President Donald Trump tweeted about the announcement from Mitt Romney, once his greatest critic, that he would be running for the U.S. Senate seat in the state of Utah.
Here’s what he tweeted:
“[Mitt Romney] has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2018
“He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to [Senator Orrin Hatch],” he added, “and has my full support and endorsement!”
Romney responded and thanked him for his endorsement.
“Thank you Mr. President for the support,” he tweeted. “I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.”
Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.
— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 20, 2018
“Choked like a dog!”
Trump was very critical of Romney in the primary election in 2016, as the former presidential candidate assailed him for not reflecting the conservative values Romney believed the Republican Party stood for.
Trump hit him back hard, especially from his Twitter account:
Mitt Romney, who was one of the dumbest and worst candidates in the history of Republican politics, is now pushing me on tax returns. Dope!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2016
Looks like two-time failed candidate Mitt Romney is going to be telling Republicans how to get elected. Not a good messenger!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2016
Mitt Romney had his chance to beat a failed president but he choked like a dog. Now he calls me racist-but I am least racist person there is
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2016
.@MittRomney was a disaster candidate who had no guts and choked! Romney is a total joke, and everyone knows it!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2016
Many expect that Romney could become one of Trump’s biggest critics again, this time from a likely seat in the U.S. Senate.
Polling shows Romney has as much as an overwhelming 50-point advantage over his Democratic opponent, Jenny Wilson.