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Deal With The Devil: Romney Praises Trump Following Dinner Date

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Deal With The Devil: Romney Praises Trump Following Dinner Date

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Romney begs Trump for a job

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Republican Mitt Romney made an impassioned statement in support of President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday to try to erase doubts about him among Trump’s supporters and remain in contention for U.S. secretary of state.

Romney, a fierce critic of Trump during the Republican presidential primary battle, stopped short of an outright apology but his intention to wipe the slate clean was clear.

The former Massachusetts governor, who was the Republican presidential nominee in 2012 and lost, praised Trump for a “message of inclusion and bringing people together” since his Nov. 8 victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Noting the appointments Trump has made to fill key cabinet positions for his administration and his desire for greater unity among Americans, Romney said that “all of those things combined give me increasing hope that President-elect Trump is the very man who can lead us” to a better future.

Romney made his remarks after a lengthy meal with Trump and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at a French restaurant at a Trump hotel in Manhattan. They dined on garlic soup with frog legs, scallops, steak and lamb chop.

Since Trump began to seriously consider Romney as a potential secretary of state, some on Trump’s team have voiced doubts about bringing in a former critic and rallied around their preferred candidate, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a long-time Trump friend and loyalist.

Leading this effort in an unusually public way has been senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway, who told a round of television interviews on Sunday that Trump supporters would feel “betrayed” if Romney was picked.

Trump, however, has kept Romney in contention for the secretary of state position, and a Republican source close to the transition effort said Priebus has been pushing for Romney behind the scenes.

“I had a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump,” Romney said in remarks to reporters after the dinner. “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.”

A senior Trump aide described Romney’s remarks as “solid.”

Trump is to meet on Friday for the second time with retired Marine Corps General John Kelly as part of his secretary of state search, the aide said.

Trump is also considering U.S. Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Corker met Trump at Trump Tower earlier on Tuesday and told reporters afterward that Trump “needs to choose someone that he’s very comfortable with and he knows there’s going be no daylight between him and them.”

“The world needs to know that the secretary of state is someone who speaks fully for the president and again, that’s a decision he’s going to have to make,” Corker said.

(Reporting by Steve Holland; Editing by Nick Macfie)

IMAGE: U.S. President-elect Donald Trump sits at a table for dinner with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (R) and his choice for White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus (L) at Jean-Georges at the  Trump International Hotel & Tower in New York, U.S., November 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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  1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 30, 2016

    No surprise that Romney would get sucked into the dark vortex swirling around Trump—it was on;y a matter of time. So many other weak-minded individuals, high and low alike, are unable to resist the siren call of Donald and find themselves trapped beyond the event-horizon of that “Black Hole” in American affairs called “Trump’s Narcissism”. Once you’re in, you can’t free yourself.

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    2. charleo1 November 30, 2016

      Proving that Romney’s insulting Trump. and plenty of vice versa. Is a case of one born privileged, power hungry scum ball, dissing another born privileged, power hungry scum ball, becoming as ridiculous as hearing two dung beetles calling each other’s life’s work filthy, and disgusting, just prior to engaging in insect sex. The lizards however think it’s beautiful stuff.

      1. Aaron_of_Portsmouth November 30, 2016

        The dung beetle metaphor is quite appropriate to describe what’s going on at the Trump Tower.

      2. GODBlessRealAmerica#1 December 2, 2016

        You are one stupid liberal pro Obama supporter I dont blame you for your ignorance I blame the media that brainwashed your liberal pea brain pos!

  2. RED November 30, 2016

    Romney is a shining example of the rot in both our political and economic systems. What a sick disgusting puke! American exceptionalism? American exceptionalism that produces people with zero frigging morality, NONE! Romney was a sick puke in is own Presidential campaign but now we discover that even Romney has hundreds of millions of dollars he will still grovel and scrape and the feet of someone he knows to be a complete moron, a total idiot, for just the chance of one more dollar, one more ounce of power and recognition, and all at the expense of the American people. I was thinking last night that in this country if someone is caught with cocaine they are automatically labelled an addict. They may not have ever even used cocaine but they’re an addict if caught. And must be punished regardless of how much damage the did or didn’t actually do to society. But someone like Romney and others who ignore their family, destroy companies and the lives and families of people who work there, lie, cheat steal in an effort to get more of their drug, money, are left to roam the streets doing more and more damage each day. It’s really messed up!

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    1. VirtualPapy December 1, 2016

      C’mon Red. rMoney’s only doing this out of the kindness of his heart. He’s trying to mitigate the looming disaster. /s

  3. Otto T. Goat November 30, 2016

    Trump eating a bowl of garmonbozia.

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  4. angryspittle November 30, 2016

    What a man of principle!!

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