Conway Continues Public Attack On Mitt Romney (VIDEO)

Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, on Sunday continued to warn Trump against nominating Mitt Romney as secretary of state, arguing that the President-elect would disappoint his base.

During an interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Conway said she hopes that Romney would be a loyal secretary of state to Trump, but said that many "feel betrayed to think that Gov. Romney would get the most prominent Cabinet post after he went so far out of his way to hurt Donald Trump."

"It's just breathtaking in scope and intensity the type of messages I've received from all over the country," Conway said.

She told CNN that she would support Trump if he chose Romney, but said she "felt compelled to come forward on behalf of the people who were weighing in."

Conway noted that Romney "attacked" Trump's "character" and questioned what his qualifications were to serve as the nation's top diplomat.

"Gov. Romney in the past four years ― has he been around the globe doing something for the United States of which we are unaware? Did he go and intervene in Syria where they are having a massive humanitarian crisis?" she asked. "Has he been helpful to Mr. Netanyahu?"

"I'm all for party unity, but I'm not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position," Conway added.

Conway's Sunday comments follow tweets Conway published on Thanksgiving noting that Trump loyalists were warning against nominating Romney to be secretary of state.

After her Sunday interview on CNN, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough went after Conway for launching a public attack on Romney and criticized her for trying to "intimidate" Trump.

In response, Conway told Scarborough that she respects Trump.

Watch Conway's interview on CNN:

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