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Romney is under 'active consideration' for Secretary of State after meeting with Trump

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UPDATE 9:09 a.m. Sunday: Mitt Romney is under "active consideration" to be appointed as Secretary of State, Vice President-elect Mike Pence told Fox News on Sunday.

Here's Pence's take.

Romney is under 'active consideration' for Secretary of State after meeting with Trump

WATCH | The widely anticipated meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and one of his harshest Republican critics got underway Saturday.


UPDATE: Mitt Romney says he had a "far-reaching conversation with President-elect Donald Trump."

Following an hour-long meeting described by Romney as "very thorough and in-depth," the former Massachusetts governor wouldn't tell reporters whether he would be taking a job in the Trump administration. 

As for Trump, he said the meeting "went great." 

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Mitt Romney

Trump and Mitt Romney met at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster N.J. following reports the president-elect is considering the 2012 GOP presidential nominee for the job of secretary of state. 

Trump and Vice President-elect Pence greeted Romney shortly before 1 p.m. 

Mitt Romney speaks on the 2016 presidential campaign

During the election, Romney was one of Trump's staunchest Republican critics. He labeled the then-candidate a "phony" and a "fraud" in a speech at the University of Utah in March. 

"His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University," Romney said.

Trump called Romney a "loser" who "choked like a dog" in his 2012 presidential campaign. 

Romney, who called Trump last week to congratulate him on his win, seems ready to mend fences. 

But should Trump add Romney to his cabinet, they’ll have to put aside their differences over Russia. In 2012, Romney described Russia as America’s “No. 1 geopolitical foe.”


Whereas Trump, who has spoken fondly of Russian President Vladimir Putin, issued a statement Monday saying the two countries will have a "strong and enduring relationship."

Romney was one of several high-profile guests at Trump's New Jersey golf course this weekend. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is also reportedly under consideration for the nation's top diplomatic post, will meet with Trump on Sunday.

Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, Senator Bob Corker and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley are also said to be in the running. 

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