Mitt Romney Is Skipping the RNC

Christine Rousselle
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Posted: May 05, 2016 2:46 PM
Mitt Romney Is Skipping the RNC

This July, hundreds of prominent Republicans will descend upon Cleveland for the Republican National Convention. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, will not be among them. A Romney spokesperson confirmed that the former Massachusetts governor does not plan to attend the convention.

Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, plans to skip this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland where Donald Trump will be officially nominated — an unusual move that underscores the deep unease many Republican leaders have about the brash celebrity mogul as their standard bearer.

A Romney aide told The Washington Post on Thursday morning, "Governor Romney has no plans to attend convention."

Romney has been one of Trump's chief critics this spring. He delivered a searing, point-by-point indictment of Trump in March — from his business record to his character to his divisive campaign-trail rhetoric.

Donald Trump endorsed Romney in 2012, but it's pretty clear the love isn't flowing both ways.

The RNC is scheduled to take place from July 18-21.