Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) is one of President Donald Trump's favorite targets for derision ever since he announced that he would't vote for Trump in the 2016 election.
Since then, Romney became the first Senator in American history to vote to convict a President of his own party in an impeachment trial. He recently announced that he won't be supporting Trump's 2020 reelection bid.
The Senator made headlines this past weekend when he joined protests in Washington, D.C. against the murder of George Floyd by police. Romney proclaimed at the protest that "Black lives matter"—one of the only influential Republicans to do so.
It wasn't long before Trump took to Twitter to deride the Senator with sarcasm.
Tremendous sincerity, what a guy. Hard to believe, with this kind of political talent, his numbers would “tank” so… https://t.co/VVPihJ3k6x— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1591619423.0
There's just one problem.
Mitt Romney's poll numbers aren't tanking.
Even when Romney was the lone Republican Senator to act in opposition to Trump during the Senate's impeachment trial, his vote to convict the President didn't harm his polling in Utah.
As many expected, Trump was simply denying facts.
Romney's net approval rating in Utah has improved by 27 points since March https://t.co/9SVY8HaG3n https://t.co/jh6TeK54Kx— Lachlan Markay (@Lachlan Markay)1591621217.0
@realDonaldTrump Oh weird, because the latest polling from five days ago has him with more than 50% approval in Uta… https://t.co/Gm7LyMfpVT— Tom Coates (@Tom Coates)1591629493.0
Romney has a 56% approval rating in Utah, whereas you and Biden are running neck-and-neck there. https://t.co/xaO1ddhRRs— George Conway (@George Conway)1591621378.0
President Trump mocked Sen. Mitt Romney this morning for marching with Black Lives Matter protesters, falsely asser… https://t.co/wpND0eiItw— The Salt Lake Tribune (@The Salt Lake Tribune)1591625984.0
They soon began reminding Trump of his own approval ratings.
@realDonaldTrump 38% approval. Thank you! https://t.co/JVOBlJiL7O https://t.co/LQTUsU9D0x— Tom Joseph (@Tom Joseph)1591619580.0
@realDonaldTrump https://t.co/oeP821nGL2— Pantomath (@Pantomath)1591619490.0
Mitt Romney's approval rating: 50% approve, 38% Disapprove. Donald Trump's approval rating: 38% approve, 57% Disap… https://t.co/A94hl5RHtx— Black Lives Matter (@Black Lives Matter)1591620256.0
@realDonaldTrump You may want to sit out any discussion about poll numbers. Just saying.— Chidi®️ (@Chidi®️)1591620082.0