As reported by S.A. Miller – The Washington Times – Sunday, November 20, 2016

 Mitt Romney went hat in hand to meet President-elect Donald Trump this weekend and offer his services to someone he denounced as unfit to be commander in chief, signaling the GOP establishment’s near-complete capitulation to an outsider who defied the party and captured the White House.

Mr. Romney, the party’s 2012 presidential nominee, embodied the Washington establishment’s resistance to Mr. Trump. He took the unprecedented step of speaking out during the primary to denounce the fellow Republican as a “fraud” and “phony,” saying the real estate mogul’s reckless behavior and uninformed foreign policy views would threaten the safety of America and the world.

He sang a different tune Saturday when he emerged from the meeting at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he was interviewed for the job of secretary of state.

“I look forward to the coming administration and the things that it’s going to be doing,” Mr. Romney said as he left the clubhouse after a nearly 90-minute meeting.

“We had a far-reaching conversation with regards to the various theaters in the world where there are interests of the United States of real significance. We discussed those areas, and exchanged our views on those topics,” he said.

Mr. Trump was roundly applauded for acting graciously in victory by bringing in Mr. Romney. During the campaign, Mr. Trump had dismissed the former Massachusetts governor as a loser. He said Mr. Romney “choked like a dog” when he failed to beat President Obama in 2012.


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