Trump calls Romney a 'RINO' after GOP senator targets president's 'undemocratic action'

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President Trump took aim Friday at one of his most vocal Republican critics – Sen. Mitt Romney – calling the him a “RINO.”

The president’s Twitter swipe at the senator from Utah and 2012 GOP presidential nominee came hours after Romney called Trump’s efforts to reverse President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in this month’s election a “undemocratic action.”

Fox News, the Associated Press and other news networks projected nearly two weeks ago that Biden would win enough electoral votes to defeat Trump and become president-elect. Trump has yet to concede, as he hopes that a spate of lawsuits he has filed, a couple of recounts in key states or blocking some crucial states from certifying the vote will reverse Biden’s victory.

This week the president has repeatedly tweeted that “I WON THE ELECTION,” has vowed that “I concede NOTHING!” while continuing to charge that there was “VOTER FRAUD ALL OVER THE COUNTRY!”

And the president on Friday afternoon is meeting at the White House with the top two Republicans in Michigan’s legislature, sparking speculation Trump’s hoping the state’s GOP-dominated legislature would appoint a friendly set of electors, which overturn Biden’s victory in the state.

“Having failed to make even a plausible case of widespread fraud or conspiracy before any court of law, the President has now resorted to overt pressure on state and local officials to subvert the will of the people and overturn the election," Romney emphasized in a statement posted to Twitter. "It is difficult to imagine a worse, more undemocratic action by a sitting American President.”

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