Trump calls Romney “pompous ass” for criticizing him publicly urging China and Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son

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President Donald Trump hit back at Senator Mitt Romney and called him a “pompous ass” in response to the Republican lawmaker’s criticism of him for publicly encouraging China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.

On Friday, Romney condemned Trump’s move asking foreign powers to investigate his political opponent in the middle of a Democratic nomination process. He said it was “wrong and appalling.”

In a tweet on Saturday, Trump reiterated that his July 25 telephone conversation with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky was “congenial and very appropriate.”

His call with the Ukrainian leader is the focus of an impeachment inquiry, ignited by a whistleblower complaint. The whistleblower alleged that Trump “sought to pressure the Ukrainian leader to take actions to help” in his reelection in 2020.

Trump also asserted that his public request to China to conduct an inquiry into the former Vice President and his son “pertained to corruption, not politics.” He also mocked Romney for losing the 2012 presidential election to former President Barack Obama.

In another tweet, the President called Romney a “fool” and suggested that Utah voters are now thinking that made a “big mistake” when they elected the lawmaker.

Romney was not the only Republican lawmaker who criticized the President for requesting foreign governments investigate his political opponent. Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska, said,”Americans don’t look to Chinese commies for the truth” while Rep. Will Hurd commented that it was “terrible.”