Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) may dislike Donald Trump, but he acknowledges that the former president still has a substantial amount of popularity, and, according to NBC, believes Trump has a good chance of securing the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
“I don't know if he'll run in 2024 or not, but if he does, I'm pretty sure he will win the nomination,” he said during an interview with the New York Times DealBook DC Policy Project.
The Utah senator further stated that Trump would not only win over his 2024 competitors, he would obliterate them.
“I look at the polls, and the polls show that among the names being floated as potential contenders in 2024, if you put President Trump in there among Republicans, he wins in a landslide.”
However, Romney added that he “would not be voting for President Trump again,” as he did not represent his political values. “I haven't voted for him in the past, and I would probably be getting behind somebody who I thought more represented the tiny wing of the Republican party that I represent.”
Romney is known for his opposition toward the former president, having voted to convict Trump in both of his impeachment trials. He also declined to object to the voting results of the Electoral College in the 2020 presidential election, for which many of his constituents called him a traitor.
Trump won Utah in the 2020 presidential election. It is uncertain as of now, but opposing Trump may hurt Romney’s political ambitions in the future.
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