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Incoming WH COS Denies “Open Warfare” Over Possible Romney Nomination

Reince Priebus denied any warfare within Trump’s camp over the Secretary of State position, and refused to rule out a Trump demand for a Romney apology.

On “Fox News Sunday,” host Chris Wallace pressed incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus on the reports of “open warfare” within President-elect Donald Trump’s camp over the secretary of state position.

NTK has previously reported that Trump loyalists are publicly and privately trying to elevate Rudy Giuliani – and criticize Mitt Romney – in a two-man race for the State position.

Priebus challenged Wallace’s characterization of “open warfare,” before Wallace asked if Trump thinks the public lobbying and jockeying for the job is appropriate.

Priebus simply answered that Trump is trying “to hire the best people possible,” and that “he’s going to make the best decision for the American people.”

Wallace followed up by asking if Romney will be forced to apologize for his harsh comments about Trump on the campaign trail, as some have reported.

Priebus didn’t explictly rule out that demand, saying he’s “not going to do the play-by-play…on what’s going to be required.”