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Romney Gives His 2020 Prediction

Trump will be 'reelected solidly,' he tells GOP donors in Utah
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 8, 2018 6:10 AM CDT
Mitt Romney delivers his speech to the delegates at the Utah Republican Nominating Convention in West Valley City, Utah, on April 21, 2018.   (Leah Hogsten/The Salt Lake Tribune via AP, File)

(Newser) – Addressing high-profile GOP donors, Mitt Romney predicted Thursday that President Trump would slide smoothly into a second term in 2020. "I think President Trump will be re-nominated by my party easily, and I think he'll be reelected solidly," he told business and political leaders including Blackrock CEO Stephen Schwarzman, Michael Bloomberg, Paul Ryan, and former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz at the Romney-hosted, invite-only E2 summit in Park City, Utah, per the AP.

And while he cited the "strong economy," Romney said Democrats "are likely to nominate someone who is really out of the mainstream of American thought and will make it easier for a president who is presiding over a growing economy," per Politico. Romney, who is expected to win a Senate seat in Utah, also predicted Republicans would hold the House and Senate come November. "I know a lot of pundits don't believe that. I think we will," he said. (Read more Mitt Romney stories.)

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