In a brief interview on Thursday morning, Utah Gov. Greg Herbert expressed frustration with Trump’s incendiary tone, which he said often offended people. Herbert said he was particularly irked by the president’s post-election attack on Rep. Mia Love, a Utah Republican who narrowly lost after refusing to embrace the president.
The congresswoman, Trump told reporters, fell short because she “gave me no love…. Too bad. Sorry about that, Mia.”
“I think it was just bad to throw her under the bus,” Herbert said. “She’s the first African American woman Republican elected to Congress in American history, and we’re proud of that. And she was doing some good things.”
He added: “There’s no need to be petty about it, and that’s part of the challenge we have with this administration. Sometimes they seem to have a tit-for-tat and are petty.”