Senator Mitt Romney (R) of Utah compared former President Donald Trump’s claims of election fraud to that of professional wrestling, saying it’s “a bit like WWF.”
Mitt Romney continued, adding, “it’s entertaining. But it’s not real.” Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, the Utah Senator was asked about former attorney general William Barr’s assertion to the Atlantic on Sunday that Trump’s claimss were always “bullsh*t.” According to The Guardian, “Barr said as much publicly in December – a month after Joe Biden’s win. He told the Atlantic the then Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, had wanted him to say so in November.”
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Romney posited that most Americans always knew Trump was lying about the election fraud claims, which he supposedly was told about by ‘conspiracy theorists’. Most Americans, Romney added, would not take seriously such partisan operations as an ongoing recount in Arizona’s most popular county.
Recent polling, however, shows belief in Trump’s claims are shared by a majority of Republican voters, as well as some Democrat voters, too. Trump’s popularity isn’t dwindling, however. At a rally in Ohio on Saturday which marked his return to the campaign trail, supporters wore T-shirts saying “Trump won, deal with it”; “Trump 2024. Make votes count again”; and “Biden is not my president.”