The biggest political star of the new year is the hypothetical lawmaker, "Senator Mitt Romney." The Grio's Todd Johnson joins Cheddar to evaluate the former governor's chances if he chooses to run for Senator Orrin Hatch's (R-UT) seat. The managing editor thinks Romney's immense popularity in the state would be enough to carry him to a victory.
Then, we look back at the former GOP presidential candidate's relationship with President Trump. Johnson walks us through the frenemies' history, from their infamous Jean Georges dinner, to Romney calling the president a "phony" and a "fraud." We consider Hatch's decision to retire after the president asked him to remain in the Senate.
Finally, we recap two of the president's most-talked-about tweets. Johnson explains how the media can cover Trump's fake-news awards without promoting it as a legitimate awards show. Then, we put the president's North Korea "button" comments in the context of his larger foreign-policy approach.