Roger Stone, a longtime adviser to Donald Trump, says “the president-elect interviewed Mitt Romney for the secretary of State position just to torture him for his former criticism.” Donald Trump was interviewing Mitt Romney for secretary of State in order to torture him. To toy with him.
And given the history, that’s completely understandable. Mitt Romney crossed a line. He didn’t just oppose Trump, which is his democratic right, he called him a “phony, a fraud and a con man.” And that’s not the kind of man you want as Secretary of State.
“That’s completely understandable” …Straight from the hell-spawned horse’s mouth: “torture” as vengeance is “completely understandable”.
And now we hear that Trump went so far as to call Mitt in order to tell him he is not going to be Secretary of State. President-elect Donald Trump called 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday to tell him he won’t be named as Secretary of State because a president-elect using his second-most-powerful appointment as a vindictive slight against a perceived rival is so totally “bigly” a presidential thing to do.
[This article is reprinted with permission of Daily Kos, where it first appeared in their December 11, 2016 edition. Opinions of Daily Kos are not always the position of Columnist With a View.]