If you like Romeny then this is good news for you. For those of us who are lukewarm about him, let’s hope this isn’t what it seems to be. Do you think Romeny deserves this position?
President-elect Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney and Reince Priebus for dinner in New York City as the incoming commander-in-chief decides who will become his secretary of state.
This is the second time Romney and Trump have met since the election. Trump has been considering Romney for the prominent spot in his cabinet despite the former Massachusetts governor being one of Trump’s biggest critics in the GOP.
The three men arrived at Jean-Georges, a French eatery near Central Park, around 7.30pm on Tuesday.
Their wives, who were originally supposed to join the men, didn’t attend the dinner.
Video shows diners in the restaurant applauding as the three men made their way to their table.
CNN’s Jim Acosta described the men as having a ‘warm but animated discussion’, with Trump talking first and Romney chiming in later.
When Trump spotted Acosta, he called out, ‘Hello Jim.’ Acosta replied, ‘Hello, Mr. President.’
Trump was asked how the meeting was going and he responded with a thumbs up.
He added that Trump sat cross-armed as Romney spoke to him with a smile.
The three men had a lavish meal at Jean Georges, starting with young garlic soup with thyme and sautéed frog legs.
Then they moved on to scallops with caramelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion.
For their main course, both Priebus and Trump had prime sirloin with a citrus glaze and carrots. Romney had lamb chops with the mushroom bolognese sauce.
And for dessert, all three had chocolate cake.
Trump, Priebus and Romney sat near one of the restaurant’s floor-to-ceiling windows on the rainy Tuesday evening and continued talks throughout their meal.
After the meal, Romney said he had an ‘interesting and engaging’ conversation with Trump and praised the president-elect for his transition into the White House.
Romney said they discussed ‘affairs around the world’ and that he was impressed with Trump’s speech on the night he won the election.
‘It’s not easy to win. I know that myself. He did something I tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing and he won the general election.
‘He continues to spread a message of inclusion and bringing people together. And his vision is something that obviously connected with the American people in a very powerful way.’
Romney also praised Trump’s picks of Jeff Sessions and Tom Price as members of his cabinet.