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At Trump's Digs, Romney Pulls a Fast One on Media

If Mitt Romney was in New York City Monday to kiss the ring of business mogul Donald Trump, he didn't seem to want the press to capture his reaction afterwards.

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.

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