(PresidentialHill.com)- Former GOP presidential contender Sen. Mitt Romney predicts President Barack Obama’s Democratic challenger in 2012, Donald Trump, will win the Republican nomination in 2024.
Romney stated that he believes President Trump will most likely become the nominee. He said so in a back-and-forth with reporters last week in the United States Capitol.
Romney made this remark a day after Trump’s new opponent, former U.N. ambassador Nikki Haley, declared her campaign. There is much conjecture about who from the Republican party may join the contest in the coming months.
The former presidential candidate Romney said he won’t support President Trump, adding that he had “voted twice to impeach Trump.”
Also, Romney helped President Joseph Biden get elected, at least behind the scenes, according to a book published last November.
In his soon-to-be-released book, “The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Marriage of Joe Biden and Barack Obama,” New York Magazine national reporter Gabriel Debenedetti quotes Romney as telling Biden, “You have to run.”
After the Utah senator’s victory in 2018, Romney allegedly called Biden and encouraged the former vice president to run for president in 2020 to remove Trump from office. The then-incoming president had passed over Romney for the position of secretary of state.
Several of Biden’s friends and associates have been encouraging him to run for president in 2020, citing their belief that he is the most electable Democrat and the only person who can reinvigorate the coalition of voters that Obama used to win two years in office.
Pengelly included a footnote describing the book’s research:
As he explains in his note on sources, Debenedetti’s book is mainly the result of hundreds of interviews with aides, adversaries, confidants, friends, and eyewitnesses who were there during the Obama/Biden team formed in 2003.
In May 2022, the Deseret News of Utah reported that Romney had used his ties to the leftist Washington Post to disseminate talking points on how Democrats may use the filibuster to derail Trump if he runs for president again and wins re-election.