Trump trolls Mitt Romney by sharing clips of him losing 2012 polls after senator said he was 'sickened' by president's 'dishonest' behavior
A day after Republican senator Mitt Romney said that he was "sickened" and "appalled" by President Donald Trump after reading the Mueller Report, Trump took to Twitter to troll the senator on Saturday.
Trump tweeted a video with a caption on Saturday, reading: "If @MittRomney spent the same energy fighting Barack Obama as he does fighting Donald Trump, he could have won the race (maybe)!"
Soon after Trump's tweet, many of his supporters also began taking a dig at the Utah senator, with one calling him a "sore loser," and another claiming that Romney was "jealous" of Trump's 2016 electoral win.
The president's tweet, however, was condemned by many who called it "petty." A Twitter user wrote: "There is something pitiful and disgusting about a person who has to criticize and belittle others to feel good about themselves."
The Utah senator, on Friday, became one of the few Republicans to publicly speak on the findings of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report, which was released earlier this week in a redacted form. Mueller was investigating into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential elections.
"I am sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the president," Romney said in a statement on Friday.
"I am also appalled that, among other things, fellow citizens working in a campaign for president welcomed help from Russia -- including information that had been illegally obtained, that none of them acted to inform American law enforcement and that the campaign chairman was actively promoting Russian interests in Ukraine," he added.
Although the report did not find concrete evidence of collusion, it, however, stated at least 11 instances of possible obstruction of justice committed by the president, including an effort to remove Mueller. The Special Counsel could not himself recommended charges against Trump because he was constrained by the Justice Department rules pertaining to a sitting president.
The report also detailed cooperative contact between Trump campaign and Russia which assisted Trump in defeating his political rival Hillary Clinton. Although the report clearly stated that the president was not exonerated, Trump declared a victory after the report's release, claiming that he had been totally exonerated.