WASHINGTON (CBS/AP) — Former Massachusetts governor and current Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney says President Donald Trump’s “conduct over the past two years … is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office.”

The Republican presidential nominee in 2012 is praising some of Trump’s policy decisions in a Washington Post op-ed published Tuesday. But Romney adds: “With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring.”

Romney says he doesn’t intend to comment on every Trump tweet, but he promises to “speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions.”

The former Massachusetts governor will be sworn into the Senate on Thursday.

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  1. Meridith Ray Lewis says:

    As a religious person you should know that imperfect and evil people have been used to do good works. Trump seems to be that man. Where have you been?
    Trump’s  Achievements
    *Trade Acts  with Mexico & Canada  replacing   NAFTA
    Korean deNuclear Agreement in progress   (release of 3 prisoners,  return of remains,  destruction of one site, possibity of ending Korean War
    Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Agreement
    Destruction of ISIS
    *Border Security
    *Health Bill/Affordable Care Act
    Keeping Gitmo open
    *Moving Israel’s Capitol to Jerusalem
    *Opened Keystone Pipeline
    *Drilling in  Artic (Alaska)
    *Appointment of Gorsuch to SC
                                *Stock Market    ‘ Follow & monitor
    *Economy Growth
    *Unemployment  Rate     3.7%  Sep 18     3.7    Oct
    *Tax  Reform
    *Armed Forces Defense Act
    Research Drugs  (not approved by FDA) avail to Patient
    *Appointment of Kavanaugh as JSC   10/05/2018
    Non-support for International Criminal Court
    Council for American workers  – Vocational & other training
    *  saved 1.11B in purchase of AF Ones from Boeing   $3.9B
    *  Reduced the size of government.  13,000 less CS
    Release of Pastor Brunson from Turkish prison
    Withdrawal from arms treaty with Russia
    Exporting more oil and gas than importing  in last 40 years. 
         Energy Independence 
    His $400,000 annual salary  given to various charities
    Bi-partisan passage in Senate of First Step Act (Prison Reform Bill) 12/19/18
    Passage of the 2018   :$867 B Farm Bill   12/19/18
    House passes Funding Bill which includes $5B for Wall         12/19/18   Vote:  217 – 185.  

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