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Mitt Romney tells NBC's Chuck Todd that the Democrats' plan to get Trump's tax returns is 'moronic'

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) thinks the Democratic Party might be its own worst enemy.

Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, Romney told host Chuck Todd that the Democrats' attempt to force President Trump to reveal his tax returns is "moronic." Romney, however, wasn't exactly defending the president, with whom he has clashed on multiple occasions — in fact, Romney said he would very much like for Trump to follow through on releasing his returns.

Instead, the former Republican presidential nominee was arguing that the Democrats often play right into Trump's hands and help him secure numerous victories. Romney cited the Green New Deal and health-care overhaul as other instances in which the Democratic Party veers too far toward the extreme, thus giving Trump an advantage. Watch the clip below. Tim O'Donnell