He won't be the last… https://t.co/S6wmQygmUJ
— Scot Bertram (@ScotBertram) May 5, 2016
2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, who in early March delivered a speech in which he called Donald Trump a “phony” and a “fraud,” will reportedly be skipping this year’s nominating convention in Cleveland:
Scoop: Mitt Romney plans to skip Trump's nominating convention in Cleveland https://t.co/veegdKi5Io
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) May 5, 2016
Romney isn’t the only Republican planning to skip the convention. Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush, along with former GOP nominees John McCain and Mitt Romney have indicated they won’t be in attendance:
Romney & McCain OUT on being IN Cleveland. Skipping Trump’s nominating convention.
H.W. & G.W. Bush won't endorse. https://t.co/k2e9cZBfzu
— Tena Ezzeddine (@TenaNBCLA) May 5, 2016
romney, mccain, george w bush … the republican nominees for president from the last FOUR cycles are skipping. https://t.co/nJ2M0jBPnK
— Anjan (@HeyAnjan) May 5, 2016
Both Presidents Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney and that empty chair Clint Eastwood talked to are all skipping the GOP Convention.
— Craig Baracco (@CraigorianChant) May 5, 2016
The last 2 Republican presidents (Bush 43, 41) and the past 2 Repub nominees (Romney, McCain) will be skipping the GOP convention. Whoa.
— Lisa Kot (@LisaKot) May 5, 2016
But there will be one former GOP nominee in attendance:
.@GuardianUS can confirm that Bob Dole will attend the convention in Cleveland and only be the only former GOP nominee there
— Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) May 5, 2016
At this rate it’s possible former Sen. Dole will end up delivering the keynote speech.
— O’Matthew O’Milliken (@memomoment) May 5, 2016