As a wave of Republican scorn washed over Donald Trump Saturday for questioning John McCain’s status as a war hero, Mitt Romney joined in with praise for McCain and derision for Trump.
Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, tweeted in defense of McCain, the party’s 2008 nominee:
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) July 18, 2015
Both men lost to Barack Obama, a fact Trump was quick to tout in returning fire toward Romney:
Why would anybody listen to @MittRomney? He lost an election that should have easily been won against Obama. By the way,so did John McCain!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 18, 2015