All joking aside, in American popular culture, Donald Trump is iconically tied to the phrase “You’re fired.” And not a pained “You’re fired” but the pleasure of chopping wood job well done “You’re fired.”

During season one of the Apprentice he even had this custom firing hand gesture. 90 degree angle hand, flat hand, “You’re fired.” Mitt Romney is going to appear together with him? For pictures? If I were one of the guys at the RNC in charge of getting Mitt elected in November, I really think I’d be shaking my head right now.

What am I missing?