Mitt Romney, Bob Dole reveal plans for Republican National Convention

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Mitt Romney, Bob Dole reveal plans for Republican National Convention

Two big names in the Republican party, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney and former Senator Bob Dole, announced their plans for this summer's national conference.

Mitt Romney, an outspoken critic of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump, will not be attending June's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, reports the Washington Post.

"Governor Romney has no plans to attend convention," a Romney aide told the Washington Post.

While the 2012 GOP presidential nominee will not be in attendance, former Senator Bob Dole revealed Thursday he will be in Cleveland, but will not commit to voting for Trump in November.

The recent news comes following months of banter between Romney and Trump. The former Massachusetts governor gave a scathing address in March, railing on Trump and calling him a "phony," "fraud," "con man," and a "fake." Trump was quick to respond via Twitter, taking shots at Romney's failed run for the White House.

The billionaire businessman said in April that even after the nasty words they exchanged, he would not mind if Romney attended the convention.

"I don't care," Trump told the Washington Post. "He can be there if he wants."

RELATED: Twitter reactions to Romney's speech

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Mitt Romney, Bob Dole reveal plans for Republican National Convention
Ironic @MittRomney admitting that he's not the businessman @realDonaldTrump is #MakeAmericaGreatAgain #Establishment
I share my friend @MittRomney's concerns - hope American ppl think hard about who they want as Commander-in-Chief:
There is a heckler now in the back of the room - he is being shouted down by the crowd. @MittRomney
.@MittRomney, You will not stop the #TrumpTrain‼️You look like a complete LOSER. Very DESPERATE attempt. #Fail
Harry Reid listening to Mitt Romney go after Trump's tax returns like
Never been more proud of @MittRomney. What a speech. Morally compelling. Tactically wise. Strongly worded.
Mr @MittRomney if only YOU went after Barack Obama w/the same vigor in 2012. And to think, I campaigned for YOU. #StepAside #UlostTwice
Donald Trump, Don't Take the Bait The "machine's" deception and nonsensical attack on Trump isn't really an...
Well said, @MittRomney. -John
In essence, is Mitt calling Trump supporters…what’s the word….stupid?
Sending Mitt Romney out to attack Trump will only further galvanize his supporters. It also makes sets them up for a divisive spring battle.
@MittRomney political indictment of @realDonaldTrump was the clarion call the #GOPEstablishment needed but one the GOP base does not want.
A brilliant speech by @MittRomney. No one can ever question his love for our party and our country. #TrueLeadership #MittRomney
.@MittRomney not holding back; unloading the full load on @realDonaldTrump. I bet the Donald is reflecting on his critique right now!
The lack of loyalty is truly astonishing. #Romney
@MittRomney speaks the truth. Our country deserves better than a crass bully who admires thugs like Putin. #NeverTrump #TeamMarco

Many big name Republicans have voiced their unfavorable opinions of Trump, and two former presidents have recently joined that list -- President George H.W. Bush and his son President George W. Bush.

During his campaign, Trump has taken jabs at George W. Bush for his mishandling of the 9/11 attacks. Spokespeople for the Bushes stated this week that they both are still opting to not endorse a candidate, even though only Trump remains.

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