Former President Donald Trump thanked the Utah GOP for booing Republican Sen. Mitt Romney at the state convention Saturday.
'So nice to see RINO Mitt Romney booed off the stage at the Utah Republican State Convention,' Trump sent out in a statement Monday afternoon. 'They are among the earliest to have figured this guy out, a stone cold loser!'
Trump and Romney have had bad blood for years - with Romney among the handful of Republicans publicly critical of Trump during the 2016 campaign - and voting to convict him of impeachment charges twice.
Former President Donald Trump thanked the Utah GOP for booing Republican Sen. Mitt Romney at the state convention SaturdayInsurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Former President Donald Trump applauded Utah Republicans for booing GOP Sen. Mitt Romney at a weekend convention
Sen. Mitt Romney was heckled on Saturday at the Republican Party 2021 Organizing Convention in West Valley City, Utah
More than two thousand Utah Republicans booed Romney as he arrived to speak at a convention in Utah
During a speech at a GOP convention in Utah on Saturday, more than two thousand attendees booed Romney.
The vocal backlash came after Romney, who represents Utah in the U.S. Senate, narrowly avoided censure by the state's GOP over impeachment votes.
'Aren't you embarrassed?' said Romney in response to the catcalling as he walked onto the stage.
'I'm a man who says what he means, and you know I was not a fan of our last president's character issues,' he said.Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Shouts of 'traitor' and 'communist' could be heard from the crowd.
'You can boo all you like,' Romney continued. 'I've been a Republican all of my life. My dad was the governor of Michigan and I was the Republican nominee for president in 2012.
'So yeah, I understand that I have a few folks that don't like me terribly much and I'm sorry about that. But I express my mind as I believe is right and I follow my conscience as I believe is right,' Romney added.
Romney managed to elicit a few cheers when he asked the crowd if they were fans of Biden.
'So, what do you think about President Biden's first 100 days?' Romney asked.
The motion for Romney to be censured narrowly failed, 798 to 711, in a vote by delegates to the state GOP convention.
At one stage, the Chairman of the Utah GOP, Derek Brown, interrupted Romney's speech to tell the rowdy crowd to simmer down.
Despite the negativity, Romney ended his speech on a positive note.
'We need to come together in strength and unity,' he said.
Davis County delegate Don Guymon, who authored the censure resolution, said Romney's votes to remove Trump from office 'hurt the Constitution and hurt the party.'
'This was a process driven by Democrats who hated Trump,' Guymon said. 'Romney's vote in the first