If you’re not too hot on Mitt Romney for secretary of state, well, you’re not the only one.
Kellyanne Conway, the campaign manager who helped lead Donald Trump’s team to victory, seemed to undercut the secretary of state shortlister on Sunday morning political talk shows, even stating that “we don’t even know if Mitt Romney voted for Donald Trump.”
Conway made the comments in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union,” where she was asked whether Romney could be a loyal secretary of state.
“I would hope so, because that’s the first job of any secretary of state, Dana,” she told host Dana Bash. “To support and work directly for, and advise, the president for whom you work.”
But she acknowledged there is the potential for trouble from Trump supporters.
“It’s just breathtaking in scope and intensity the type of messages I’ve received from all over the country … the number of people who feel betrayed to think that Governor Romney would get the most prominent cabinet post after he went so far out of his way to hurt Donald Trump,” Conway continued, highlighting the 2012 Republican nominee’s role in the #NeverTrump movement.
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“The backlash from the grassroots, I’m hearing people saying, ‘hey, my parents died penniless, but I gave 216 dollars to Donald Trump’s campaign and I feel betrayed,’” Conway added. “I’ve had people say. ‘I thought we got rid of this type.’ What I’m just saying is, we don’t even know if Mitt Romney voted for Donald Trump. He put Evan McMullin up in Utah. So I think there are concerns that those of us who are loyal have. You want someone, a secretary of state, who is loyal to the president and the president’s vision of the world.”
Politico reported she made similar comments on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
CNBC also reported that some within the Trump campaign weren’t happy with Conway’s remarks.
“Kellyanne went rogue at Donald Trump’s expense at the worst possible time,” one source said. Top aides added that “instead of driving Donald Trump’s message, she’s pushing her own agenda.”
However, what Conway said isn’t exactly wrong. Party unity is a great thing, but Mitt Romney is exactly the kind of politician that explains why the Republicans haven’t been in the White House for eight years.
While Romney may still be appointed secretary of state, and may even make a good one, that still doesn’t eliminate the fact that the 2012 Republican nominee did everything he could to undercut Donald Trump and his supporters during this election season. He was — and likely still remains — the ultimate insider, fighting mostly for the preeminence of the insiders. That alone is reason enough to consider his candidacy more closely.
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