Of everything to come from Donald Trump's Tuesday night meeting with prospective secretary of state Mitt Romney—and that might include a final decision on that top cabinet position—the following photo is clearly the most important thing:
Because Mitt Romney is being held hostage. Sure, he's being held hostage over a two hour chat and a very populist dinner of frog legs and chocolate cake. Yeah, he emerged from the dinner saying Trump might possibly be "the very man who can lead us to that better future." But still.
There's something in his expression, and in Mr. Trump's eerily illuminated grin (the orange tint makes him look like a jack-o'-lan·tern, that makes it seem like Romney's really, truly, bitten off a bigger frog leg than he can chew here. Here's 15 funny people who found it hilarious.
Mitt Romney is me every time I go on a first date pic.twitter.com/659nSst6rg— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) November 30, 2016
Moments after this photo was taken, the President-Elect ate Mitt Romney. pic.twitter.com/0KYUVvQ7Eq— Elliott Lusztig (@ezlusztig) November 30, 2016
Romney should be holding up a newspaper with today's date on it pic.twitter.com/zZNBpABJcN— Gray Connolly (@GrayConnolly) November 30, 2016
ROMNEY: I'll get the scallops— Siobhan Thompson (@vornietom) November 30, 2016
TRUMP: I'll get the soup and get the scallops as a side dish
ROMNEY: (under breath) dang. Power move. Dang it. pic.twitter.com/wqtPfOa2Aa
I'm mad at this photo for making me feel bad for Mitt Romney. pic.twitter.com/sIWNyUYsMh— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) November 30, 2016
why does this look like romney got his strongest campaign ad 4 years too late: "if you'da voted for me in 2012 this wouldnt have happened" pic.twitter.com/VQddlUnyq4— jomny sun (@jonnysun) November 30, 2016
The entree was filleted soul of Mitt Romney, after a lovely appetizer of Mitt Romney's bacon-wrapped dignity. https://t.co/ckbNhAc77O— jay smooth (@jsmooth995) November 30, 2016
My mom's take on this photo: "Romney looks like he's just been told 'No, Secretary of STEAK'" pic.twitter.com/RxNHDMqc69— Megan Amram (@meganamram) November 30, 2016
you know exactly who ended up paying for this dinner from this one picture pic.twitter.com/PuIDHvnug6— Vann R. Newkirk II (@fivefifths) November 30, 2016
you can actually see the "how y'all let this mans in the white house and not me" in Mitt Romney's eyes pic.twitter.com/x9Iua7dRJU— Nathan Zed (@NathanZed) November 30, 2016
I don't know what he's just agreed to do for Trump but it looks bad: pic.twitter.com/ysVSRROBDH— Murtaza Hussain (@MazMHussain) November 30, 2016
For the first time in his life, Mitt Romney is All Of Us. pic.twitter.com/e8TyFgmtDl— John Green (@johngreen) November 30, 2016
*record scratch*— Hunter Walker (@hunterw) November 30, 2016
Yup, that's me. You're probably wondering how I ended up in this situation ... pic.twitter.com/VC9XZblMGY
And this isn't a joke, but it seems necessary for you know to know that this was also part of the menu:
Fresh marshmallows are prepared as Trump, Romney and Priebus dine. pic.twitter.com/JI5KvPgnLT— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) November 30, 2016
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