Trump to meet with Romney, one of his toughest critics

President-elect Donald Trump is beginning to make some large picks for his cabinet by offering retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn the position of National Security Adviser, according to the Associated Press.   

If Flynn accepts, he will serve as the Chief-in-House Adviser to Trump on national security issues.

The retired three-star general was appointed to Defense Intelligence Agency Director in 2012, but his tenure was cut short after a reported falling-out with the Obama administration.

It also appears Donald Trump will meet with one of his toughest critics this weekend. A source close to the campaign is told CNN Trump will meet with 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

But the two have had some history. Mitt Romney does not like Donald Trump, calling him a fraud and a phony. He called him dangerous for Americans.

Now, as President-elect Donald Trump looks ahead to his transition to the White House, there may be a place for Romney in the administration.

According to NBC and CNN, Romney — who owns a home in La Jolla — is being considered for Secretary of State.

Back in 2012 Trump endorsed Romney when Romney was running, but this time around the former GOP nominee did not return the favor. Instead he argued that Trump was not qualified to serve as Commander-in-Chief.

So is that all changing now? The potential nominee for Attorney General, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions says maybe.

“Well, I think it’s good that the president-elect is meeting with people like Mr. Romney,” Sessions said. “He needs a lot of talented people that he needs a good relationship with. And I think Mr. Romney would be quite capable of doing a number of things. But he’ll be one of those, I’m sure, that’s reviewed. And Mr. Trump will make that decision."

Lyndon Johnson and John Kennedy were enemies who served as president and vice president. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton had some real nasty political battles too.

But if you turn back the clock just a few months, it is hard to believe Romney and Trump could even sit face-to-face and agree on anything.

Just four days ago, Trump tweeted his praise of Romney saying… "Mitt Romney called to congratulate me on the win. Very nice!".

So if it’s true that Mitt Romney is meeting with trump and is being considered for Secretary of State it could become one of the most surprising appointments so far in the Trump administration.

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