Romney predicts Trump will be reelected in 2020
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Former GOP presidential nominee and current Utah Senate candidate Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyPoll: House GOP candidate leads in California swing district Super PACs spend big in high-stakes midterms Kavanaugh and the 'boys will be boys' sentiment is a poor excuse for bad behavior MORE on Thursday predicted that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE would win a second term in 2020. 

Romney, who once called Trump a “con man,” said Trump would “easily” win the Republican party’s presidential nomination and “solidly” win a second term while addressing a group of GOP donors. 

“I think President Trump will be re-nominated by my party easily, and I think he’ll be reelected solidly,” Romney said, according to Politico.

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“I think that not just because of the strong economy and because people are increasingly seeing rising wages, but I think it’s also true because I think our Democrat friends are likely to nominate someone who is really out of the mainstream of American thought and will make it easier for a president who is presiding over a growing economy,” he continued.

Romney was a harsh critic of the president during the 2016 presidential race, but relations between him and Trump and have somewhat tempered since then.

Last week, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee said that he does not see Trump as a good “role model” for his grandchildren, further criticizing the president for having “departed in some cases from the truth and has attacked in a way that I think is not entirely appropriate.” 

Now, Romney, who is running in Utah's GOP primary to replace retiring Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchDem vows to probe 'why the FBI stood down' on Kavanaugh Senate Democrats increase pressure for FBI investigation of Kavanaugh Grand Staircase-Escalante: A conservation triumph is headed for future as playground for industry MORE (R), said the president’s impact on the improving economy will bolster the president's a reelection bid. 

Romney has been endorsed by Hatch and came in second place during the final round of voting at Utah's GOP convention, which forced a runoff.

He is set to face state Rep. Mike Kennedy (R) in the runoff later this month.