Tulane University history professor Walter Isaacson tells MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' why Mitt Romney is everything President Donald Trump is not. The president responded to Romney's scathing op-ed in the Washington Post on Twitter this morning:
Here we go with Mitt Romney, but so fast! Question will be, is he a Flake? I hope not. Would much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful. I won big, and he didn’t. He should be happy for all Republicans. Be a TEAM player & WIN!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 2, 2019
WALTER ISAACSON: Mitt Romney is everything that Donald Trump isn't.
He's deeply rooted in morals, a very kind person. Somebody with a sense of civic duty and civility. They share some conservative thinking, but that is not the big divide in America. The big divide in American politics now is those who want to help unify us, those who believe we are stronger working together as a country, and who have a certain decency and kindness, and empathy for other people.
And then there are those, and you see it in President Trump's Twitter feed, that express resentment and really attacking and trying to belittle other people.
So it is not just a question of policy, it is a question of tone.
We're going to see a divide in the Democratic Party too, and that divide is those who will be unifiers vs. those who are really going to become resisters or aggressors. That will be a difference in tone in the Democratic Party.