Published November 19, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump met Saturday with Mitt Romney to purportedly discuss the possibility of Romney becoming secretary of state.
Trump and Romney, a former GOP presidential nominee, met at Trump’s golf club in Bedminster, N.J.
Romney was one of Trump’s most outspoken Republican critics during the 2016 primary season.
"We had a far-reaching conversation with regards to the various theaters of the world of interest to the United States, of real significance," Romney, a successful businessman and former Massachusetts governor, said after the roughly 90-minute meeting.
"We discussed those areas and exchanged our views on those topics -- a very thorough and in-depth discussion in the time we had. And I appreciate the chance to speak with the president-elect and look forward to the coming administration and the things it's going to be doing."
Romney did not say whether the secretary of state job was discussed.
Trump said after the meeting: "It went great."
The meeting was one of several Trump has been holding with prominent Republicans to try to fill Cabinet-level posts, after his upset White House win on Nov. 8.
Trump and Romney attacked each another during the primaries.
Though Trump had endorsed Romney in 2012, this year he repeatedly mocked Romney's campaign performance against President Obama, calling him “the biggest loser” and “weak.”
Romney refused to support Trump in 2016, instead focusing his resources on down-ballot races like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman.
Romney called Trump a “fraud” in a speech he delivered in March in which he asked Republicans to vote for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Ohio Gov. John Kasich or Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.
“One of these men should be our nominee,” he said.