The country was collectively shocked when people found out that former presidential candidate Mitt Romney was being considered for Secretary of State under the Trump administration. Long time Trump supporters such as Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Laura Ingraham, and Roger Stone have all warned against doing so.
During the election Romney advocated for the #NeverTrump movement trying to find a way to a brokered convention. He appeared on talk shows and all over the media to denounce him calling him nothing more than a con man. Now people are upset after Vice President Elect Mike Pence said he is under serious consideration for the job of Secretary of State.
See their reactions via Twitter,
— Dr. Shackleford Ph.D (@mattkola1776) November 21, 2016
Video: Huckabee, "Giving Romney a job in the Trump ADMIN would be an insult to voters."https://t.co/a44gp3u6ca
— Amy Moreno (@VivaLaAmes2) November 19, 2016
— DefendingtheUSA (@DefendingtheUSA) November 22, 2016
Count me as #NeverRomney
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) November 20, 2016
Here are some reactions on comments via Facebook,
The overwhelming opinion is that Rudy Giuliani is a better chose for Secretary of State than Mitt Romney would be. Seems that people are pretty hung up on Romney’s denouncement of Trump during the campaign.
— The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) November 22, 2016
Either way, no matter how you feel about it, the fact that either men are sitting in the same room and even considering working with one another speaks volumes about their character. For Trump to consider Romney after the things he said and for Romney to consider working for him after all the derogatory things he said about Trump is big.
It indicates they are willing to move forward and do what is best for the country. If Romney truly feels in his heart the things he said about Trump to be true then it would be a big deal for him to accept a job from Trump. As John F. Kennedy once said, “ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”
Hopefully the right decision is made no matter who is given the position in Trump’s inner cabinet.