Trump Considering Romney for Secretary of State: Report
Mitt Romney may become Donald Trump’s Secretary of State.
The Hill reports:
President-elect Donald Trump is considering Mitt Romney for secretary of State, a new report says.
Romney will meet with Trump this weekend, NBC reported Thursday. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee was fiercely critical of Trump during the presidential campaign.
Romney repeatedly blasted Trump during the GOP presidential primary for his rhetoric and policy positions, becoming one of the most prominent Republicans to oppose the party’s eventual nominee.
“Here’s what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” Romney said in a speech in March. “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat.”
Trump endorsed Romney during the former Massachusetts governor’s 2012 presidential campaign. But after Romney lost to President Obama, Trump railed against him, saying he screwed up a winnable campaign for the GOP.
After Trump’s victory last week, Romney congratulated Trump on Twitter.
“Best wishes for our duly elected president: May his victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim,” Romney tweeted.
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