Romney And Trump’s Painful Dinner Photo Is How America Feels Right Now

“Donald Trump looks like a cat that caught a mouse and is now batting it around with its paws until it dies. Romney is the mouse,” remarked a Twitter user.

After branding Donald Trump as a “phony, fraud” who played the “American public for suckers,” 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney sat down for a meal with the “con man” president-elect and left the dinner table with “increasing hope” that a Trump presidency could steer the country toward a “better future.”

So, what forced Romney to change his tune?

The answer is simple: Trump is reportedly considering his former critic for the esteemed position of secretary of state.

The two men, along with Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, polished off a dinner of frog legs, scallops, sirloin, lamb chops and chocolate cake at the Jean-Georges restaurant in Trump International Hotel in New York. Luckily, CNN senior White House correspondent Jim Acosta was at the restaurant and live-tweeted the dramatic dinner date summit between the former foes.

“We had another discussion about affairs throughout the world, and these discussions I've had with him have been enlightening, and interesting, and engaging," Romney told reporters after the meeting. “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.”

Ironically, the part about “inclusion and bringing people together” came just hours after the president-elect threatened to jail or revoke the citizenship of anyone burning American flags.

Then, in stark contrast to his March speech, where he painted a picture of a dark future under a President Trump, the former Massachusetts governor said, “I happen to think that America's best days are ahead of us.”

In between the awkward courting and hypocritical praises, the diners also let media snap some pictures.

One in particular struck the internet’s fancy — mainly because Romney looked as if he had just realized a grave mistake and Trump looked like a Cheshire cat, giving camera a thumbs up.

Therefore, while the potential secretary of state gushed over the man he once said lacked “the temperament to be president,” Twitter was busy mocking his uncomfortable posture.


















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