Trump wishes Romney best of luck amid rumors of Senate bid: report

Trump wishes Romney best of luck amid rumors of Senate bid: report
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President TrumpDonald TrumpStowaway found in landing gear of plane after flight from Guatemala to Miami Kushner looking to Middle East for investors in new firm: report GOP eyes booting Democrats from seats if House flips MORE spoke with former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential nominee Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyGOP holds on Biden nominees set back gains for women in top positions This Thanksgiving, skip the political food fights and talk UFOs instead China draws scrutiny over case of tennis star Peng Shuai MORE in a phone call on Thursday, according to a Politico report.

In the call, which lasted about 10 minutes, Trump wished Romney luck in his future endeavors, according to Politico. The call comes amid speculation that Romney could mount a Senate bid in Utah in 2018. 

Sen. Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchLobbying world Congress, stop holding 'Dreamers' hostage Drug prices are declining amid inflation fears MORE (R-Utah), the longest-serving Republican in the Senate, announced this week that he would retire at the end of his current term, leaving an opening for a potential run by Romney.

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Trump and Romney also spoke about Hatch in the phone call, Politico reported. 

Trump had pressed Hatch, 83, to seek another term in the Senate, where he serves as the chairman of the Finance Committee.

Romney, who has been a vocal critic of Trump since the 2016 presidential race, was said to have been considered briefly as a potential pick for secretary of State in the months before Trump took office. Trump eventually tapped former ExxonMobil CEO Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonHillicon Valley — Blinken unveils new cyber bureau at State Blinken formally announces new State Department cyber bureau Hillicon Valley — TikTok, Snapchat seek to distance themselves from Facebook MORE for the job.