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Breaking: CNN, ABC report Trump to endorse Ö Romney; Update: WaPo confirms itís Romney
Hot Air ^ | February 2, 2012 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 02/02/2012 9:06:38 AM PST by RobinMasters

Say, isn’t this starting to resemble a certain reality-game show on television? Or would I be fired for pointing that out? Last night, reports surfaced that casino and real-estate tycoon Donald Trump would endorse Newt Gingrich in Nevada today, just two days before the binding caucuses. This morning, both CNN and ABC say that Trump will now endorse … Mitt Romney:

Mitt Romney will receive Donald Trump’s presidential endorsement Thursday, sources with knowledge of the endorsement told CNN.

Trump will make the announcement in Las Vegas, two days before the Nevada caucuses.

ABC is a little more specific about its sourcing:

Donald Trump will endorse Mitt Romney in Las Vegas on Thursday, sources familiar with the decision tell ABC News.

A political aide in Trump’s office spoke directly with Mitt Romney by phone last night before Trump’s private plane took off from New York City to Las Vegas.

The call, sources say, was to inform Romney of Thursday’s endorsement, which will take place at a 12:30 p.m. event at the Trump International Hotel on the Las Vegas strip.

A contracting company used by the Romney campaign has been setting up for the event since Wednesday night.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; bailout; endorsements; georgesoros; nv2012; payback; romney2012; soros; trump; trump2012
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1 posted on 02/02/2012 9:06:43 AM PST by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters
I'm sure the Obama folks will have a field day with this, One “Daddy Warbucks” endorsing another “Daddy Warbucks”.
2 posted on 02/02/2012 9:10:08 AM PST by apillar
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To: RobinMasters

My heart be still.


3 posted on 02/02/2012 9:10:25 AM PST by RexBeach
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To: RobinMasters

well the fix is in...


4 posted on 02/02/2012 9:10:25 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (46 STATES TO GO)
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To: RobinMasters

but a las vegas tv station it was newt!!!!

it was never going to be newt...which is good news for newt...as long as he doesnt go all progressive again and start crying bout wall street


5 posted on 02/02/2012 9:12:04 AM PST by skaterboy (Hate=Love....Love=Hate)
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To: RobinMasters

So one vapid dork has just endorsed a RINO vapid dork.

Big deal.

As if I give a smelly Obama what Trump says.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 9:12:55 AM PST by Da Coyote
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To: RobinMasters

Here we go. (expletive deleted)


7 posted on 02/02/2012 9:13:11 AM PST by Tallguy (It's all 'Fun and Games' until somebody loses an eye!)
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To: RobinMasters

I’m not surprised. Trump goes with what’s a sure thing in his eyes. He doesn’t really have any core values.


8 posted on 02/02/2012 9:13:49 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: RobinMasters

No.....really?.....a Democrat endorsing a Democrat.....how rare.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 9:14:08 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: RobinMasters
RMNEY
10 posted on 02/02/2012 9:14:08 AM PST by null and void (Day 1109 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: RobinMasters

I have never considered Trump as a conservative, so this just confirms what I already believed.

Unfortunately, I suspect this will help Mitt-“I’m not concerned about the very poor”-Romney.


11 posted on 02/02/2012 9:14:40 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: dragonblustar

12 posted on 02/02/2012 9:15:07 AM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: skaterboy

The media has painted Trump as a blowhard nut, which would be a perfect endorsement for Romney.

Crazy man with funny hair supports stuffy man with magic undies.


13 posted on 02/02/2012 9:15:51 AM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Tennessee Nana
well the fix is in...

Agree. Even DeMint is calling Romeny a "conservative" with "character", now :(

Pathetic.

14 posted on 02/02/2012 9:16:07 AM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: RobinMasters

Not surprising. Trump has a record of donating to Democrats and to a few RINOs. After all, he is a crony capitalist, who speculates in real estate and gambling casinos, and you need the pols on your side for that.

Quite early, I speculated that Trump “attacked” Obama on the birther issue in order to put it to rest, and that worked pretty well. Obama needed an excuse to produce a new long-form COLB about three years late, and Trump gave him that excuse. And he timed it to come right before the bin Ladin raid. And then Trump dropped it—even though the new long-form COLB is an obvious forgery.

That also explains why the left-wing talking heads on TV gave Trump so much air time to do it. The White House gave them a little nudge, saying that would be OK.

Trump is anything but a conservative.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 9:16:07 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: RobinMasters
So it seems Trump was worried that a conservative might get nominated...that's why he was holding out the third party threat?

And just a small "I told ya' so" from those of us who kept saying Trump was no conservative.

16 posted on 02/02/2012 9:16:37 AM PST by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: RobinMasters

Good. Romney is the perfect candidate for Trump to endorse. They’re both complete and total phonies.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 9:17:49 AM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: RobinMasters

Well, they both enjoy firing people, so I guess the get along well.

Can’t stand Trump. Creepiest of the creepy.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 9:17:49 AM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Soros directed Trump to endorse Romney as payback for a bailout in 2008 and 2009. Trump was just following orders.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 9:18:03 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: A. Morgan

The other day in my town I saw a pickup with a bumper sticker that said

CHANGE SUCKS!!!


20 posted on 02/02/2012 9:18:16 AM PST by Tennessee Nana (46 STATES TO GO)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Trump goes with who he thinks is going to win all the media says Willard the liberal so that’s who he’ll endorse.

It makes no difference to Trump that Willard gave him his middle finger on Trump’s debate. It makes no difference that Trump has praised Newt more than any of the candidates.
Trump is about playing the odds so he’ll support Willard.
The support will really mean nothing because I don’t think you’ll see him on TV telling the world how great Romney is and how bad Newt is. And the average republican voter can’t stand Trump. He’s considered a rich elitist, exactly like Willard the rich Morman. The endorsement of Herman Cain for Newt will mean much more as far as votes go. Cain actually had a following.


21 posted on 02/02/2012 9:18:52 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: RobinMasters; lonevoice

If true, they deserve each other. I was actually worried when it was stated yesterday that Trump would endorse Newt. Trump is one bombastic mouthpiece that Newt does not need.


22 posted on 02/02/2012 9:19:26 AM PST by Pride in the USA
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To: NKP_Vet

Soros directed Trump to endorse Romney as payback for a bailout in 2008 and 2009. Trump was just following orders.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 9:19:31 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: RobinMasters

Gee....maybe he can get the Waltons, the Bloombergs, the Kerry’s, and Richie Rich to endorse him, too.

Must keep it in the club.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 9:20:18 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: RobinMasters

Let’s see, how can we spin this, let me count the ways. So, if Trump endorses Romney; he’s really trying to help Newt ...and if he endorses Newt he’s really trying to help Romney ...and either way Trump is endorsing Trump!


25 posted on 02/02/2012 9:21:12 AM PST by Ozymandias Ghost
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To: RobinMasters

Boooo! hiss! hiss! Booooo!!! *throws maters*

Ah well, means Trump is doing Trump a favor, if it had been Gingrich it would have been to support a candidate. This most helps Trump, not Romney.

I guess both with goofy hair and the you’re fired line...they go hand-in-mitt.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 9:22:01 AM PST by Irenic
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To: RobinMasters
Well Trump has officially


27 posted on 02/02/2012 9:22:27 AM PST by McGruff (46 States To Go)
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To: dragonblustar

“I’m not surprised. Trump goes with what’s a sure thing in his eyes. He doesn’t really have any core values.”

Bingo.


28 posted on 02/02/2012 9:22:32 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: RobinMasters

Does this mean that Trump will get to give a speech at the convention?


29 posted on 02/02/2012 9:22:48 AM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: apillar

That was my first thought as well.


30 posted on 02/02/2012 9:23:03 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: RobinMasters

I have to chuckle. Earlier today, there was a thread with a ton of Freepers going about how wonderful and important Trump’s endorsement was...when they thought it was going to Newt.


31 posted on 02/02/2012 9:24:46 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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Of course he endorsed romney. He's just like him. He is all about “ME. ” He loves money and those with money. I thought he was not even republican. I often wondered why people care what he thinks. He is a capitalist fortune seeker with no sense of right or wrong. He believes in money and himself.
32 posted on 02/02/2012 9:25:00 AM PST by Linda Frances (Only God can change a heart, but we can pray for hearts to be changed.)
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To: RobinMasters

I am so darn sick of this. I am thinking about not even voting for anybody...even the dog catcher!


33 posted on 02/02/2012 9:25:42 AM PST by Cricket24 (Proud to be a CONSERVATIVE WOMAN!!!!!!!)
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To: Irenic

Limbaugh is talking about this and says he does not know who he will endorse. He said the Romney blogs have been bashing Trump big time all morning due to the news reports about Trump endorsing Newt. If it is Romney, they will be eating crow.


34 posted on 02/02/2012 9:25:56 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: Cricket24

I am going to vote...but will register as an INDEPENDENT rather than REPUBLICAN. “I didn’t leave the Republican Party, they left me.”


35 posted on 02/02/2012 9:28:17 AM PST by Blue Turtle
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Maybe instead of chuckling you should find out if it’s the same Freepers. There’s a lot of us you know.

Anybody who thinks Trumps endorsement helps is just nuts.


36 posted on 02/02/2012 9:28:17 AM PST by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: RobinMasters

Trump should first check out if Romney is a natural born citizen. ROTFL


37 posted on 02/02/2012 9:29:11 AM PST by dforest
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To: RobinMasters

Trump wants Taxcheat Timmy’s job.


38 posted on 02/02/2012 9:31:21 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

That’s good news for Gingrich, although there were more than a few Gingrich supporters who seemed way too happy last night that Trump would pick Gingrich.

I wouldn’t have held it against Gingrich if Trump had endorsed him, but still — is Donald Trump the endorsement people are seeking?


39 posted on 02/02/2012 9:31:39 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: beandog

I think Trumps endorsement of Romney today of all days (1 day after the PR problem of him saying he is not worried about the poor) will drive the point home. LOL!


40 posted on 02/02/2012 9:32:10 AM PST by sheikdetailfeather (Click "UNDO" on OBAMA! VOTE NEWT!)
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To: apillar

This won’t help willard gain the nomination. Conservatives know that the donald is a political bisexual and mitt cannot breakthrough w/o conservatives. Now, the donald has given up his chance to run 3rd party from the right if mittens is the nominee.


41 posted on 02/02/2012 9:33:36 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot.)
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To: RobinMasters; All

42 posted on 02/02/2012 9:34:46 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: A. Morgan; All

Absolutely. For Soros (and Trump) no difference between Obama and Romney in their policy goals..


43 posted on 02/02/2012 9:36:36 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike (TeaNami)
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To: RobinMasters

Who would want it?!


44 posted on 02/02/2012 9:38:53 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: RobinMasters
Trump needs to be on the side of The Chosen One, and not having opposed him. It's purely a business decision, and one that's been made in Corporate Board Rooms everywhere.

ONLY We The People can stop Obama-lite, aka, Romney-the-RINO, but with the State-Run-Media and constant hype of "Inevitable", too many un-informed will vote for "A Winner", and not want to vote any other way.

We very well may be seeing the intentional loss to The Messiah by the RNC, just as we did with McLame when we were forced to vote for him. It's not looking good for Conservatives OR Limited Government in the future, period.

45 posted on 02/02/2012 9:40:11 AM PST by traditional1 (Stay thirsty, my friends.)
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To: blueunicorn6

He endorsed Kerry in 04.

I guess he likes them Massachusetts boys.


46 posted on 02/02/2012 9:42:32 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: RobinMasters

Odd how just yesterday when we heard Trump was going to endorse Newt, Trump’s endorsement was considered a good thing...


47 posted on 02/02/2012 9:43:21 AM PST by stuartcr ("In this election year of 12, how deep into their closets will we delve?")
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To: RobinMasters

Can’t help but wonder if his endorsement was sold to the highest bidder???


48 posted on 02/02/2012 9:46:12 AM PST by proudpapa
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To: stuartcr

F-I-R-E away, boys.


49 posted on 02/02/2012 9:48:35 AM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: stuartcr

I kind of like Trump. It would be nice to see him endorse Newt.


50 posted on 02/02/2012 9:49:04 AM PST by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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