Mitt Romney said that he was delighted to learn that Trump University is going to give him an honorary degree, moments after finishing dinner with the President-elect.

The 2012 Republican Presidential nominee dined with Donald Trump in a Manhattan restaurant on Tuesday night, where he heard the good news.

“It’s a privilege to be recognized by such an esteemed educational establishment,” said Romney, “Donald Trump connects with the American people in a very powerful way and I respect that.”

The 2012 Republican presidential nominee said that he had “increasing hope” of being offered a position in the new President’s cabinet.