Trump, Romney Talk World Affairs Over Frog Legs

Mitt says it was a 'wonderful evening'
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2016 12:33 AM CST
Trump, Romney Talk World Affairs Over Frog Legs
President-elect Donald Trump, center, eats dinner with Mitt Romney, right, and Reince Priebus, his soon-to-be chief of staff, at Jean-Georges on Tuesday in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Mitt Romney paid another visit to Trump Tower Tuesday night, where he says he discussed world affairs with Donald Trump and chief of staff Reince Priebus at an upscale French restaurant. CNN reports that Romney said he had a "wonderful evening" at Jean-Georges, where the men tucked into dishes including garlic soup with sauteed frog legs. "These discussions I have had with him have been enlightening and interesting and engaging. I have enjoyed them very, very much," said Romney, who praised Trump's election victory and his "message of inclusion and bringing people together." He said he has "increasing hope" that Trump is "the very man who can lead us to that better future."

Asked after the dinner whether Romney would become his secretary of state, Trump said: "Well, we're going to see what happens." The Guardian notes that humble pie was also on the menu for Romney, who denounced Trump during the GOP primaries as a "phony" and a "fraud" whose "promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University." Romney, who declined to say who paid for dinner, doesn't have a lock on the secretary of state job yet: USA Today reports that Sen. Bob Corker, believed to be one of several other possibilities including Rudy Giuliani and Gen. David Petraeus, also met with Trump on Tuesday. (Trump's advisers and supporters are deeply split over appointing Romney.)

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