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Mitt Romney Slams Trump Supporters “Out of Touch with Reality”

Mitt Romney, speaking on CNN, has voiced strong criticism of supporters of former President Donald Trump, accusing many of being completely out of touch with reality.

His remarks come in the wake of Trump’s victory in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucus.

Disappointment with Trump’s Supporters

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Romney expressed disappointment with the level of acceptance among Trump’s supporters.

After the Iowa victory, he said, “a lot of people in this country are out of touch with reality and will accept anything Donald Trump tells them.”

Trump’s Victory in Iowa

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Donald Trump emerged victorious in Iowa’s Republican caucus, securing 51% of the vote, a significant margin over other contenders, including Ron DeSantis and Nikki Haley.

Exit Poll Findings

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Exit polls revealed Trump’s strong performance among demographics such as individuals without college degrees and those identifying as “very conservative.”

Concerning Views on the 2020 Election

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Romney and others were troubled by the high percentage of voters who expressed doubts about the legitimacy of Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 presidential election.

Romney’s Remarks on Trump’s Legal Troubles

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The senator expressed disbelief at the apparent lack of impact on public opinion regarding legal issues surrounding Trump, including a rape accusation brought by E. Jean Carroll.

Legal Consequences for Trump

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Trump faced legal consequences for his comments about Carroll, with a jury concluding that his remarks constituted defamation.

Impact on E. Jean Carroll

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Carroll won significant damages in defamation lawsuits against Trump, with the fallout from his comments leading to a tarnished reputation and online harassment.

Romney’s Struggle to Understand

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Romney said, “You had a jury that said that Donald Trump [explicit deleted] a woman. And that doesn’t seem to be moving the needle. There’s a lot of things about today’s electorate that I have a hard time understanding,” referring to the E. Jean Carroll case.

Iowa Supporters

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Data from the entrance poll indicates that about 65% of Iowa voters said they accepted the falsehood spread by former President Donald Trump, claiming that the 2020 election was “stolen” from him. 

Warning Against Trump’s Presidency

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Romney reiterated his stance that Trump is unfit for the presidency, pointing to the conclusions drawn by those who have worked closely with him.

Repeated Criticisms of Trump

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Romney’s criticism of Trump dates back to the 2016 election, where he characterized Trump as a “phony” and accused him of manipulating the public.

Calls for Accountability

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Romney emphasized the importance of recognizing wrongdoing, particularly when multiple sources, including cabinet members and juries, have raised concerns.

Trump’s Continued Favorability

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Despite criticisms and legal challenges, Trump remains a favorite in the Republican presidential primary, though his margin of victory in Iowa was notably lower than in previous elections.

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