Skip to comments.Donald Trump to endorse Newt Gingrich Thursday -- sources
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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No Newt fan but this is excellent news. Romney has gotta go.
Not surprised. The scrappy guy gets The Don’s vote.
Hey, it sure can’t hurt Newt, even if Trump is a plutocrat.
All endorsements are good...
Whatever Trump does will be trumped by its iffy and conditional provisos. His words have a short shelf-life.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lindsay? Graham? Say what?
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.
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...
Nope. The corner of Bonanza and MLK.
Ha ha ha!
I'm serious. Look it up.
Now, aren’t all you who bad-mouthed Donald ashamed of yourselves? :)
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.
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).
I never bad-mouthed Donald. I just would have expected him to endorse mittens.
Politics makes strange bedfellows.
“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...”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newt has not been fired! Hurray! Oh sorry wrong show.
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!
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.
I’ll believe it when he does it. Right now, I highly doubt it.
Did Lindsey Graham endorse Newt?? I didn’t hear that.
“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.
“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.
Wow, check this out - on the left side of the doors, reflected in the brass, it looks like Osama Obama! :-)))
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.
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:
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.
Just listening to Graham praising Newt on Greta. Did he actually endorse him? Hard to believe hed go against his buddy McLame, but if so, Im 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.
Dogs are definitely for Newt...cats on the other hand..not so much
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!
Ok, so which super PAC is he going to pony up $10 Million to??? Just askin.
All Righty Then!!!!
Ok, not you- but so many did bad-mouth him.
I always trusted Donald. I expected him to endorse Newt if he endorsed anybody. :)
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.