Trump speaks to Romney amid speculation on Utah Senate race

Trump speaks to Romney amid speculation on Utah Senate race

Trump speaks to Romney amid speculation on Utah Senate race

Utah Republican Senators Mike Lee and Orin Hatch also came to Romney's defense in their own social media rebuttals, standing up for Romney and defending his service to the country.

Romney, who was highly critical of Trump during the campaign, but has since warmed considerably, is reportedly eyeing the Senate seat now held by 83-year-old Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).

Although Romney and Trump appeared to make peace after the 2016 election - with the then-president-elect even reportedly considering appointing the former governor his secretary of state - Romney has criticized the president's "America First" approach to foreign policy and response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

According to Trump deputies, the president's relationship with Hatch began before Romney planned of being Utah's senator.

President Donald Trump is taking steps to persuade longtime U.S. Sen.

"I didn't see Gov. Romney file papers for Orrin Hatch's seat", Conway said.

The comments came a day after Romney, the former governor of MA, said Moore would be "a stain" on the Senate if he's elected.

Highly conservative Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert (R) fired back at Steve Bannon with a lingual assault Wednesday, after Bannon, Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, made religious comments aimed at Mitt Romney - a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormonism).

According to three White House officials, Trump will be making a nine-hour round trip journey on Air Force One with Hatch. He honed in on the missionary deferment that Romney received during the Vietnam War.

"Do not talk to me about honor and integrity".

On Monday, Trump told reporters he wanted Hatch to seek re-election.

Romney, a Mormon, did missionary work in France at the time.

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