Rumors have been circulating on American news and social media that Romney is being considered as Secretary of State for the coming #trump administration. An extraordinary decision by Trump (if true), to put differences aside since Romney had previously been a ferocious critic of the president-elect throughout the election process. During a speech at the University of Utah, he said "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University".
They met at one of Trump's golf courses today (11/19), on Bedminster, NJ, just outside NYC, where Trump currently resides. They were seen greeting each other warmly. In a video shared by AP, Romney shakes hands with Trump, saying "Mr. president-elect, how are you doing," - signaling a reconciliation within the Republican Party and a change in Trump's foreign policy views.
Nomination still unclear
Mitt Romney had previously run for presidency through the Republican Party in 2012 but showed no support for Donald Trump throughout his campaign in 2015 and 2016. It is still rather unclear if Romney and the president-elect can work out differences of opinions on global affairs. But, it could indicate some positive changes, heal some wounds, and calm his critics, if he does choose Romney and the latter accepts it.
Trump seeks to discuss foreign policy
Romney who is a well known political figure when it comes to foreign policy, both in the US and abroad, is recognized as a strong advocate of maintaining key U.S alliances. Some of whom Trump has criticized during his speeches. Upon leaving, Romney told reporters outside the gold course " we had a far-reaching conversation with regards to the various theaters in the #World where there are interests of the United States of real significance. We discussed those areas and exchanged our views on those topics: a very thorough and in-depth discussion in the time we had, and I appreciate the chance to speak with the President-elect and look forward to the coming administration".
Romney wrote a book on foreign policy
The former governor of Massachusets book "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" serves as the promotion of his foreign policy views on Russia, China, terrorism and other world affairs. The nomination of Secretary of State is highly anticipated in the #USA, and all eyes and ears attentively await the decision, while many try to forecast what is ahead and what the next administration's foreign policy will be like. Some are showing an anticipated panic about what American policy will be towards Russia.
Part of the panic can be credited to Trump's refusal to hold press conferences or allow reporters to know his whereabouts. Steve Bannon's nomination this week caused outrage and headlines, he has been appointed as chief strategist for the new president. He is a man known to voice disdain for the structure of the American political system and opinions he shared via Breitbart, an alt right news platform.
Despite speculations, the next American president has said this past week, that only he knows the names of the chosen.