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Conway unloads on Romney

GOP strategist Kellyanne Conway

“We don’t even know if Mitt Romney voted for Donald Trump.”


Updated 11/27/16 01:30 PM EST

Appointing Mitt Romney as secretary of state would be viewed by many supporters of President-elect Donald Trump as a major betrayal, former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN on Sunday.

“It’s just breathtaking in scope and intensity,” Conway said of the opposition to Romney among Trump supporters.

“Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state,” Conway wrote on Twitter on Thursday, linking to a POLITICO article about opposition to Romney.

“I felt compelled to come forward on behalf of the people who were weighing in,” Conway said of that tweet.

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Ivanka Trump Reacts to GOP Leaders Not Attending the Republican National Convention

Ivanka Trump


Jul 18, 2016, 3:07 PM ET

Ivanka Trump said the presidential campaign of her father, Donald Trump, is a “forward-looking moment.”

The 34-year-old also said she is not hurt that major figures in the Republican Party — George W. Bush, Mitt Romney, Sen. John McCain and Ohio Gov. John Kasich among them — will not be attending the Republican National Convention, which kicked off today in Cleveland.

“That’s their choice if they don’t want to be part of the narrative, if they don’t want to be part of the future,” Ivanka Trump told “Good Morning America” co-anchor Lara Spencer in an interview today in New York City. “But this really is about a forward-looking moment.”

Tune in to “Good Morning America” tomorrow from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m., ET, for more of Lara’s one-on-one interview with Ivanka Trump.

Ivanka Trump, a key adviser in her father’s campaign, acknowledged that he has bothered some in the party in his unlikely path from real estate mogul and reality TV star to presidential hopeful.

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Does America need Mitt Romney?


By Bernie Quigley, contributor

It must be said that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) had a not-so-good week there toward the end, waffling on Iraq. “Jell-O,” said The Washington Post’s Dana Milbank (and “afraid of his shadow and nakedly calculating”). “GOP lawmakers flabbergasted,” said The Hill. “Does Jeb Bush even really want to be US president?” asked The Telegraph.

Possibly not. But coincidentally, 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney had a very good day on Friday, there in the ring bare-chested — his shirt ripped off him — going mano-a-mano, as Ernest Hemingway liked to say, against the great and good former undisputed world champion Evander Holyfield. And was there ever a better sport than Romney for accepting that challenge?

Holyfield and Romney’s Charity Vision fight may have suddenly jogged a collective shift away from a long, painful conservative brain freeze. Conservatives, said Utah Sen. Mike Lee (R), are experiencing Bush fatigue. But this is the question which will now be quietly, surreptitiously asked, and asked with increased anxiety: If we are finally tiring of Bushes and Clintons and the old irrelevant families, are we not still just getting used to Romney? Does America maybe just need Mitt Romney?