Utah Senate candidate and former GOP presidential nominee Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyMilley discussed resigning from post after Trump photo-op: report Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names Attorney says 75-year-old man shoved by Buffalo police suffered brain injury MORE claimed Saturday that he wasn’t a leader in the “never Trump” movement among conservatives, and said some of the president’s policies have been “pretty effective.”
Romney was asked following a rally in support of Arizona Senate candidate Rep. Martha McSallyMartha Elizabeth McSallyGOP senators introduce resolution opposing calls to defund the police No evidence of unauthorized data transfers by top Chinese drone manufacturer: study Senate Democratic campaign arm launches online hub ahead of November MORE (R) about where he stands with President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE given his fierce criticism of the president during the 2016 campaign.
“You led the ‘never Trump’ movement. I mean, what happened with that?” a reporter asked in a video posted online.
“I don’t think that was the case,” Romney responded. “President Trump was not the person I wanted to become the nominee of our party, but he’s president now. The policies he’s promoted have been pretty effective, and I support a lot of those policies.”
When asked about his stance on President Trump, Mitt Romney denies that he led the Never Trump movement. Seen here at a gaggle after a rally for #AZSen candidate @MarthaMcSally pic.twitter.com/cFDJC1RmQ8
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He then pivoted to discussing McSally’s tight Senate race in Arizona, which he said will determine whether the country will be “guided by conservative principles, or are we going to take a sharp turn left.”
Romney during the 2016 campaign delivered a speech blasting then-candidate Trump as a “phony,” and a “fraud” who was “playing members of the American public for suckers.”
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The 2012 GOP presidential nominee and Trump have since patched things up, with the president offering his endorsement as Romney seeks to replace retiring Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchBottom line Bottom line Bottom line MORE (R-Utah) in the Senate.
Romney has asserted that while he agrees with Trump on a number of policy issues, he will speak out against the president on issues where he disagrees.