Mitt Romney’s staff made him victim of an elaborate April Fool’s prank, Reuters reports.
In on the joke were Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), both of whom have endorsed Romney.
“At a Milwaukee restaurant before a regularly scheduled campaign event, Romney was taken into a basement ballroom and his staff warned him in a holding room that the crowd was small… Ryan first went on stage and gave an entire introduction of Romney to the sound of applause piped in over the sound system. Romney and Johnson then walked out and took their assigned places. The room was completely empty.”
Romney said his first thought was, “This is going to look really bad on the evening news.”