President Donald Trump is not one to leave a slight unaddressed.
After Sen.-elect Mitt Romney wrote in the Washington Post Tuesday that Trump “has not risen to the mantle of the office,” the President poked back on Twitter.
Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2019
Trump’s tweet referenced outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), a frequent and vocal critic of the President who nevertheless often voted to advance the Trump agenda.
Romney penned the op-ed just days before he is set to be sworn into the Senate.
“With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable. And it is in this province where the incumbent’s shortfall has been most glaring,” Romney wrote.
Read Romney’s op-ed here.