Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney will meet with President-Elect Donald Trump this weekend, and one of the topics is a potential job in the billionaire’s Cabinet, according to published reports.
Romney — who derided Trump as a “phony” and a “fraud” in an unprecedented take-down of the eventual nominee earlier this year — has been more cordial toward him lately.
Romney called to congratulate Trump on his shocking victory in the days after the election.
“Very nice!” Trump Tweeted of the exchange after.
Now the one-time foes will come face-to-face over the weekend to talk about “governing moving forward,” and about the possibility of a Romney post in a Trump White House, CNN reported today.
NBC News is reporting the meeting would be focused on whether Romney would be interested in serving as secretary of state, citing a source close to Trump.
A spokeswoman for Romney did not immediately return a request for comment.
Trump endorsed Romney’s 2012 presidential bid, but blasted him during the 2016 campaign as having “choked” in the general election against President Obama.
Romney actively tried to recruit an alternative Republican to take out Trump at the Republican National Convention, but the plan never materialized.
“He’s playing the members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat,” Romney said of Trump earlier this year.
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