Donald Trump spokesman Jason Miller on Wednesday said that the president-elect is considering "rivals" in his administration.
“[Trump] had a very good dinner with Mitt Romney last night,” Miller told Fox News’s "Fox & Friends."
“Admittedly, they’ve been on opposite sides of some of these political issues and some of the battles in the primary. But that also goes to the president-elect and the fact he’s putting together, even rivals, to put together this team that can go forward," he later added.
Miller noted that Trump and Romney had a "really good chemistry," even though they have not spent much time with one another in the past.
“When I spoke with the president-elect this morning, he said there was a really good chemistry ... one of the other things to keep in mind is they hadn’t really spent that much time together previously," Miller said.
Trump’s chief of staff, Reince Priebus, also told the news network that dinner between Trump and Romney was "very promising."
“I think he sees a lot of talent in Governor Romney ...There is obviously a comfort level that needs to take place and that’s sort of the piece that’s being worked on right now. They had a great dinner last night, very promising. Again, not a done deal, but certainly positive,” said Priebus.
The former Republican National Committee chairman also lauded Trump for meeting with people he disagreed with and putting the future of the country first.
"A person that has a big enough heart and a willingness to put the American people first that he is even in a place of talking to Governor Romney and in fact then also having real substantial personal conversations that are very positive. That’s a big person. A lot of people wouldn’t do that. That’s what people should see in President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer defense secretary Esper sues Pentagon in memoir dispute Biden celebrates start of Hanukkah Fauci says lies, threats are 'noise' MORE,” he said.
Throughout the presidential campaign, Romney was one of the leading Republican faces of the anti-Trump movement. The former Massachusetts governor and the 2012 GOP nominee for president frequently blasted Trump for his rhetoric, calling him a political "fraud."
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