Anti-Mitt: Trump asked RNC chief to drop "Romney" from her name

Those tensions were on display again this week, when White House aides scripted a trip to Utah with a single political goal in mind: to convince Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) to run for reelection and thwart Romney from mounting his own bid for the seat, according to a senior White House official involved in the preparations…

Trump’s advisers have long been wary of any public embrace of Romney by the president. Last December, when Romney was being considered for secretary of state, he dined with Trump over a dinner of frog legs at Jean Georges restaurant in the Trump International Hotel & Tower. After the dinner, Kellyanne Conway, who is now a senior White House aide, said that Trump’s voters would “feel betrayed to think that Gov. Romney would get the most prominent Cabinet post after he went so far out of his way to hurt Donald Trump.”

Trump was pleased that McDaniel mostly stopped using the Romney moniker, according to a senior administration official and an adviser. Trump’s request to drop the maiden name, advisers said, came around the time he noted to others that “Romney” often prompted boos at his events.

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