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Report: Romney’s ‘No Apology’ May Have Curbed Role at State

The Washington Post reported that Trump was seriously considering Romney for Secretary of State, but he had one request…

Romney Sec of State

A new report from the Washington Post indicated that President-elect was very seriously considering former Gov. Mitt Romney for the top post at the State Department.

However, before doing so, Trump wanted an apology from Romney, who throughout the campaign criticized Trump as a “phony” and “fraud.” From the Post:

Trump was seriously considering Romney. He had a request, according to a close Romney ally: an apology.

Romney, author of a book called “No Apology,” refused, the ally said. He said he wanted to be “forward looking,” according to the Romney associate. The associate said that Romney had hoped his complimentary comments about Trump after the dinner would ­suffice and that he didn’t want to “re-litigate” his criticism during the campaign.

Trump spokesman Jason Miller disputed the account of the apology request, saying it was “not true in any way” and “completely false.” Miller did not respond to other questions about the selection process.

The Washington Post story notes another “stumbling block” was a difference of opinion over Russia, a nation Romney called America’s top political foe in 2012 when he was the Republican nominee for president. The story notes that Trump is looking to have a closer relationship with leaders in Moscow.