Mitt Romney biography recalls encounter with Trump about 'dropping' Melania

 October 28, 2023

With former President Donald Trump still the strong frontrunner for the GOP nomination, it's only natural that his enemies across the aisle and from within the Republican Party continue to take cheap shots. 

According to SheFinds, Utah Sen. Mitt Romney (R) recently wrote about a conversation he had with the former president at a New England Patriots game they attended together.

The revelation, according to McKay Coppins‘ recently released biography on Senator Mitt Romney titled "Romney: A Reckoning," was that Trump told the senator at the time that he considered "dropping" his then-girlfriend Melania Trump.

It's the latest attempt to draw attention to the former first lady's relationship with the former president.

What did he say?

The biography claims that Romney and Trump, who were invited to a Patriots game by owner Robert Kraft, had a conversation about Melania.

"Trump sidled up to Romney’s son Josh and pointed at a leggy brunette across the room. ‘Have you seen my girlfriend, Melania?’ he asked, smirking. ‘When I drop her, the phone is gonna ring off the hook. Every guy in New York wants to go out with her,'" the book reportedly said, according to an excerpt obtained by Rolling Stone.

The book reportedly goes on to recall several encounters Romney and Donald Trump had prior to his presidency.

SheFinds noted:

The excerpt focuses on their initial meeting at Mar-a-Lago in the 1990s. It portrays Romney's oscillating feelings towards the brash real estate mogul and his ostentatious way of living, hinting at a future political showdown between the two.

Trump's people are not fans of Romney's stories, with one telling Rolling Stone, "He should stop lying and creating fake stories in order to stay relevant. The fact is that he dropped the ball when he ran against Barack Obama and is partially responsible for the mess America is in."

Social media reacts

The story received plenty of feedback across social media, with many doubting the story and anti-Trumpers loving every second of it.

"That's all he's got?" one X user wrote.

Another X user wrote, "These tell alls are pathetic. What happened to men being class acts. Good times create weak men. That’s for sure."

Regardless, Trump, with his all-but-guaranteed GOP presidential nomination, has bigger fish to fry than stories from an increasingly irrelevant Republican senator.

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