Dec 4, 2017

Trump v. Romney in Alabama, Utah

Romney leaves following a meeting with President-elect Trump about the Secretary of State vacancy. Photo: Carolyn Kaster / AP

Hours after President Trump formally endorsed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who has been accused of child sexual abuse, Mitt Romney tweeted condemning Moore and saying, "No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity."

The backdrop: Trump was in Utah today, and while there told reporters he is encouraging Senator Orrin Hatch, 83, to seek reelection in 2018. Politico reports that Trump is "going all out" to prevent Romney, who is reportedly considering a run should Hatch retire, from taking the seat.

Worth noting: As Politico's Jake Sherman points out, RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney-McDaniel is Romney's niece.

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