Donald Trump, Mitt Romney Dinner Spurs Social Media Frenzy
Photo caption: "When your friend sets you up and asks how it’s going."
Donald Trump had dinner with Mitt Romney on Tuesday night and the Internet had a field day.
The president-elect met with his potential pick for secretary of state at Jean Georges, the three-Michelin-star New York City restaurant inside the Upper West Side's Trump International Hotel and Tower. Reince Priebus, Trump's incoming White House chief of staff, also attended the four-course meal — which consisted of garlic soup with sauteed frog legs as appetizers, prime sirloin and lamb chops for the main course and chocolate cake for dessert.
Ahead of Election Day, the former Massachusetts governor was a fiercely outspoken critic of Trump's. He once called Trump a "phony" and "fraud" and said, "His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University."
After the Tuesday dinner, however, Romney praised Trump for his win when speaking to reporters, saying it was something he "tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing."
"I've been impressed by what I've seen in the transition effort," he said of Trump's appointments and first few weeks as president-elect. "I happen to think that America's best days are ahead of us." He also added that he had a "wonderful evening."
When asked if Romney will be his next secretary of state, Trump told CNN, "Well, we're going to see what happens."
The sit-down was captured by photographers and one photo in particular said it all for social media users. In it, the look on Romney's face is that of Chris Christie's Super Tuesday "hostage" expression, which went viral on Twitter.
See the Romney and Trump posts below.
*record scratch*— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) November 30, 2016
Yup, that's me. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation ... pic.twitter.com/VC9XZblMGY
The moment when you realize that the expensive dinner your date bought is gonna cost you. pic.twitter.com/z3XWIZzsM2— Jennifer Weiner (@jenniferweiner) November 30, 2016
When your friend sets you up and asks how it’s going pic.twitter.com/PPRC8oUuMF— Jason Wells (@JasonBretWells) November 30, 2016
"Help" pic.twitter.com/zsZzPpOZpY— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) November 30, 2016
For the first time in his life, Mitt Romney is All Of Us. pic.twitter.com/e8TyFgmtDl— John Green (@johngreen) November 30, 2016
Mitt Romney is me every time I go on a first date pic.twitter.com/659nSst6rg— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) November 30, 2016
PICTURED: Mitt Romney at the exact moment he realizes he’s selling his soul pic.twitter.com/XccIJj93KN— Bucky Isotope (@BuckyIsotope) November 30, 2016
I found the uncropped version of that Trump and Romney photo. pic.twitter.com/VdeLh3QnB1— neontaster (@neontaster) November 30, 2016
"What's for dinner, Donald?"— Marc Caputo (@MarcACaputo) November 30, 2016
"Your dignity" pic.twitter.com/TRFIh56cEe
Mitt Romney: "I'd sell my soul for a tiny, fancy meal."— Ryan Parker (@TheRyanParker) November 30, 2016
Trump: "Helloooooooooooooooo." pic.twitter.com/hsxghMiaoE
"I said SMILE" [hysterical laughter] pic.twitter.com/sjDbq7gxwD— Sam Thielman (@samthielman) November 30, 2016