Mitt Romney says he was ‘surprised’ by Trump after ‘bizarre’ campaign

Mitt Romney apparently doesn’t have any hard feelings after not being selected as Donald Trump’s Secretary of State.

In an op-ed in the Salt Lake Tribune the former Massachusetts governor, and 2012 Republican presidential candidate, conveyed that he has moved on from his pre-election criticism of Trump.

“I was indeed very critical of Donald Trump during his campaign,” he wrote. “But now he has been elected president and accordingly, if I could have helped shape foreign policy to protect the country I love, I would have been more than willing to do so.”

Romney said he was “surprised” that Trump considered him for the position and expressed his support for Trump’s presidency going forward.

“I was more than a little surprised that the president-elect reached out to me to potentially serve as secretary of state of the United States. I see it as a welcome sign that he will be open to alternative views and even to critics,” he said. “As the country’s next president, I earnestly hope that he will be successful in fostering greater prosperity and peace. I believe all Americans can join in that wish.”

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