Gingrich mocks Romney for 'sucking up' to Trump

Top Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGuardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa wins GOP primary in NYC mayor's race Garland dismisses broad review of politicization of DOJ under Trump Schumer vows next steps after 'ridiculous,' 'awful' GOP election bill filibuster MORE ally Newt Gingrich on Wednesday mocked Mitt Romney for "sucking up" to the president-elect.


"There's a scene in 'Pretty Women' where Richard Gere goes up to the salesman on Rodeo Drive and says: 'We need a little sucking up here,'" the former Speaker told conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on Wednesday.

"You have never, ever, in your career seen a wealthy adult who is independent, has been a presidential candidate, suck up at the rate that Mitt Romney is sucking up."

Romney, a potential choice for secretary of State, had dinner Tuesday night with Trump and incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus.

After the meal, Romney, who was one of Trump's most scathing GOP critics, praised the president-elect as the man who can steer the country toward a better future.

Gingrich said he's confident Romney now thinks he and Trump are "the best of friends."

"They have so many things in common. That they're both such wise, brilliant people," Gingrich said. 

"And I'm sure last night at an elegant three-star restaurant, he was happy to share his version of populism, which involved a little fois gras, a certain amount of superb cooking, but put that in a populist happy manner."
Gingrich continued to mock Romney, saying that he could have helped his dinner companions with the menu because he speaks French fluently.
"He could say: 'Ahh, Mr. President-elect. This would be the perfect meal for you,'" Gingrich said.

"Something like maybe escargot, maybe pheasant. God, I'd love to have been there as a fly on the wall."
With each day, the opposition to Romney grows, Gingrich said.
Many of Trump's supporters have been expressed concern over Romney being considered for the Cabinet position. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is also in the running for the position, and Trump is also believed to be vetting Tennessee Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerCheney set to be face of anti-Trump GOP How leaving Afghanistan cancels our post-9/11 use of force The unflappable Liz Cheney: Why Trump Republicans have struggled to crush her  MORE and former CIA Director David Petraeus. 
Gingrich has said in the past that Trump supporters would be "enormously disappointed" if the president-elect chose Romney, and said Giuliani would be a better choice for the position.