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Mitt Romney Posts That He Will Not Be Donald Trump's Secretary of State

Rex Tillerson Nomination Now a Sure Thing--Washington Post


December 14, 2016

Mitt Romney met Donald Trump at Trump Tower after the election.

Mitt Romney posted on his Facebook page on Monday night that that Donald Trump had selected someone else to be US Secretary of State. The post is the most prestigious cabinet position, in part because the SOS not only leads the State Department, but is 4th in line to the President.

"It was an honor to have been considered for Secretary of State of our great country," the 2012 Republican nominee wrote. "My discussions with President-elect Trump have been both enjoyable and enlightening. I have very high hopes that the new administration will lead the nation to greater strength, prosperity and peace."

During the Primary, Romney called Trump "a phoney, a fraud whose promises are worth no more than a degree from Trump University." It didn't work, and Trump was nominated by the Republican party in 2016, as Romney had been in 2012.

Romney, 69 is a businessman and politician who served as the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and was the Republican Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2012 election.

It's widely believed that Donald Trump will select Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as his Secretary of State this week. The Washington Post said Tillerson's nomination is a done deal. Some Republican senators are unsure they can support Tillerson, given his ties to Russia.

Other names that have been considered and apparently rejected, include General David Petraeus, Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, among others.

"Two sources familiar with the process told NBC News that Trump has already picked Tillerson." He has negotiated business deals in Russia that led to a working relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has spent his entire career at the company now known as Exxon Mobil.


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