Donald Trump congratulates China’s Communist regime; Mitt Romney doesn’t

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President Donald Trump sent along his congratulations on the 70th anniversary of the communist People’s Republic of China in a tweet Tuesday that was quickly contradicted by members of his own political party.

Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, issued a statement saying that “this is not a day for celebration.” And Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney accused China of continuing a “relentless campaign” of repression, censorship and disregard for global trade rules.

“As the regime seeks to further expand its economic and military might,” Romney said, “an authoritarian China is perhaps the single greatest threat to freedom around the world.”

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