On Monday, the president of the United States, Donald Trump extended his support publicly to a former Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney for the race of a Senate seat in Utah. The support from the US president for Romney came in spite of Romney often being critical of Trump. At the time of the presidential campaign in the year 2016, Romney severely criticized Donald Trump referring to him as a fraud who is simply playing the people of the United States for suckers. At that time, Trump said in a response that he had actually choked like a dog in his presidential campaign of the year 2012 against Barack Obama. Donald Trump mentioned on Twitter that Romney will prove to be a great Senator and a perfect & worthy successor to Orrin Hatch. Trump mentioned that he completely supports Romney and he would be replacing the retiring senator Orrin Hatch. The president of the United States announced this on Friday.
Mitt Romney also thanked the US president for his extended support in a tweet which he posted very soon after the statement from the president. Romney stated that besides the support from the US president during the course of the campaign, he also expects to earn a similar type of support from the common people of Utah. In spite of the criticism that was put forward by Romney during the presidential campaign of Donald Trump in 2016, Trump still won the presidency in November 2016 and also considered picking Romney as Secretary of State. The Republicans hold 51 of the 100 seats in the Senate but a number of legislative issues need to have the support of 60 senators. For this purpose, Donald Trump has mentioned repetitively that he needs more elected Republicans during the congressional elections of the year 2018 for winning the approval for his agenda.
In the previous week, Romney mentioned that he usually approved the agenda of Donald Trump but he also said that he would not at all hesitate to call the president if it is required. He clearly stated that he supports the US president on the domestic policy agenda on low taxes, low regulation, smaller government and pushing back against the bureaucrats. But he was also clear that he is not in support of the president on whatever he says or does at all the times. He said that he will generally be in support but not always.