Sen.-elect Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee, slammed President Trump’s management, writing in an editorial in The Washington Submit that “the president has not risen to the mantle of the workplace.” Romney can be sworn in because the junior senator from Utah on Thursday.

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“To a terrific diploma, a presidency shapes the general public character of the nation,” Romney wrote. “A president ought to unite us and encourage us to observe “our higher angels.” A president ought to exhibit the important qualities of honesty and integrity, and elevate the nationwide discourse with comity and mutual respect. As a nation, we now have been blessed with presidents who’ve referred to as on the greatness of the American spirit. With the nation so divided, resentful and offended, presidential management in qualities of character is indispensable. And it’s on this province the place the incumbent’s shortfall has been most evident.”

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Romney writes within the editorial that he hoped Mr. Trump “would rise to the event” after the election, and he writes that he authorised of a few of Mr. Trump’s early appointees. However Romney calls the departures of White Home chief of employees John Kelly and Protection Secretary James Mattis a part of the “deep descent” of the presidency in December.

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Though Romney is crucial of Mr. Trump within the editorial, he additionally writes that he’ll observe the management of Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell, who has been aligned with Mr. Trump prior to now. Romney additionally would not give any specifics on how he’ll oppose Mr. Trump whereas in Washington.

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President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney shake arms on the entrance of Trump Nationwide Golf Membership Bedminster clubhouse in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016, after assembly.

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Romney sharply criticized Mr. Trump in the course of the 2016 election however then met with him in the course of the transition interval earlier than Mr. Trump took workplace. Romney additionally accepted Mr. Trump’s endorsement within the 2018 election.

Mr. Trump’s approval score has dropped essentially the most in Utah in comparison with some other state, based on the Salt Lake Tribune in October. In keeping with the newspaper, 58 p.c of Utah residents disapprove of Mr. Trump and solely 45 p.c nonetheless again the president.  

Though Mr. Trump received Utah by 18 factors, Romney received the deep-red state by 48 proportion factors in 2012. Within the 2016 election, anti-Trump Impartial candidate Evan McMullin received greater than 20 p.c of the vote within the state. 

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