Matt Romney, the second-eldest son of GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, traveled to Russia this week on a business trip, where he tried to deliver an indirect message to President Vladimir Putin that his father wanted friendly relations with Russia, according to The New York Times. Mitt Romney has described Russia as the U.S.'s top geopolitical foe, but his son reportedly told a Russian with access to Putin that, despite his bellicose rhetoric on the campaign trail, Romney actually wanted to build a relationship. The Romney campaign did not comment.
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