Romney Admits He Laughs at ‘America First’ Slogan

( – Retiring Utah Senator Mitt Romney blasted the isolationist foreign policies of the America First movement, which he said would have been “unimaginable” to previous Republicans like former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush, or even the late Arizona Senator John McCain.

In a recent interview with MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, Romney dismissed “America First” as a movement spawned by talk radio and other platforms that are embraced by some members of the Republican base that have “followed that populist streak” that wants politicians to focus only on what’s happening in the US while ignoring the rest of the world.

Romney said America First Republicans have forgotten that the US is “connected to the rest of the world,” including economically. He suggested that if Americans took the same isolationist view during the 1930s and 1940s, “Germany would’ve ended up ruling the world.”

The 2012 GOP nominee argued that it was in America’s interest to be “involved in the world.”

Romney told Stephanie Ruhle that he found it funny that the phrase “America First” has come to mean “isolationism.” He argued that when the US stops “bad people” by being involved in the world, that is putting America First.

Romney insisted that an isolationist America First approach would not ensure a “safe and prosperous” world for American citizens. Citing the ongoing war in Ukraine, the Utah Republican suggested that if the United States did not help stop President Vladimir Putin, Russia would move on to a NATO country like Poland, which would result in America’s “sons and daughters going to war.”

Romney insisted that if the America First Republicans got their way and the United States remained on “our own little island,” the world would be controlled by Russia and China.

Romney also discussed Donald Trump’s multiple criminal cases and suggested that President Biden should have pardoned Trump immediately after the Justice Department announced the indictments. He said that the president “made an enormous error” when he did not pressure Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg to drop the hush money case against Trump.

Romney argued that the indictments have been a “win-win for Donald Trump” and said Biden should have fought to prevent the prosecutions from going forward.

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