The photo above is the latest addition the lonesome ballad of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. After fully expecting to win the 2012 election right up to the point that he lost it — something you can see in the documentary Mitt — Romney seemed to be poised to fall into the hole that happens after you fail to capture the presidency. Then Trump became the frontrunner for the 2016 nomination and many were calling on the former candidate to make a stand or return to run against the billionaire.
This led to Romney giving a scathing critical speech against Trump and becoming a voice for the Never Trump movement that seemed to sprout within the Republican party. Here’s a refresher if you’ve forgotten:
“Here’s what I know: Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” Romney said. “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He’s playing members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat.”
This did not work, of course, and now Trump is president-elect and Romney is rolling back every criticism he has made in an apparent move to win the role of Secretary of State with the incoming administration. After meeting with Trump last week, Romney visited Trump Tower for a dinner with the president elect and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus at Jean-Georges. Despite some criticism by folks in the Trump campaign, some which has reportedly made Trump furious, it would seem that Romney is officially in Trump’s corner at this point.