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BREAKING NEWS: Trump to Endorse Newt Gingrich Tomorrow
www.8newsnow.com ^ | 2/1/2012 | 8newsnow

Posted on 02/01/2012 4:12:38 PM PST by TBBT

LAS VEGAS -- An advisor to Donald Trump says he will make a major announcement in Las Vegas tomorrow. Sources tell the 8 News NOW I-Team Trump will endorse Newt Gingrich.

According to Trump advisor Michael Cohen, "Donald J. Trump will be making a major announcement tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas, Nevada... The announcement will pertain to the Presidential race."

Gingrich enters the Nevada Caucus after getting beat by Mitt Romney in Florida. He has spent the day in campaigning in Reno.

(Excerpt) Read more at 8newsnow.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; endorsements; gingrich; newt; trump
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For what it's worth...
1 posted on 02/01/2012 4:12:48 PM PST by TBBT
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To: TBBT

Maybe The Donald has something useful to contribute to this process after all.


2 posted on 02/01/2012 4:14:33 PM PST by skeeter
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To: TBBT

Yup! Ya gots ta BUH-LEEVE!!!

We’re going to WIN!!!!!


3 posted on 02/01/2012 4:15:08 PM PST by gaijin
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To: TBBT

Will he write a check, though?


4 posted on 02/01/2012 4:16:43 PM PST by pogo101
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To: TBBT

If this is true color me surprised. Just doesn’t sound like Trump to get behind anyone as he’s such a self-promoter.
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5 posted on 02/01/2012 4:17:04 PM PST by bereanway
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To: TBBT

This is good and bad depending on what Trump comes out with during the remaining election process.Trump has tremendous name recognition and there are a lot of people who admire his business prowess and he doesn’t pull punches.


6 posted on 02/01/2012 4:17:21 PM PST by Cobra64 (Common sense isn't common anymore.)
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To: TBBT

Donald never would back a loser - he must have some polling experts on his payroll. Hope they are not the same investigators he sent to Hawaii;)

Good call Trump - he knows how Romney’s Bain business was conducted.

Hope this is true.


7 posted on 02/01/2012 4:17:21 PM PST by sodpoodle ( Newt - God has tested him for a reason...... to celebrate life and embrace the future.)
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To: TBBT

OHBOYOHBOYOHBOYOHBOY!!! Man I’m excited...for what it’s worth....


8 posted on 02/01/2012 4:17:38 PM PST by paintriot (Newt 2012 & 2016 Thinking long term!)
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To: Cobra64

If nothing else, Newtie will get a gig on Celebrity Apprentice when they do the next cycle.


9 posted on 02/01/2012 4:18:49 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: TBBT

Yawn.


10 posted on 02/01/2012 4:19:12 PM PST by hsrazorback1 (Seek truth.)
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To: TBBT

Cool. Maybe he can beef up Newt’s campaign funding.


11 posted on 02/01/2012 4:19:40 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Utmost Certainty

Well, it’s better than a kick in the pants.

GO NEWT !

I thought for sure he’d be for the guy who LIKES TO FIRE PEOPLE !


12 posted on 02/01/2012 4:21:11 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: TBBT

Trump endorsing Newt in Mormon country..? Epic tweak.


13 posted on 02/01/2012 4:21:35 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: hsrazorback1

14 posted on 02/01/2012 4:22:16 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TBBT

SWEET!!!

A Real Maverick endorsing a Real Maverick.

Now if we can get the maverick from Alaska to endorse and Michelle.


15 posted on 02/01/2012 4:26:06 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: TBBT
Trump can be an overrated gas bag at times but stick with me here, some of my thoughts

* Trump knows we are in deep do do, on Cavuto he noted real unemployment is probably 20%
* Trump is no Candy @$$. You don't get concrete poured in NY without dealing with guys with crooked noses with nick names like Vinny the Squid, he has dealt with some tough people.
* With that said, dealing with tough people he knows what it will take to get things done and from his perspective perhaps Romney doesn't have it.
* Trump after meeting Sarah Palin might respect her and maybe this was a factor.
* My question is, did he have a business deal with Romney and it went sour or was Mitt a weasel etc. Either way, maybe his business "gut feel" is kicking in here...

FWIW, it maybe one of these Maggy Thatcher moments like when she said about Gorby, "We can do business with this man" ( Or was "it business here"...)

16 posted on 02/01/2012 4:26:38 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: TBBT

The title says he will endorse Newt, nowhere in the article does it confirm that. Who knows wit Trump, he could be announcing his own run!


17 posted on 02/01/2012 4:28:09 PM PST by blondee123 (To GOP Est. - Not This Time!)
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To: TBBT

Alright!


18 posted on 02/01/2012 4:28:16 PM PST by Politics4US
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To: TBBT

uh uh. Are we being punked?


19 posted on 02/01/2012 4:28:30 PM PST by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: TBBT

Oh, this is good!


20 posted on 02/01/2012 4:30:23 PM PST by stormhill
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To: TBBT

Even Donald Trump can learn from Newt Gingrich. A great “get” that tells everyone that Romnemoney is not all that desirable as the business guru, hence, the Donald has taken away Myth Romnemoney’s only resume feature. LOL!!


21 posted on 02/01/2012 4:31:31 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Romnomoney buys Santorum. Newt has become a CAUSE & Rick S, a tool.)
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To: TBBT
I hate to say this, and I hope I'm wrong, but I think Trump is backing Gingrich figuring he's going to lose. This will be his excuse to run as a 3rd party against Romney and Obama, hoping he'll pick up the pissed off conservative base.
22 posted on 02/01/2012 4:31:31 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: stormhill

Well alright! One step at a time, one backer at a time!

EAGLES UP MR. NEWT!


23 posted on 02/01/2012 4:32:59 PM PST by Bobbisox (All American Conservative Mama Grizzly (MR. NEWT - 2012)(MS. SARAH - 2020))
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To: TBBT; Jim Robinson

Myth...you’re fired.


24 posted on 02/01/2012 4:33:10 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: TBBT

25 posted on 02/01/2012 4:34:13 PM PST by McGruff (46 States To Go)
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To: TBBT
For what it's worth...

Hopefully it's worth several millions in campaign contributions from Trump and his associates.

26 posted on 02/01/2012 4:35:05 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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For what it's worth...

Hopefully it's worth several millions in campaign contributions from Trump and his associates.

27 posted on 02/01/2012 4:35:22 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: TBBT

Does The Donald have more money than Romeney? Looks like that is the deciding factor.


28 posted on 02/01/2012 4:37:09 PM PST by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: Cobra64
This is good and bad depending on what Trump comes out with during the remaining election process.Trump has tremendous name recognition and there are a lot of people who admire his business prowess and he doesn’t pull punches.

I hope he really does support Newt and will act as his pitbull and do the bashing that needs doing. He can be very entertaining when he goes after someone. He's a real fighter, like Newt.
29 posted on 02/01/2012 4:37:37 PM PST by ZX12R (FUBO GTFO 2012 ! We should take off and Newt washington from orbit.)
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To: TBBT

This means if Newt wins the nomination Trump will not run as a third party candidate. If Romney wins, Trump will jump in. Trump said if his candidate does not win he will run 3rd party.


30 posted on 02/01/2012 4:38:13 PM PST by tsowellfan (If its between Obama and Romney, there isnt all that much difference - George Soros)
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To: CaptainK
but I think Trump is backing Gingrich figuring he's going to lose. This will be his excuse to run as a 3rd party against Romney and Obama...

Exactly what I was going to type once I'd scanned the comments already posted, at least as a plausible possibility.

31 posted on 02/01/2012 4:39:21 PM PST by Will88
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To: gaijin

too Little—too Late.
With all the mormons in Nevada (West Utah) it looks to be a shoe in for Mittens. But—as you say—never give up—We can but hope something will happen. Still, Its got to count for something-—


32 posted on 02/01/2012 4:41:33 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: TBBT

“For what it’s worth.....”

!! Oh, it could be worth alot if you ask me. But I must admit to being horribly biased because I happen to LOVE Trump’s “in yer face” attitude. His kind of very direct, non-PC talk, is exactly what this country needs. In fact, he was one of the ones who initially pushed me right to Newt in the first place in this race since Newt is also very direct and obviously not afraid to step on some toes to get things done.


33 posted on 02/01/2012 4:42:19 PM PST by battletank
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I would love to see him do the cobra gesture at Romney.


34 posted on 02/01/2012 4:42:50 PM PST by libh8er
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To: Vendome

If Michelle Obama endorses Newt he is dead meat.


35 posted on 02/01/2012 4:43:55 PM PST by dforest
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To: TBBT
Well if he does, he has a bigger pair than some of our so called conservative leaders (Radio Pundits).

Go Trump if this is true.

36 posted on 02/01/2012 4:45:19 PM PST by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: tsowellfan

If Mittens is appointed and Newt and Trump go 3rd Party—they will get my VOTE and my donations. I only hope Trump will announce a new news network—a Tea Party Channel to rival MSNBC and Trump FOX.


37 posted on 02/01/2012 4:45:21 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: TBBT

yawn.


38 posted on 02/01/2012 4:45:59 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: CaptainK

“I hate to say this, and I hope I’m wrong, but I think Trump is backing Gingrich figuring he’s going to lose. This will be his excuse to run as a 3rd party against Romney and Obama, hoping he’ll pick up the pissed off conservative base.”

I don’t have a problem with that. I would vote for Trump over Mitt or Obama or Paul.


39 posted on 02/01/2012 4:47:14 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: TBBT

If Trump endorses Gingrich, then he will continually explain why he thinks Newt is the best candidate.

Trump is at least as good as a businessman as Mittwit, so if you have a major business presence like Trump saying Newt is the best one to take out Obama, then Mittwit loses the only credential he has to hang his hat on-—that he is a great businessman.

This month is shaping up to be THE gamechanging month of 2012. Trump’s endorsement, the challenge to the winner take all staus of Florida, the certainty that someone is going to drop out by the end of this month, the Georgia ballot challenge to Obama, the subpoenas that will be issued to Holder et al by Congress in Fast and Furious,the clash of the GOP establishment and the Tea Party, the Keystone XL pipeline legislation, Sheriff Joe releasing the Cold Case Posse’s findings-—this is the tip of the iceberg. Twenty eight days from now, the political lay of the country may be much different on February 29th than today.

Pray that an Angel still rides in this whirlwind.


40 posted on 02/01/2012 4:47:47 PM PST by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. We have ideas-the Dems only have ideology.)
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Trump and Newt’s major backer, Sam Adelson, are both in the gaming industry. Possibly friends .

Also, in Newt’s speech on the “moon” program he proposed, he emphatically declared that he didn’t want the Chinese to dominate space in the coming decade.

We all know how Trump feels about competing with the Chinese....


41 posted on 02/01/2012 4:48:04 PM PST by baysider
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To: fkabuckeyesrule

Better late than never. not


42 posted on 02/01/2012 4:48:37 PM PST by beckybea (("Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." John Wayne)
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To: bereanway

Could be that Trump desires an ambassador’s post or even a cabinet position. When someone achieves as much as Trump has during his lifetime, he or she often wants to leave a more permanent legacy than just money.


43 posted on 02/01/2012 4:51:24 PM PST by varina davis (A real American patriot -- Gov. Rick Perry)
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To: baysider
*****Trump and Newt’s major backer, Sam Adelson, are both in the gaming industry. Possibly friends .****

I wonder if the pro- Newt envangelicals know that.

44 posted on 02/01/2012 4:51:41 PM PST by fkabuckeyesrule (Lets institute SARAH-ia law in America!)
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To: TBBT

YES!!!!


45 posted on 02/01/2012 4:51:56 PM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: blondee123

You nailed it.

NOWHERE in the article does it say Trump is going to endorse Newt; all it says is that Mr. Trump will have an announcement to make at 12:30 pm regarding the Presidential race.

Trump being Trump, hell, he could very well be announcing his own third-party run for the Presidency, and to be perfectly honest, I wouldn’t put it past him.


46 posted on 02/01/2012 4:52:23 PM PST by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: TBBT

Trump’s a dick.


47 posted on 02/01/2012 4:52:47 PM PST by REDWOOD99 ("Everyone should pay taxes. Everyone should pay the same rate.)
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To: GoCards

We’ve been punked by Trump before.

Remember that the Celebrity Apprentice appears on NBC starting February 19th.

Trump is too smart to endorse someone at this stage, especially since he keeps his name out there as a possible 3rd party candidate. This is a PR leak designed to stir up some publicity for himself and his TV show.

If Trump goes public and formally endorses Newt tomorrow, I’d be stunned.


48 posted on 02/01/2012 4:57:41 PM PST by SteveAustin
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To: babygene

He should have run as a Republican then, instead of splitting off as a 3rd party spoiler.


49 posted on 02/01/2012 5:00:49 PM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

The article states that “sources”” say Trump will endorse Newt. I hope he will but we all know how “reliable “ sources are.


50 posted on 02/01/2012 5:04:51 PM PST by Irish Eyes
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