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Trump and Romney, transitioning to talks

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 01:27

President-elect Donald Trump and 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney set aside their long-simmering rivalry for talks likely to feed speculation that Romney could be a candidate for secretary of state. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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Donald Trump and Mitt Romney HAD been old foes. But after an hour and a half, the president-elect gave a thumbs up to his former critic. NATS: Went great!" Trump used to call Romney a "choke artist" for losing the 2012 election to Barack Obama. Trump: Because Mitt ran and failed. He failed. And Romney urged Republicans to vote anyone BUT Trump in the primaries. Romney: If Donald Trump's plans were ever implemented, the country would sink into prolonged recession. But the two appeared to set aside their differences Saturday... … for talks that reportedly COULD cast Romney as secretary of state under a President Trump. (SOUNDBITE) MITT ROMNEY, SAYING: "...a far-reaching conversation with regards to the various theaters in the world...." Romney is just one in a stream of people, as Trump holds court at his New Jersey golf course. Not for 18 holes... but for meetings, as the president-elect seeks to fill out his Cabinet and gather advice ahead of his move to the White House in January. Among his other visitors…. retired Marine General James Mattis, considered a contender for defense secretary... and Michelle Rhee, the former Washington, D.C. public schools chancellor and a possible candidate for education secretary. The door will continue to swing open and close into Sunday.

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Trump and Romney, transitioning to talks

Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 01:27