In a scathing video unleashed on his Truth Social account, Donald Trump mercilessly eviscerated his Republican counterparts, reserving particular ire for Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Bill Barr, and GOP donors. Trump, the maestro of loyalty demands, bitterly lamented what he deemed a lack of party cohesion and unity, lambasting Republicans for engaging in internecine warfare rather than presenting a united front.
This vitriolic diatribe was prompted by reports of a summit hosted by Romney and Ryan for potential 2024 GOP candidates—a gathering that Trump dismissively referred to as a congregation of “non-indicted” hopefuls. The attendees, including Nikki Haley, Mike Pence, and Chris Christie, were portrayed by Trump as nothing more than a collection of failed politicians and big-money opportunists.
“I understand candidates that are losing by 57 to 70 points are getting together with RINO Paul Ryan, mitt the loser Romney, Bill no guts or no talent Barr, and some broken political investors that will soon come to me, as most others already have. These failed candidates should have started by campaigning effectively, which they didn’t because they really don’t have the skill or the talent to do so,” Trump ranted.
“Romney, who today couldn’t get elected dogcatcher in the great state of Utah, should have beaten an absolutely failed first term Obama. Should have beaten him very easily. If he and RINO Paul fought as hard against Obama as they do against President Donald J. Trump, they would never have lost. They would have beaten Obama. But remember, Republicans eat their young. They really do. They eat their young. Terrible statement, but it’s true,” he declared
Concluding his barrage of irony-laden salvos, Trump accused Republicans of lacking loyalty and strength, leveling accusations of infighting and betrayal while blasting his 2024 rivals as inept and donors as “broken political investors.” He scoffed at their supposed inability to campaign effectively, offering his characteristic brand of condescension.
Watch the clip below:
In a deranged rant, Trump says Barr, Romney and Paul Ryan are conspiring with big donors and two GOP candidates running against him. He says they are disloyal losers with no talent and they “eat their young” by opposing him. He says “Republican Nation” must not listen to them. pic.twitter.com/zuDzMAbtDg
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 14, 2023