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Rumor: Romney Being Considered For Secretary Of State

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 19 or 20.

An unidentified source close to Trump told NBC News the meeting is about Romney possibly becoming secretary of state.

"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 in March, noted CNBC.

Trump responded by saying that Romney had "failed badly" in his 2012 bid for the White House, even with Trump's support.

"You can see how loyal he is: He was begging for my endorsement," Trump added. "I could have said, 'Mitt drop to your knees,' he would've dropped to his knees."

"There are a number of people who claim that Mr. Trump is a con man, a fake -- thank you," Romney stated. "There's plenty of evidence that Mr. Trump is a con man, a fake. Mr. Trump has changed his positions not just over the years, but over the course of the campaign, and on the Ku Klux Klan, daily for three days in a row."

Trump referred to Romney's statements as "very nasty -- I mean, I thought he was a better person than that."

Romney said Trump "is the very brand of anger that has led other nations into the abyss," and added:

His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president. And his personal qualities would mean that America would cease to be a shining city on a hill.

Trump referred to Romney as a "choke artist," while Romney said Trump was "very, very not smart" in foreign policy, which is what Romney would be doing if he becomes Trump's secretary of state.

Another possible contender for the position is Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina, whose parents came to to the U.S. from India, notes

Conservative author Ann Coulter mocked the idea of Haley on Twitter: "If Trump wants an Indian Sec of State, how about Tonto?"

Sources: NBC News, CNBC, / Photo credit: Roger Sayles/Flickr

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