Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mitt Romney said in a televised interview on Sunday that he would not yet commit to supporting Donald Trump for another term in 2020.
Romney told MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt that it was too early for him to decide who to support in the 2020 presidential race.
“It’s too early to say who I will support,” said Romney. “I did say I think he (Trump) will get reelected. That’s not an endorsement.”
Hunt then asked Romney if he wanted someone to run against Trump.
“It’s not a question of want,” said Romney. “There will be people who decide to get in a Republican primary. I think the President’s support among Republicans, what is it now, 90 percent? That suggests he will be able to become the nominee relatively easy.”
Romney again said he thought Democrats would move further to the left and nominate a candidate in 2020 who was out of the mainstream, which would help Trump get re-elected.
Romney won the Utah Republican primary for U.S. Senate by a whopping 43-points. He now faces Democrat Jenny Wilson and a handful of third-party and independent candidates in November.
Romney recently revealed he wrote his wife’s name on the presidential ballot in 2016. Will he change and vote for Trump in 2020?
“I’m not willing to say who I’m going to support at this stage,” he said. “It’s a little early for that, but the time will come.”