For the past few years, President Trump has had a bit of a feud with former Republican presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney. When Romney made a speech during the 2016 primaries in which he derided Trump as a "phony," The Donald immediately took to Twitter.
Don't reward Mitt Romney, who let us all down in the last presidential race, by voting for Kasich (who voted for NAFTA, open borders etc.).— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 15, 2016
Mitt Romney had his chance and blew it. Lindsey Graham ran for president, got ZERO, and quit! Why are they now spokesmen against me? Sad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 8, 2016
Mitt Romney had his chance to beat a failed president but he choked like a dog. Now he calls me racist-but I am least racist person there is— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 11, 2016
Trump says he admires Vladimir Putin, while he has called George W. Bush a liar. That is a twisted example of evil trumping good.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
Here's what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. (1/2)— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat. (2/2)— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) March 3, 2016
Once Trump was elected, rumors swirled that the two men were burying the hatchet and Romney would be Trump's choice for Secretary of State. That didn't happen. But thanks to one of his other nominees, Reince Priebus for Chief of Staff, a Romney ended up as the new head of the RNC: Mitt Romney's niece, Ronna Romney McDaniel.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel reportedly dropped the use of 'Romney' in her name professionally after President Trump joked about it.Trump joked with the chairwoman and her husband about dropping her surname...
Is this a kind of loyalty oath..having to change her name if asked? My middle name is my parents' surname..I honor them & would not change it. More like an egotistical dictator every day.— Elizabeth Phelps (@nebhuskergma) January 13, 2018
Hey, we can dream!