Trump eats dinner in NYC with Romney and Priebus – The Boston Globe

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President-elect Donald Trump ate dinner with Mitt Romney (right) and Reince Priebus (left) at the Jean-Georges restaurant on Tuesday.

President-elect Donald Trump ate dinner with Mitt Romney at the Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, arriving around 7:30 p.m., according to a transition pool reporter.

Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, was also attending the dinner.

The former Massachusetts governor’s name has been floated as a possible pick for secretary of state.

About two hours after arriving for the dinner, Romney exited the restaurant and told reporters that he was “impressed” with Trump’s election night address, how he’s handled the transition, and some of the president-elect’s administration picks, according to a pool reporter.

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He did not mention who picked up the check for dinner.

As Romney spoke to the press, Trump left through a different exit.

Reporters and photographers were briefly allowed into the restaurant. When one pool reporter asked if the meeting was going well, Trump gave a thumbs-up sign.

The dinner appeared to be quite the feast.

All three men had garlic soup with thyme and frog legs as an appetizer, followed by scallops with caramelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion. Trump and Priebus had prime sirloin with a citrus glaze and carrots for their main course, while Romney ordered lamb chops with mushroom bolognese sauce.

The trio each had a slice of chocolate cake for dessert.

CNN’s Jim Acosta live-tweeted some of the dinner, noting at one point that the three men were “having a very warm but animated discussion right now.”

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