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Mitt Romney praises Donald Trump for 'bringing people together' after 'wonderful evening'

Donald Trump and Mitt Romney dined together at a Trump hotel restaurant. Credit: PA

Former critic of Donald Trump, Mitt Romney, has come out in support of the President-elect, praising him for "bringing people together" following his victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

The declaration of support comes after the pair were seen enjoying dinner together along with Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus at a French restaurant in a Trump hotel in New York.

Mr Romney remains in the running for the US secretary of state position despite opposition from some high profile Republicans, including senior Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway.

The 2012 Republican presidential candidate said in statement, he had a "wonderful evening with President-elect Trump."

He said: "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."

Mr Romney praised Mr Trump's administration selections, adding "I happen to think that America's best days are ahead of us."