Trump to meet with top New Hampshire Tea Party activist
April 27th, 2011
08:27 AM ET
4 years ago

Trump to meet with top New Hampshire Tea Party activist

Washington (CNN)– Donald Trump plans to meet with one of New Hampshire’s leading Tea Party activists during his visit to the first-in-in-the-nation primary state on Wednesday.

CNN has learned that Trump has a sit-down in Dover this afternoon with Andrew Hemingway, chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire.

The 28-year old Hemingway is at the forefront of a newly empowered conservative movement in the state working to shape the agenda of the Republican-controlled legislature as well as the 2012 GOP primary race. He recently escorted Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann around New Hampshire during her last visit to the state.

Trump has arranged a series of private meetings with GOP officials, grassroots activists and political operatives during his maiden voyage to the state as a potential presidential candidate.

The reality television star has announced plans to meet with New Hampshire GOP Chairman Jack Kimball, but a Trump adviser would not provide details of the other meetings that are confidential, citing security reasons.


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  1. The Real Tom Paine

    Is he planning to buy New Hampshire, and rename it New Trump?

    April 27, 2011 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  2. Michael

    Tea Party – what a joke. The original Tea Partiers were radical liberals – revolutionaries – who fought against everything the current "Tea Party" supports: a bloated and ridiculously privileged wealthy minority sticking it to the common hard-working citizen.

    April 27, 2011 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  3. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    I don't think The Donald will be a problem for the rest of the GOP in New Hampshire. I lived there and the voters demand to personally meet each and every candidate. A germophobe like Trump won't fly very well there.

    April 27, 2011 08:59 am at 8:59 am |
  4. New Age Independant

    Any bets for more liberal hate posting? It's all they know these days. They have become the party of ignorance and intolerance.

    April 27, 2011 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  5. Yeah Right

    This is not a tea party person but a GOP group... CNN do you ever get your story straight? Look it up.

    April 27, 2011 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  6. don

    If I were "Moron" enough to be Republican and Teaparty, "Which are two of the same", I could,nt as an American,possibly consider any of eithers,candidates? They have lied to the American people, No Jobs,more war with the world,kill any chance of our Seniors and War Veterans recieving any Healthcare, retirement security! We paid in to Medicare for 40 years,That is our money!!!!! Leave it alone GOP!!!!!!! Trump= MORON!

    April 27, 2011 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  7. Bonnie C.

    Once again the TEA party wants something for nothing. They don't want to pay taxes, but they want to drive on roads paid for by taxes, be taught by teachers whose salary is paid by taxes, be protected by police & firemen whose salaries are paid by taxes ... Get real! Where do you think the money comes from to buy all that stuff you want provided. Are you going to buy your own estate, hire your own teachers, police, fire department, etc?? and then never leave your private paradise (sort of sounds like another rich nutjob – Howard Hughes – remember??).

    April 27, 2011 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  8. jean2009

    Trump is an absolute moron. Thomas Paine was a very liberal person, actually so liberal that his contemporaries didn't want much to do with him once the revolution was over and left him rotting in a French prison, he was definitely anti-slavery which irked many, and Theodore Roosevelt referred to him as that "filthy little atheist". However, the American and French revolution would not have happened without his writings. This country was not founded by conservatives the conservatives were the loyalist who went back to England and the crown.

    April 27, 2011 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  9. rusty155

    Republican Party and the TEA PARTY Is the same Thing , they are all about the RICH and BIG BUSINESS. They don't care about the Middle Class, the POOR and the OLD. And beside that Donald Trump Is a IDIOT.

    April 27, 2011 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  10. btexasmom

    Donald Trump is officially the biggest idiot on the planet.

    April 27, 2011 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  11. btexasmom

    He's trying to change the subject, but what about all that about the birth certificate is "missing"? He just flat out made that up.

    April 27, 2011 09:31 am at 9:31 am |
  12. happyoyjoy

    Donald Trump always trying to do is buy his way in to the presidency his ratings on his show was going down this is the only way he can get his ratings up, I want to see his birth certificate view original one. I would also like to see where he went to school at what college he graduated from.

    April 27, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  13. ConservaFascists -aka- Mammon

    Let's see those tax returns Donald. The President released his birth certificate, now release your tax returns. We, "The Blacks" are anxious to see how much money you scammed last year.

    April 27, 2011 09:32 am at 9:32 am |
  14. independent

    A fool and his money are easily parted. Donald Trump has proven this several times. He has declared bankruptcy 2 or 3 times. How many GOP fools support him?

    April 27, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  15. Randyy, San Francisco

    The Tea Party diminishes its credibility and message by embracing fringe presidential hopefuls like Trump, Palin, and Bachmann. The GOP will rue the day it allowed the Tea Party to have so much influence. Independent and moderate voters will find that Obama is a more acceptable choice, if only by default.

    April 27, 2011 09:34 am at 9:34 am |
  16. Sasha

    I find it hilarious that so many commoners here refer to Trump in an overly arrogant manor as a Joke or idiot.... I certainly wouldnt show my ignorance in that way after all, my beat is that non of these people posting these negative things are millionaires or billionaires so your opinions on one mean really nothing.

    April 27, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  17. stevetall

    It's true, 'Liberals' hate 'Morons', Mr. New Age Independant. Anyone supporting Donald Trump is exactly that: Not smart enough to be taken seriously. If a man can't accept the truth, that makes him a putz, and all this 'birther' talk has only confirmed that Trump is a putz. In addition to being a shyster, and a weasel, he has no chance of leading this great nation. I guess when compared to George Bush, anyone seems electable to some people, but once again, our poor education system is showing the damage it's causing. Get serious, America. Trump's only in it for himself. He has nothing positive to bring to America.

    April 27, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  18. independent

    Giuliani: Trump is 'resonating'

    There is an old saying, "The emptiest drum makes the most noise." That's the kind of resonation I hear.

    April 27, 2011 09:36 am at 9:36 am |
  19. FactCheck

    I can't wait until Nov 2012 when these loudmouth baggers finally learn that they don't represent the views of the majority of this country.

    April 27, 2011 09:37 am at 9:37 am |
  20. Indy

    Trump often talks about how the world looks at the US as the laughing stock and he can take full credit for the world looking at the US and laughing at him. He makes the US look really stupid with his bullcrap speeches which are mostly about himself. He is dead wrong about OPEC,China,Birther Movement and he can pat himself on the back for making the US the laughing stock of the world.

    April 27, 2011 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  21. the situation

    Is me or is the only thing this clown talks about is his damm self! This guy is the ultimate opportunist

    April 27, 2011 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  22. jt_flyer

    I'd rather hear The Donald tell the world he's really a billioinare again. I can't imagine hearing a man like Richard Branson trying to convince people of his wealth. Trump is one step up from trailer trash.

    April 27, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  23. independent

    Now that we have seen the President's birth certificate, let's see Senator McCain's birth certificate. He was not born in the U.S. and some say he was not born on U.S. territory. Produce his birth certificate! Or, maybe that doesn't matter because he's white. Sad to say.

    April 27, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  24. Howard

    If Obama is doing such a great job, why does he have to spend a BILLION dollars to get reelected ???

    April 27, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  25. Jess C

    Trump now looks like a bigger fool than he did before. He's taking "credit", he says, for Obama's birth certificate reveal like it has never been shown before? This is guy is delusional and so is anyone who would even half-way consider him to have one iota of integrity. This guy is not presidential at all, just a manipulating, pompous business buffoon. You're fired, Donald!

    April 27, 2011 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
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