• Sen. Mitt Romney is the only Republican senator who’s not included on President Donald Trump’s advisory committee on restarting the US economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. 
  • “I have 52 Republican senators,” Trump said at a Sunday coronavirus briefing. “I’m not a fan of Mitt Romney, I don’t really want his advice.” 
  • Romney may have been able to offer some relevant experience to the discussion, as a former governor and a Harvard Business School graduate who co-founded the private equity firm Bain Capital.
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Sen. Mitt Romney is the sole Republican senator who’s not included on President Donald Trump’s advisory committee on restarting the US economy as the country struggles to contain the novel coronavirus that’s killed over 40,000 Americans as of Sunday evening. 

Asked if that was because he holds a “grudge” against the Utah senator, President Donald Trump replied: “Yeah, it does.”

“I am not a fan of Mitt Romney,” Trump said at his Sunday evening coronavirus briefing. “I have 52 Republican senators. … I’m not a fan of Mitt Romney, I don’t really want his advice.”

In the same briefing, Trump played clips of other political leaders praising his administration’s coronavirus response.

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Romney is the only Republican senator who voted in February to convict Trump of abuse of power for trying to compel Ukraine to announce investigations into the family of Joe Biden, who is now the presumptive Democratic nominee. 

In a vote that blindsided the White House, Romney said his faith had compelled him to vote for Trump’s conviction.

“What he did was not ‘perfect’ — no, it was a flagrant assault on our electoral rights, our national security interests, and our fundamental values,” Romney said in his speech on the Senate floor.

Romney may have been able to offer some relevant experience to the discussion, as a former governor and a Harvard Business School graduate who co-founded the private equity firm Bain Capital.

Trump has added friends and top political donors to the committee like casino magnate Sheldon Adelson and real estate developer Geoffrey Palmer, who’s reportedly donated over $10 million to Trump-affiliated groups, according to ABC News

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