WASHINGTON: An internal disagreement among Donald Trump’s consultants broke out into the open on Sunday when his campaign manager alerted that the president-elect might deal with an intense backlash from advocates if he selected Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state.
Trump has actually been weighing whether to choose Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate who spent much of the past year slamming Trump, or previous New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, who backed the real-estate mogul’s insurgent presidential run.
Giuliani would fit with the other patriots and conservative hardliners that Trump has chosen to complete his administration up until now, but he has drawn criticism for working as a consultant to foreign governments.
Trump might help unite his celebration and win over skeptical facility Republican politicians if he picks Romney for the post.
Though the argument has largely played out behind closed doors, campaign supervisor Kellyanne Conway cautioned that Trump could anger his fans if he selected Romney, who called him a “scams” and a “fake” in speeches this year.
“They feel betrayed to believe that you can get Romney back in there after everything he did – we do not even understand if he elected Donald Trump. He and his consultants were nothing but dreadful to Donald Trump for a year,” she stated on NBC’s “Fulfill journalism.”
“I am all for party unity however I am not sure that we have to spend for that with the Secretary of State position,” Conway stated on CNN.
Conway said she would support Trump if he decided to select Romney for the position, but other Republicans criticized her for making her case on television, instead of speaking with Trump directly.
“Impressive to hear K. Conway, who has the ability to inform Trump privately, garbage possibility of Romney as Sec of State openly,” Republican politician strategist Ana Navarro wrote on Twitter.