Despite denying plans to run again, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney trashed President Obama and likely 2016 Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton in an interview on Sunday, claiming there’s “no question in [his] mind” that he’d be a better president than both of them.
Romney spoke with Fox News’ Chris Wallace Sunday about his future electoral prospects, particularly given the fact that voters would now prefer him in the White House to President Obama. “There’s no question in my mind that I would’ve been a better president than Barack Obama has been,” he claimed. “No question in my mind about that.” But, he added, his time as a candidate has “come and gone.”
But he certainly sounded like a candidate when Wallace asked him about Clinton.
“You mentioned Hillary Clinton,” Wallace said. “Do you think you’d make a better president than Hillary Clinton?”
“No question about that in my mind,” Romney said, noting the “American people may disagree with me.”
“You have to have people who understand what it takes to create jobs and to help people come out of poverty, to help the middle class have a more prosperous future,” he said. “You’ve got to have that understanding.”
“You’ve also got to have people who’ve actually run something!” he continued, noting the president “just doesn’t understand how to make an administration works, how to interact with Congress, how to get things done. You have to have those things, and I don’t think Hillary Clinton has that experience.”
He also hit Clinton on her experience as Secretary of State, noting “her record is Barack Obama’s record on foreign policy. And it’s a disaster.”
Romney noted Obama’s unwillingness to confront aggression from Russia and his indecisiveness on an ISIS strategy. “If you can’t speak decisively, you can’t be decisive,” he charged. “Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are two peas in the same pod, and the American people have tasted that and said, ‘That’s not a good taste.’ It’s not right for the American people.”