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Rino Mitt Romney has opposed Donald Trump every step of the way since he became the clear front runner in the 2016 Election Cycle.
He has ridiculed Trump’s demeanor, experience, and policy.
He was the ONLY Republican to vote to convict Trump in the impeachment sham.
Now he’s shocked us all by admitting….
Wait for it….
He won't divulge for whom he voted for, however.
Here's some of the history behind the Trump/Romney feud, starting with the Charlottesville "Fine People" hoax, although it goes back much farther.
From The Hill:
Aug. 18, 2017: Romney rebukes Trump's Charlottesville remarks
Romney strongly rebuked Trump's remarks after the president said there were "very fine people on both sides" after a violent white supremacist rally in Virginia.
"His apologists strain to explain that he didn't mean what we heard. But what we heard is now the reality, and unless it is addressed by the president as such, with unprecedented candor and strength, there may commence an unraveling of our national fabric," Romney said in a statement.
Dec. 4, 2017: Trump urges Hatch to run for reelection amid speculation of a Romney bid
Trump told reporters he was encouraging 83-year-old incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to run for an eighth term amid speculation that Romney may seek his seat if he retired.
Dec. 6, 2017: Conway says Trump and Romney have a 'great relationship'
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told CNN that Trump and Romney had a "great relationship."
"The President and Gov. Romney spoke, I don't know, 10 hours ago, less than 12 hours ago, and people should know that because otherwise there's speculation," Conway said after Trump made a trip to Romney's home state of Utah.
Jan. 2, 2018: Hatch announces retirement, clearing path for Romney run
Hatch announced he would be retiring at the end of his term, clearing the path for Romney to seek his Senate seat.
Feb. 19, 2018: Trump endorses Romney for Senate
Trump backed Romney in the Senate race to replace Hatch, after reports that the president had urged retiring Hatch to run for reelection to block a Romney bid.
Trump tweeted that Romney is a “worthy successor” to Hatch and had his “full support and endorsement.”
Romney accepted the endorsement and thanked Trump for his support.
May 1, 2018: Romney praises Trump's first year in office
Romney praised Trump's first year in office, saying that it was similar to what he would have done if elected.
"The things he’s actually done have been better than I expected," Romney said.
June 24, 2018: Romney says he'll speak out against Trump on 'substantial' issues
Romney, in an op-ed for The Salt Lake Tribune, said he would continue to speak out against Trump "only" when he believes "it is a matter of substantial significance."
The next month he said it was "too early" to say whether he would support Trump in 2020.
July 16, 2018: Romney rips Trump's 'disgraceful' comments at Putin summit
Romney said it was "disgraceful and detrimental to our democratic principles" for Trump to question U.S. intelligence agencies' assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 election while at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland.
"President Trump's decision to side with Putin over American intelligence agencies is disgraceful and detrimental to our democratic principles," Romney said.
Nov. 6, 2018: Romney wins Senate race
Romney won his race to fill Hatch's Senate seat, securing more than 60 percent of the vote.
March 19, 2019: Romney hits Trump for McCain criticism
Romney again criticized Trump for going after the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), after Trump said that he "was never a fan of John McCain, and I never will be."
"I can’t understand why the President would, once again, disparage a man as exemplary as my friend John McCain: heroic, courageous, patriotic, honorable, self-effacing, self-sacrificing, empathetic, and driven by duty to family, country, and God," Romney tweeted.
Jan. 2, 2019: Romney says he won't challenge Trump in 2020 but doesn't back him
Romney said he would not mount a primary challenge against Trump in the 2020 election, but did not go so far as to back the president in the race.
His announcement came a day after he published an op-ed in The Washington Post criticizing Trump for his lack of character and moral leadership.
April 19, 2019: Romney said he's 'sickened' by Trump’s behavior in Mueller report
Romney said he was “sickened at the extent and pervasiveness of dishonesty and misdirection by individuals in the highest office of the land, including the president,” after former special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page report was released.
Trump repeatedly slammed the report in an effort to discredit Mueller and his findings.
Oct. 5, 2019: Trump calls for Romney's impeachment
Trump called for Romney to be impeached and said he made a mistake in endorsing him for his Senate seat.
Senators cannot be impeached but can face recall votes in some states, however Utah does not have any provisions in state law for recalling a sitting senator.
The same day, Trump called Romney a "pompous ass" over the senator's criticism of his dealings with Ukraine.
"Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one," Trump tweeted.
"Mitt Romney never knew how to win. He is a pompous 'ass' who has been fighting me from the beginning, except when he begged me for my endorsement for his Senate run (I gave it to him), and when he begged me to be Secretary of State (I didn’t give it to him). He is so bad for R’s!" Trump added in another tweet.
Oct. 17, 2019: Romney calls Trump’s deal to withdraw troops from Syria ‘a bloodstain’ in US history
Romney ripped the Trump administration’s cease-fire deal in Syria after the president decided to withdraw troops from the region, paving the way for a Turkish invasion.
"The announcement today is being portrayed as a victory. It is far from a victory. Serious questions remain about how the decision was reached precipitously to withdraw from Syria and why that decision was reached," Romney said in a Senate floor speech.
He said the announced cease-fire did not change the fact that the U.S. “abandoned” the Kurdish forces, saying, "What we have done to the Kurds will stand as a bloodstain in the annals of American history."
Oct. 18, 2019: Trump tweets ad hitting Romney as 'Democrat secret asset'
Trump tweeted an ad from the group Club for Growth that called Romney a "Democrat secret asset" amid the senator's criticism of Trump's dealings with Ukraine, the issue at the center of impeachment proceedings.
"REPUBLICANS MUST STICK TOGETHER AND FIGHT!" Trump tweeted.
Nov. 21, 2019: Romney calls lunch with Trump 'delightful'
Despite their escalating feud, Romney joined other GOP senators for a lunch with Trump at the White House, which Romney later described as "delightful."
The two shook hands at the lunch and Romney said there didn't appear to be any signs of lingering tension between them.
Jan. 31: Romney supports witnesses for impeachment trial
A Romney official confirmed that the Utah senator would be voting to allow additional witnesses and documents in the impeachment trial.
He was one of only two Senate Republicans, along with Sen. Susan Collins (Maine.), to vote in favor of the measure, which was supported by all Senate Democrats.
As Romney "has said, he wants to hear from Ambassador [John] Bolton, and he will vote in favor of the motion today to consider witnesses," Romney spokeswoman Liz Johnson tweeted before the vote.
Feb. 5: Romney breaks from GOP, votes to convict Trump
Romney announced hours before the impeachment saga came to an end that he would be voting to convict Trump on the charge of abuse of power.
“The president is guilty of an appalling abuse of public trust. What he did was not perfect. No, it was a flagrant assault of our electoral rights, our national security and our fundamental values,” Romney said on the Senate floor.
“I swore an oath before God to exercise impartial justice. I am profoundly religious. My faith is at the heart of who I am. I take an oath before God as enormously consequential,” Romney, a devout Mormon, added.
The GOP senator, however, voted with his party to acquit Trump on the charge of obstruction of Congress.
Feb. 6: Trump hits Romney as a ‘failed presidential candidate’
Trump hit back at Romney in an early morning tweet after his vote against him in the impeachment trial.
"Had failed presidential candidate @MittRomney devoted the same energy and anger to defeating a faltering Barack Obama as he sanctimoniously does to me, he could have won the election," Trump tweeted.
Later in the day, speaking at the National Prayer breakfast, the president again swiped at Romney over his vote.
The president called out politicians who “use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong.”
“Weeks ago, and again yesterday, courageous Republican politicians and leaders had the wisdom, fortitude and strength to do what everyone knows was right," Trump said. "I don’t like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong."