According to Fox News producer Nicole Busch, Romney's director of operations stood with the media the entire time they waited to catch a glimpse of the former Massachusetts Governor...only to tell reporters and cameras after an hour that Romney had already come and went.
"Chicken Mitt!!" DNC spokesperson Brad Woodhouse wrote in a rapid fire email to reporters upon learning the Romney aide had misled the press while the candidate departed another exit. "Bwok-Bwok!" he continued.
But in contrast to the DNC's caricature of Romney's actions, Donald Trump told Fox News Channel anchor Neil Cavuto afterwards that he and Romney had a "really had a great hour together" and that he was "impressed by certain things" Romney said during their meeting.
"I thought he was very good at the debate, I think he did a good job, I did tell him that," Trump said, although he has yet to endorse a candidate.
Mitt Romney requested the one-on-one meeting with Donald Trump, their first since Romney declared a run for the Oval Office; fellow Republican hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry have already met with the reality television host. Herman Cain has a meeting scheduled next week.
In the interview with Cavuto, Trump walked back from less than flattering comments he has made about Romney in the past.
"Mitt Romney is a basically small business guy, if you really think about it," Trump said of his potential rival in April as he pondered the idea of a presidential run. "He was a hedge fund. He was a fund guy. He walked away with some money from a very good company that he didn't create. He worked there. He didn't create it."
The hither-to lack of fuzzy feelings between the two men did not stop the DNC from trying to lump the two men together in a web video released Monday morning, entitled "Trump, Romney: You're Fired!" You can watch the DNC web video here.