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Romney Accepts President Trump’s Twitter Endorsement

Kelsie Moore / KUER

President Trump has endorsed Mitt Romney for Utah’s open Senate seat. Trump tweeted his support Monday night and called Romney a “worthy successor” to outgoing Sen. Orrin Hatch.

Romney thanked the president for his endorsement, adding that he hopes to earn support from Utahns.

Despite the endorsement, the two men have a rocky past. Trump passed over Romney last year for Secretary of State. The two have also criticized each other on Twitter numerous times since 2016.

On Friday, the same day he announced his campaign, Romney has said he generally agrees with Trump’s policies, though not with everything the president says or does.

Some Utahns reacted to the exchange with outrage and disappointment Monday night. Several people, including his Democratic opponent, quoted old tweets of Romney's in which he had condemned President Trump. 

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