President Donald Trump tweeted a glowing endorsement of Mitt Romney on Monday in his bid for a U.S. Senate seat in Utah.
Romney announced late last week that he would be going after the Senate seat after current Senator Orrin Hatch said he would not seek reelection. On Monday, Trump said that he supported Romney’s run and gave him his “full support and endorsement.”
“Mitt Romney has announced he is running for the Senate from the wonderful State of Utah,” Trump said. “He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to Orrin Hatch, and has my full support and endorsement!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2018
The endorsement comes as a bit of a surprise as Trump and Romney have had a notoriously adversarial relationship. In fact, during the video announcement for his campaign, Romney seemed to knock Trump for sending “a message of exclusion” to immigrants.
Neverthelesss, it seems Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was correct when he said on Saturday that he “can’t imagine” Trump would not support Romney’s candidacy.
“We don’t want to lose the seat, and this looks like a pretty formidable candidate,” McConnell said at the time.