Nice to know that some ideological opposites can still break bread together, even in these fractious times. The Loop spied Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue and AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka enjoying a quite civil breakfast together at the Hay-Adams on Thursday.
Though they’re often on opposite sides of issues, the two shared a table in a corner, and appeared to be getting along famously. According to the Hill newspaper, the two “seem to share a genuine friendship” and sometimes catch lunch at the Hay or nearby Equinox restaurant.
And there may be more than small talk at the table: the Hill says the two men are considering a joint push on immigration reform, which would be an unusually powerful alliance between their often-sparring organizations.
Wonder if hyper-partisan members of Congress are taking note?