Skip to comments.Romney calls lunch with Trump 'delightful': There didnít appear to be any signs of lingering tension
Posted on 11/23/2019 6:31:29 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) said lunch with President Trump was delightful despite a history of clashing with the president that stretches back to the 2016 presidential primary.
Romney and Trump shook hands at the White House lunch Thursday, and Romney said there didnt appear to be any signs of lingering tension between the two of them, even though Trump slammed the senator last month as a pompous ass.
Romney, for his part, blasted Trump last month for calling on China and Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden as "wrong and appalling.
But the two antagonists were on their best behavior at the lunch meeting, which several other Republican senators also attended, including another prominent critic, Sen. Susan Collins (Maine).
Trump even invited Romney to play a role in an effort to curb vaping products, which Trump has elevated as one of his priorities.
It was a very delightful meeting with the president and vice president and senior members of his staff and several Republican senators. We were able to talk about vaping and considered various options, and each of us spoke about our thoughts in that regard, Romney told reporters after the meeting.
Asked if he or the president acknowledged any of the past tension in their relationship, Romney simply said, nope and added, yes, of course when asked if he shook Trumps hand.
Were friendly and cordial, he said.
ADVERTISEMENT Romney shrugged off Trump tweeting last month that he is a pompous ass who has been fighting me from the beginning.
Thats as accurate as it is irrelevant, Romney joked to reporters who asked him about that pointed comment from Trump.
Thursdays lunchtime discussion at the White House was mainly focused on legislation to lower prescription drug costs.
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I don’t trust Romney as far as I could throw him.
My dog’s squeezings have more character than Mitt.
...and your enemies closer
Maybe he got two scoops this time.
Hes a snake, a phony
pompous ass. Right on the button..!
Delightful and delectable.
My belief is that Mitt Romney was spied on also in 2012. Romney is pretending to go against Trump so when the news come out, it'll be that much more shocking.
Seems pretty obviously a move to defuse issues and persuade Mitt to Trumps side as impeachment votes are counted.
Doesnt Romneys son have something to do with Burisma?
I sure hope these Sons of Hacks arent getting off from justice, scott free.
Maybe Romney will have an attitude adjustment.
Mittens agreed that he is, indeed, a pompous ass.?
Well... it is true they did sick their dogs on Romney’s guy before they went after Trump’s.
But doc, the snake SAID it wouldn’t bite me...
Not his son, someone on his staff.
Did Pierre put on a mime performance?
Wait till it comes out his son was on the board of directors for energy companies doing business in Ukraine
Maybe he figures siding now with Trump supporters is better than with Warren, Bernie, et.al. supporters.
If he was running for President against a Stalin clone, on election day, I’d stay home.
Thats as accurate as it is irrelevant, Romney joked to reporters who asked him about that pointed comment from Trump
The “reporters” were reminding Mitt that Trump dissed him. They are terrified of losing Mitt’s vote to impeach.
Delicious Peter is a weasel.
Never trust anything he says.
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