President-elect Trump seems to be enjoying his flirtation with potential Secretary of State Mitt Romney immensely, taking his second post-election meeting last night with the man he once compared to a choking dog. Romney, who in March called Trump "a phony, a fraud" whose "promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University," had the lamb for his entree. Trump enjoyed Romney's dignity, medium rare with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Trump, Romney, and Trump's Chief of Staff Reince Priebus met at Jean Georges, a four star restaurant in the Trump International Hotel in Manhattan last night, pausing during the meal to pose for the above photo, in which Trump played the Big Bad Wolf to Romney's Little Red Riding Hood. Naturally, clever Twitter had its way with the hostage photo:

Sadly, the date did not end with Trump inviting Romney up for coffee in Trump Tower, which is a bit surprising considering Trump's previous boast that "I could have said, ‘Mitt drop to your knees’ and he would have dropped to his knees." After dinner—which consisted of such Real America staples such as young garlic soup with thyme and sautéed frog legs, followed by diver scallops with caramelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion—Romney made some remarks in the lobby about what "a wonderful evening" it was:

The nadir of Romney's pitiful bullshit sycophantic debasement came here: "By the way, it's not easy winning. I know that myself. He did something I tried to do and was unsuccessful in accomplishing. He won the general election. And he continues with a message of inclusion and bringing people together and his vision is something which obviously connected with the American people in a very powerful way." So powerful that Trump lost the popular vote to Clinton by over 2 million votes, and only squeaked into office on the rusty hinges of an antiquated electoral system he himself previously derided. Win win win!

In other news concerning Trump's promised draining of the swamp, the President-elect has announced that hedge fund big shot Steven Mnuchin, who previously headed a "foreclosure machine" that tossed more than 36,000 people from their homes, would be his Treasury secretary. And billionaire investor Wilbur Ross, who according to the Times has "made his fortune through the tricky business of buying deeply troubled companies," will be his Commerce secretary. This swamp is going to be so fucking drained by the time Trump's done with it that he'll be able to build a really fabulous golf course on it.

Trump will continue toying with Romney again today, and he hasn't forgotten about Giuliani either.