Romney: ‘I Will Support’ the GOP Nominee but I Don’t Think It Will Be Trump

‘My party has historically nominated someone who’s a mainstream conservative’

Romney: Trump won't be GOP nominee (Politico)

Mitt Romney says he’ll support whoever the Republican candidate is, but he’s not going to go out and order a Make America Great Again hat anytime soon.

“I will support the Republican nominee. I don’t think that’s going to be Donald Trump,” the GOP's 2012 candidate said. “My party has historically nominated someone who's a mainstream conservative.”

Romney was speaking at The Atlantic’s Washington Ideas Forum Wednesday, where he was interviewed by the magazine's editor in chief James Bennet.

Romney noted that three of the top candidates in the GOP presidential primary have never held political office, bringing up Dwight Eisenhower and his own business background as examples of successful models.

“Just to be clear, in this scenario, are you comparing Donald Trump to Dwight Eisenhower?” Bennet asked.

“The parallel does not immediately just to mind," Romney said, laughing, "but that said, I feel like you don’t necessarily have to have Washington or government experience."

“I wouldn’t disqualify someone just because they hadn’t served in Washington or hadn’t served in a state house,” he added.

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