Mitt Romney changed his location on Twitter, and that's bad news for Donald Trump

Normally, changing the location in your Twitter bio is no big deal. 

But this is different. Mitt Romney changed his location from "Massachusetts" to "Holladay, Utah" on the same day that Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced he would retire at the end of the year, according to Bloomberg reporter Sahil Kapur.

Why should we care? It's been long rumored that Romney — the former governor of Massachusetts and Republican presidential candidate in 2012 — would run for the open Utah seat if Hatch retired. 

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And that's bad news for Donald Trump. Here's what Romney said about Trump leading up to the 2016 presidential election: 

"Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat."

Thaaaat might explain why Trump was pushing Hatch to run for an eighth term.

The Daily Beast, citing "a source close to Romney," reports the former presidential candidate is indeed planning to run — but won't announce it anytime soon in deference to Hatch. Certainly, the timing of that location change seems mighty suspicious.

The polls show Romney has a very good chance of winning. Democrats, buoyed by the defeat of Republican Roy Moore, are looking to win some seats in the Senate in 2018. 

If they do, Trump could actually face some opposition in Congress. And adding a Republican who thinks he's a "fraud" certainly won't help his agenda. 

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