Reports: Donald Trump and Steve Bannon Eager to Block Mitt Romney Senate Campaign in Utah

Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney weighs in on the Republican presidential race during a speech at the University of Utah, Thursday, March 3, 2016, in Salt Lake City. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee has been critical of front-runner Donald Trump on Twitter in recent weeks and has yet to …
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President Donald Trump wants to prevent former failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney from running for the Senate, according to a report from Politico.

Trump’s coziness with Orrin Hatch and the senator’s refusal to rule out a re-election bid is frustrating Romney allies, who want the former Never Trump leader to go to Washington D.C.

The president is traveling with current Sen. Orrin Hatch to Utah on Monday to announce his decision to roll back the size of former President Barack Obama’s last-minute designation of two national monuments in Utah. Trump will also meet with Mormon leaders in Utah with Hatch by his side.

A source close to Breitbart News chairman Steve Bannon told the Washington Examiner that he would absolutely consider backing Hatch.

“If Steve had a choice between Orrin Hatch and Mitt Romney, he would pick Hatch 10 times out of 10,” the source said.


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