'Tremendous sincerity, what a guy': Trump mocks Mitt Romney for joining a Black Lives Matter march in DC

  • President Trump mocked Utah Sen. Mitt Romney for attending a peaceful demonstration in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Sunday evening.
  • “Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would ‘tank’ so badly in Utah!” Trump wrote while retweeting a video of Romney marching.
  • Romney, who marched with a group of evangelicals to the White House, said he was protesting “to end violence, to end brutality, and to make sure that people understand that Black Lives Matter.”
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In a Monday morning tweet, President Donald Trump mocked Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah for attending a peaceful demonstration in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Trump and Romney have clashed on many issues during Trump’s presidency, most prominently when Romney voted to convict Trump on a charge of abusing his office during his January impeachment trial.

“Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would ‘tank’ so badly in Utah!” Trump wrote while retweeting a video of Romney marching in Washington, DC, on Sunday night.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1269970024908894209?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

The senator told Washington Post reporter Hannah Natanson that he was marching “to end violence, to end brutality, and to make sure that people understand that Black Lives Matter.”

Romney, who marched with a group of evangelicals to the White House in a Sunday evening demonstration, is believed to be the first major Republican politician to say “Black Lives Matter,” a phrase that has become a rallying cry in favour of racial justice.

It is unclear what “tanking” numbers Trump was referring to in his tweet. According to an early May poll from the Deseret News and the University of Utah, 52% of Utahans polled approved of Romney’s job performance compared with 45% who approved of senior Utah Sen. Mike Lee.

Twenty-one per cent “strongly approved” of Romney, while 31% “somewhat approved” in the poll.

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