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American Public Can’t Stop Making Fun of Mitt Romney’s Dinner Date With Donald Trump

“Eat the frogs’ legs, Mittens. Do it.” Photo: BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images

Last night, President-elect Donald Trump dined with his future chief of staff Reince Priebus and Trump frenemy No. 1 Mitt Romney. In keeping with the Donald’s tendency to use his campaign and soon-to-be office to advertise his business properties, the trio had their date night at Jean-Georges, casually reminding everyone it is in the Trump International Hotel & Tower New York.

The evening’s menu featured garlic soup with frogs’ legs and chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s famous scallops with cauliflower and raisin-caper emulsion; for entrées, Romney went with lamb chops while Trump and Priebus had prime sirloin (cooked, one must assume, so well-done it “rocks on the plate,” in keeping with Trump’s preferences).

The real story, however, is the public’s immediate reaction to the meal:

This certainly won’t be the end of the Romney pile-on. No doubt Team Trump is happy to outsource that labor — while advertising one of the tremendous restaurants at a Donald-owned hotel — at the very reasonable price of frogs’ legs.

Americans Eagerly Mock Mitt Romney and Donald Trump’s Dinner