His relationship with Romney, a fellow Mormon and longtime acquaintance, can be charitably described as frosty.
To put it charitably, this is the jurisprudence of the simpleton.
c.1200, in reference to the Christian virtue, from Old French charitable, from charité (see charity). Meaning "liberal in treatment of the poor" is from c.1400; that of "inclined to impute favorable motives to others" is from 1620s. Related: Charitableness; charitably.