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Trump: Romney Will Be 'Great Senator, Has My Full Support'

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President Donald Trump and Senate candidate Mitt Romney, R-Utah (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

By    |   Monday, 19 Feb 2018 10:17 PM

President Donald Trump on Monday endorsed former rival and frequent critic Mitt Romney in the 2012 GOP presidential nominee's bid for the U.S. Senate from Utah.

In a tweet, Trump glowingly declared Romney "has my full support."

The thumbs-up came despite the pair's contentious history.

Romney called Trump a "phony" during the 2016 presidential campaign. And while Trump called Romney a "choke artist," he did consider him among his Secretary of State candidates before entering the White House.

As recently as last week, Romney seemed to zing the president with the video announcement of his Senate campaign, in which he rebuked a "message of exclusion" to immigrants.

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Still, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called it right, saying last week 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.

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