Trump's Utah Agenda: Keep Romney Out of the Senate

Sen. Orrin Hatch R-Utah speaks during the Utah Republican Party 2016 nominating convention in Salt Lake City

A White House official to Trump acknowledged on Monday that there is no love lost between Trump and Romney but said the idea that the President is pushing Hatch to run again because he wants to thwart the former MA governor is wrong. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. Trump reportedly denied Romney a cabinet post position after a post-election meeting in Trump Towers when the two attempted to mend fences.

According to Politico, Romney himself has grown frustrated by the "ongoing uncertainty" about Hatch's future plans, especially after the senator encouraged him to consider run in the first place.

Hatch will accompany Trump on his trip to Salt Lake, to his meetings and the signing of an executive order that will reduce the size of the Bears Ears and Escalante national monuments.

Just last week, after Trump sparked swift backlash when he retweeted three videos containing anti-Islamic content from a leader of a far-right British political group, Hatch quickly came to the president's defense.

During a tour of the Latter-day Saints Church food services facility in Utah, Trump was asked if he was sending a message to Romney by encouraging Hatch to run for re-election.

"We hope you continue to serve your state and your country in the Senate for a very long time", Trump said.

"You meet fighters and you meet people that you thought were fighters but they're not so good at fighting", Trump said. Hatch, who in 2012 said he would not run again, has since signaled that he is interested in doing so but has not made a final decision. The obvious goal: block Romney by denying him a good chance of winning the Utah senate republican primary, to be held next year. However, he's also criticized Trump enough to get under his skin; Romney called on Trump to stay in the Paris climate agreement, blasted his response to the violence in Charlottesville, and undermined Trump's response to the Roy Moore scandal. Not only does Trump have to convince Hatch to run again, but he also must work hard to get him over the finish line.

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I mean, surely someone as well versed on both moral rectitude and rank opportunism as Mitt Romney can comprehend a political maneuver by someone whose butt he's alternately kicked and kissed. Earlier this year in an interview with National Journal, Hatch addressed whether he'd support Romney if he ever ran to replace him in the Senate.

In discussions with almost a dozen friends, donors and former advisers, Romney has expressed strong interest in the post if Hatch were to retire.

Hatch has defended Trump at times when the majority of the GOP has flocked in the opposite direction - and Trump has taken notice.

Trump gave a one-word reply: "Yes".

Politico reports that Trump is going "all out" to persuade seven-term Utah Sen.

"I asked for the president's help in fixing this disaster", Hatch said.

Trump tweeted the clip soon after.

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