Minutes after news broke that he withdrew his name from consideration for Secretary of State, Rudy Giuliani called in to Fox News to speak to Neil Cavuto about his decision. Giuliani told Cavuto his desire to be in the Cabinet was great, but not “that great,” and he made his decision after seeing some of the other names of people on the list. He said he made the decision he would be better as an outside advisor, while mentioning that there were people in Team Trump who wanted to keep him in consideration. But as for who should get that coveted position, Giuliani is firmly in the “not Mitt Romney” camp. He told Cavuto that Romney “went over the line in the things that he said about Donald Trump.”He went on to praise John Bolton and said he “would probably be my Continue reading "Giuliani Speaks Out After Withdrawing from Sec. of State List, Slams Romney and Praises Bolton"
Many people would argue that a leaked audio tape from 2012 is what doomed Governor Mitt Romney‘s chances of winning the White House. The moment in question, first released by Mother Jones before the 2012 election, showed Romney play into the exact stereotype that many alleged of him: that he was a stuffy, out-of-touch, Northeastener willing to write off nearly half the country. In the audio from a private fundraiser, Romney said:
There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.He continued, “[M]y job is is not to worry about those people. I’ll never Continue reading "Geist: History Will Remember HRC’s ‘Deplorables’ Comment As Her ’47 Percent’ Moment"
While speaking with Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) this afternoon, CNN host Jake Tapper commented on one similarity all of President-elect Donald Trump’s candidates for Secretary of State share. Discussing how Trump’s Cabinet is shaping up, Tapper wanted to know how Love felt about the incoming POTUS’s choices so far. The conservative Utah lawmaker, who was a critic of Trump’s during the campaign, explained she was pleasantly surprised. “Ben Carson was a great choice,” she said, remarking on Trump choosing the retired neurosurgeon to head up HUD. The CNN host noted that out of the so-called Big Three of Cabinet positions — Treasury, Defense and State — Trump has filled two of the spots but is still deciding on SoS. After Love said that we know who he is considering, Tapper began running down the list. “Many people, including Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, ExxonMobil chairman Rex Tillerson among many, many Continue reading "Jake Tapper on Trump’s Secretary of State Candidates: ‘It’s Just a Big Group of White Men Over 60’"
The revelation that one-time harsh Trump critic Mitt Romney is one of President-elect Donald Trump’s final choices for Secretary of State hasn’t exactly sit well with some of Trump’s loyalists. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway spent last Sunday railing against Romney on the Sunday shows, making her displeasure for the former presidential nominee loudly heard. Another Trump adviser who has publicly rebuked Romney during this period of time has been Newt Gingrich. During a conversation with radio host Laura Ingraham, the Trump Transition Vice Chair viciously mocked Romney, invoking the movie Pretty Woman to make an observation about how hard Romney has been “sucking up” to Trump lately. While speaking to Face the Nation’s John Dickerson today, Gingrich took a much more diplomatic and accepting approach to the possibility of Romney as SoS. “I’m very comfortable given the amount of time he’s put into this,” Gingrich said. “If President-elect Continue reading "Newt Gingrich: If Trump Chooses Mitt Romney for Secretary of State, ‘I’m For Romney’"
President-elect Donald Trump gave Fox some insight into his transition meetings Thursday night, suggesting that he’s getting along fine with people who were his political arch-rivals only a month ago. Trump spoke with Ainsley Earhardt about his recent dinner with Mitt Romney, whom is under consideration for Secretary of State. The mogul’s words were a far cry from their mid-election relationship, when he and Romney were pummeling each other over both character and politics. “He’s been very gracious,” Trump said. “Don’t forget, I hit Mitt pretty hard also, so I understand how it all works. He’s been very, very nice…it was great. there was a good chemistry.” recent discussions with President Obama, saying that Continue reading "Trump: I Have ‘Good Chemistry’ With Romney and Obama"
While moderating a panel discussion on President-elect Donald Trump’s potential choice of Mitt Romney as Secretary of State, host Don Lemon seemed to think former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was a bit too harsh with his comments about Romney. After introducing the panel and asking why Romney would want the job, Lemon then played a clip from earlier today in which Gingrich viciously mocked Romney to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham, claiming that Romney was sucking up to Trump. Following the audio clip, Lemon remarked on Gingrich’s attacks on the former Presidential nominee. “Jeez, seems like he was drinking a lot of haterade right there,” Lemon commented, to laughter from the panel. “My goodness, Newt, why don’t you say how you really feel.”He then addressed former Bush press secretary Ari Fleischer to get his take, who said that Newt was Continue reading "Don Lemon Accuses Newt Gingrich of ‘Drinking a Lot of Haterade’ For Mocking Romney"
During an appearance on Fox News this morning, former Arkansas Governor and current Donald Trump supporter Mike Huckabee took a couple of shots at Secretary of State candidate Mitt Romney. Commenting on Romney’s much-discussed dinner with Trump and incoming Chief of Staff Reince Priebus last night, Huckabee noted that the one-time Trump critic was now in the position of groveler. After host Bill Hemmer asked what Huckabee thought of the dinner, the former Presidential candidate joked about what was on Romney’s plate. “Bill, I don’t know if your cameras picked it up, in that little clip, both Reince Priebus and Donald Trump were having filet,” Huckabee said. “On Mitt Romney’s plate there was big, big slice of crow. I didn’t know if you could catch that or not.”Huck would go on to say that it is understandable that many Trump supporters would be Continue reading "Mike Huckabee: While Trump was Eating Filet, Mitt Romney Had a ‘Big Slice of Crow’"