The selection to be America’s next secretary of state in the upcoming Trump administration has been a bit of a reality TV show in its own right with speculation of who will be named and who President-elect Donald Trump is considering dominating the news.
One of the names that have been the most talked about is 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a loud and vocal critic of Donald Trump’s during the heated presidential race. Trump and Romney have met at least twice to discuss the position and met this week for a well-publicized dinner. The only other person present at the dinner, other than some media who managed to sneak snapshots of the dinner, was RNC chairman Reince Priebus, who will soon be President Donald Trump’s chief of staff.
Priebus was interviewed by FOX News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday evening and was asked to be a “fly on the wall” and provide details on how the conversation went, as many Americans are extremely curious, considering the vitriolic nature of the mud that was slung back and forth between the two men during the election.
Priebus told Hannity that the two discussed a wide range of topics — some serious, some not — but literally had Mitt Romney in tears of laughter on more than one occasion during the dinner.
“President-elect Trump is extremely funny. And when he can get on a roll…he is an extraordinary storyteller and he’s very, very funny. And he had Mitt Romney in tears through one of the runs that he had on a couple of stories.”
When Hannity asked whether they talked about the Mitt Romney calling Trump a “con man,” etc., Priebus said they did but didn’t get very specific other than to say that they really didn’t know each other at the time of the attacks.
“They talked about it and you know, look, they didn’t know each other,” Priebus said. “I mean, they did hit each other pretty hard…and I think sometimes we get — all of us — and I try not to be this way but sometimes I think you know, you can judge people without knowing them, without really getting how they tick, I think there was some of that.”
Priebus described the exchange as “genuine” and “heartfelt” and said that they “really got along.”
Hannity, an extremely loyal supporter of Trump’s during the presidential campaign, didn’t press Priebus for further details.