Trump Spokeswoman Kellyanne Conway Publicly Slams Mitt Romney as Secretary of State Pick

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 27, 2016 Updated: November 27, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway says she has personal concerns with the prospect of Mitt Romney being selected as secretary of state.

Conway told CNN’s “State of the Union” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” that many Trump loyalists feel betrayed by Romney’s opposition to Trump’s candidacy during the campaign. She said she’s not even sure whether Romney voted for Trump.

The comments represent an unusual airing of internal disagreement as Trump privately considers Romney for the job of the nation’s chief diplomat. Other candidates include former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker.

Conway said, “I’m all for party unity, but I’m not sure we have to pay for that with the secretary of state position.”

She noted that she would support Romney’s selection if Trump ultimately picked him to serve as the nation’s chief diplomat.