Trump Calls For Republicans To Close Ranks Behind Him

This week, former President Donald Trump called for Republicans to unify to challenge Democrats and citing the primary challenge against President Joe Biden. Trump’s statements came in the aftermath of his second federal indictment by special counsel Jack Smith.

The former president cited the fact that Biden had only attracted two primary challengers so far this year. During an interview with Breitbart News, Trump said that the “Democrats sort of unite” and that the “Republicans have to do a little bit more of that.” 

He specifically cited Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) for criticism.

“We have the Mitt Romneys of the world and we have some other people that are really not very good, frankly,” he said.

He said that Democrats have Democrats “have people that do vote when they set their agenda.” Trump cited the two impeachment votes against him in which every Democrat save one voted in favor. “You see these unanimous votes,” he said. 

“They wanted to impeach me. They went to impeach me unanimously even though many of them disagreed with it.” 

He added that “Republicans have to stick together the same way.”

Also during the interview, Trump said that Romney could lose the 2024 Republican primary for his current Senate seat with the correct opponent.

The former president said that Romney could lose if the “right candidate” ran against him. Trump said that such a candidate would beat him “easily.”

He called the Utah senator a “loser for a long time.” 

Trump cited Romney’s recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal calling for other Republican presidential primary candidates to coalesce around a non-Trump candidate.

Trump said that the former Massachusetts governor has “no respect in the Republican Party” and called him a “terrible Republican.” Trump linked him with organizations such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter. 

The former president said that Romney’s endorsement is “Kryptonite” and referred to him as such.

 “If he endorses somebody, that person loses,” he said. Trump said that in cases in which candidates he endorsed fell behind, it was because they were “associated” with Romney.