Trump reportedly considering Mitt Romney for secretary of state

Posted at 3:52 PM, Nov 17, 2016

Donald Trump has reportedly added Mitt Romney to an already lengthy list of people he is considering to be his Secretary of State.

NBC News reports that Trump is considering the former Republican presidential candidate to serve in his cabinet and will meet with Romney over the weekend.

Romney and Trump famously sparred throughout the campaign. In March, the former governor of Massachusetts held a press conference to rip Trump, attacking his character, business record and his temperament. Trump responded by calling Romney a “choke.”

Former New York City mayor and Trump advisor Rudy Giuliani has been rumored to be the favorite for the position since Trump clinched the election on Nov. 8, but his international business ties have raised questions of conflicts of interest.

Reports also surfaced Thursday that the president-elect is also considering South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley to serve as secretary of state. Haley endorsed Florida Senator Marco Rubio ahead of her state’s primary in February. She announced she would vote for Trump at the Republican National Convention, but failed to offer a full-throated endorsement.