(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.
Like this old has-been has any "clout". Get real, Donald's an IDIOT!
MCGREEDY HAS ALWAYS WORKED FOR THE
TRUMPS OF AMERICA. NO SURPRISE HERE.
THEY CAN SIT AROUND & COMPARE HOUSES
WHILE THE REST OF US LOSE OUR HOUSES,
JOBS, RETIREMENT FUNDS, & DIGNITY.
Shocking, Mr. Combover supporting another Rich guy with a trophy wife.
Of course Trump is for McCain!! Like Bush, McCain will protect the rich and tax them less. Look who McCain is married to, a very wealthy woman.
I wonder how long the Donald would keep Sarah on The Apprentice before he cut her?
So What Mr. Trump. You are for McCain/Palin so McCain won't tax you more. You are a loser.
He will get more tax cuts. Elitist John..........
Trump's hair style (!) is a perfect way to describe the way McShame thinks.
One should take notice when someone like Trump endorses McCain.
Run quickly in the opposite direction. Now I know Obama is a great decision!
Looks like the Donald got this one wrong!
Trump wants McLame?.....one loser knows another...now I feel even more confident that Americans are going to choose the right man......OBAMA!
The rich guy endorsing the rich guy canidate....OMG CNN breaking new huh......
Heaven forbid we listen to the people who are actually successful. Gasp.
well of COURSE he does, he's in the top 1% tax bracket that will pay more taxes with Obama and being the money hungry materialist that he is, he's going to follow the green and back whoever will get him off the tax hook.
I think its rather funny and great that the riches 2%, a barroness and a man that named his son barron, are behind McCain. Because they will keep their riches, but us all at rish makes tons, and leave us with the bag!
Of course all the bankers and real estate big wigs are behind McCain...his record of deregulation and KEATING 5 scandle prove that he is for the rich!
Billionares for McCain 08!
Yeah. that's a shock. TAX BREAKS FOR THE RICH!!!
Maybe McCain can recruit Trump to bail out Wall Street like he bailed out Ed McMahon.
Does anyone else wonder why if McCain is saying he's going to root out the corruption and greed that all the greediest and corrupt people are lining up to support him as President? Does anyone find that a bit odd?
Who needs or even wants an endorsement from someone like Donald Trump. Donald hasn't carried any respect for years.
She did nor exite me at all
I always though Trump was an idiot and this proves it
And there's your answer on the economy.
he's the epitome of greed.
Oh wow...someone from the upper 5% of this country endorses McCain/Palin! Shocker!