hear from you on TV is bad mouthing our president. Do what you were elected to do and start working for those who voted for you. Stop advancing your political career by opposing Trump. We are watching and we vote.

  • WeThePeople Sandy, UT
    June 8, 2019 10:34 a.m.

    Disloyal mitt is at it again! Doesn't he know that we have a great Leader who has been Chosen to Lead our country?

    I have faith that President Trump will win land slide victories not only in 2020 but also in 2024!

  • Desert Dog Layton, UT
    June 8, 2019 10:24 a.m.

    Mitt Romney's re-election is definitely not a sure thing either. Is he even a republican, or just a wolf in sheep's clothing.

  • n8ive american Shelley, Idaho
    June 8, 2019 9:55 a.m.

    @junkgeek - Agua Dulce, TX
    June 8, 2019 1:12 a.m.
    "Romney is has a moral center. Trump does not. Church members who support Trump are damaging the Church"

    Anyone who supports the Democratic party and what they stand for are damaging to the Church. You are very judgemental in calling other Church members damaging for following their hearts and spirits. Maybe they/we were inspired by the Spirit to vote for the candidate that would do the best for America instead of voting for a candidate just to "make history".

  • DonO Draper, UT
    June 8, 2019 9:25 a.m.

    Donald Trump's re-election is 'not a sure thing'. We can only hope.

    And kudos to Mitt Romney for being a statesman in the midst of the majority who favor party over principle. Continued bobble headed support for all things Trump is doing nothing for the country and it's supposed moral underpinnings.

  • swsmartlady Mesa, AZ
    June 8, 2019 9:12 a.m.

    @Justmythoughts As opposed to trump taking swipes at someone every single day? WOW

  • zipadeedoodah Lehi, UT
    June 8, 2019 9:11 a.m.

    I was all behind Romney when he ran for president. I gave sizeable contributions and put out signs. Never again. He has lost my support. He has played the middle of the road game for too long. He should get behind Trump. Any other option is to put the crazy Dems agenda forward.

    I was not a Trumper. I did not vote for him. But I will in the future. He has taken on the self-righteous bureaucrats in Congress almost single-handedly and against great criticisms and efforts to thwart him. He has accomplished more than any other president in my lifetime, including Reagan.

  • BobP CA, 00
    June 8, 2019 9:09 a.m.

    Mitt has become an embarrassment to himself.

    Listening to him sounds more and more like a Provo based MLM scam.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    June 8, 2019 9:06 a.m.

    @tejaka

    Perhaps Mitt sees HIMSELF as the Democratic "strong contender" that will be nominated to run against President Trump?

    None of the current "contenders" has a snowball's chance in St. George.

    😀

  • jimmydonc Montour, IA
    June 8, 2019 9:02 a.m.

    I hate comparisons to Teddy Roosevelt. Roosevelt was a progressive, almost in line with Bernie Sanders when it comes to corporate oversight. People often reference Roosevelt's "Big Stick" but forget the first and essential part of that "Speak Softly"... the point being to back up your position with power, but promote peace and civility. This is why Roosevelt won a Nobel Peace Prize for negotiating peace between Russia and Japan, and stopped a German invasion of central America that no one even knew about. Trump is completely incapable of Speaking softly ever. He's more like Mussolini than TR.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    June 8, 2019 8:56 a.m.

    Along side Trump Romney looks better and better each and every day. Trump's forte is serving as a bad example of what a world leader should be. Mit's forte is ice cream in the hot sun.

  • twinkleberry67 Layton, UT
    June 8, 2019 8:25 a.m.

    I should have left my ballot blank for the last US senate race for all the good my vote did. I have so had it with all of these so called conservative candidates giving us all of this wonderfully sounding lip service only to go back to Washington and do nothing or try to out democrat the democrats. It has been said that all it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing and the RINO contingency has this down to a science in a shockingly brilliant manner. I did not vote for John McCain, Harry Reed or Jeff Flake for senate and I really believe this is what I got for voting for Mr. Romney.

  • bamafone Salem, UT
    June 8, 2019 8:15 a.m.

    Mitt, the one who supported abortion rights, doesn’t like Trump. Go figure that. He took Trump’s money and support during his failed run. Anyone supporting abortion rights has no moral credibility, and certainly shouldn’t be holding himself up as the icon of virtue.

  • Yeti75 Ferndale, WA
    June 8, 2019 7:50 a.m.

    Come on, Mitt. Stop being such a putz. You lost the election because you choked. No reason to be mad at Trump for winning. After all, he's such an immoral person, how could he have won, right? I'll tell you what. All those Sundays in church didn't teach you a blasted thing. Let me put it this way. Either you're a Democrat, or you're a Republican. There is no middle ground. Either you support our POTUS, or shut your mouth. You're looking at real progress. I know you wanted it to be you, but it's not. Trump has mettle. It's time you recognized that fact, and supported him. I know you're reading this. Shut up, do your job, help Trump do his, or get out of the way!

  • Birdman1990 Mapleton, UT
    June 8, 2019 7:33 a.m.

    Mitt does nothing for you or Utah. Maybe he has in the past, not now. Fake news and hate or disrespect or misinformation regarding the president only a big deal when it’s your guy. Trumps probably taken the most advantage for himself than any president. The only thing that’s been done was tax cuts, which means they just shifted the tax burden down the pyramid. Your religious freedom was never threatened. Plus the mueller report that does not exonerate our shady president, at least the last administration left the country in a lot better shape from when they took office

  • I M LDS 2 Provo, UT
    June 8, 2019 7:32 a.m.

    The radical right is stirred up into a frenzy!

    Tsk tsk.

  • bill4570 ,
    June 8, 2019 7:32 a.m.

    Trump is not fit for the office of president of the US. That is a proven fact. Who is? Almost anyone else at this point, surely there is someone out there who loves this country and is tired of watching it slowly going down the drain and who is willing to stand up for what is right again.

    Have to give Romney cred for having the brass to call it like he sees it.

  • Justmythoughts Provo, UT
    June 8, 2019 7:31 a.m.

    You can always count on Romney to take a swipe at Trump. I think it makes him look small and petty.

  • tsobserver Mapleton, UT
    June 8, 2019 6:59 a.m.

    Would be nice if Mitt were to focus less on attention grabbing comments about the presidency and more on healing the divide in Congress that assures gridlock while the opioid crisis, the border crisis, China, Korea, the middle east, and trade all sit on the president's lap with zero help from a "do nothing but bicker" Congress.

  • Tekakaromatagi Dammam, Saudi Arabia
    June 8, 2019 5:41 a.m.

    "Romney said if the Democrats nominate "a strong contender, anything's possible."

    I wonder who that might be? Bill Orton? No, he's dead.

    Sorry, I guess they can't.

    I would hope that there will be a candidate besides Trump who is not hostile to the first amendment and freedom of conscience. Perhaps the Republicans can find one?

  • LadyMoon Pittsburgh, PA
    June 8, 2019 2:55 a.m.

    The original, instant supporters for Trump, like me, who prayed God would protect America by preventing HRC back in the White House all know: We will be back with even greater vigor, zeal and support for President Donald Trump! He is our only hope.
    Romney proved last election by his misguided, demoncrat-like treatment of Trump, that via the vote, he will never be.

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    June 8, 2019 2:50 a.m.

    Cougarbib2 - Moorpark, CA
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    I see the flaws in Trump. But, here is Romney whining about how Mexico tariffs would hurt US citizens even after the tariffs were averted by significant concessions by Mexico.
    ---

    And what concessions are those. Mexico has already had troops and police at its southern Border, for years, and has dedicated more in the recent past.

    This smacks of yet another Trump orchestrated hot air parade, like his inflated claims about his inauguration crowd size, or now nearly 2 and 1/2 years of policies and programs that have not brought any form of benefit to ordinary citizens.

    Tax reduction offset with tariffs. No medical plan and gutting the ACA. Breaking up international allies, both military and economic, for no good reason. The modern world requires the world to solve such issues as China, or Russian expansionism.

    Trump is now allowing arms sales to Saudi Arabia, the country that has produced most of the 911 attackers, produce Osama bin Laden, and saudis have supported world wide terrorism, and political assassinations.

    Reagan's Administration supported the embryonic Taliban in the 1980s, when will Trump's support of the Saudis come home to roost here?

  • Sore loser Oakland, CA
    June 8, 2019 2:47 a.m.

    If Romney doesn’t endorse Trump for President Romney won’t be re-elected for a second term as Senator from Utah.

  • zcott North Las Vegas, NV
    June 8, 2019 2:04 a.m.

    Remember, Mitt Romney also said recently there is no crisis on the southern border. Mitt's out of touch, and will likely johnny-come-lately endorse President Donald J Trump after he wins by an electoral landslide of 400 in 2020 against any of the current weak and slightly crazed democrat hopefuls. How I and many I know so regret our previous votes for Romney.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    June 8, 2019 1:35 a.m.

    The E2 crowd favored Jeb in 2016.
    'Nuf said.

  • junkgeek Agua Dulce, TX
    June 8, 2019 1:12 a.m.

    Romney is has a moral center. Trump does not. Church members who support Trump are damaging the Church.

  • BYU Forever Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 7, 2019 11:57 p.m.

    Weak leaders: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, John McCain, Jeff Flake

  • BYU Forever Eagle Mountain, UT
    June 7, 2019 11:56 p.m.

    Weak leaders: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, John McCain, Jeff Flake

  • byufootballrocks Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2019 11:47 p.m.

    You know what, Senator Romney?

    There's a lot of Utahns who don't care one way or another who you endorse.

    And I think if you don't endorse the President of your own party, as Orrin Hatch would have surely done, that's very telling.

  • Herbert Gravy Salinas, CA
    June 7, 2019 11:28 p.m.

    @jeclar

    One thing that President Trump is NOT is a FRAUD.

    A fraud does not make serious and relevant campaign promises and then follows through on his promises.

    Perhaps a fraud is someone who runs as a member of a certain party and does just the opposite of what is expected. And, who opposes the President of the United States who is a member of the SAME party.

    Go figure.

  • Alberta Reader Salt Lake City, utah
    June 7, 2019 11:21 p.m.

    Wow he is a disaster as a president as a Canadian I hope he is not elected again

  • coleman51 Orem, UT
    June 7, 2019 11:05 p.m.

    The problem with Mitt Romney is that he is so blatantly political in his view of the world that there is no center or core values that guide him. He will not endorse President Trump because President Trump has core values that are completing lacking in Mitt Romney. Romney holds these retreats in order to show some relevance. The truth is that Romney likes to pander to anyone who will listen to him, whether they are Democrats or Republicans ( establishment Republicans ). As much as I despised Barack Obama, he did have a set of core values and came across as genuine. Mitt Romney did not and that is why he lost the Presidential election in 2012.

  • n8ive american Shelley, Idaho
    June 7, 2019 9:50 p.m.

    It sure wasn't the Russians that convinced me to vote for Trump in 2016 nor again in 2020. The state of the Democratic party and the RINOs, plus all the good that He has done for America will get me to vote for Trump again.
    Starting with Obama, the Great Divider, all the Democrats want is more division in America. More division, more power for them.
    Who cares what mitt thinks or says?

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    June 7, 2019 9:39 p.m.

    Morality of a President and Presidential candidate doesn€™t change when that person appears to have been elected when a foreign adversary was supposedly directly involved in the various processes.

    Having lived in various countries that have had tyrannical Presidents, they posted military armed to question voters how they voted on leaving the polling area. In some of those countries, the dictators winning end up with voters and citizens missing after being extracted from their homes, apartments or dwelling by military members supporting that President.

    Elections in the United States of America need to be secure and held sacred as the Founding Fathers planned in the Constitutional processes.

  • BigLib Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2019 9:39 p.m.

    I would say Mitt Romney's re-election to the Senate is not a sure thing now that he back-stabbed our President and has shown that he has no loyalty to the Republican Party. Mitt might as well run as a Democrat since that is where his sympathies lie.

  • Cougarbib2 Moorpark, CA
    June 7, 2019 9:39 p.m.

    I live in CA and lived in Hawaii and voted for Romney. Wasted vote, because no Republican Presidential candidate has had a chance in those states in a very long time. I should have voted for Ann.

    Quite frankly, I liked Michele Obama better than her husband and thought Barbara Bush was wonderful.

    Back to the point I want to make. John McCain, Mitt Romney, and Flake from Arizona have let this country down at a crucial time.

    I see the flaws in Trump. But, here is Romney whining about how Mexico tariffs would hurt US citizens even after the tariffs were averted by significant concessions by Mexico. And it is Mexico that should be solving this illegal immigration crisis. They have a tiny southern border. They should build a tiny wall and shut the flow of illegal immigrants from Central America and South America down right at that narrow place between the great land south and the great land north.

    In a way, Mexico will be paying for Trumps wall by bearing the cost of the US not having a wall when they house all of the asylum seekers they let March right through their country.

  • ute alumni Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2019 9:33 p.m.

    Mitt needs to get out. I supported him twice, votes and financially. Never again. I’m a NEVER Mitt.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    June 7, 2019 9:20 p.m.

    I sure hope he's right. Make America better again.

  • Mainly Me Werribee, 00
    June 7, 2019 9:18 p.m.

    Mitt is nothing more than Mr. Soundbite. He's playing both sides of the fence with his comments.

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    June 7, 2019 9:05 p.m.

    We were wondering who the real Romney is. With no desire for re-election, we now know it’s Massachusetts Mitt.

    He seems to be relishing being McCain’s successor.

  • Bob Tanner Price, UT
    June 7, 2019 8:55 p.m.

    I don't know how to take Senator Romney's statement. At this point I don't think anyone who is running for election to the presidency is a sure thing. I suspect that others will announce their desire to run in the coming months.
    At any rate Senator Romney's statement isn't going to help the President in his running for a second term.

  • TherapyMan Washington, UT
    June 7, 2019 8:40 p.m.

    This report confirms why I could not vote for Romney for Senator.

  • OldSalt94 West Jordan, UT
    June 7, 2019 8:12 p.m.

    Romney is definitely not getting my vote, Dr Kennedy was a far superior candidate, I hope he will run again.
    President Trump stands a better chance than the Democrats who can’t even come to consensus in their other party: the republicans. Neither party is doing anything for the average American. We need to clean house, reinstitute the constitution as written. 4,000 new laws every year that can’t be enforced and contradict each other is just wrong.

  • jimjr Kaysville, UT
    June 7, 2019 7:59 p.m.

    It is really discouraging that every time Mitt is interviewed he finds a way to diss Trump. Rather than constantly refer to POTUS flaws, try and point out the positive impact Trump has accomplished on many of the critical issues of our time...Supreme Court judges, economy and immigration. If he had not been elected we’d be living in a nightmare right now! Mitt, it’s time to start being more positive.

  • EmmanuelGoldstein1984 Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2019 7:24 p.m.

    No way middle-of-the-road Joe Biden will be the Democratic nominee! Not when there's a generational revolution underway.

  • omahahusker Modesto, CA
    June 7, 2019 6:58 p.m.

    Two of the biggest critics of Pres. Trump - What do they have in common? Clinton and Romney were not elected president. For them now, winning is not a sure thing. Pres. Trump is a winner and will continue to win. Make America Great Again, With the help of the American people Trump will be re-elected.

  • Pugman Tremonton, UT
    June 7, 2019 6:20 p.m.

    Two sure things....the sun will come up tomorrow, and pres. Trump will be re- elected.

  • MK52 Arlington, VA
    June 7, 2019 6:18 p.m.

    The most telling remark of Mitt was that "if he had a choice," he would vote no on tariffs. Both house have abandoned their oversight powers. Even if you like Trump's policies, we are no longer represented by our representatives. Sadly, but not surprisingly, neither Utahn senators are standing up for the integrity of their branch of government. And the fact that Republicans have not opposed all tariffs (including the imposition on China,) as they historically have done, reflects this. If you think about it, the are all RINOs.

  • Shaun Sandy, UT
    June 7, 2019 5:57 p.m.

    @help America

    The advice that you are giving to Romney could be directed at trump.

    Trump willingly tears down anyone who disagrees with him.

  • unrepentant progressive Bozeman, MT
    June 7, 2019 5:32 p.m.

    "The government welfare programs are wonderful in intent but fail in execution."

    Tell that to a hungry child or a homeless mom with kids. Tell that to the GI's after WW II that got a subsidized education and good home purchase terms . Tell that to the many people who put Granny into a nursing home that is paid for through Medicaid. Tell that the many Corporations that "lobby" government for favorable tax treatments and subsidies (welfare for business is not different than welfare for actual people), Tell that to Mediare recipients, and Social Security recipients who would have to work till death to live without either. Tell that to the coal miner in West Virginia suffering with black lung disease. Tell that to these people and a whole lot more that get help from our federal and state governments.

    Are you honestly of the impression that religious, social or civic organizations are able to fill the gaps that circumstance might bring upon the most vulnerable of us? What if a needy person lived in an area with no generous donors, maybe not even the $ to help anyone out? Are they not a fellow citizen of this country and deserve equal treatment?

  • jeclar2006 Oceanside, CA
    June 7, 2019 5:17 p.m.

    Scott Smoot - , UT
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    Mitt would strongly ENDORSE TRUMP for the strong pro life, pro-freedom of religion, low taxes, pro business, strong trade, pro AMERICA, President that PRES TRUMP is!
    ---

    But Trump is none of those things at his core. He is a fraud.

    I'm not convinced that Romney's 'outrage' is all that sincere. I hope it is, because it is clear, Trump's behavior is at odds with not only more humanitarian issues, but also, at odds with leading elements of the conservative economic policies, such as 'free trade'.

    It may well be that 'free trade' has lead us to this point, but Trump isn't going to correct that, with some sort of return of manufacturing to the US, nor is he going to effectively deal with China. He may get some concession, and call victory. But just as he has not resolve the issues with even North Korea, what can we expect from any negotiations with the massive power like China has become?

    Hopefully Romney will be a leader in a growing number of GOP politicians who 'Just say NO!'

  • jean22 Bountiful, UT
    June 7, 2019 5:07 p.m.

    Were any women "experts and enthusiasts" invited to this summit? There were 20+ men mentioned in the article but the only women mentioned were Ana Navarro, who will be on a panel tomorrow, and Mitt's wife, Ann.

  • Obama10 SYRACUSE, UT
    June 7, 2019 4:54 p.m.

    Mitt continues to confirm my uneasiness in voting for him in that he was more interested in taking pot-shots at the President rather than helping him. Why do Republicans continue to shoot themselves in the foot instead of getting behind President Trump and helping him move the country forward. We have serious problems confronting us right now and the President could use a united front instead of "Rinos" taking convenient shots from a wealthy enclave. Presidents of both parties have tried the "holding hands kumbia" moments and look where they have gotten us. God bless President Trump for having a backbone and doing what is right for the country.

  • zgomer Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2019 4:53 p.m.

    As usual mitt is wrong. Trump is assured to win again. Just lies by the media, by liberals and nothing else. Mitt is just another John mccant and mitt isn't assured he will win next time either. So who cares what mitt says.

  • Born in Bountiful Provo, Utah
    June 7, 2019 4:44 p.m.

    Oh how I wish Romney wouldn't tease us again with the idea that he is opposed to Pres. Trump. I am tired of the rhetoric. Romney will oppose him as long as it does not cost him anything. Conservatives are selling their souls when the vote for Trump. The Trump effect on future elections is so immense, the vitriol will be so profane, that our election process may never recover.

  • ImaUteFan West Jordan, UT
    June 7, 2019 4:42 p.m.

    Let's hope he's right.

  • Scott Smoot , UT
    June 7, 2019 4:41 p.m.

    The fact that Mitt write his wife in for President is pathetic. In other words, “I threw my vote away as a sore loser, and can’t endorse a man who is stronger and wiser than me.” As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and constantly endorsed and showcased by Deseret News, you would think that Mitt would strongly ENDORSE TRUMP for the strong pro life, pro-freedom of religion, low taxes, pro business, strong trade, pro AMERICA, President that PRES TRUMP is! No, instead Mitt wallows around in circles, hinting that the democratic socialist agenda could be his choice. Are you kidding me?! I will be surprised if my comment makes it in here, as every one of my MAGA LDS friends that write against Mitt do not get posted. Mitt, examine the choices and swallow your pride. A LOT is at stake here!!

  • Peacevibes55 , 00
    June 7, 2019 4:38 p.m.

    I can’t support Trump, he’s vile ,lies and a adulter.
    All he does is tear everybody down and I’m tired of having pay for his golf
    Trips , and I will be probably back Joe Biden 2020 !
    He’s hurting America more than we think.

  • Brave Sir Robin San Diego, CA
    June 7, 2019 4:26 p.m.

    @help America

    "The world is tired of you constantly tearing down your president"

    No it isn't.

    "you are not supporting anything good Trump does- you only tear down."

    Everything Trump does needs to be torn down.

    "That is not what Utah needs in the press every time we see your name appear."

    Yes it is.

    We can do better than Trump. I, for one, would like a president who knows the moon isn't part of Mars.

  • strate taukr Bountiful, UT
    June 7, 2019 4:23 p.m.

    We messed up with giving Mitt voice!

  • Counter Intelligence Salt Lake City, UT
    June 7, 2019 4:21 p.m.

    Romney doesn't have to like Trump (who certainly has his faults) but Romney seems to to be spectacularly petty and smugly delight in criticizing Trump even when the alternatives are behaving far worse.

    Does Romney expect to endorse and help elect Harris or Warren et. al.? Crude and bombastic may be obnoxious, but they are preferable flaws to infanticidal, socialist, anti-free speech, religiously intolerant, gender blind/bullying and race warring. So why should I support Romney in his re-election?

  • Impartial7 DRAPER, UT
    June 7, 2019 4:18 p.m.

    Mike Lee. Holding 3 titles, simultaneously;
    Senator
    Captain Obvious and
    Commander of the understatement.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    June 7, 2019 4:17 p.m.

    I just finished reading two articles in Sutherland Institute's email bulletin. It was remarkable to see that a conservative site like Sutherland is more and more often publishing items that are openly very critical of trump.

    That is very, very encouraging.

  • Wasatch Perspective Bountiful, UT
    June 7, 2019 4:11 p.m.

    This is not a popular view in our national culture today, but there are societal and economic benefits to organized religion, of all faiths. Whether it is a Jewish shul, a Muslim mosque, or a yes, even a Christian church, it should make sense that when we are in need, it is a better solution to go to those we have relationships with, our family, our religious community, etc., versus a faceless government. The government welfare programs are wonderful in intent but fail in execution. Family and church communities are better equipped to both provide relief and accountability. In a previous article the Deseret News reported that religiously unaffiliated adults in the U.S. rose from 12% in 1996 to 25% in 2016. That will have a negative impact on the subject of this article -- upward mobility. I know it's popular to bash organized religion, and point out molestation cover-ups, and senior level greed and corruption, which there certainly are examples, but there is a tremendous amount of good that is facilitated through religious groups, where people give of their time and money to help and serve others.

  • one old man MSC, UT
    June 7, 2019 3:36 p.m.

    Boy, let's hope he's right.

    No, let's PRAY he's right.

  • help america Eden, UT
    June 7, 2019 3:36 p.m.

    Mitt, Mitt, Mitt, why do you have to be the person to always want to have something negative to say. Didn't your dad tell you if you didn't have something good to say-then don't say it. The world is tired of you constantly tearing down your president-you are not supporting anything good Trump does- you only tear down. That is not what Utah needs in the press every time we see your name appear.

  • OldMain Saratoga Springs, UT
    June 7, 2019 3:32 p.m.

    I would say Mitt Romney's reelection is no sure thing either.

  • SGU84770 St. George, UT
    June 7, 2019 2:27 p.m.

    Typical Paul Ryan enjoying not giving interviews. Apparently, he enjoys not doing a lot of things, like not adequately preparing to debate Biden in 2012, and not doing anything as Speaker of the House.