Why Sen.-elect Mitt Romney thinks President hasn't "risen to the mantle ...

Why Sen.-elect Mitt Romney thinks President hasn't "risen to the mantle ...
Why Sen.-elect Mitt Romney thinks President Trump hasn't "risen to the mantle ...

In an op-ed published in The Washington Post, Sen.-elect Mitt Romney said President Donald 's behavior since taking office "is evidence that the President has not risen to the mantle of the office."

Romney wrote in Tuesday's op-ed that he agreed with some of the policy changes has championed. "But policies and appointments are only a part of a presidency," he wrote.

"It is well known that Donald was not my choice for the Republican presidential nomination. After he became the nominee, I hoped his campaign would refrain from resentment and name-calling. It did not," Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, wrote in the opinion piece, adding that several of 's Cabinet appointments had been "encouraging."

"But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions this month, is evidence that the President has not risen to the mantle of the office," he wrote.

Romney has been a vocal critic of the President during 's campaign and first two years in office, although the two had appeared to mend fences after was elected. They were photographed dining together as mulled making Romney his secretary of state, and the

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