Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to Meet With President-Elect Donald Trump, Under Consideration for Secretary of State
In a clear departure from the norms of politics, Donald Trump since winning the election has given signs that he will be appointing some of his critics into his cabinet.
This weekend, President-elect Donald Trump will be meeting with former Massachusetts Gov. and former Republican Presidential candidate in the 2012 elections Mitt Romney. According to sources on Trump’s transition team who also said that the 2012 GOP presidential nominee is under consideration for a top cabinet position within his incoming administration.
ABC News sources said Romney is under consideration for secretary of state.
The meeting between the former Governor and the President-elect has been seen by some Trump officials as “mending fences.” Romney did not immediately respond to ABC News’ request for comment as at tat time of this report.
The two it will be recalled had a contentious relationship during the campaign. The 2012 Republican presidential candidate withheld his endorsement of the president-elect and event the extra mile to deliver a personal argument against Trump as the party’s nominee.
According to Romney who had labelled Trump as a “phony, a fraud” and accusing him of “playing the American public for suckers.”
In an address at the University of Utah in March, Romney said of Trump “Think of Donald Trump’s personal qualities, the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics,” Romney said of Trump .
Donald Trump on his part also had some harsh words to describe Romney’s political career.
“Mitt Romney was a failed candidate — should have beaten Barack Obama easily,” Trump had told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” on the same day at West Palm Beach, Florida when Romney delivered his own speech.
“If he would have devoted the same energy and time to winning the presidency four years ago, as he is now on trying to destroy our party and the unity of our party, he would have won that election and we wouldn’t have had the problems that we have right now,” Trump remarked.
It wasn’t any surprise when Romney called to congratulate Trump on his presidential victory as the president-elect. In his usual way, Trump tweeted that Romney had called to congratulate him
Romney had tweeted “Best wishes for our duly elected president: May his victory speech be his guide and preserving the Republic his aim.”
With the anticipated job awaiting Romney. Political analyst see this as a good symbol of relationship to come between the former political foes.