Trump endorses Mitt Romney's presidential bid

LAS VEGAS Thu Feb 2, 2012 4:10pm EST

Businessman and reality TV personality Donald Trump speaks with reporters before endorsing Mitt Romney in the race for the 2012 Republican nomination in Las Vegas February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Businessman and reality TV personality Donald Trump speaks with reporters before endorsing Mitt Romney in the race for the 2012 Republican nomination in Las Vegas February 2, 2012.

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LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Businessman and reality-TV personality Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on Thursday, setting aside for now the possibility that he might mount his own presidential bid.

"Mitt is tough, he's smart, he's sharp. He's not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country," Trump said at a news conference.

(Reporting by Andy Sullivan; Editing by Jackie Frank)

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Comments (12)
spall78 wrote:
I’m betting he intended to endorse Gingrich and the Gingrich people said thanks, but no thanks.

Feb 02, 2012 11:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
Jonglons wrote:
I have to wonder if the Donald is trying a false flag operation. I mean, it’s very suspicious how he’s just suddenly reversing course. And as a billionaire endorsing Romney at the height of a populist brouhaha over out of context remarks, he can’t possibly think he’s helping Romney’s campaign…

If he actually wanted to help, he might have given a bunch of money to Romney and associated PACs. That way he could curry favor and the news wouldn’t come out until the next quarterly filing. During which time he could find a more opportune moment to endorse.

The only thing that rings false about that, beyond the obvious wacko conspiracy theory angle, is that Romney’s already basically sewn this thing up. I don’t see Donald Trump risking his reputation and ego for something so unlikely.

Feb 02, 2012 11:40am EST  --  Report as abuse
jcfl wrote:
always the showman, always for #1. why do we even listen to this turd.

Feb 02, 2012 12:07pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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