Mitt Romney says President Trump is “off to a very strong start” in fulfilling his campaign promises.
The 2012 Republican nominee told the Deseret News on Friday that while Mr. Trump wasn’t his first pick to lead the nation, he’s holding out hope that the president will be a success.
The Washington Times reports,
“The campaign is over,” Mr. Romney said. “I think we come together with hope. And there are encouraging signs on a number of fronts and I’m holding on to those at this stage.”
Mr. Romney said the president has pursued his agenda “with vigor.”
“We’re all watching with interest,” he said. “He’s obviously gotten off to a very strong start in terms of making a series of executive orders and making the changes that he promised during the campaign.”
Despite his praise, Mr. Romney said he has no regrets about labeling Mr. Trump a “fraud” and a “phony” during a speech last year.