- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 17, 2016

President-elect Donald Trump will meet this weekend with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, according to multiple reports.

The unexpected meeting with Mr. Romney, who was one of Mr. Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics during the presidential race, comes as the president-elect is holding scores of interviews to fill his Cabinet.

During the presidential primary race, Mr. Romney denounced Mr. Trump as a “phony” and a “fraud.”

Still, Trump transition team member Sen. Jeff Sessions said it was “good” that the president-elect was meeting with people like Mr. Romney.

“There are a lot of talented people that he needs good relationships with. And I think Mr Romney would be quite capable of doing a number of things,” Mr. Sessions told reporters at Trump Tower, where Mr. Trump lives and the transition team meets.

Mr. Sessions said that Mr. Romney deserved consideration for a post.

“I am sure, that’s reviewed. Donald Trump will make that decision,” he said.

Mr. Romney reportedly is under consideration for secretary of state, although that could not be confirmed.

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