After one of the most controversial elections in US history, the eyes of the world are now on Donald Trump and what he does next after his defeat to Joe Biden.
Mitt Romney has spoken out about Trump’s situation.
“The people in the past, like myself, who lost elections, have gone on in a way that said, ‘look, I know the eyes of the world are on us. The eyes of our own people are on the institutions that we have. The eyes of history are on us,’”
“In a setting like this, we want to preserve something which is far more important than our self or even our party — and that is preserve the cause of freedom and democracy here and around the world.”
And Romney had a warning for Trump.
“I think it’s fine to pursue every legal avenue that one has. But I think one has to be careful in the choice of words. I think when you say that the election was corrupt or stolen or rigged, that’s unfortunately rhetoric that gets picked up by authoritarians around the world,” Romney said.
“It also discourages confidence in our democratic process here at home. And with a battle going on right now between authoritarianism and freedom, why, I think it’s very important that we not use language which can encourage a course in history which would be very, very unfortunate.”