Source: Dominick Mastrangelo
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany criticized Sen. Mitt Romney’s decision to march with Black Lives Matter demonstrators in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.
“Mitt Romney can say three words outside on Pennsylvania Avenue,” McEnany said Monday during a briefing with reporters at the White House. “President Trump won 8% of the black vote. Mitt Romney won 2% of the black vote.”
Exit polls show Romney took 6% of the African American vote when he ran for president in 2012.
Romney earned praise from activists and colleagues in both political parties after he was seen marching with protesters in the nation’s capital on Sunday.
The Republican from Utah said he was marching “to make sure that people understand that Black Lives Matter.”
McEnany also pointed to comments Romney made along the campaign trail in 2012.
“He said that 47% of the nation is dependent upon government. Believes they are victims,” she said, calling his words “empty.” “The president takes great offense to those words. That’s not America.”