MILWAUKEE -- Mitt Romney, who’s known for his fondness of playing practical jokes, on Sunday found himself the victim of an April Fool’s Day prank orchestrated by his staff -- with help from Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson and Rep. Paul Ryan.
Romney, who was scheduled to address a pancake brunch in Milwaukee, was warned by some of his advance staff that there had been a light turnout. The former Massachusetts governor waited behind a curtain -- as he usually does -- while Ryan began introducing him to a smattering of applause.
But when Ryan finally called out his name, Romney entered with Johnson to find the room -- which had been decked out to look like the site of an actual rally -- completely vacant, save for a few staffers who watched their boss' astonished reaction. The campaign later posted a video online.
For more of Romney's reaction click here.