At least one top Donald Trump adviser is claiming that former Massachusetts Governor and one-time GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney was never under serious consideration to be named as Trump’s Secretary of State.
During an appearance on Infowars, Roger Stone told Alex Jones that Trump was having fun making Romney grovel while pretending to consider him for the highly coveted cabinet position.
“Donald Trump was interviewing Mitt Romney for Secretary of State in order to torture him,” Stone claimed on the program. “To toy with him. And given the history, that’s completely understandable. Mitt Romney crossed a line. He didn’t just oppose Trump, which is his democratic right, he called him a phony and a fraud. And a con man. And that’s not the kind of man you want as Secretary of State.”
While Stone’s official involvement with the incoming Trump administration is still unclear, he maintained a close relationship with the President-elect and said that he was in Trump Tower just the other week.
However, the Trump transition team did not confirm with Daily Beast as to whether or not his claim was true.
And let’s clarify one thing.
Roger Stone is nuttier than a bag full of squirrels high on cocaine-laced peanuts being released in your home, so it’s always a good best practice to take anything he says with a bottle of salt.
However, this does seem to fit Trump’s reputation as a petty, self-indulgent man-child who, by his own admission, “never” forgives.
It looks like Romney may learn the hard way why it’s better to preserve your integrity rather than sell out your principles for the promise of power.
Ted Cruz, you’re next.
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