Reports: Trump To Meet With Mitt Romney This Weekend

AP

President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly meet with former Republican presidential nominee and Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney this weekend, despite the strong stance Romney took against Trump’s candidacy.

CNN reported Thursday that Trump and Romney will discuss “governing moving forward,” citing a senior Republican source.

NBC’s Bradd Jaffy, citing a source close to Trump “with direct knowledge of his thinking,” reported that the meeting would center on the position of secretary of state.

The meeting would be a dramatic departure from the bitter relationship between the two in recent months.

In March, as it became clear that Trump had a strong chance of winning his party’s nomination, Romney delivered a blistering speech against Trump’s candidacy. The former Republican presidential nominee called him a “phony” and a “fraud” and asserted that Trump would diminish “prospects for a safe and prosperous future.”

During the general election, Trump wrote that Romney lost the 2012 presidential election “like a dog.”

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