President-Elect Donald Trump will meet again with Mitt Romney on Tuesday about the Secretary of State post.
The Hill reports that Romney is no longer seen as the front-runner for the slot after a high-profile campaign to pour cold water on the possibility of him heading up Trump’s foreign policy team.
Trump is meeting Monday afternoon with former CIA Director David Petraeus, who is also believed to be in the running to head the State Department. Petraeus resigned and pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges after sharing classified documents with his biographer, with whom he was having an affair.
Trump is meeting another potential top contender on Tuesday: Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), who chairs the Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee and has been loyal to Trump throughout his campaign.
But it’s the Romney meeting that will raise eyebrows. Kellyanne Conway, Trump’s former campaign manager, has been attacking Romney publicly, saying he’s been disloyal and suggesting he couldn’t be trusted for the position. Other conservative leaders, including Brent Bozell, have been weighing in to try to stop Trump from appointing Romney.
A Trump spokesperson says the second round of meetings is so he’s “absolutely sure” on his appointment.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is also lobbying for the position.