Trump tries to block Mitt Romney from becoming Utah senator

Is Mitt Romney Making a Comeback?

The battlefield Herbert chose for the war of words is social media, putting out statements on both his Facebook and Twitter profiles, lambasting Bannon for what he says are un-American values, and telling the freshly-resigned former White House Chief Strategist to President Trump, to steer clear of the Beehive State entirely.

Conway said that the two have a "great relationship" and discussed tax cuts and Trump's recent decision to shrink the Bears Ears monument. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, to run for re-election in a bid to block Romney - who has been sharply critical of Trump since the 2016 campaign - from seeking the seat.

Romney is being widely encouraged to run for Sen. Romney has reportedly been gearing up for a run, but now Hatch is dragging his feet - and Trump is encouraging him to run for an eighth term.

Trump and Romney have split on supporting controversial Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore in next Tuesday's special election in Alabama. However, the 83-year-old politician's refusal to leave the office has resulted in Romney's inner circle blaming Trump by claiming that the president is not comfortable with the idea of the former presidential candidate becoming a senator.

Attacking Romney probably won't have any effect on the Alabama race, but it may come back to bite Bannon's preferred candidate in Utah.

Romney and Flake drew attention to divisions within the GOP, but attacking them is by no means necessary to the cause of electing Moore.

Herbert said that Bannon's attacks on Romney translate to attacks on the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS), noting that fewer missionaries were sent out during the Vietnam War because the church was "sensitive about the fact that we had a draft and a war going on and wanted to make sure that we did our part". Bannon asked. He added, "Judge Roy Moore has more honor and integrity in his pinky finger than your entire family".

Bannon called GOP leaders in Congress "cowards" Tuesday night. Neither of Trump's adult sons served in the military.

Bannon served in the Navy after the Vietnam War.

Hatch called Bannon's verbal assault "disappointing and unjustified".

The state's junior Republican senator, Mike Lee, said, "You can't credibly call into question (Romney's) patriotism or moral character - especially on the basis of his religious beliefs or his outstanding service as a missionary".

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