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Donald Trump to endorse Newt Gingrich Thursday -- sources
CBS News ^ | 2/1/2012 | CBS News

Posted on 02/01/2012 9:40:52 PM PST by BlackjackPershing

With just days to go before Nevada Republicans head to the polls to choose who they want to take on President Obama in November, reality show host Donald Trump is injecting himself into the race and endorsing Newt Gingrich.

Trump's office announced Wednesday that he would make a major announcement Thursday morning in Las Vegas, without providing details of what he would say.

Two sources confirmed to CBS News that the publicity savvy businessman plans to endorse the former House speaker in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Nevada holds its caucus Saturday.

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1 posted on 02/01/2012 9:40:57 PM PST by BlackjackPershing
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To: BlackjackPershing

No Newt fan but this is excellent news. Romney has gotta go.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 9:44:08 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: BlackjackPershing

Not surprised. The scrappy guy gets The Don’s vote.

+1


3 posted on 02/01/2012 9:44:29 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: BlackjackPershing

The Donald.

Luv Ya!


4 posted on 02/01/2012 9:48:03 PM PST by stanne
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To: BlackjackPershing

Hey, it sure can’t hurt Newt, even if Trump is a plutocrat.


5 posted on 02/01/2012 9:48:15 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: BlackjackPershing
Trump is not a conservative so I don't think conservatives will care but it might pull some of the masses watching the tube to look at Newt more favorably.

All endorsements are good...

6 posted on 02/01/2012 9:51:22 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: BlackjackPershing
Lindsey and now the Donald. If the way these two have been trashed on FR, including by those who are now pushing Newt, I assume there will be mass disavowment of the endorsements.
7 posted on 02/01/2012 9:52:27 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: BlackjackPershing

Whatever Trump does will be trumped by its iffy and conditional provisos. His words have a short shelf-life.


8 posted on 02/01/2012 9:52:39 PM PST by Migraine (Diversity is great; until it happens to YOU.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hey I’d rather have him for Newt than running as he said he would....I have to say “endorsements” are certainly telling which side of right and wrong folks are on.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 9:53:59 PM PST by caww
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To: BlackjackPershing
I wonder if Trump will make the announcement in from of one of his hotels.

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10 posted on 02/01/2012 9:54:45 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: BlackjackPershing

I guess I don’t get why Trump is looked upon as some sort of authority on anything. The man is a clown. Albeit a very wealthy clown, he is a clown nonetheless.

Seriously, why does he get so much attention?

I just don’t get it.

And I seriously doubt that his opinion will influence anyone.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 9:56:05 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: BlackjackPershing
I can't stand to listen to narcissistic Trump but many people seem to like him and if his endorsement helps Newt, then go for it.
12 posted on 02/01/2012 9:56:31 PM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: BlackjackPershing

I hope you are right. Drudge (the detestable man that he is) is trying to plant a seed that Trump will endorse ROMNEY tomorrow, not Newt. Time will tell.


13 posted on 02/01/2012 9:57:04 PM PST by OnePt618
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To: caww

Trump is wise. He too would get the sh*tstorm treatment from Mitt. Better that it be faced by a fellow with the tenacity to weather these tempests of merde.


14 posted on 02/01/2012 9:59:52 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: Prokopton

Lindsay? Graham? Say what?


15 posted on 02/01/2012 10:02:53 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: Marcella

However much of a personal ass Trump might be, he does stand as a symbol of the classic American ideal of making it big by working at it. Trump isn’t a subsidy queen, and does not try to warp major world economic systems like Warren Buffet and George Soros do to augment their zillions.


16 posted on 02/01/2012 10:03:13 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Hey Newt can certainly gain some info from Trump I’m certain he’s more than willing to share...he knows “stuff”....... never hurts to be fully informed. LOL...


17 posted on 02/01/2012 10:04:17 PM PST by caww
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To: Cobra64
I wonder if Trump will make the announcement in from of one of his hotels.

Nope. The corner of Bonanza and MLK.

Ha ha ha!

I'm serious. Look it up.

18 posted on 02/01/2012 10:05:19 PM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: BlackjackPershing

Now, aren’t all you who bad-mouthed Donald ashamed of yourselves? :)


19 posted on 02/01/2012 10:05:53 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Nik Naym

I hardly think International Groups think Trumps a clown..International leaders deal with Trumps business ventures all the time....and he knows how you have to deal with “foreigners” better than most in WAshington who walk the halls of Washington trying to appear important....to someone.


20 posted on 02/01/2012 10:07:52 PM PST by caww
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To: BlackjackPershing

I hope this is true, because it’s what I predicted! I mean, if Trump is as disgusted with BHO as he says, how could he NOT be for a scrapper like Newt? I’ve thought for awhile now that he likes Newt’s style (it’s a lot like his) and outspokenness.

As he’s said before, part of how DT got to where he is, is by being a good reader of people - he sees what a weak, wishy-washy wimp Romney is and he doesn’t respect that.

This also tells us two things - a) he doesn’t think Romney can beat BHO but that Newt can, and b) he doesn’t plan on jumping in on a third party ticket.

Let’s hope his endorsement, along with the others Newt’s received, carries some weight with a number of people (like maybe young voters - he polled well with them).


21 posted on 02/01/2012 10:08:49 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: patriot08

I never bad-mouthed Donald. I just would have expected him to endorse mittens.

Politics makes strange bedfellows.


22 posted on 02/01/2012 10:10:33 PM PST by txhurl ('We need to be sudden and relentless.' Save the canons for the whites of their eyes.)
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To: caww

“International leaders deal with Trumps business ventures all the time....and he knows how you have to deal with “foreigners” better than most in WAshington...”

OK.

I guess I still don’t see why that matters. International groups don’t vote.

Or is it that Trumps endorsement can mean more campaign money? If so, then I could see why a Trump endorsement would be worth something.

As far as swaying voters, I don’t see it happening.


23 posted on 02/01/2012 10:13:22 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: BlackjackPershing
I am not a fan of Trump. But he can make me smile... RosyO’d was good public theater.

When Romney made his ‘you're fired’ comment in one of the Florida debates, it appeared to me he was attempting to portray himself as being ‘Donald’ like. I just did a search to find the ‘context’, do not want to commit an Abrams/Romney deception. I found the below link and the look on Newt's face is priceless. I found that I was not alone in my perception, not that, that matters.

http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/karoli/mitt-romney-fires-newt-gingrich

24 posted on 02/01/2012 10:16:31 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: llandres

If this comes to pass, this sets the table for a third party challenge should Romney be nominated. I think more and more that the outrage, anger, and disgust with the current political class will empower a viable conservative third party that will destory the modern Republican Party.


25 posted on 02/01/2012 10:16:46 PM PST by BlackjackPershing ("The Business of America is Business"--President Calvin Coolidge)
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To: Prokopton
Lindsey and now the Donald. If the way these two have been trashed on FR, including by those who are now pushing Newt, I assume there will be mass disavowment of the endorsements.

Truth should NEVER be trashed nor can truth come from deception. Who knows the motives of Lindsey stating the 'truth', or IF the Donald does in fact endorse Newt. Your ugly is showing.

26 posted on 02/01/2012 10:19:42 PM PST by Just mythoughts (Luke 17:32 Remember Lot's wife.)
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To: BlackjackPershing

I’ll believe it’s an endorsement for Newt when I see it. He’s probably going to announce he’s not going to run for president and nothing else. If he was going to endorse anyone why not just come out and do it.


27 posted on 02/01/2012 10:21:21 PM PST by Terry Mross
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To: BlackjackPershing

Newt has not been fired! Hurray! Oh sorry wrong show.


28 posted on 02/01/2012 10:21:25 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: BlackjackPershing

I hadn’t read the whole article before my previous post.

“But he said he would only jump in the race as an independent that if the Republican candidate he likes gets fired by the voters.”

This could be taken a couple of different ways. But for now I’ll choose to interpret it as a threat to the GOP establishment idiots :-)

It’d be great also if his endorsement prior to Nevada gets Newt some needed cash injections!


29 posted on 02/01/2012 10:22:23 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Nik Naym

You underestimate those who like Trump and those he certainly can influence......Common sense says at the very least he will bring with him many who work in the “Trump Empire”. However there is more to this primary than an election.....deals and a whole host of “unseen” bartering is carried on behind the scenes. Trumps good at that.


30 posted on 02/01/2012 10:22:55 PM PST by caww
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To: BlackjackPershing

I’ll believe it when he does it. Right now, I highly doubt it.


31 posted on 02/01/2012 10:23:29 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: Prokopton

Did Lindsey Graham endorse Newt?? I didn’t hear that.


32 posted on 02/01/2012 10:24:12 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: caww

“You underestimate those who like Trump and those he certainly can influence”

Well, you may be right about that.But I just can’t wrap my head around someone thinking “Well, I was going to vote for Romney, but now that Trump is for Newt, I am going to vote for Newt.”

But whatever. We should take what we can get I suppose.


33 posted on 02/01/2012 10:26:54 PM PST by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Prokopton

“Lindsey and now the Donald.”

Just listening to Graham praising Newt on Greta. Did he actually endorse him? Hard to believe he’d go against his buddy McLame, but if so, I’m pleasantly surprised at his courage in bucking the other RINOs.


34 posted on 02/01/2012 10:26:58 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Cobra64; All

Wow, check this out - on the left side of the doors, reflected in the brass, it looks like Osama Obama! :-)))


35 posted on 02/01/2012 10:32:00 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: OnePt618
Drudge (the detestable man that he is) is trying to plant a seed that Trump will endorse ROMNEY tomorrow, not Newt. Time will tell

I refuse to go to Drudge anymore. Does he have it up as Mitt getting the nod from Trump?

I would be quite surprised that Trump would support Newt.

36 posted on 02/01/2012 10:32:05 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a vote for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: montanajoe
All endorsements are good

Earlier today, Mitt Romney's dog endorsed Newt Gingrich for President.

The dog scratched something in the dirt with his paws.

Observers weren't sure what it meant, just that it appeared to be 4 mysterious, cryptic letters:




"FUMR!"

37 posted on 02/01/2012 10:33:30 PM PST by DNA.2012
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To: BlackjackPershing
"Donald Trump to endorse Newt Gingrich Thursday -- sources"

This is very heartening. I just hope it makes a difference. On a side note, I just sent Sean Hannity a message that would make your ears curl. Damn him. He is in the Romney camp I think, and if he is it's the end of his conservative career. So sad to see him go the way of Fox news just for ratings. I go back a long way with Sean too. I listened to his first radio cast on WZYP in Huntsville when he was totally unknown, and up until now I thought he was nothing but a conservative patriot. My confidence in him has been shaken to the core by his defending Romney. Sighs.

38 posted on 02/01/2012 10:35:22 PM PST by lwoodham (Time is what keeps everything from happening all at once.)
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To: llandres
[“Lindsey and now the Donald.”

Just listening to Graham praising Newt on Greta. Did he actually endorse him? Hard to believe he’d go against his buddy McLame, but if so, I’m pleasantly surprised at his courage in bucking the other RINOs.]

********************************************************** I heard CYA, not exactly endorsement, but he's basically saying that If Newt gets the nomination, he's OK with it. He also admitted that he was in on the coup, and was too green to realize how one had to go about putting together deals that allow policy changes to become law.

The term erratic that has been thrown around actually was some compromises that Newt made in order to get a law that Clinton would sign.

Newt beats what is currently going on on Capitol Hill. 1000 days with out a budget, but Newt got budgets passed with reduced spending to boot.

39 posted on 02/01/2012 10:40:02 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: DNA.2012
As soon as I hit the post button I realized I should have said MOST endorsements are good....

Dogs are definitely for Newt...cats on the other hand..not so much

40 posted on 02/01/2012 10:40:38 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: BlackjackPershing; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; DoughtyOne; Gilbo_3; Impy; calcowgirl; org.whodat; ..
This should play well with the Trump Chumps that actually believed he was running.

What ever happened to Trumps investigators on Hawaii? He said they uncovered striking evidence that Obama was not eligible to run, and he would SOON show it, then he disappears. Now the same MSM that made him a Republican star won't ask him about his past claims.

Trump Chumps never learn!

41 posted on 02/01/2012 10:41:01 PM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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O.o

Ok, so which super PAC is he going to pony up $10 Million to??? Just askin.


42 posted on 02/01/2012 10:42:04 PM PST by Danae (Anailnathrach ortha bhais beatha do cheal deanaimha)
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To: BlackjackPershing

All Righty Then!!!!


43 posted on 02/01/2012 10:43:32 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: txhurl

Ok, not you- but so many did bad-mouth him.

I always trusted Donald. I expected him to endorse Newt if he endorsed anybody. :)


44 posted on 02/01/2012 10:46:23 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Nik Naym

“Or is it that Trumps endorsement can mean more campaign money? If so, then I could see why a Trump endorsement would be worth something.”

Ding ding ding! Yep, it’s the money honey. That’s what Newt must have to stay in and fight. He’s got the moxie and the ability and just needs enough cash, particularly to outlast Santorum. DT has many rich and powerful friends, so it should get interesting.


45 posted on 02/01/2012 10:46:36 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: Nik Naym

Most people don’t vote based on who endorses who...it may raise some heads but that’s about it. But for the politicians and Washington they do notice and watch the endorsements closely....you’ll see those running “play” the edorsements like a chessboard game or a poker game.


46 posted on 02/01/2012 10:52:53 PM PST by caww
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To: BlackjackPershing

“I think more and more that the outrage, anger, and disgust with the current political class will empower a viable conservative third party that will destory the modern Republican Party.”

I think it could - problem is, it would also destroy our country at this particular time because it would guarantee BHO’s second term which might well last indefinitely - I’m serious.

The speed with which he’d finish off America in an unfettered second term would be unimaginable.


47 posted on 02/01/2012 10:55:06 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: llandres

I think it was Fred Thompson who said there’s some old scores being played out in this Primary from when they tried to take Newt down.


48 posted on 02/01/2012 10:57:30 PM PST by caww
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To: sand88
I refuse to go to Drudge anymore. Does he have it up as Mitt getting the nod from Trump?

I looked...No..But it's misleading..He has it "Donald Doubles Down: On mitt?" with a photo of Trump and Mitt....it's not til you open the article you see Trump supports Newt.

49 posted on 02/01/2012 11:02:37 PM PST by caww
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To: All

Trump has one HUGE strength. He can shut the media up. And put them on his side because they are terrified of him. BIG HUGE advantage. And also I think he works with Sarah - he loves her and she likes him. These 2 are on to something.


50 posted on 02/01/2012 11:03:33 PM PST by American Dream 246 (Open your eyes. Freedom is not a one day fight. Enemies of Freedom are legion.)
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