President Trump today tweeted out a video mocking Sen. Mitt Romney over his failed 2012 presidential bid, comparing it with Trump’s own success four years later.
The video includes clips of election night in 2012, when Romney lost to former President Obama, and in 2016, when Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019
The video was posted just hours after Romney told reporters that he wants the Trump administration to give Congress the transcript of a highly controversial call between the president and his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodymyr Zelensky.
The call between Trump and Zelensky is reportedly tied to a whistleblower complaint that has dominated headlines since late last week amid reports that Trump and his attorney Rudy Giuliani attempted to persuade Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden or his son Hunter Biden, who had business dealings in the country.
“What has been alleged by some news sources is that the president asked for an investigation into Mr. Biden. That would be in my view very inappropriate and a very serious allegation itself, so let’s find out what exactly what was said,” Romney said earlier Monday.
Over the weekend, Romney became one of the first GOP senators to raise serious concerns about the phone call.
“If the President asked or pressured Ukraine’s president to investigate his political rival, either directly or through his personal attorney, it would be troubling in the extreme. Critical for the facts to come out,” he tweeted.
The attack on Romney happened after Trump made an unscheduled drop in at the UN Climate Summit.
He spent about 15 minutes seated in the United States’ seat.
It appeared Trump could hardly stay awake during the 15 minutes he was there.
Trump has expressed skepticism of climate change in the past and, at one point, called it a hoax created by the Chinese to hurt U.S. manufacturers.
Most recognized scientific experts conclude climate change is occurring, and rigorous scientific research demonstrates that the greenhouse gases emitted by human activities are the primary driver.