Mitt Romney, the former Republican presidential candidate and incoming US senator, has attacked Donald Trump, saying the president’s leadership and foreign policies have both failed.
Romney, who will be sworn into the US Senate on Thursday, made the scathing remarks in a Washington Post op-ed published on Tuesday evening.
The president has deserted the US’ allies and is unable to lead a “divided” nation, said Romeny, whose run for a Senate seat in Utah was endorsed by Trump in February last year.
He said the events happened last month, including the departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Chief of Staff John Kelly, are worrisome and indicate a decline for Trump’s presidency.
“The appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a ‘sucker’ in world affairs all defined his presidency down,” he…