Transcript for Trump Loyalists Express Strong Warnings Against Choosing Mitt Romney for Secretary of State
Meanwhile, president-elect trump with a full schedule. A very telling meeting today. Among them, retired general David Petraeus. A candidate now for secretary of state. But Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani have already been vying for that job, and ABC's Tom llamas tonight with the very public battle now for the role of secretary of state. Reporter: Today, president-elect Donald Trump summoning one of his favorite military leaders to trump tower. Retired general David Petraeus, now a contender for secretary of state. Meeting went very well. I was with him for about an hour, he basically walked us around the world, showed a great grasp of a variety of the challenges that are out there and some of the opportunities, as well. Reporter: Petraeus, the most famous military commander of his generation, falling from grace after he leaked classified information to his mistress. Forcing him to resign as director of the CIA. A punishment trump said went too far. And general Petraeus' life and reputation has been destroyed for doing nothing. Reporter: Today's meeting comes as trump's senior adviser kellyanne Conway wages an unusual public campaign against another candidate for secretary of state, Mitt Romney. Once one of trump's toughest critics. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. Reporter: Conway says trump's supporters would feel betrayed if Romney gets the job. There was the never trump movement and then there was governor Mitt Romney. He went out of his way to hurt Donald Trump. I don't think a cost of admission for party unity has to be the secretary of state position. Reporter: Others on team trump pushing for long-time loyalist Rudy Giuliani. But Romney's got a powerful voice in on his side. Vice president-elect Mike pence. It's going to be a busy week. Get ready. Buckle up. A lot of questions tonight about whether kellyanne Conway said that on her own or if the trump team knew she was going to say that. And Tom, what did she said about trump being upset with her? Reporter: That's right. I spoke with kellyanne Conway tonight. Chef says anything she says on television, she tells the president-elect in person. She says she spent all day working by trump's side today, and that those reports are completely false. David? Tom llamas tonight. Tom, thank you.
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