BREAKING: Trump to back Romney
February 2nd, 2012
09:58 AM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: Trump to back Romney

Washington (CNN) - Donald Trump will endorse Mitt Romney for president, sources with knowledge of the endorsement tell CNN.

Trump will make the announcement Thursday in Las Vegas, two days before the Nevada caucuses.

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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney
soundoff (178 Responses)
  1. us1776

    Wow, Mr. Bankruptcy casts a vote for Mr. Job Cremator.

    Who knew?

    .

    February 2, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  2. nouk

    Trump is a meaningless legend in his own mind.

    February 2, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  3. bookworm

    Surprise, surprise.....Gingrich must be fuming.

    February 2, 2012 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  4. john

    of course... they both rich and want more money...

    February 2, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  5. Karen Pelzer

    What possible difference could it make to any person who trump endorses? This is just another rich person looking out for himself.

    February 2, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    "He's made a few nice little deals"-Donald Trump,2011, on Mitt Romney's business career.

    February 2, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  7. Bobby

    Trump on one side and Gingrich on the other...the Republicans are doomed...

    February 2, 2012 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  8. Tbandolini

    Nobody cares what this slick guy endorses. He is a big time opportunist.

    February 2, 2012 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  9. tony

    Before he's even seen his birth certificate!

    February 2, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  10. Christian

    Yahoo has a story about Trump endorsing Gingrich. I wonder who will recant?

    February 2, 2012 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  11. ian

    huh??? So in less than an hour (per the news) trump goes from backing Newt to Mitt? That doesn't make sense.

    February 2, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  12. termlimits

    P.T. Barnum's(if alive) endorsement would mean the same thing, NOTHING!!

    February 2, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  13. LarryKnows

    The next breaking news will say he is backing Ron Paul.

    February 2, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  14. bear

    Who cares?

    February 2, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  15. ObamaJoe

    wow,,he is making money for himself !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 2, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  16. tony

    I see a new "America United" law coming . .

    The biggest contributor to your "Super Pac" is allowed to buy the Vice Presidency nomination.

    February 2, 2012 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  17. buffalo

    Who...cares?

    February 2, 2012 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  18. Blue Khakis

    One dirty business crook backing another dirty business crook? Shocker.

    February 2, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  19. ObamaJoe

    I don't think Trump can help Romney,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,If Romney accept his "help" Romney has to pay back a lot more,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

    February 2, 2012 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  20. Harris Gershman

    Wow! Complete shocker! But once Le Mitt admitted his disdain for the poor, the Donald was in love! L-O-V-E!

    February 2, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  21. Bill

    For all his ego, blustering and unusual views on some issues, Trump is no babe in the woods on political and money matters. He sees a more electable, "stable" candidate without as much (ethical and moral history) baggage to overcome against Obama. Had he gone with Gingrich folks would likely be calling it blind led by the blind in fools paradise LOL

    February 2, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  22. Dee G.

    Really? Does anyone really care what Trump thinks? This might actually be a bad thing for Romney, he's already getiing himself into enough trouble just by opening his mouth – now this. HAHAHA!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012

    February 2, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  23. Allen

    Well you know Trump wasn't going to endorse the guy who has been part of the DC ESTABLISHMENT since 1974, Dirty Newt GingRich

    February 2, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  24. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    the one percent backing the one percent...no real shock here. Trump more than likely feels the same about the poor as Romney does.

    February 2, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  25. Lee

    I guess this means that Donald won't run as a third party canidate. That is probably the only good this endorcement does for Mitt. I wonder if Donald decided to do this after he heard Mitt say "I like to fire people."

    February 2, 2012 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
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