In A Surprise Move, President Trump Endorses Mitt Romney For Senate


"I'm not always with the president on what he might say or do", Romney said.

Last year, Romney won plaudits from many Republicans - and Democrats - when he slammed Trump for his remarks after the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville last summer, which left one woman dead after clashes between neo-Nazis and counter-protesters.

"I can't imagine that he's not", McConnell told the paper Friday after Romney announced his Senate campaign.

Romney first sought the presidency in 2008 but lost the Republican nomination to Arizona Senator John McCain.

"Romney called for the Boy Scouts to accept homosexuals before Obama did", Camenker recalls. He famously called Trump a "liar" during a speech at the University of Utah.

Freshman student Cienna Dorny signed Romney's petition and snapped a picture on her iPhone of her posing with the candidate.

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Henstrom said he could see Romney "taking kind of a leadership role and getting more bipartisanship".

Romney in the Senate means a huge opportunity for the GOP establishment to anoint him as the opposition within the majority it needs to help push back against certain Trump policies. He not only refused to endorse his party's presidential candidate, but he even sold his email list to gadfly presidential candidate Evan McMullin in an obvious effort to disrupt the election.

But in an effusive tweet on Monday, Trump endorsed Romney's new run for office, saying: "He will make a great Senator".

The race will be Romney's second for the Senate.

Since becoming president, Trump has attempted to repay the favor. Polls show that Americans are supportive of legal immigrants but want border security and support action to stem the flow of illegal immigrants. If he wins, Romney will likely become one of the Trump administration's biggest critics in the GOP. Orrin Hatch official. Ogden resident Paul Henstrom, who voted for Romney for president in 2012, hopes he can be a bridge in a deeply divided Congress. Romney was born in MI and was elected to his only political office in MA. "Utah is a better model for Washington than Washington is for Utah". He is widely known in the state for rescuing Salt Lake City's 2002 Winter Games.

While he was the governor of MA from 2003 to 2007, Romney, a Mormon, has deep Utah ties, living there since 2013 and helping salvage the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City.