Trump says he would "much prefer that Mitt focus on Border Security and so many other things where he can be helpful". "With the nation so divided, resentful and angry, presidential leadership in qualities of character is indispensable", Romney said.
Mr Trump responded by calling Mr Romney a "Flake" and suggested he should become a team player.
In mid-November 2016, Romney visited the president-elect at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, New Jersey, while Trump was evaluating how to fill his Cabinet.
"The world needs American leadership, and it is in America's interest to provide it", he wrote. He twice accepted Trump's endorsement for public office - once in 2012 while running for president and a more tepid approval during his latest Senate contest. Trump tweeted, apparently a punning reference to retiring Sen.
"For an incoming Republican freshman senator to attack [President Trump] as their first act feeds into what the Democrats and media want and is disappointing and unproductive", McDaniel wrote. They were photographed dining together as Trump mulled making Romney his secretary of state, and the President endorsed Romney's Senate bid past year. "I don't think you're going to be able to reinvent yourself in the same way now. post-Trump world is an entirely different ball of wax".
Romney credited Trump in the op-ed for cutting corporate taxes, stripping out what he described as excessive regulation and appointing conservative judges. Mr Trump wrote on Twitter, appearing to reference outgoing USA senator Jeff Flake, one of the few Republican politicians who publicly spoke out against him.
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Williams then overcame a case of the first-set wobbles to post a 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 success over Belinda Bencic , levelling the tie. As it turned out, the tie was decided by the mixed doubles, after both Federer and Williams won their earlier singles matches.
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"I won big, and he didn't", the president wrote Wednesday morning in response to a column Romney published Tuesday in the Washington Post. Rand Paul blasted Romney on Twitter as a "Big Government Republican".
Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer wrote in a tweet of his own: "I'm disappointed in Mitt Romney".
Karpowitz said Lee appears to moving toward the camp of Republicans who are willing to work with the president, though that's not to say Romney isn't willing to do that. "But when the president of the United States, frankly of either party, were to say 'I'm endorsing your candidacy, ' I think you'd say thank you very much".
McDaniel, a MI political operative and daughter of Romney's older brother Scott, used to go by her full name - Ronna Romney McDaniel - professionally, but stopped using her maiden name upon becoming the RNC chair following the 2016 election.
Rory Cooper, a GOP strategist who helped lead the "Never Trump PAC" during the 2016 Republican primary, said publicly criticizing the president makes Republican votes back home unhappy and earns the ire of the president.
But after Trump won the election, Romney was under consideration to join the new administration.