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The ongoing protests and demonstrations in many countries all over the world center around the call for the end of racial injustice that is being experienced, especially following the death of George Floyd the previous week. As Utah Senator Mitt Romney takes part in the Black Lives Matter march, president Donald Trump took to Twitter to mock him.
Trump went on Twitter to mock the Utah Senator’s participation in the Black Lives Matter march over the weekend. “Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so badly in Utah!” tweeted Trump as a caption to a tweet by Washington Post reporter Hannah Natanson, who shared a video of the senator during the march.
Trump’s mocking of Romney follows the onslaught of criticism he has faced regarding his handling of the ongoing protests which have simmered back into a peaceful demonstration. The protests were ignited by the death of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by a white police officer who kneeled on his neck. The past week saw Trump under fire even more than ever during the controversial photo op in front of a church in Washington DC and holding a bible upside down. His calls for “law & order” and plans to consider invoking the Insurrection Act have been heavily condemned by people across the board, including Romney.
This also comes as Trump’s numbers in polls continue to drop down, and the president’s claim was soon refuted, showing that the Republican senator has better numbers than Trump on a national scale.
Romney is among the prominent Republicans who have gone public with not supporting Trump in his reelection efforts. It is unclear if he will choose to vote for former vice president Joe Biden in November, but he has remarked that he may just write in his wife’s name on the ballot or vote for someone else entirely.
Nevertheless, he came to march alongside a Christian group of demonstrators who are protesting against racism and police brutality. Romney shared a photo of himself with his fellow protesters and wearing a mask. A day prior to him taking part, Romney shared a photo on Twitter of his father, Michigan governor George Romney, also marching with black protesters for Civil Rights in Detroit.
“This is my father, George Romney, participating in a Civil Rights march in the Detroit suburbs during the late 1960s - “Force alone will not eliminate riots,” he said. “We must eliminate the problems from which they stem,”’ tweeted the senator.