Here is video of White House Press Secretary Jay Carney telling the White House Press Corps that President Obama had no job offer for Gov. Mitt Romney in their meeting at the White House today “that I’m aware of,” but did say Obama is “very interested in his (Romney’s) ideas.”
Here is the photo released this afternoon by the White House showing Gov. Mitt Romney in the Oval Office with President Barack Obama today. The two had a private lunch together that lasted about an hour:
CNN: Mitt Romney’s lunch at the White House Thursday was not how the former GOP nominee would have imagined it a month ago, but it did provide a postscript to this year’s punishing presidential battle.
The former candidate, whose motorcade during the campaign could shut down streets and stretch entire city blocks, arrived at a side entrance of the executive mansion in a single black Lincoln SUV. He sat in the front passenger seat.
The defeated Republican presidential candidate lunched on white turkey chili and southwestern grilled chicken salad with President Barack Obama in the private dining room, where their discussion centered on “America’s leadership in the world and the importance of maintaining that leadership position in the future,” according to a description of the lunch from the White House.
“They pledged to stay in touch, particularly if opportunities to work together on shared interests arise in the future,” read the statement from the White House, which also released a photo of the two men in the Oval Office. . . . Read More
Here is raw video of Gov. Mitt Romney arriving at the White House for his private lunch today with President Obama. Romney arrives in a single vehicle (no entourage) and gets out of the passenger side, visible only momentarily as he walks into the White House, it appears.
NOTE: Fox News’ Ed Henry just said Romney had “about a 4-second walk” into the White House from his SUV.
Donald Trump is sounding off about what the Republican Party needs to do moving forward to win Presidential Elections once again. Trump said the GOP came across as “mean-spirited” to Latinos and Asians, even though that was not the intent. He called Mitt Romney’s policy of “self-deportation” for illegals “maniacal,” and said Republicans have to come up with a workable “comprehensive policy” to deal with immigration:
NEWSMAX: The Republican Party will continue to lose presidential elections if it comes across as mean-spirited and unwelcoming toward people of color, Donald Trump tells Newsmax.
Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says.
“Republicans didn’t have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians,” the billionaire developer says.
“The Democrats didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t mean-spirited about it,” Trump says. “They didn’t know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind.”
Romney’s solution of “self deportation” for illegal aliens made no sense and suggested that Republicans do not care about Hispanics in general, Trump says.
“He had a crazy policy of self deportation which was maniacal,” Trump says. “It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote,” Trump notes. “He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.”
The GOP has to develop a comprehensive policy “to take care of this incredible problem that we have with respect to immigration, with respect to people wanting to be wonderful productive citizens of this country,” Trump says. . . . Read More
News is out this morning that Mitt Romney will have a private lunch with President Obama tomorrow at the White House:
WEEKLY STANDARD: The White House announces that Governor Mitt Romney will meet tomorrow with President Barack Obama for lunch.
“On Thursday, Governor Romney will have a private lunch at the White House with President Obama in the Private Dining Room,” says White House press secretary Jay Carney. “It will be the first opportunity they have had to visit since the election. There will be no press coverage of the meeting.” . . . .Read More