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Incoming Utah Senator Mitt Romney was the leader of the Never-Trump movement during the 2016 election.

Ever since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, Washington, D.C. insiders begged him to mount a primary campaign against the President in 2020.

And with one word, Romney let the cat out of the bag as to his plans to challenge Trump.

Romney appeared on CNN to discuss his blockbuster op-ed where he declared Trump’s character did not rise to the level of the Presidency.

“It is well known that Donald Trump 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. When he won the election, I hoped he would rise to the occasion. His early appointments of Rex Tillerson, Jeff Sessions, Nikki Haley, Gary Cohn, H.R. McMaster, Kelly and Mattis were encouraging. But, on balance, his conduct over the past two years, particularly his actions last month, is evidence that the president has not risen to the mantle of the office,” Romney wrote.

This was music to the ears of establishment Republicans.

A small sublet of inside-the-beltway Republicans never accepted Trump.

They used his “character” as an excuse for why they opposed his candidacy.

But the reality was that they were terrified of Trump exposing them as con artists who operated like the political version of the Washington Generals – the hapless basketball team that was put together to purposefully lose to the Harlem Globetrotters every night.

These Republicans agree with the Democrats on everything – amnesty for illegal aliens, global trade deals, and endless foreign wars – but lie to their GOP base about their true positions on these issues.

Trump – because he actually follows through on his campaign rhetoric – exposed D.C. swamp RINOs like Jeff Flake, Paul Ryan and others for the frauds that they are.

So they’ve searched far-and-wide for a white knight to save them in 2020.

Romney’s op-ed gave them hope he was their man.

But in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Romney threw cold water on the idea.

Tapper asked Romney if he would challenge Trump in 2020.

“No. You may have heard, I ran before. I’ve had that experience,” Romney stated.

The former failed Presidential candidate then referenced Trump’s response to him during a session with reporters before a cabinet meeting.

“And, by the way, I acknowledge the president was successful. And I was not. He did something I couldn’t do. He won. And I recognize that and appreciate that. But no, I’m not running again. And we’ll see whether someone else does in a Republican primary or not. But time will tell,” Romney stated.

Trump had pointed out that Romney never attacked Barack Obama and that he might have won the 2012 election had he fought hard enough.

The President also noted that he “won big” in response to Romney’s treacherous op-ed.

But before Trump supporters feel too relieved, Romney is a professional liar and con artist with no personal integrity.

In a 1994 Senate race against Ted Kennedy, Romney cheered the idea that one million babies a year died in abortion clinics.

Romney also stated he was opposed to Ronald Reagan.

But when Romney ran for President in 2008 and 2012, he claimed to be the ideological heir to Ronald Reagan and the champion of all conservative causes.

Romney also sought Trump’s endorsement in his 2012 Presidential campaign and 2018 Senate bid.

So it’s difficult to put any stock in Mitt Romney’s word or personal character.

Anti-Trump Republicans also know the current field of potential Trump challengers – Jeff Flake and John Kasich – are actually far-left liberals with no standing in the Republican Party.

They believe that Romney, by virtue of winning the GOP nomination in 2012, has a national constituency and fundraising network.

Both are vital to any primary campaign.

Would you support Mitt Romney running a primary challenge to Donald Trump?

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