President-elect Donald Trump has just settled the score with Mitt Romney and it’s a big one. The former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate spent nearly the entire primary season not only trashing Trump but also actively looking to find an alternate candidate before the Donald could bag the GOP nomination. Then in a true example of Mitt’s character – or lack thereof – he crawled on his belly like a mangy dog to lick Trump’s boots for the Secretary of State job after the election was over.
Trump was generous to Romney, even inviting him to a much-publicized dinner at Trump International Hotel in New York to discuss the job as the nation’s top diplomat where Mitt gobbled down frog legs, scallops and lamb chops in between kissing the Donald’s ass but it looks like the only dish that was being served up was revenge.
Romney didn’t get the job and it appears that Trump was just playing him or in the words of Trump ally Roger Stone “torturing” him as payback for his despicable conduct during the campaign.
As reported by The Hill “Roger Stone: Trump interviewed Romney to ‘torture’ him”:
Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, says the president-elect interviewed Mitt Romney for the secretary of State position just to “torture him” for his former criticism.
In an appearance on InfoWars Sunday, Stone said Trump had been toying with Romney.
“Donald Trump was interviewing Mitt Romney for secretary of State in order to torture him,” Stone said on conspiracy theory website InfoWars. “To toy with him. And given the history, that’s completely understandable. Mitt Romney crossed a line. He didn’t just oppose Trump, which is his democratic right, he called him a phony and a fraud. And a con man. And that’s not the kind of man you want as Secretary of State.”
Stone, a longtime political operative who has Richard Nixon’s face tattooed on his back, left Trump’s campaign last year and does not have a position on the transition. Stone plans to write a book on Trump’s rise to the White House.
Romney’s position on Trump changed drastically after the election. After having dinner with Trump in late November, Romney praised him as potentially “the very man that could lead us to that better future”—an attitude shift that led Trump ally and former Speaker Newt Gingrich to mock Romney’s “sucking up.”
While the Mittster tried to put the best possible spin on things it was a serious humiliation:
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy.
Today it is being announced that Trump’s pick for Secretary of State is Exxon-Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson:
This sets up the coming Battle Royale over Tillerson’s confirmation as a rogue bloc of Republican senators led by John McCain, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham plan to interrogate the CEO of one of America’s most successful corporations in order to expose him as a Putin puppet. The trio of Never Trumpers will now be even more angry that their ally Mitt has been stomped on and then used as a doormat by Trump.