- The Washington Times - Monday, December 12, 2016

Mitt Romney said Monday evening that he will not be Donald Trump’s secretary of state.

On his Facebook page, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee spoke of the possibility of his taking the post in the past tense.

“It was an honor to have been considered for Secretary of State of our great country,” he wrote, going on to describe his two interviews with Mr. Trump as “both enjoyable and enlightening” and expressing “high hopes” for Mr. Trump’s success.

According to Bloomberg Politics, Mr. Trump called Mr. Romney with the news Monday evening.

“Pres-elect expressed nothing but respect for him in recent days,” reporter Jennifer Jacobs tweeted.

Mr. Trump had said a few hours earlier on Twitter that he would announce his choice Tuesday.

Mr. Romney had been a harsh critic of Mr. Trump throughout the presidential campaign, calling him dangerous and unfit for the presidency.

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