It is no secret that Senator Mitt Romney (R-Utah) is no fan of former President Donald Trump, but a new biography about the RINO legislator has elicited a furious response from Trump’s spokesperson, who called “Mittens” a lying “loser.”
McKay Coppins, a staff writer for the Atlantic, claims in “Romeny: A Reckoning” that, while attending a New England Patriots game with Romney as guests of team owner Robert Kraft, Trump bragged to Romney’s son that he would “drop” his then-girlfriend, Melania.
“Trump sidled up to Romney’s son Josh and pointed at a leggy brunette across the room. ‘Have you seen my girlfriend, Melania?’ he asked, smirking,” Coppins wrote in an excerpt of the book obtained by Rolling Stone.
“‘When I drop her,'” Trump reportedly said, “‘the phone is gonna ring off the hook. Every guy in New York wants to go out with her.'”
“When I drop her, the phone is gonna ring off the hook. Every guy in New York wants to go out with her.”
In a new biography of Mitt Romney, Trump once boasted about his plans to “drop” then-girlfriend Melania.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) October 18, 2023
When asked for a comment, Trump’s spokesperson accused Romney of “creating fake stories.”
“Mittens is a loser who is ‘retiring’ because he knows he doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of surviving another campaign,” the spokesperson wrote. “He should stop lying and creating fake stories in order to stay relevant.
“The fact is,” the spokesperson stated, “that he dropped the ball when he ran against Barack Obama and is partially responsible for the mess America is in.”
According to Rolling Stone, “Trump and Romney first met a few years before the run-in at the Patriots game, in January 1995, when the celebrity developer invited the private equity mogul to his Palm Beach estate. Romney, who according to Coppins felt Trump ‘wasn’t really a “businessman” at all,’ nonetheless took the meeting due to an interest in having a ‘memorable, low-stakes, and deeply weird’ experience.”
“Romney was ‘not above gawking at famous people,’ Coppins writes,” the outlet adds.
Rolling Stone continues:
Trump rewarded that desire with a “surreal scene” upon arrival, as the entirety of the Mar-a-Lago staff “lined up outside in a white linen uniform, as if posed for a royal reception.” Romney remembers Trump as a “cartoon character” who strutted around the estate “like an English lord.” He found Trump both enamored of his gilded Florida residence and apparently mistaken about its true value. In one scene, the Utah senator recalls Trump leading him on a tour of the club and showing off a drawer full of “gold-colored silverware.”
Trump reportedly gloated that the Post family, which sold the club to him in 1985, “didn’t know this was here when they sold me the place” and that the “silverware is worth more than I paid for the house.”
Romney made his disdain for Trump apparent almost from the moment the former president announced his candidacy in 2015.
“A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president. But a Trump nomination enables her victory,” he incorrectly predicted in March 2016.
A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president. But a Trump nomination enables her victory.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
“Here’s what I know,” Romney stated that same day. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University.”
“He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat,” he added.
He’s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat. (2/2)
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
On X, not everyone is buying Romney’s revelation about the beloved former First Lady — or Rolling Stone’s credibility.
Oh Mitt ♂️
— Farmer Vincent (@CrittersFarmer) October 18, 2023
You published a debunked rape story
— RELAX!!! (@LeeHuds05010855) October 19, 2023
Counseling and medication for your Trump derangement syndrome
— Christopher Benedict (@cbenedict658) October 19, 2023