Mitt Romney confirms to FOX News that he will definitely not be voting for Donald Trump, and Governor Mike Huckabee weighs in with Trish Regan of FOX on Romney’s private GOP establishment retreat, saying the GOP elites are “spiraling into utter irrelevance.” (Watch video below.)
About 300 GOP establishment elites are huddled up for three days of seminars and talks at the five-star Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley mountain resort in Utah this weekend. The “Experts and Enthusiasts” summit, or E2, is hosted by Mitt Romney, and includes prominent GOP elites, both those hostile to Trump and those who have accepted him, including GOP Chairman Reince Priebus, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senator Bob Corker.
Governor Huckabee said what the elites don’t yet seem to figure out is that even though Trump was not their guy, but “guess what, THEY weren’t the people’s guy.” Huckabee said Romney is trying to divide the party at a time when we need to unite.
GOP strategist Ana Navarro, a Trump critic, is attending the retreat. “I am not expecting we will sit by the campfire singing ‘We Shall Overcome’ and group-hugging,” she said. “Mitt Romney and other like-minded leaders can have a big influence on the reconstruction of the post-Trump Republican Party. We need to start those conversations now.”
John Weaver, another GOP strategist, predicted the Romney gathering will yield no credible solution to Trump. “Some of them will have chardonnay, some will have spring water, they’ll wring their hands, they’ll bemoan the state of the party and then they’ll leave,” he said
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