While Republicans love to talk about trickle-down theories which pose that giving money and tax breaks to the rich will “trickle down” to the lower classes despite all evidence indicating otherwise, Mitt Romney has proposed a new element of the trickle down that has liberals thinking.
Romney, who came out strongly against Trump in the heat of the GOP primaries, has continued to try to influence the party into dumping Trump, to no avail. His most recent comments included the “trickle down” statement when Romney called Trump a racist and suggested that his presidency would inspire many more race-related acts of violence and harassment.
“Look, I don’t want to see trickle-down racism. I don’t want to see a president of the United States saying things which change the character of the generation of Americans that are following. Presidents have an impact on the nature of our nation, and trickle-down racism, trickle-down bigotry, trickle-down misogyny — all these things are extraordinarily dangerous to the heart and character of America.”
Whoa, did a Republican just admit that misogyny exists? Oh happy day.
At this point, almost nothing Romney says against Trump is likely to have any effect as the majority of Republicans barely liked the Mormon Governor when he was running in 2012. Now, he is just another shining beacon of “the establishment” and those on the far-right who admire Trump for his non-politician status will just wave away the warnings of the elite class.
In the interview, Romney also says that there is no way Trump can win his vote and that he is looking into Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson as an alternative.