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Romney calls lunch with Trump 'delightful': There didnít appear to be any signs of lingering tension
The Hill ^ | 11/23/2019 | Alexander Bolton

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 didn’t 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 Trump’s hand.

“We’re 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.”

“That’s as accurate as it is irrelevant,” Romney joked to reporters who asked him about that pointed comment from Trump.

Thursday’s lunchtime discussion at the White House was mainly focused on legislation to lower prescription drug costs.

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So, will Pierre Delecto still vote to remove?
1 posted on 11/23/2019 6:31:30 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t trust Romney as far as I could throw him.


2 posted on 11/23/2019 6:33:00 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: billorites

My dog’s squeezings have more character than Mitt.


3 posted on 11/23/2019 6:34:53 PM PST by damper99
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To: SeekAndFind

...and your enemies closer


4 posted on 11/23/2019 6:35:00 PM PST by dontreadthis (A TIMELINE OF TREASON on Profile Page)
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To: SeekAndFind

Maybe he got two scoops this time.


5 posted on 11/23/2019 6:35:07 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: SeekAndFind

He’s a snake, a phony


6 posted on 11/23/2019 6:35:21 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (Guns up . . . We comin’ PS: Eric The Blower Ciaramella. PASS IT ON)
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To: SeekAndFind

“pompous ass.” … Right on the button..!


7 posted on 11/23/2019 6:37:22 PM PST by unread (Joe McCarthy was right.......)
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To: SeekAndFind

Delightful and delectable.


8 posted on 11/23/2019 6:39:46 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: SeekAndFind
When are people going to understand that Trump is a mind-blowing brilliant strategist and tactician?

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.

9 posted on 11/23/2019 6:40:24 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (20 FReepin' years of Freakin' FReeping!!! FReep yeah!)
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To: dontreadthis

Quite.

Seems pretty obviously a move to defuse issues and persuade Mitt to Trumps side as impeachment votes are counted.


10 posted on 11/23/2019 6:40:29 PM PST by ctdonath2 (Specialization is for insects.)
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To: dontreadthis

Doesn’t Romney’s son have something to do with Burisma?


11 posted on 11/23/2019 6:43:28 PM PST by ripnbang ("An armed man is a citizen, an unarmed man, a subject.")
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To: ripnbang

I sure hope these Sons of Hacks aren’t getting off from justice, scott free.

Maybe Romney will have an attitude adjustment.


12 posted on 11/23/2019 6:45:47 PM PST by Jane Long (Praise God, from whom ALL blessings flow.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Mittens agreed that he is, indeed, a “pompous ass.”?


13 posted on 11/23/2019 6:46:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Well... it is true they did sick their dogs on Romney’s guy before they went after Trump’s.


14 posted on 11/23/2019 6:46:14 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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To: SeekAndFind

But doc, the snake SAID it wouldn’t bite me...


15 posted on 11/23/2019 6:46:31 PM PST by Jim Noble (There is nothing racist in stating plainly what most people already know)
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To: ripnbang

Not his son, someone on his staff.


16 posted on 11/23/2019 6:46:36 PM PST by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind

Did Pierre put on a mime performance?


17 posted on 11/23/2019 6:51:53 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would be have noandards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


18 posted on 11/23/2019 6:52:46 PM PST by lizma2
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“That’s 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.


19 posted on 11/23/2019 6:53:16 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: SeekAndFind

Delicious Peter is a weasel.
Never trust anything he says.


20 posted on 11/23/2019 6:55:49 PM PST by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents_Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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