Bozell on 'Life, Liberty & Levin': Romney's 'Disgraceful' Op-Ed Was 'First Salvo' in 2020 Run Against Trump
On "Life, Liberty & Levin," Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center and Mark Levin examined the media coverage of the Trump White House, Sen. Mitt Romney's (R-Utah) scathing op-ed and much more.
Levin suggested the attack on Trump is another example of Republicans "shooting themselves in the foot."
"If Mitt Romney is on a mission to revive and to restore and rehabilitate his image with the American people -- an image that was shattered when he blew a campaign that he should have won -- he's doing it by running for the Senate and he is going to run for president in 2020," Bozell said.
Levin noted that Romney has denied that he plans to run, but Bozell insisted the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee "absolutely" will.
"If you were Mitt Romney and you were running for president, what would you do?" Bozell said. "What would I do? I'd write an op-ed in the Washington Post attacking Trump. ... I would declare war immediately on him."
He argued this is Romney's first salvo at trying to get moderates to back him, and he's no different than many Republican senators who "act like conservatives" when it's politically expedient.
"But the fact that Trump went out and endorsed him. Boy, he took that endorsement didn't he? And he was so grateful for it, and it helped him get elected," Bozell said. "I think it's disgraceful. ... There's a Spanish word 'aprovechón,' it's someone who just takes advantage of the situation."