This evening, Trump took to Twitter to formally endorse Mitt Romney in his bid for Utah’s U.S. Senate seat.
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— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2018
In a surprise move, Romney promptly responded to Trump with a full-throated acceptance of his endorsement.
Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 20, 2018
Romney’s cozy response to the president is especially surprising given their fraught relationship. Previously, Romney had slammed Trump on Twitter given the President’s continued racist, xenophobic comments and behavior.
If Trump had said 4 years ago the things he says today about the KKK, Muslims, Mexicans, disabled, I would NOT have accepted his endorsement
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
Apparently, those principles were only held temporarily.
Twitter, for its part, noticed Romney’s glaring lack of dignity and duly spoke out.
Mitt Romney's dignity is dying the slowest death in the history of dignity https://t.co/RjwYTqQsxl
— Anil Kalhan (@kalhan) February 20, 2018
the most owned man alive https://t.co/UU9AcbbBZz
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) February 20, 2018
Dude, this is beyond pathetic. Have you no dignity? https://t.co/aaTS066PUt
— Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) February 20, 2018
You might start by not aligning with Putin’s puppet and by showing some spine and moral character?
— Genevieve (@Genevieve_Marie) February 20, 2018
Hey Romney if you take your head out of trumps ass you might remember this https://t.co/J4d7plQUfQ
— Anti “Economic Anxiety” (@OneEyedAO) February 20, 2018
Can't wait for Mitt to bring those steadfast principles to the Senate. pic.twitter.com/2Jf5fIOsAH
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 20, 2018
Quick question: did your testicles retreat inside your body cavity or literally fall off when you debased yourself to send this?
I say they fell off but my friend says shrivel/retreat.
Settle this bet.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) February 20, 2018
Mr. Romney, you went grovelling for a job after dropping out of the last presidential election, and told us you don't care about 47% of #WeThePeople. You're the Western equivalent of a carpetbagger and don't deserve to represent the State of Utah. trump's support reinforces that.
— seasweetie (@seasweetie62) February 20, 2018
Aaaaaaand now I'm donating to your opponent.
— Matthew Goodkin-Gold (@RealCFPBDrector) February 20, 2018
Less than a week into this candidacy you’re already reminding us of what a wooden, fake and phony candidate you were in 2012.
— Hamilton Electors (@HamiltonElector) February 20, 2018