Politics

Trump Allies Don't Want Romney As Secretary Of State

| by Ray Brown

President-elect Donald Trump is rumored to favor former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney -- a fierce critic of Trump during the election -- to be Secretary of State, according to The New York Times

However, some Trump allies publicly oppose the idea.

“It’s not about that I don’t care for Mitt personally, but I’m still very unhappy that Mitt did everything he could to derail Donald Trump,” Republican and former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas told Fox News on Nov. 23, according to Politico. “He didn’t just go after him from a standpoint of saying I disagree with his policy on immigration or I disagree with his policy on taxes. He attacked him on a personal level about his character, integrity, his honor.”

Trump spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway also appears to not be in favor of Romney after tweeting that former Secretaries of State Henry Kissinger and George Schultz were “loyal.”

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“Kissinger & Schultz as Secs of State flew around the world less, counseled POTUS close to home more. And were loyal. Good checklist,” she wrote on Nov. 24.

Conway also linked to the Politico article that discusses Trump allies criticizing Romney.

Romney criticized Trump numerous times during the Republican primary, going so far as delivering an entire speech in March about why he doesn't think the GOP should nominate the billionaire real estate investor.

“Let me put it plainly, if we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished,” Romney said at the time, according to Politico.

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Romney also criticized Trump's business skills.

“His bankruptcies have crushed small businesses and the men and women who worked for them,” Romney said. “He inherited his business, he didn't create it. And what ever happened to Trump Airlines? How about Trump University? And then there's Trump Magazine and Trump Vodka and Trump Steaks, and Trump Mortgage? A business genius he is not.”

Sources: The New York TimesPolitico (2), Kellyanne Conway/Twitter/ Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr

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