Mitt Romney slams Trump for saying he would accept 'foreign dirt' on rivals: 'Simply unthinkable'
Senator Mitt Romney has slammed Donald Trump for saying that he would accept dirt on a political opponent from a foreign government, saying the president’s remarks are “simply unthinkable.”
Mr Romney, who was the 2012 Republican nominee for president before winning his Senate seat last year, said during an impromptu interview with reporters that he would contact the FBI immediately if a foreign government approached him in that way.
“I ran for president twice. I ran for governor once. I ran for Senate twice,” Mr Romney said. “I’ve never had any attempt made by a foreign government. … Had that occurred, I would’ve contacted the FBI immediately.”
Mr Trump has found himself under fire for his comments on the matter, which were made during an interview with ABC News.
Following after repeated criticism of officials with his 2016 campaign pursuing offers for dirt from Russia during that election, Mr Trump suggested that there is nothing wrong with the practice.
Sen. Mitt Romney says it's "simply unthinkable" to accept foreign dirt on rivals: "I ran for president twice. I ran for governor once. I ran for Senate twice. I've never had any attempt made by a foreign government. ... Had that occurred I would've contacted the FBI immediately" pic.twitter.com/aL2v5Wfpzs— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics)June 13, 2019