(CNN) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump is endorsing Sen. John McCain: “I’ve known him. I like him. I respect him. He’s a smart guy and I think he’s going to be a great president,” Trump said Wednesday night on CNN’s Larry King Live. “I endorse him.”
Watch: Trump backs McCain
Trump also had praise for McCain’s decision to pick Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. “I think she’s made a tremendous impact. The impact that she has had on rejuvenating almost the Republican Party, it’s been unbelievable.”
Trump also confided that he did not know who Palin was before McCain asked her to join him on the GOP ticket. “As soon as we got to see her and watch her, everybody’s impressed,” said Trump. “That really is to John McCain’s credit. What he did in this choice is amazing. . . . It was a courageous choice.”
Trump may have announced his endorsement last night, but he voted with his pocketbook months ago; campaign finance records show Trump, who has donated to McCain for years, and gave the legal maximum to the Arizona senator in May. The same month, the members of Trump’s family — wife Melania Knauss and children Donald Jr, Ivanka and Eric — also gave McCain the maximum individual donation allowed under federal campaign finance laws.
The New York mogul — who said Wednesday night that McCain was winning, but it would be a “different race” if Hillary Clinton were Obama’s running mate — was also an early financial supporter of his home state senator’s presidential campaign.
The rich get richer.
o...how elitist lol.
Trump is a douche. Obama 2008
Of course Trump is endorsing McCain.
Another rich, out of touch elitist who wants the candidate that will make him richer.
No news here!
Who even cares?
Hmmm.... Another rich guy who wants his tax-cuts.
Another reason I'm voting Obama!!
And this is news why?
Of course he does! THEY BOTH HAVE THE SAME HAIR STYLIST!
Of course he fears to pay more taxes. He is above 250 k per year !
BECAUSE HE CREATED THE BLACKBERRY
Good for Donald Trump!
Makes me feel a *whole* lot better about my pick – Barack Obama.
I guess he does endorse him. This bankrupt 80s has been needs a tax break or two.......DONT LET mccain win OBAMA 08/12!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow! Trump and Rothschild in the same week.
Just wait for the endorsements from the Gettys, the Queen of England, Daddy Warbucks and the guy from Monoploy.
Trump is a millionaire real estate developer. Of course he likes McCain – McCain favors the same real estate deregulation that would make Trump a richer man.
Loud-mouth tycoon real estate moguls like Trump are why the ECONOMY is in such a poor state today. Trump and McCain deserve each other.
OMG, a bazillionaire for McSame! What a freaking surprise! He's likely got his eyes on Palin too...
Yes, we're all very impressed with Governor Congeniality.
Well of course the Donald supports McCain – can you imagine how much his taxes would go up if Obama is elected??
This is news give me a break who cares who Trump wants to be President.
Lets get back to real news that counts.
Trump should stick to what he knows Casino's not Election Politics.
Oh big surprise CNN, tell us something we don't know. Why would Trump want government regulations? He wants lip service about government regs, then he wants McCain to do nothing, like he's been doing for 26 years.
End of story, move on CNN
And where was Trump all year long with others were seriously endorsing their candidate of choice.
Give me a break...November 4th won't come soon enough.
Here's to Trump:
Palin – a good pick. Like McCain: mesmerized by a former beauty queen.
Maples, Ivana, etc : beauty queens/models who will outlive their so-called beauty.
Trump: so shallow.
He doesnt want his taxes to go up thats all
Money is his sole concern
OBAMA /BIDEN 08