Romney has ‘increasing hope’ for Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Mitt Romney, who once called Donald Trump a “phony,” is now praising the president-elect.

Romney says he has “increasing hope” that Trump can lead the country to a “better future.”

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee spoke to reporters after dining with Trump in Manhattan Tuesday night.

It was their second meeting as Trump weighs whom to appoint as secretary of state.

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