ALL NEWS

Sen. Elect Mitt Romney blasts President Trump; he responds

Jan 2, 2019, 7:06 AM | Updated: 8:59 am
romney trump mccain...
Sen. Mitt Romney disagrees with the Democratic party's trajectory on impeachment.

WASHINGTON DC — Incoming Utah senator Mitt Romney is criticizing the president again, this time in an op-ed for the Washington Post.

One day before he will be sworn in as Utah’s newest senator, Romney wrote that “the president has not risen to the mantle of the office,” and has failed to inspire or have honesty or integrity.

President Trump responded in a Tweet Wednesday morning.

“In some ways, this isn’t surprising, because Romney in 2016 was one of the leaders of the ‘Never Trump’ movement and came out pretty publicly and vocally in opposition to Trump,” said Bloomberg Washington reporter Cathleen Harrow.

“What it does do, especially given the timing, is it sets him up as an alternative to Trump. it sets him up as a leader to the anti-Trump faction of the Republican party,” she continued. She also sees this as Romney trying to be much different than retiring Utah senator Orrin Hatch.

ABC News Political Director Rick Klein says Romney’s critique could pose a threat to the president in 2020.

“It’s a biting critique of the president personally,” he said. “I think this is going to provoke something of a war between Romney supporters or the old mainline establishment Republicans, and Trump Republicans.”

Meanwhile, Utah’s other senator Mike Lee told Politico this week that he likes the president and what he has done, and will likely endorse his re-election bid.

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

All News

A selfie taken by Gabby Petito weeks before her death shows she had facial injuries on the day she ...
Andi Babineau and Paradise Afshar, CNN

Selfie taken by Gabby Petito shows she had a facial injury on the day she was interviewed by Moab police over domestic disturbance call, lawyer says

Facial injuries are shown on the face of Gabby Petito in a selfie she took weeks before her death.
7 hours ago
Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, pictured here in Orlando in November of 2022, will deliver th...
Clare Foran, CNN

Sarah Huckabee Sanders draws generational contrast with Biden in GOP rebuttal

 (CNN) — Arkansas Gov. Sarah Huckabee Sanders gave a combative speech Tuesday evening in response to President Joe Biden’s State of the Union address, seeking to draw a generational contrast with Biden as she delivered a series of blistering criticisms of the president. “At 40, I’m the youngest governor in the country. At 80, he’s […]
7 hours ago
Utah's deregulating the workforce is something the rest of the nation could learn from. It's a topi...
Mark Jones

What America could learn from Utah’s deregulating workforce

SALT LAKE CITY — A tight labor market continues to hurt the rest of the nation. Utah, on the other hand, is deregulating its workforce by making some key changes to help build its economy and fill job openings. It’s something the rest of America could learn from.  This is accomplished by loosening the guidelines […]
1 day ago
A majority of Americans say he hasn't accomplished much and many Democrats aren't thrilled at the p...
Kevin Liptak, CNN

Takeaways from Biden’s State of the Union address

A recap of President Biden's second State of the Union address on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.
1 day ago
A man was partially amputated while harvesting crops on monastery land Tuesday. At this time, it is...
Devin Oldroyd

Man’s arm partially amputated by farm equipment Tuesday afternoon

A man was partially amputated while harvesting crops on monastery land Tuesday. At this time, it is not clear if paramedics could save the limb.
1 day ago
A high altitude balloon floats over Billings, Mont., on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2023. The huge, high-alt...
Mark Jones

Rep. Stewart: Lessons to be learned from Chinese spy balloon, doubts it ever flew over Utah

Rep. Chris Stewart tells KSL NewsRadio's Dave and Dujanovic that he has no reason to believe that the Chinese spy balloon ever flew over Utah.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Skier being towed by a rider on a horse. Skijoring....
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Looking for a New Winter Activity? Try Skijoring in Bear Lake

This article about skijoring is sponsored by the Bear Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. Participate in Skijoring the Bear on February 20th, 2023.  What is skijoring? Skijoring is when someone on skis is pulled by a horse, dog, animal, or motor vehicle. The driver leads the skiers through an obstacle course over jumps, hoops, and […]
Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer, the tests that can warn women about potential cancer, and the importance of vaccination.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. This year the event will be held from January 27-29 at the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah. 
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...
Macey's

15 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy. Choose from the dishes we’ve highlighted to plan your meal or start brainstorming your own meal plan a couple of weeks before to make sure you have time to shop and prepare.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The Best Tools for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workplace Success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Sen. Elect Mitt Romney blasts President Trump; he responds