Romney to skip Republican convention

Mitt Romney will skip the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July.

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Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, has no plans to attend the convention, where Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIllinois governor says state has gotten 10 percent of medical equipments it's requested Biden leads Trump by 6 points in national poll Tesla offers ventilators free of cost to hospitals, Musk says MORE is expected to be nominated by the party, a Romney aide told The Hill.

The former Massachusetts governor has been a staunch critic of Trump throughout his campaign, condemning him in March for “the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third grade theatrics,” and accusing him of creating “scapegoats” out of minority groups.

Trump responded to Romney’s criticisms, calling him a “failed candidate” who “doesn’t know how to win.”

Former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush also will not attend this summer’s convention.