Sunday, 17 December, 2017

Trump Working Against A Future Senator Romney

President Donald Trump stands with Sen. Orrin Hatch R-Utah after arriving at Salt Lake City International Airport Monday Dec. 4 2017 in Salt Lake City Evan Vucci AP
Dexter Carr | 05 December, 2017, 02:10

Trump and the senator will take Air Force One to Salt Lake City, where the president will sign an executive order announcing he will reduce the size of Utah's Bears Ears and Grand-Staircase Escalante national monuments, which Hatch has been pushing for.

While traveling in Utah, pool reporters asked if Trump was urging Hatch to run next year, as the Utah Republican considers retiring from the Senate.

President Donald Trump said on Monday he wants U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah to run for re-election, a move that puts Trump on a collision course with Republican rival Mitt Romney, who wants to run for Hatch's seat.

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"We hope you will continue to serve your state and your country in the Senate for a long time to come", Trump said in the state Capitol, calling Hatch a "fighter", a high compliment from the president.

Since then Romney has only criticized Trump in public after the President's remarks creating a moral equivalence between neo-Nazis and their opponents after the racial violence in Charlottesville, Va., in August.

Utah polls show that big majorities of voters want Hatch to retire and that Romney would easily win the seat.

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Romney has been considering a Senate run for months, but he may only seek for the GOP nomination if Hatch declines to run for another term.

Trump called Hatch in October to and requested he run again, sources familiar with the call told Politico. Orrin Hatch to block Mitt Romney from jumping into next year's Utah Senate race. "Yet Hatch, the longest-serving Republican senator in history, is now refusing to rule out another campaign - a circumstance Romney's infuriated inner circle blames squarely on the president". It also relates to the tangible sense of loyalty Trump holds for Hatch, with the latter standing by him despite the Utah Republican delegation's withdrawal of support following "Access Hollywood" tape episode late in the 2016 campaign.

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

There's been less coverage of Trump's affinity for Senator Hatch, but it's similarly easy to understand. Trump previously said he is doing it for Hatch. "I don't know that he knows what he's going to get with Romney, but it's not going to be what he's got with Hatch". At the time, Hatch told Trump that he hadn't yet made up his mind.

"Whether it's confirming judges, passing tax reform or accomplishing any part of his agenda, Hatch is a key player in getting anything done", Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock said late Sunday.

Trump tweeted the clip soon after.

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