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Trump, Romney ‘break bread’ at Trump Hotel restaurant

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AND NEWS STAFF | posted Wednesday, Nov 30th, 2016

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 29: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dine at Jean Georges restaurant, November 29, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has held a second meeting with Mitt Romney in Manhattan.

The two had dinner at the Jean Georges restaurant at the Trump International Hotel & Tower on Tuesday night

Trump dined on frog legs and scallops with the 2012 Republican presidential candidate. After the elegant meal, the former Massachusetts governor – once a vocal critic – praised Trump for succeeding where he had failed, saying the president-elect offers a “message of inclusion and bringing people together.”

Romney was sharply critical of Trump during the campaign, but the former Massachusetts governor has been mending fences with Trump since his victory.

Romney, who once called Trump a “phoney,” now says he has “increasing hope” that Trump can lead America to a better future.

The meeting – their second in-person session – came as Trump is publicly weighing several options for secretary of state, including Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and former CIA director David Petraeus.

Trump said on Twitter that he and Vice-President-elect Mike Pence will travel to Indiana on Thursday for an event with Carrier, the air-conditioning company. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly used news of Carrier’s plans to move some business to Mexico as criticism of Democratic trade policies. Carrier tweeted, “We are pleased to have reached a deal with President-elect Trump & VP-elect Pence to keep close to 1,000 jobs in Indy.”

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