Kellyanne Conway is No Fan of Mitt Romney, and Whatever Donald Trump Decides, she’s Making That Clear

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Amid the internal fight over President-elect Donald Trump’s secretary of state deliberations that have spilled into the public in the past week, one thing has become demonstrably clear: Trump’s campaign manager and senior adviser Kellyanne Conway believes that Mitt Romney would not be a wise choice.

During an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday morning, Conway once again emphasized that the selection of Romney—a man who once devoted an entire speech to condemning Trump’s character and fitness to be president—would betray the base of supporters who propelled the real estate mogul into the White House.

“What Donald Trump decides, Kellyanne Conway and everybody else will respect,” Conway said in response to a question about the potential selection. “It’s just the backlash from the grassroots. I’m hearing from people who say, ‘hey, my parents died penniless but I gave $216 to Donald Trump’s campaign and I would feel betrayed.’ … We don’t even know if Mitt Romney voted for Donald Trump.” 

Above all else, Conway emphasized the importance of loyalty for the position, which from their perspective is compromised by Romney’s frequent bashing of Trump during the campaign. At one point, independent candidate Evan McMullin was using Romney’s email list to raise money for his longshot campaign—a red flag in Conway’s eyes. 

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SOURCE: ANDREW DESIDERIO and GIDEON RESNICK  
The Daily Beast