Since Donald Trump's election, disappointed American voters have handled their grief in different ways. Some have vowed to fight harder for the causes they believe in, some have promised to get more involved in local politics and elections. Others have thrown themselves into a recount or into protesting  the impending administration. 

Some, however, are choosing to accept that the next four (or even eight years) will belong to Trump and to make the most of a trying time. 


Mitt Romney, to the disappointment of many moderates, has decided to embrace the new political reality. The former presidential candidate dined with President-elect Donald Trump at Jean Georges restaurant in New York on Tuesday night.

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The dinner meet-up only fueled rumors that Romney is being considered for Trump's Secretary of State. 

But before these two were out on dinner dates, Romney had some choice words for the now-president-elect. 

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During his speech at the Hinckley Institute of Politics on the campus of the University of Utah in March, Romney called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud." 

However, after their get together on Tuesday evening, changed his tune, telling reporters he was impressed by Trump's transition team and cabinet selections. 

"He did something I tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing," Romney said. "He won the general election."

Despite Romney's supposed good will, we can't get this expression out of our minds:

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We've all been feeling this since early November, right?

His pained expression was pretty relatable in this new Trump era — so Twitter went wild with the photo. 




This looked like the worst date in history. 





Bad jokes, oversized ego, and a guy who touches his hair too much. We've all been there, Mittens. 

...Or just a hostage situation. 


We had to wonder: what was Romney sacrificing for this dinner?





And, let's be honest, we all know what was really going on here.


Maybe this was Romney's strongest political move yet.