Thursday, November 24, 2016

Trump allies raise doubts about Mitt Romney leading State Department

The fight over the Trump administration’s secretary of state appointment has spilled into the open, with some prominent Republicans close to President-elect Donald Trump arguing for a loyal supporter to fill the post rather than longtime critic Mitt Romney, currently a front-runner for the job.

Trump adviser and former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway issued a series of pointed tweets Thursday morning in which she appeared to question the former Massachusetts governor’s suitability for a role working alongside Mr. Trump.

Ms. Conway tweeted that she had received a “deluge” of social media and private communications about Mr. Romney ....