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The Romney Photo You’ll Never See

Is Mitt Romney ashamed of his decision to meet with Donald Trump today?

Both Sarah Palin and Rick Perry have very publicly met with Trump — there’s photographic evidence galore — and Herman Cain is scheduled to meet the real estate mogul October 3.

But while about 15 to 20 media outlets waited for an hour outside Trump Tower, at an entrance where Romney aide Will Ritter was posted, it’s unlikely there will ever be a publicly-released photo of Romney and Trump or even of Romney walking into Trump Tower. It was public knowledge that Romney was slated to meet with Trump at 2 p.m. today at Trump Tower, but the campaign obviously didn’t want any photos of the event.

At around 3 p.m., Ritter informed the press that Romney had come and left Trump Tower and then immediately jumped into a cab. According to Ritter, Trump and Romney had been slated to talk for 45 minutes.

UPDATE: Trump adviser Michel Cohen e-mails a comment from Trump: ”Both Governor Romney and I very much enjoyed the meeting. Many things were discussed of national and international interest. We both look forward to future meetings.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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