Today, just after midnight:
Later, at the National Prayer Breakfast*, Trump continued his attack:
"I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong," Trump said Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast, a typically apolitical event.
That statement was a not-so-veiled reference to Romney, who said on the Senate floor ahead of his vote: "As a Senate-juror, I swore an oath, before God to exercise impartial justice."
Similarly, here's Trump at his victory celebration early this afternoon:
"And then you had some that used religion as a crutch. They never used it before," Trump said. "But you know it's a failed presidential candidate, so things can happen when you fail so badly running for president."
Fox & Friends
Brian Kilmeade on "Fox & Friends" predictably supported the president by questioning Romney's faith:
"For him to bring religion into this — it has nothing to do with religion," Kilmeade said. "'My faith makes me do this?' Are you kidding?" ... I mean, that is unbelievable for him to bring religion into this."
An editorial cartoon
This was today's editorial cartoon by Steve Breen of the San Diego Union-Tribune. I found it in the Standard-Examiner of Ogden, Utah (the state that Romney represents as senator):
What makes this interesting is that the Ogden Standard-Examiner was purchased in May 2018 by Ogden Newspapers. As an Ogden paper, the editorial page predictably features the usual stable of Ogden right-wingers (Jonah Goldberg, Adriana Cohen) which is why I was surprised to see to see this cartoon.
I thought the best reaction was by Steven Colbert on last night's "The Late Show":
*I thought that the best comment on Trump's appearance at this morning's prayer breakfast belonged to Charlie Pierce:
As dozens of attendees stared into their fruit cups and longed for the sweet release of the Rapture, the president continued to read from Paul’s Second Epistle to the Hannitites.