After Dinner, Romney Says He Hopes Trump Will Lead US To ‘Better Future’

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sits at a table with Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and Reince Priebus (L) at Jean Georges Restaurant on November 29, 2016 in New York City. U.S. President-elect Donald... U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sits at a table with Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney and Reince Priebus (L) at Jean Georges Restaurant on November 29, 2016 in New York City. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spent the afternoon holding meetings at Trump Tower as he continues to fill in key positions in his new administration. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI MORE LESS
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Mitt Romney on Tuesday night sat down to a nice dinner with Donald Trump and Reince Preibus, emerging from the meal to praise Trump’s transition efforts and say that he has “increasing hope” that Trump will lead the United States to a “better future.”

Romney, who is reportedly under consideration to be secretary of state, dined with Trump and Priebus at Jean Georges, a restaurant inside the Trump International Hotel, where the trio noshed on young garlic soup with frog legs, scallops, steak, and lamb chops, according to the president-elect pool report.

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:

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  1. with frog legs,

    You ate Pepe’s legs ?

    Romney damns with faint praise…(Has anybody ever hoped for a “worse future” ?)

  2. Avatar for ajoguy ajoguy says:

    I’m sure Donald found the after-dinner Mitt delicious.

    (But then it’s just as likely that Donald had the after-dinner Mitt before the meal.)

  3. Sure, my hope of a better future increases every day that Trump has not caused a nuclear war.

  4. Grasping at straws:

    Is there any remote, itty, bitty tiny, chance that the electoral college can or will elect HRC instead of Trump ?

    That man is a disaster, not necessarily through ill-will, but through incompetence…

  5. If you are betting on Mitt to defray some of Trump’s crazier urges, then you are hoping for too much.

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