Sen. Romney blasts political opponents, attacks President Trump’s leadership

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UPDATED 7:16 AM PT — Thursday, August 22, 2019

GOP Senator Mitt Romney recently took a jab at his political opponents in an effort to elevate himself. During a speech at a conservative think tank in Salt Lake City Wednesday, Romney subtly went after President Trump’s foreign policy approach.

Without naming the president, Romney called to censure the leaders of Russia and North Korea rather than approach them with flattery. His comments come as President Trump has rejected accusations of being too lenient on foreign adversaries.

FILE – In this Jan., 18, 2019, file photo, U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, speaks with reporters, in Ogden, Utah. Romney said Friday, June 7, 2019, that he’s not sure if he will endorse President Donald Trump for a second term and that he may not throw his weight behind anyone during the 2020 campaign. “I don’t think endorsements are worth a thimble of spit,” the Republican former presidential candidate told reporters. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

In fact, the president has touted his ability to maintain strong ties with foreign leaders unlike previous administrations.

“I think we’ll have another meeting — he (Kim Jong-un) really wrote a beautiful three-page, I mean right from top to bottom, really beautiful letter,” President Trump told reporters. “And maybe I’ll release the results of the letter, but it was very positive.”

Also in Wednesday’s speech, Romney said he considers himself a “renegade Republican,” adding, he doesn’t agree with everything his party does. He then went on to slam Democrats for their socialist agenda, including Medicare for All and the Green New Deal.