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Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway weighs in on Romney as head of State Department

Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump's campaign manager.
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Kellyanne Conway weighed in on Twitter about Mitt Romney on Thursday, and she didn't have a lot to say in favor of the would-be secretary of state.

Conway, who served as Donald Trump's campaign manager and remains a close adviser to the president-elect, said she is getting a "deluge of social media" and private communications about Romney, whose name has been floated to head the State Department under a Trump Administration but whose loyalty has been called into question by Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and others.

@KellyannePolls: Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney Some Trump loyalists warn against Romney as sec of state

Conway then immediately posted a checklist for the three attributes that she believes make a good secretary of state, one of which was that they should be "loyal."

@KellyannePolls: Kissinger & Schultz as Secs of State flew around the world less, counseled POTUS close to home more. And were loyal. Good checklist.

Romney was fiercely critical of Trump during the election campaign, but some market-watchers have suggested that stocks could get a pop if he were named to Trump's cabinet.