In one tweet, Conway noted that she has been "receiving a deluge of social media & private concerns re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state". And were loyal. Good checklist.
Conway also liked to the Politico article that discusses Trump allies criticizing Romney.
Mr. Romney would represent a departure from the hard-liners Mr. Trump has already picked for his national security team. But I can think of 20 other people who would be more naturally compatible with the Trump vision of foriegn policy. Jeff Sessions for attorney general, Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo for Central Intelligence Agency director, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley for ambassador to the United Nations, and Republican donor and school choice activist Betsy DeVos for education secretary.
A spokeswoman for Mr. Romney didn't return messages seeking comment. Marco Rubio, during the presidential primary, and spoke out forcefully against Trump until he became the nominee. He has also scoffed at the idea that a Senate report on the CIA's use of torture on detainees meant that the USA had lost the high moral ground on human rights - it was "foolishness", he told the Washington Post.
Further picks are due soon.
"The president-elect needs to know he can bounce ideas off people without seeing it in the front pages of the New York Times a few days later". He tweeted in the morning that he was "working hard, even on Thanksgiving", trying to persuade Carrier Corp.to change its plans to close an in plant and move production to Mexico.
President-elect Donald Trump's potential pick of Mitt Romney for the prestigious position of Secretary of State has divided and angered members of his inner circle.
The former MA governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee is reportedly the frontrunner for the role in the Trump administration.
This isn't the first time that Gingrich has had unkind things to say about Romney.
The only way Romney "could even be considered for a post like that", said Huckabee, is if "he goes to a microphone in a very public place and repudiates everything he said in that famous Salt Lake City speech and everything he said after that, where he said Donald Trump wasn't fit, that he lacked character". Although differences on immigration and tax policies have been apparent between Romney and Trump, tearing the latter's personality and honor is just not right.
During the campaign, Mr. Romney said Mr. Trump posed a fundamental threat to American democracy. You're not just savaging Donald Trump, ' Huckabee said.
The former MA governor and 2012 GOP presidential nominee had vehemently opposed Trump's nomination during the primary season, assailing the billionaire as a "phony". His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. "He gets a free trip to the White House and all we get is this lousy hat".
Gingrich, whose own presidential ambitions were dashed thanks in large part to a multi-million-dollar bombardment by a pro-Romney super PAC in 2012, has been more vocal in his preference for anyone but Romney.
"Those "realities" are that the Russians in Syria are not primarily fighting [the Islamic State group], the NATO treaty is a real obligation, leaving the Trans-Pacific Partnership will delight China and hurt USA exporters, and suspending NAFTA will hurt the Mexican economy and increase illegal immigration", Mr. Peters said. Trump and Romney was "a very substantive meeting".
Kellyanne Conway, a senior transition team adviser and Mr. Trump's former campaign manager, weighed in over the Thanksgiving holiday about the possibility of Romney as chief diplomat, cautioning that the president-elect's supporters would not appreciate the choice. Likewise, the argument for Giuliani is not that he is better-prepared to be Secretary of State, but simply that he was on board with Trump early on and served as a loyal surrogate.
Michael C. Bender, Damian Paletta, Mara Gay, Ted Mann and Nick Timiraos contributed to this article.