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Trump’s Utah Agenda: Keep Romney Out of the Senate

President Trump is traveling to Utah Monday on official business, but the backstory of his visit is preventing Mitt Romney running for Senate, according to Politico.

From the Politico story:

Donald Trump is going all out to persuade seven-term Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch to seek reelection — a push aimed in no small part at keeping the president’s longtime nemesis, Mitt Romney, out of the Senate.

Romney has been preparing to run for Hatch’s seat on the long-held assumption that the 83-year-old would retire. Yet Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is now refusing to rule out another campaign — a circumstance Romney’s infuriated inner circle blames squarely on the president. Their suspicions are warranted: Trump has sounded off to friends about how he doesn’t like the idea of a Senator Romney.

The president’s mostly behind-the-scenes campaign to sway Hatch will burst into public view on Monday, when he arrives in Salt Lake City to hold a well-choreographed event designed to showcase his affection for the powerful Senate Finance Committee chairman.

Well, Romney can hardly be furious. He practically led the opposition to Trump among Republicans during the campaign, making some grand moral statement against him, and then, once Trump won, turning around and dropping his resume on Trump’s desk seeking to become secretary of state.

I mean, surely someone as well versed on both moral rectitude and rank opportunism as Mitt Romney can comprehend a political maneuver by someone whose butt he’s alternately kicked and kissed.

10 Responses to Trump’s Utah Agenda: Keep Romney Out of the Senate

  1. Bannon is part of this, too. Curious.

    About the Mormons and their support of Mormon candidates: When Mitch was running for President, some of my Mormon neighbors weren’t exactly on board for him. He’s too far out there, or not in there enough, it was hard to figure out what the problem was.
    The best guess is his record as Governor that didn’t quite meet Mormon conservative standards worked against him.
    Pro life, family oriented, conservative to the core, strict adherence to the rule of law guides them along with their religious faith and Romney somehow didn’t meet their criteria for President or they liked Obama to prove they weren’t the racists others called them.
    Who knows?
    The church elders carry a lot of weight among the faithful, but Hatch is old, weary, and doesn’t want to be there anymore.
    It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

  2. Romney and the other members of the GOP establishment need to retire to make room for MAGA candidates.

    President Trump’s agenda is going to better America, these Globalist scum days are over

  3. Mittens is turning out to be a say-anything opportunist. If he couldn’t even stand up to Candy Crowley, how will he stand up to Schumer and Lieawatha?