Despite a long and sordid history that includes several public bouts and a weird dinner that was supposed to involve an offer to serve as Secretary of State but instead just involved a disappointing dessert menu, President Donald Trump has, apparently, vowed to bury the hatchet with Mitt Romney.
Monday night, the president endorsed Romney's run to replace Senator Orrin Hatch in Utah.
Although Romney said back in 2016 that he would have turned down Donald Trump's endorsement for president in 2012 had he known of Trump's penchant for insulting large swaths of the American public, Romney graciously accepted Trump's endorsement for the Utah Senate race without apparent complaint.
Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support and endorsement of the people of Utah.— Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 20, 2018
Romney is already being hailed as a worthy foil to Trump's agenda, and a potential leader for more Establishment-minded Republicans to rally behind, but clearly, at least for now, Trump feels it's in his best interest to play nice with the former Massachusetts governor and likely future Senator from Utah; early polling indicates Romney will run without any serious opposition.