By all indications, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is now fully aboard the Trump train as he prepares for the GOP primary for an open Senate seat in Utah.
In 2016, Romney called President Donald Trump a “con man” and “a fake.” But at the opening remarks of his annual mountainside retreat for business leaders and politicos on Thursday, the former Massachusetts governor predicted Trump would “solidly” win a second term in 2020 after securing the GOP nomination, The Associated Press reported.
Democrats will nominate someone who is out of touch, and the economy has surged under Trump’s stewardship, Romney said, predicting an easy win for Republicans in 2020.
“I think that not just because of the strong economy and the fact that people are going to see increasingly rising wages,” Romney said, according to the AP report. “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’s presiding over a growing economy.”