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Spineless Mitt Romney Calls Legislative Efforts To Get Trump's Taxes 'Moronic'

Mitt Romney sure has come along way from the days when he said there was good reason to believe there was a "bombshell" in Trump's taxes.

Anyone still remember the days when it was considered politically toxic to be labeled as a "flip-flopper?" My how things have changed. Here's Utah Sen. Mitt Romney on this Sunday's Meet the Press attacking the Democrats for attempting to get Trump's tax returns.

CHUCK TODD: You, you have, you were very aggressive in getting, in getting candidate Donald Trump to try to release his tax returns. He now wants to fight this effort by Congress all the way to the Supreme Court. And while I could maybe understand he wants to do it on privacy grounds, he still doesn't want to show the country his tax returns. How problematic is that?

SEN. MITT ROMNEY: Well, I'd like the president to follow through and show his tax returns. He said he would. I think it was on The Today Show. He said he would be happy to release his returns. So I wish he'd do that.

But I have to also tell you I think the Democrats are just playing along his handbook, which is going after his tax returns through a legislative action is moronic. That's not going to happen. The courts are not going to say that you can compel a person running for office to release their tax returns. So he's going to win this victory. He wins them time after time.

And, you know, the Green New Deal, all these candidates out there talking about getting, getting rid of Obamacare and traditional health care and putting in place Medicare, these things are just, just nonstarters. And I think the Democratic party is finding itself in a real difficult position with those kind of positions.

Romney's hypocrisy was savaged on Twitter, as it should be:

Mitt Romney in 2016: "Frankly, I think we have a good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in Donald Trump's taxes."

— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) April 7, 2019

Behold the feckless hero of the #NeverTrump movement!
Romney is #TrumpLite. #VoteBlue #VoteBlue2020

— Nadine van der Velde (@nadinevdVelde) April 7, 2019

You can't make chicken salad out of Mitt Romney.

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— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) April 7, 2019

I often wonder what Trump said to Romney during their Nov 29, 2016 dinner. "Mitt Romney showered Trump with uncharacteristic praise minutes after their posh dinner at the tony Jean-Georges restaurant in Trump International Hotel in NY."

— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) April 7, 2019

Just proves that Romney is no better than his cowardly, self-serving, duty-shirking, oath-breaking, hypocritical colleagues in Congress who put party, donors and self before constituents and country. True leaders would stand up to Trump and his corrupt #Trumpocracy.

— Alan Perkins (@AlanPrkns) April 7, 2019

Guess he still hasn't read this

— Celery Caraway (@CeleryCaraway) April 7, 2019

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