Romney spoke briefly to the press after the meal and said that he "had a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump" and that he has been impressed by Trump's transition effort.
"We had another discussion about affairs throughout the world and these discussions I’ve had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging. I’ve enjoyed them very, very much," Romney said.
"It’s not easy winning. I know that myself. He did something I tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing," he continued. "He won the general election and he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together and his vision is something which obviously connected with the American people in a very powerful way."
After praising several of Trump's cabinet picks, including South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), Romney said Trump's cabinet selections and victory speech give him "increasing hope" that Trump "is the very man that can lead us to that better future."
Watch Romney's remarks via the Associated Press: