Trump to make 'major' announcement
February 1st, 2012
07:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Trump to make 'major' announcement

(CNN) - Donald Trump, who once flirted with a White House bid, is now reasserting himself in the presidential race, saying he'll make a major announcement in Las Vegas Thursday just two days before Nevada's caucuses.

Could it be an endorsement? Trump's office, as well as Newt Gingrich's campaign, responded to questions swirling over the announcement Wednesday night–and neither team shot down speculation that the reality TV star may make his pick.

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The television station KLAS in Las Vegas, a CNN affiliate, reported Wednesday Trump will back Gingrich.

Talking to reporters in Reno, the former House speaker said he was unaware of Trump's plans.

"I have no idea what the Donald is going to do," Gingrich said. "He is always interesting, and I don't know of anybody who does a better job of getting attention by announcing that he will presently announce something."

The candidate added that he had had little contact with Trump since the two held a high-profile December meeting in New York.

A Trump spokesman also responded to questions about an endorsement, simply telling CNN: "I would be there."

Trump will make the announcement Thursday at Trump International Hotel and Tower in Las Vegas. He's scheduled to arrive in the city late Wednesday night.

The announcement is slated to "pertain to the presidential race," according to a statement from his office.

– CNN's Shawna Shepherd and Kevin Bohn contributed to this report.

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Filed under: Donald Trump • Nevada • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (62 Responses)
  1. mike

    Maybe he will announce that thing on his head is not real hair!!!

    February 1, 2012 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  2. AJS

    donal trump is a big joke and ronal macdonals can do better than him

    February 2, 2012 12:45 am at 12:45 am |
  3. Willie Floyd

    Good grief, I thought we were rid of him. Like a bad penny-keeps showing up.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    February 2, 2012 03:07 am at 3:07 am |
  4. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Ignore him, maybe he will finally go away.

    February 2, 2012 06:03 am at 6:03 am |
  5. Don

    Shock of shocks it will be Mitt. His brother of the1%

    February 2, 2012 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  6. T'sah From Virginia

    ►Trump to make 'major' announcement◄
    And no matter "what" it is, it's NOT going to "make sense"
    He's another $$$ mongol who "pretends" he cares about ME
    Okay, so we'll wait for his "so-call" GREAT announcement – We shall see!!

    Obama 2012

    February 2, 2012 06:40 am at 6:40 am |
  7. nancyke

    Let me guess...his hair is going to endorse Romney's hair

    February 2, 2012 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  8. Marry

    Is the Donald suffering under ADS (attention deficiency syndrome) again?

    February 2, 2012 06:56 am at 6:56 am |
  9. Gotta Be Kiddin

    So, who cares!

    February 2, 2012 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  10. Clyde

    I can only hope that Trump's "major announcement" is that he has a terminal illness and has only weeks to live.

    February 2, 2012 07:22 am at 7:22 am |
  11. wwf

    Does anyone really care?

    February 2, 2012 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  12. Nancy

    Enough with this ugly disgusting womanizer liar buffoon.

    February 2, 2012 07:31 am at 7:31 am |
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