Trump, Romney schedule private Tuesday dinner: report

Trump, Romney schedule private Tuesday dinner: report
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpGOP senators balk at lengthy impeachment trial Warren goes local in race to build 2020 movement 2020 Democrats make play for veterans' votes MORE will hold a private dinner with Mitt Romney on Tuesday, as the president-elect continues to consider who will serve as his secretary of State, according to Politico


The dinner comes amid feuding in Trump’s inner circle over whether the former Massachusetts governor is a good fit for the job. 

The 2012 GOP presidential nominee was a vocal critic of Trump’s throughout the campaign and some of the president-elect's closest allies, namely former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, have voiced concerns about Romney. 

Conway said Romney has been disloyal and suggested he couldn't be trusted for the position. Other conservative leaders, including Brent Bozell, have been weighing in to try to stop Trump from appointing Romney.

Conway has been publicly critical of Romney, questioning his loyalty and saying she’s received feedback from people who say they'll feel “betrayed” if Trump appoints Romney.

Trump is reportedly “furious” over her comments over the weekend about the former Massachusetts governor and sources told MSNBC that high-ranking aides are also frustrated that Conway isn’t being a team player and is “pushing her own agenda. 

During a Monday morning Trump transition call, spokesman Jason Miller explained that Trump was meeting with Romney again because he needs more time with someone he doesn’t know well.

"The president-elect is really taking these meetings very seriously," Miller said on the Monday conference call. "He wants to make sure that he's making the absolute best decision for all of the different positions where folks may be joining the administration.

"I think he wants to make sure that he's absolutely sure on all of these. And also, too, I think with the case of Gov. Romney, the two quite frankly haven't spent that much time together.”

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who has been one of Trump’s most loyal allies, is also being considered for the top role. Others include retired Gen. David Petraeus, who had a “very good conversation” with Trump on Monday, and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerLindsey Graham basks in the impeachment spotlight The Hill's 12:30 Report — Presented by Nareit — White House cheers Republicans for storming impeachment hearing GOP senators frustrated with Romney jabs at Trump MORE (R-Tenn.), another early Trump backer who will meet with the businessman on Tuesday.