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Posted on 02/02/2012 1:00:27 PM PST by nuconvertEdited on 02/02/2012 2:14:45 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday, saying he's impressed by the Republican candidate's debate prowess and believes he could easily beat President Obama in November.
"Mitt is tough. He's smart. He's sharp. He's not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love," Trump said in Las Vegas, telling the candidate to "go out and get 'em."
The real estate mogul, speaking briefly with reporters before the announcement, said that even though he "never knew" Romney before the race began, he's come to know him in recent months.
"His general attitude and the last two debates were very impressive," Trump said.
He also cited Romney's position on China, calling the former Massachusetts governor
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The Donald is nuts.
Trump for Prez...oh wait!
Hope it hurts Mith!
One Rockefeller Republican endorsing another.
Is the GOP REALLY going to nominate a Massachusetts liberal? Still can’t believe it.
What? FREEPERS were cheering that he was going to endorse Newt and calling him a great conservative. I wonder if the FREEPERS will change their tone now. See I can’t stand Trump. Never could and knew he was a fraud. Had a lot of blast for saying such things but as usual I am right. Eggs are available.....
The Dems are already on it:
Told ya so, birthers.
Yep, all those breathless posts from yesterday about Trump endorsing Newt have suddenly slinked down the memory hole.
It’s funny that the talking head on CNN said “one rich guy, endorsed by another very rich guy.”
He could endorse Obama before it’s through. He was going to endorse Gingrich a few days ago, then Romney outbid him. Of course, he could change his mind next week.
I feel the same about Trump. But when he was floating the idea of running for president, I had an exchange with relatives who live in Nevada. They are not political, but they brought up the subject and said they and their friends were excited about the prospect of Trump running. I laughed. Just an anecdote, but maybe they are reflective of the sway of a Trump endorsement in Nevada.
Hats off to the madwomen with the spittoon haircut!
LOL. Now we have to figure out if “The Donald’s” endorsement of Myth actually helps Newt!
well, this changes my mind.
Yawn, one rich empty suit RINO endorses another rich empty suit RINO...
Combover boy’s endorsing Newt would be one thing that could cause me to switch to Santorum instead. Fortunately his endorsing Mitt causes no conflict for me whatever.
He's only out to do what MAY be good for Trump. We will see.
well both are business men
both are liberals and for the homosexual agenda,
both make shit loads of money and have no concept how we manage to get by with even food shopping.
Both go tot heir elitist Manhattan cocktail parties.
Yep no surprise there, the Trumps are all lining up for their pay offs and kickbacks in business.
Several times this morning NBC ‘News4’ out of Washington, DC, announced that later today Donald Trump would be endorsing Newt Gingrich
That is hilarious! I hope the GOP wakes up before it’s too late and nominates somebody else!
Please, Trump was never a Rockefeller Republican, or any other kind of Republican. He probably isn’t even a Democrat. His political beliefs are whatever suits him on a particular day. He endorse Obama in 2008.
Trump has laid his cards on the table. He’s a RINO. At least there is no more guesswork to what the Trump really is now. We know he’s a sellout to conservatism and a shyster. We’ve always known it but now it is readily apparent.
and the horse he rode in on!
As per usual Trump a turd in the punch bowl.
I understand thaat Newt’s camp released a rumor that Trump was going to endorse Newt. How embarrassing!
I heard the beginning, Trump endorsed and turned it over to Romney. To Trump’s credit he did not grandstand, at least at the start.
In hindsight this isn’t surprising bc Romney emphasizes making China play by the rules and that is Trump’s main theme.
How can someone with such terrible hair endorse someone with such great hair?
this is a joke right?
Bait and switch, well played for maximum publicity Trump, Mittens and RNC.............You dirty bastards.
He is not a RINO. He was registered as a Democrat a few years ago, and he isn’t registered as a Republican now. Not a RINO.
Newt is a conservative populist.....he will play off the two "rich, out-of-touch guys" like a Stradivarius.
They become the 1% and he becomes the 99%. I like those odds.
Watch the Newtster go to town on Romney/Trump/Millionaires/Eastern/Elite/Establishment/Casino/Bad Hair.
Remember, my encouraging words and the skies are not cloudy all day!
all the trumpbots heads most certainly are exploding over the 'tease' of the last 24 hrs...
OK, that settles it for me. I am voting for the Romulan.
Great. The country club establishment pukes at FOX News will be all giddy for the next few days.
I have been holding my breath all day and now I can’t wait to find out who Paula Abdul will endorse.
These types with many sophisticated investments, stock interests, etc. will nearly always support the person they believe will win so that they can get the sweet deals and laws they need to make more money. If it later becomes clear that Obama will win then he will endorse him. These were the ones Ayn Rand raged against the most, even more than the basic moochers as I recall from Atlas Shrugged. They don’t care about philosophy or ideology. They just care about the best route to getting to do what they want to do and we now live in an America where that is done by special favors more than according to what is best for the country. Instead of hope and change, it is faux and shame.
IMO he’s an agent of Axelrod.
Agreed. Why does Trump have any political credibility with anyone?
The problem with Donald has always been that he doesn't have a solid set of core values. He understands business, and what's good for business. He has correctly articulated energy and trade policies as two critical components of an economic plan.
But how conservative he is with regard to fiscal policy is unknown and probably doubtful given his past flirtations with the Clintons.
But worse, Donald doesn't have conservative social values. He builds casinos.
Thus, all of the social negatives of Romney, the false religion, the past support of abortion and gay special rights, the gun control, etc doesn't bother Donald.
And apparently Romney's fiscal policy negatives Obamacare, tax increases, etc don't bother him either.
Protect Goldman Sachs. He knows Newt would change the way things are.
Trump is a moderate. He is not conservative. He supported Obama, didn't he?
This was all about show and one man's ego.