SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (CBS) – Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has revealed his 2016 vote for president.
Romney, who is now running for Senate in Utah, said he voted for his wife, Ann Romney.READ MORE: 1 Dead, Several Others Injured In Multi-Car Crash On I-93 In Canton
“I wrote in the name of a person who I admire deeply, who I think would be an excellent president,” the Republican U.S Senate candidate told the Deseret News and KSL-TV editorial boards. “I realized it wasn’t going to go anywhere, but nonetheless felt that I was putting in a very solid name.”
It’s no surprise that the 2012 Republican nominee for president didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. Romney called Trump a “phony” and a “fraud” during the 2016 campaign, and blasted the future president’s lewd comments on the “Access Hollywood” tape.READ MORE: Rally Held In Boston For George Floyd As Derek Chauvin Trial Begins Next Week
Trump has called Romney was a “loser” who “choked like a dog” in his unsuccessful White House bid. But Romney has avoided sharp criticism of Trump since he began his latest run for office, and Trump offered his full endorsement in a tweet.