Hidden beneath the recent public spats between Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, and President Donald Trump is a secret White House lunch between them earlier this spring, The Washington Post reported.
Since that meeting months after Romney took his seat in the Senate, he has been an outspoken critic of the president again, while Trump has called the Republican he once supported for president in 2012 as a "pompous a–" and a GOP turncoat.
"I think [Democrats are] lousy politicians," Trump told Cabinet meeting Monday. "But two things they have: They're vicious and they stick together. They don't have Mitt Romney in their midst.
"They don't have people like that. They stick together."
Romney has said he has made no conclusions on whether he would vote to impeach and remove the president if the House passed articles of impeachment to the Senate, but the mere skepticism has apparently led to the Trump's recent rejections of the GOP senator.
The Post reported Romney's 2012 loss to former President Barack Obama is the impetus for Trump's own presidential aspirations.
"The damage has been done," Sen. Lindsey Graham told the Post of his past attempts of trying to unite the leading Republican voices Trump and Romney.
"I don’t think I'll go into marriage counseling."
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