‘I wonder if Romney enjoyed his flight in’: Donald Trump ridicules rival Mitt after MAGA supporters hurled abuse and branded him a ‘traitor’ on plane from Salt lake City to D.C. after he refused to back bid to overturn Biden victory
- Donald Trump ridiculed Sen Mitt Romney during the ‘Save America’ rally in DC
- The president told crowd Wednesday: ‘I wonder if Romney enjoyed his flight in’
- Trump was referring to a video that appeared to show his supporters heckling Romney during a flight from Salt Lake City to Washington, DC, on Tuesday
- Romney cannot be seen in video but group of Trump fans chant he is a ‘traitor’
- Another video showed woman who approached Romney as he waited for flight
- The 73-year-old senator told the maskless woman that he will not be supporting GOP efforts to block the certification of Joe Biden’s election win
- He is among the Republican Senators who have rejected an effort to oppose certification of Biden’s presidency when Congress meets on Wednesday
President Donald Trump ridiculed Mitt Romney during the ‘Save America’ rally on Wednesday just hours after the Utah senator was heckled by MAGA supporters during a flight to Washington, DC.
Romney is among the Republican senators who have rejected an effort to oppose the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s presidency today when Congress meets to officially count the electoral college votes.
While speaking at the ‘Save America’ rally Trump told a cheering crowd: ‘I wonder if he enjoyed his flight in last night.’
The president was referring to a plane full of Trump supporters who called Romney a ‘traitor’ for not joining other GOP senators in a bid to object to Biden’s win.
Trump then mocked Romney for congratulating ‘the victor’ after losing against former President Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election before looking at the ‘facts’.
‘But we look at the facts and our election was so corrupt that in the history of this country we’ve never seen anything like it,’ Trump said.
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President Donald Trump ridiculed Mitt Romney during the ‘Save America’ rally on Wednesday just hours after the Utah senator was heckled by MAGA supporters during a flight to Washington, DC
While speaking at the ‘Save America’ rally Trump told a crowd: ‘I wonder if he enjoyed his flight in last night.’ The president was referring to a plane full of Trump supporters (above) who called Romney a ‘traitor’ for not joining other GOP senators in a bid to object to Biden’s win
The second video claims to show Trump fans chanting at Romney that he is a ‘traitor,’ but Romney cannot be seen in the clop
Romney cannot be seen in the video, which went viral on Tuesday night. The video shared claims that it was taken on the plane as Romney flew to DC on Tuesday evening.
‘Let him know what we think,’ a woman screams before a group of Trump supporters with their masks pulled down chant ‘traitor’ and ‘traitor Mitt’ from their seats.
Romney is believed to be sitting further ahead in the plane, but he cannot be seen as the Trump fans record the incident.
It is not known if the same woman who approached him in the airport was on the flight.
‘Resign Mitt. We want to know your connection to Burisma and Joe Biden, Mitt Romney,’ one woman shouts.
The senator was defended by another woman who shouted: ‘We love you Mitt Romney you’re great, you’re doing awesome. I’m one of your constituents and I think you’re doing wonderful.’
‘You’re one of maybe a million who think opposite of you,’ a Trump fan tells her.
One woman later tweeted about the incident alleging: ‘Flew into DC with coward @MittRomney hiding with two masks, glasses and a bubble helmet. Don’t worry- we let him know what we thought about him #TRAITOR.’
In response to the heckling, Romney told reporters Wednesday: ‘That’s something I’ve gotten used to over the years. That’s the nature of politics today.
In a second video shared on Tuesday, a woman who says she is a Republican Utah voter, approaches 73-year-old Romney as he waits by the gate for his flight. She demands to know why Romney is not supporting Trump
Romney eventually tries to walk away as the woman continuously questions him
Thousands of Trump loyalists flew to DC to attend a massive ‘Stop the Steal’ rally scheduled for Wednesday.
In a second video shared on Tuesday, a woman who says she is a Republican Utah voter, approaches 73-year-old Romney as he waits by the gate for his flight.
She demands to know why Romney is not supporting Trump with the president’s unfounded claims of widespread voter fraud.
He immediately asks her to put her mask on as it is required by law in the airport.
‘Don’t tell me what to do,’ she answers back. ‘I’m standing six feet away. You know what I’m going to go ahead and do it because I want to have a chat with you.’
‘Why aren’t you supporting President Trump? You’re not supporting him,’ the woman continues.
‘I do support President Trump. I’m sorry, I do agree with many of the things he’s for and I support him, Romney answers.
The woman remains unhappy, however, and continues to push Romney on whether he will be supporting Trump regarding ‘fraudulent votes’.
‘No, I’m not,’ the senator answers. ‘It’s a long story but it’s a constitutional process and the constitution is clear. I will follow the constitution and I will explain all that when we meet in congress this week.’
She continues to push Romney about not supporting Trump in the election and tells him: ‘You were voted in as a conservative to represent the conservative constituents. Period.’
‘Actually, that’s not how the constitution works,’ Romney fires back as he begins to pack up his laptop to try and walk away.
‘It is you’re voted in to represent us, you work for us. Am I wrong?’ the woman then questions.
‘I work for the people of Utah,’ Romney says, to which she responds, ‘Exactly and I am from Utah. There’s a lot of people who didn’t vote for you.’
‘I wouldn’t be surprised if you weren’t even voted in legally,’ the woman adds. ‘You’re a joke, an absolute joke, it’s a disgusting shame.’
Another video shared on Wednesday showed more Trump supporters traveling on a plane from Texas to Washington, DC.
In the new footage, flight attendants struggle to control the plane full of pro-Trump passengers. At one point in the video, someone on the plane displays a ‘Trump 2020’ projection before the lights in the cockpit are turned on.
Meanwhile, people are heard yelling at each other, with one saying: ‘Shut the hell up!’
Another video shared on Wednesday showed more Trump supporters traveling on a plane from Texas to Washington, DC. Images from the plane shows a ‘Trump 2020’ projection in the cockpit
In the new footage, flight attendants struggle to control the plane full of pro-Trump passengers
Others are heard claiming that someone on the flight ‘threatened’ them but it’s unclear what happened.
Romney on Saturday hit out at Trump and his claims that there was fraud in the presidential election as a ‘false rumor’.
He said attempts by some Republicans to stand against the election result and Joe Biden’s win ‘dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic.’
Romney claimed that the ‘egregious ploy to reject electors may enhance the political ambition of some,’ adding, ‘the congressional power to reject electors is reserved for the most extreme and unusual circumstances. These are far from it.’
Romney was also among a bipartisan group of ten senators – including four Republicans – who pushed back against planned GOP efforts to challenge President-elect Biden’s win on Sunday.
In a statement released on Saturday night, Romney described the move as an ‘egregious ploy that ‘dangerously threatens our Democratic Republic’
He added his name to another bipartisan group of ten senators who pushed back against planned GOP efforts to challenge President-elect Biden’s win on Sunday
A group of Senate Republicans, led by Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, say they plan to object to the election results when Congress meets on Wednesday to tally Biden´s 306-232 Electoral College victory over Trump.
Both men have been touted as future leaders of the GOP, and may be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024.
Romney said he believed the senators’ ‘ambition had eclipsed principle’.
Authoring a statement urging Congress to certify the election results, Romney, as well as Republican Senators Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana said, ‘it is time to move forward.’
‘The 2020 election is over. All challenges through recounts and appeals have been exhausted,’ the group’s letter read in part.
‘At this point, further attempts to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2020 Presidential election are contrary to the clearly expressed will of the American people and only serve to undermine Americans’ confidence in the already determined election results.’
Trump allies Sen Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, both also spoke out Sunday, insisting attempts to stop the certification of the Electoral College ‘will go nowhere’.
The results from Wednesday will eventually be certified for Biden, who will be sworn in as the nation´s 46th president in two weeks.
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