Mitt Romney is said to be seriously weighing a possible job offer to become Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE's secretary of State, CNN reported.
The 2012 GOP nominee is talking about the possibility with his family members, the network reported, according to a source familiar with transition discussions.
But a decision will likely not be made until after the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday reported the president-elect is leaning toward nominating Romney to serve as secretary of State, with Rudy Giuliani another top contender.
Trump considers Romney to be the prototypical choice for the job, according to the report.
Trump and Romney met over the weekend at Trump's golf course in New Jersey to talk about foreign policy. Vice President-elect Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceReplace Kamala Harris with William Shatner to get kids excited about space exploration Bennie Thompson not ruling out subpoenaing Trump Heritage Foundation names new president MORE described the meeting as "warm" and "substantive."
Still, during Trump's presidential campaign, Romney often attacked the president-elect and was a face of the Never Trump movement. He called the president-elect a "con man," a "phony" and a "fraud."
And Trump also criticized Romney for "choking" in his loss to President Obama.