Trump Says Mitt Romney Still in the Running for Secretary of State


I got the perfect job for Mitt Romney in a Trump White House and I think few would have a problem with naming Mitt to it.

President-Elect Trump should name Romney - Chairman of Council of Economic Advisers. That is where Mitt needs to be, not Secretary of State.

nytimes
WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald J. Trump said on Wednesday that Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, was still in the running to become his secretary of state despite their bitter differences during the campaign, as he narrowed his choices and planned an announcement next week for the crucial post.

“We’ve come a long way together, we had some tremendous difficulty together and now I think we’ve come a long way,” Mr. Trump said of Mr. Romney in a telephone interview on NBC’s “Today” show.

Mr. Trump said the drawn-out selection process and highly publicized flirtation with Mr. Romney was not designed to torment a campaign nemesis but rather to find the right person to serve as the nation’s chief diplomat.

“It’s not about revenge, it’s about what’s good for the country, and I’m able to put this stuff behind us,” Mr. Trump said.