Following President Trump’s remarks about the violent “Unite The Right” rally in Charlottesville, Mitt Romney is coming down hard on President Trump.
Romney is pushing for Trump to “acknowledge that he was wrong” and apologize for his remarks following the rally.
Romney took to Facebook, urging Trump to “state forcefully and unequivocally that racists are 100% to blame for the murder and violence in Charlottesville.”
He is also pushing for President Trump to “definitively repudiate” his support of David Duke. Duke is the well-known former KU Klux Klan leader who praised Trump for condemning “leftist terrorists” in his remarks regarding the events in Virginia.
Romney wrote, “Whether he intended to or not, what [Trump] communicated caused racists to rejoice, minorities to weep, and the vast heart of America to mourn.”
Romney went on to say that Trump’s unwillingness to explicitly condemn white supremacist groups could be a national security issue.
Romney went on to say, “Our allies around the world are stunned, and our enemies celebrate. America’s ability to help secure a peaceful and prosperous world is diminished. And who would want to come to the aid of a country they perceive as racist if ever the need were to arise, as it did after 9/11?”
Romney concluded by saying that Trump is not setting a good example for children across America.
If you are interested in reading Romney’s full Facebook Post, you can view it below.
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