Romney says Trump 'distanced himself from some of the best qualities of the human character'

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By Allan Smith

Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump “could substantially improve his game” in helping shape the nation’s character.

In a wide-ranging interview with CNN, Romney also discussed the possibility of Trump’s impeachment, his decision to vote against a judicial nominee who called President Barack Obama an “un-American imposter,” and voiced his displeasure with a controversial Alabama abortion law signed last week, among other topics.

Romney, who was openly critical of Trump during the 2016 campaign and has occasionally voiced displeasure with him since, said Trump “could substantially improve his game when it comes to helping shape the character of the country.”

“I think young people, as well as people around the world, look at the president of the United States and say, ‘Does he exhibit the kind of qualities that we would want to emulate? And those are qualities of humility, of honesty, integrity?'” Romney said. “And those are things where I think there’s been some call where the president has distanced himself from some of the best qualities of the human character.”

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