Mitt Romney declined to apologize for his past criticism of Donald Trump, costing him a job as secretary of State for the incoming GOP administration, CNN reported on Wednesday. Romney and Trump famously met for dinner to discuss a cabinet role, and despite protestations from top aides Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon, the president-elect continued to view the former Massachusetts governor as a potential pick. However, according to CNN, both Reince Priebus and Vice President-elect Mike Pence wanted Romney to apologize for his harsh words, as a way to quell critics of his possible involvement in a Trump cabinet; and the president-elect reportedly asked Mitt to publicly say he was “wrong” about Trump. Ultimately, Romney declined, instead offering forward-looking statements praising Trump without mentioning his past words about the man. Trump selected ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson to be his first secretary of State.
Trump's team wanted Romney to make a public apology and he declined, CNN reports. https://t.co/f65lGwldR6
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