Mitt Romney says Trump running for president in 2024 is ‘like an old pitcher who keeps losing games’

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) speaks to reporters on the Senate subway during the voting at the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 8, 2022. Mara Former President Donald Trump speaking to the media at his election night event in Lago on his beach in Palm, Florida, Nov. 8, 2022.

Senator Mitt Romney called former President Donald Trump an “albatross” on the prospects of the midterm elections.Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images, Joe Raedle/Getty Images

  • Senator Mitt Romney likened former President Donald Trump to an “old pitcher” on the mound.

  • He cited the lackluster Republican midterm results and urged Republicans to pick “another pitcher.”

  • Romney has accused Trump of what the Republicans have shown and called him an “albatross” over the election prospects.

Utah Senator Mitt Romney said former President Donald Trump was “like an old pitcher who keeps losing games,” blaming him for the Republicans’ poor performance in the midterms. I warned against endorsing him in the 2024 presidential election.

“I think President Trump was like an albatross about the election prospects of some candidates,” Romney told MSNBC’s Saul Kapoor. I helped select some of the

A recording of Romney’s comments was played on Monday night. ‘All In with Chris Hayes’ on MSNBC.

“I understand he’s running for president and announcing it tomorrow. It’s like an old pitcher who keeps losing games,” Romney added.

“If you want to win, you need another pitcher on the mound,” he said. “And I know there are fans who love him, but it’s time for him to get off the mound because we have a really strong bench.”

Senators have been fiercely critical of Trump since the 2016 election. Calling him a “scam” and stating that he “plays the American public like a sucker”.

Romney convicted Trump both in the presidential impeachment trial at the time.

in May he Said Trump could easily become the 2024 Republican presidential nominee if he runs. Trump said he would make a “big announcement” on November 15, but he has not declared a presidential election.

Romney’s recent comments come at a time when various parts of the Republican Party are blaming each other for their poor results in this year’s midterm elections.

As of Monday evening, Democrats retain a majority in the Senate and are vying for control of the House. A “red wave” of Republican votes will sweep the United States.

playing cards When Several his supporter Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. The former president is calling congressional allies and urging them to denounce the Kentucky senator. CNN reported.

on the other hand, Trump himself has been criticized From Republican analysts, pundits, and now leaders like Romney on the apparent impact on voters.

93% of Trump’s candidates won the primary, while the former president’s approval ratings dropped to 80% in the general election. Data from BallotpediaSeveral high-profile candidates he endorsed lost to Democratic opponents, including the Senate candidate break masters Arizona and Memet Oz Not only Pennsylvania Tudor Dixonran for governor of Michigan.

In particular, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis won re-election by 20 percentage points despite Trump’s attempts to undermine him the previous week.The former president openly mocked DeSantis with his nickname “Ron Desanctimonias” And on the critical Sunday before the midterm elections, he held a rally in Florida competing with DeSantis’ campaign event.

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