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Romney stays in the hunt for State

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>> The man who could be Donald Trump's Secretary of State, Mitt Romney set to meet with him Tuesday for the second time since the election. The 2012 Republican nominee up against Retired General David Petraeus and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for the job of America's top diplomat.
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>> Real significance.>> Reuters Deputy Foreign Editor Yara Bayoumy says the one time fierce Trump critic could have the inside track.>> Romney is seen as an establishment stalwart Republican Party official, who would unify the party around him if he were to get a prominent position like the Secretary of State.
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>> But Bayoumy says the two would need to bridge a wide gap in their views on Russia.>> One of the most jarring things in his position is that during the 2012 Presidential election, he repeatedly said that Russia was the United States number one geo political foe. Trump has repeatedly said that he favors a closer and more cooperative relationship with Russia and with President Putin.
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So this very divergent view will have to be worked out.>> This as supporters of Mitt Romney engaged in an escalating tug of war with those favoring Rudy Guliani. Media reports saying Trump was quote irritated at transition advisor Kelly N.Conway for publicly speaking out against Romney. On Sunday Conway warned Trump could face a backlash if he chooses the 2012 Republican nominee.
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Saying quote, he and his consultants were nothing but awful to Donald Trump for a year. Conway later backing down on Twitter. Trump's former campaign manager has shown support for Giuliani but his lack of international experience makes him a hard sell for others in Trump's inner circle. Trump met with Petraeus Monday adding to the complicated guessing game surrounding his choice
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>> Very good conversation and we'll see where it goes from here.