Do Americans expect a public apology from Romney in turn for consideration for a cabinet position? Or do they want no part of him either way?
Trump’s transition team doesn’t want to let him off the hook for the harsh attacks he leveled during the campaign.
REPORT: Mitt Romney May Be Forced to Publicly Apologize to Trump in Exchange For Sec of State Bid
According to Fox News’ Ed Henry, President-elect Donald Trump may make things a little more difficult for Mitt Romney if he hopes to become our nation’s next Secretary of State.
As you may recall, back on March 3rd the former Massachusetts Governor and Republican nominee for President game an impassioned anti-Trump speech to a crowd in Salt Lake City. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. He gets a free trip to the White House and all we get is this lousy hat,” Romney said famously.
A senior transition official tells Henry that they are considering whether he has to issue a public apology for his past severe anti-Trump rhetoric. Romney called the real estate mogul a “phony and a fraud,” in that March address, continuing, “There is a dark irony in his boasts of his sexual exploits during the Vietnam War, while at the same time, John McCain — who he has mocked — was imprisoned and tortured.”
Ed Henry lays it out in this video:
ED HENRY: He didn’t just not vote for Donald Trump. He called him a phony and a fraud. And so what I’m hearing from conservatives is he can’t just say, “Oh, my bad, never mind.” He’s going to have to do something very public. An apology, a regret, something significant that says “I got it wrong.” Because you can’t represent the president of the United States, not just here, but abroad when you’ve called him a phony and a fraud.
But is that enough? Trump was elected by with a huge mandate to not conduct business as usual, with a huge anti establishment sentiment.
HRC criticized by @realDonaldTrump for her poor judgment: What judgment did Romney show as he fiercely attacked GOP Nominee but not Obama?
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) November 23, 2016
.@realDonaldTrump is right to mend fences with Romney but is a guy not tough enough to fight an election tough enough to be Secy of State?
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) November 20, 2016
CBS reported Newt Gingrich’s opposition to Romney:
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is questioning whether Mitt Romney is tough enough to be secretary of state, given that the 2012 GOP nominee is now a serious contender for the job.
“Trump’s got to have somebody at state who’s very tough and very willing to take on foreign leaders,” Gingrich said on Fox News Tuesday night. “I can think of 20 other people who would be more naturally compatible with the Trump vision of foreign policy.”