Mitt Romney Crosses Line With New Trump Insult: ‘A Great Human Tragedy’

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) ripped President Trump last night on CNN’s “Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer.

He actually said that President Donald Trump’s leadership through this ever-shifting crisis has been “a great human tragedy.”

Wolf Blitzer said, “Yesterday on the coronavirus, it was the single deadliest day of the pandemic. More than 2,800 Americans were reported dead just yesterday alone, more than 100,000 people are hospitalized all across the country.”

“The CDC director says the next three months will be, in his words, the most difficult time in the public health history of this nation.”

“So here is the question, Senator, where is the president’s leadership? He’s obsessed with everything else, not with this?”

Mitt Romney said, “Well, this hasn’t been the focus of his rhetoric, apparently.

“And I think it’s a great human tragedy, without question.

“The extraordinary loss of life is heartbreaking. And in some respects, unnecessary.

“Not in all respects, but we’ve relaxed our standards as individuals.

“Some states haven’t had mask mandates, and from Washington, we’ve not had a constant, consistent plan and plea for people to wear masks, to social distance, to take all the measures that would reduce the spread of this disease.

“It’s unfortunate that this became a political issue. It’s not political.

“This is public health. And, unfortunately, we have not made that message clear enough to the American people. And people are dying because of it.”

He added, “Unless you take this very, very seriously and communicate that this is not a political matter, this is not a matter of liberty, and this is a matter of safety and public health.

“And we have people who are very, very sick, many people in the hospital. We have people who have died and are dying. It’s unacceptable.”

Look, mistakes are always made during a crisis but if Mitt wants to know what is really going on he should listen to the interview on Fox with the small business owner who flat out said if the government did its job and paid everyone enough to stay at home he would have closed down.

But Mitt Romney and others in Congress gave Wall Street a bailout with unlimited leverage whole the rest of us got a few months of extra unemployment and small businesses were able to get two months of payroll through PPP.

In case Mitt is not paying attention the crisis has gone on longer than two months. Do your job Mitt before you cast stones.