Trump, Romney set to meet in New Jersey
Donald Trump and Mitt Romney are set to meet in New Jersey this weekend, Fox News has learned.
The meeting between the president-elect and the 2012 GOP presidential nominee – who was one of Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics during the primary season – comes amid an intense round of meetings Trump is holding with prominent Republicans. Some are speculated to be under consideration for top-level Cabinet positions; others are thought to be providing guidance.
The Trump-Romney meeting could at least be a chance for the two to set aside their differences from the 2016 season and forge political unity.
Trump and Romney viciously attacked one another during the 2016 primaries. Though Trump had endorsed Romney in 2012, he repeatedly mocked Romney’s campaign performance against President Obama, calling him “the biggest loser” and “weak.” This was as Romney refused to support Trump, instead focusing his resources on down-ballot races like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.
Romney called Trump a “fraud” in a speech he delivered in March where Romney asked Republicans to vote for Marco Rubio in Florida, John Kasich in Ohio, and Ted Cruz everywhere else. “One of these men should be our nominee,” he said.
Fox News’ Serafin Gomez and Christopher Snyder contributed to this report.