Mitt Romney now says Hillary Clinton could lose the election, in large part because she’s an “awful candidate” who is perceived as inauthentic — and trying to act like her husband Bill isn’t helping her case.
“You can’t forget that Hillary Clinton is a player as well, and she’s an awful candidate,” Romney said on GOP consultant Mike Murphy’s podcast released this month. “People don’t trust her, they don’t like in my view she comes across as not being at all authentic.”
“I don’t understand why it is she can’t be what I had expected her to be, which is Angela Merkel or Kathleen Sebelius,” he continued on the podcast, unearthed by Buzzfeed. “There are serious women leaders who don’t go into an audience and put their arms up in the air and make a big guffaw kind of smile. It’s almost like she’s acting like she’s Bill Clinton and she’s not Bill Clinton. Nonetheless, it doesn’t come across well.”
The 2012 Republican presidential nominee was one of the earlier Republicans to openly denounce Trump this election season, and has said he will not vote for him or for Clinton for president.
Romney told Murphy he thinks it “very possible” that Trump wins in a close race, although he could also lose in a landslide. “I don’t know which it’s going to be and a lot of that depends on what happens to Hillary Clinton. Is there a meltdown moment, or some implosion of some kind?”
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