Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, accused President Trump of attempting to “further inflame racial tensions” with his response to the ongoing protests across the U.S.
“The comments and tweets over the past few days, including a retweet of a 2019 video clearly intended to further inflame racial tensions, are simply jaw-dropping,” Romney told the New York Times, citing a video that shows a black man shoving a white woman into a New York subway train in 2019.
? Joe Biden’s America: Elderly couples, families, and Members of Congress like @RandPaul attacked at the White House.
For weeks Democrat politicians and the media have embraced and stirred up the mobs.
We’ve seen the consequences.
At what point will they condemn the violence? pic.twitter.com/SDWgKEIYZd
— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) August 28, 2020
Trump’s tweet incorrectly attributed the man’s actions to “Black Lives Matter/Antifa.”
However, Romney had nothing to say about the actual violence ravaging cities such as Portland, Seattle, Chicago, and Washington D.C. because of angry leftist activists.
He did not condemn the angry mob that swarmed his colleague, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., after the Republican National Convention, either.
Paul was surrounded and taunted by hundreds of left-wing activists as he tried to leave the White House. D.C. police and Secret Service agents ended up having to escort him out as the crowd got larger and louder, and the threats against Paul and his wife became more dangerous.
But according to Romney, Trump is the only one to blame for the unrest.
This is the exact argument Democratic leadership, including presidential candidate Joe Biden, has tried to make over the past week:
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) August 31, 2020