President Obama, Mitt Romney Do Lunch at the White House
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

obama romney shaking hands white houseNow that a Kenyan mother has declared them brothers, perhaps the two former presidential election rivals are trying to get along.

In their first meeting since the election, President Obama and the GOP nominee Mitt Romney met for lunch in the White House’s private dining room yesterday, fulfilling a promise Obama made in his victory speech the night of Nov. 6, according to the Associated Press.

During their meeting Romney congratulated the president for his successful campaign and wished him well in the coming four years.

The lunch menu included white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad. And they sat for a little over an hour. They talked about the importance of America maintaining a leadership position in world affairs.

After lunch the two pledged to stay in touch.

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Makkada B. Selah is a journalist based in New York City.