Trump endorses Romney in run for US Senate seat in Utah
- Author: Ryan Wade Feb 20, 2018,
Feb 20, 2018, 20:17
Romney was quick to latch on to the endorsement and run with it on his own Twitter page. "I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah". "I'm not always with the president on what he might say or do, and if that happens I'll call'em like I see'em, the way I have in the past".
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