Trump, Romney meet for dinner

Trump, Romney meet for dinner
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President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpZuckerberg launches public defense of Facebook as attacks mount Trump leaning toward keeping a couple hundred troops in eastern Syria: report Warren says making Israel aid conditional on settlement building is 'on the table' MORE met with Mitt Romney Tuesday night for dinner in New York City.

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The two, along with incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus, met at Jean Georges at Trump's New York hotel, according to pool reports.

When asked if the meeting was going well, the president-elect flashed a thumbs up.

Several photographers were allowed into the restaurant to take photos, and a pool reporter was briefly let in.

Romney is under consideration to serve as secretary of State in Trump's administration. 

CNN's Jim Acosta, who was inside the restaurant, tweeted that the three were having a "very warm but animated discussion."

"Trump started talking first. Now Romney chiming in," he tweeted.

"Trump crossing his arms for a good while now as Romney smiles and speaks," he said in a subsequent tweet.

Romney, the 2012 GOP nominee for president, was a strong critic of Trump during presidential campaign. Trump has faced backlash over his consideration of Romney to serve in his administration.

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway has attacked Romney publicly, questioning whether he would be loyal and suggesting some Trump supporters would feel "betrayed" if Trump nominated someone who was so vehemently opposed to his campaign.

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich has also spoken out against Romney as a choice for secretary of State.

Others reportedly under consideration for the job are Rudy Giuliani, a former Republican mayor of New York City; retired Gen. David Petraeus, a former CIA director; and Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerVulnerable senators hold the key to Trump's fate Trump's GOP impeachment firewall holds strong George Conway hits Republicans for not saying Trump's name while criticizing policy MORE (R-Tenn.).

According to the report, the trio dined on young garlic soup with thyme and sautéed frog legs, and diver scallops with caramelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion as appetizers. Priebus and Trump both had prime sirloin with a citrus glaze and carrots as their main course, while Romney ate lamb chops with mushroom bolognese sauce. All three had chocolate cake for dessert. 

Many also reacted to photos of the dinner on Twitter: