Gingrich: Trump Shouldn’t Name Romney Secretary Of State

Donald Trump will alienate voters who backed his presidential bid if he picks Mitt Romney to be secretary of state, Newt Gingrich predicted Sunday.

Newsmax reported that the former speaker of the House, one of Trump’s most prominent supporters, cited Romney’s sharp criticism of the Republican nominee during the campaign. “Speaking for most of the Trump supporters, while we will support President-elect Trump in whatever he does, I think we would be enormously disappointed if he brought Mitt Romney in any position of authority,” Gingrich said in a “Fox & Friends” interview.

He continued: “I think there’s nothing Mitt Romney can say that doesn’t sound phony and frankly pathetic. He did all he could to help cause Trump to lose Utah. He called Trump vicious and vile things … and the idea – now that Trump has won – that Mitt Romney would suddenly decide to issue a mea culpa and say, ‘Oh, gee, all the vicious things I said about you when you were running, I didn’t really mean.’ He sure did mean them, and he sure did try to defeat Donald Trump.”

Newsmax noted that Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who was the GOP’s presidential candidate in 2012, is one of leading contenders for the powerful State Department post even though he has called Trump a “fraud” and a “con man.”

Kellyanne Conway, a top adviser to the president-elect, told CNN: “I’m all for party unity, but I’m not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position.” She said many Trump supporters strongly oppose Romney.

Source: Newsmax
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