BREAKING: Trump to back Romney
February 2nd, 2012
09:58 AM ET
2 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. john

    Does anyone really care ?

    February 2, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  2. Anonymous

    Fox News is predicting it will be Gingrich who gets the Donald's endorsement. Nothing like clarity.

    February 2, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  3. RD

    I like how 'big wigs' won't endorse anyone until they actually won or are winning. Why didn't 'the donald' endorse Romney a long time ago.

    February 2, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  4. jkINC

    I'm sure Mitt is thrilled to have this wavering nitwit endorse him.

    February 2, 2012 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. Romney is Unconcerned 4 Poor

    Wonder if Trump made up his mind after he heard about Mitt's distain for poor people. I guess the uber-rich have to stick together to make sure the poor stays down.

    February 2, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  6. jaded

    irrelevant. why does cnn give Trump a stage? ignore him. ignore kardashian et al.
    focus on being journalists and not people magazine.

    your ratings are terrible b/c you have lost your way.....

    no one really care about what Trump and his hot air are up too.

    thx

    February 2, 2012 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  7. Aldo

    Who cares?

    The only reason this overrated trust fund baby masquerading as a self made man is perceived as relevant is because CNN is willing to give him undue attention.

    The truth is, that the majority of the American public has a very poor opinion of him and that won't translate to more votes for whoever the clown endorses (it might have the opposite effect).

    February 2, 2012 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  8. Lonewolf777

    CNN: WHO CARES? This is headline news? I don't know ONE person who cares what Trump thinks.

    February 2, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  9. Longsacktheclown

    I swear this dude is so stuck on himself it's embarrassing. I think he actually believes people really care what he thinks. One big dick with ears is what I would categorize this dude under. T rump please just GO LAY DOWN!

    February 2, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  10. TRANSPARENCY

    Well, first he supported Michele Bachmann from the get-go because of her outrageous bigoted and racist beliefs and he thought she would have been the right GOP candidate to sway from the issues to unleash personal attacks at President Obama but Ms. Bachmann fell to the bottom of the GOP slate. Then Mr. Trump decided to re-direct his attention on Rick Perry but Rick declined to deal with the Birther garbage. So prior to the Florida primaries he decided to back Newt because Newt was doing a very good job at spreading his bigotry and racism across America and calling President Obama a food stamp president. But after Trump see the thumping Newt got in Florida, he now decides to back Mitt. Sort of like a kid in a candy store! Well, perhaps he liked Mitt's recent comments in which he took a swipe at the poor, saying he's not concern about them. Well, Donald, you seem like the typical Hitler Youth that your German father was! But rest assure you rightwing communists aren't going to retain the Presidency.

    February 2, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  11. John Lewis

    Trump's endorsement would be like my endorsement. Who am I to endorse anyone, and who is Donald Trump? Is he someone special? I know he thinks he is special because he is rich.. Trump is a pampas Realtor with money, and that doesn't qualify you to be a political science expert. I think time, study and intelligence is required. Donald Trump is a Showboat and a conceited jerk. I would never vote for him, or for anyone he endorsed.

    February 2, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  12. Sunny Murchison

    Trunp endorses Trump!

    February 2, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  13. Sunny Murchison

    Trump to make announcement of Trump endorsement today in Nevada.

    February 2, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  14. Mikey

    What I want to know is – who that creature that resides on top of Trump's head is endorsing? I couldn't give a darn who the idiot under the creature endorses.

    February 2, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  15. Mikey

    One trust fund baby endorses another. Surprise, surprise, surprise!

    February 2, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  16. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Mittens, the Trust Fund Baby, getting an endorsement from another wealthy (albeit no-class) wannabe elitist. What a surprise. Did Trump tack $2 to that endorsement so that Mittens could buy himself a cup of coffee?

    February 2, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  17. Anonymous

    I wouldnt vote for any rich greety man how about get an average hard working american that knows what its like to struggle and raise a family not one that was given everything by his parents

    February 2, 2012 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Between his so-called detectives trying to dig-up something on the President in Hawaii, and his welching on coming through with his taxes like he promised to do, the Trump has aligned himself with the rest of the irrelevant chumps surrounding this race.

    February 2, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  19. Kenny K

    Will Trump ask for Romney's birth certificate since Romney's father was born outside the USA (Mexico to be exact)?

    February 2, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  20. The Real Tom Paine

    I guess the clown car has picked up another hitchhiker.

    February 2, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  21. Lynda/Minnesota

    Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Mittens, the Trust Fund Baby, getting an endorsement from another wealthy (albeit no-class) wannabe elitist. What a surprise. Did Trump tack $2 to that endorsement so that Mittens could buy himself a cup of coffee?
    -------–

    Morning, mama. I was going to do another "raise your hands if you're suprised" comment, but I like yours better!

    February 2, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  22. Captain James T Kirk

    Scotty Beam me up!!

    February 2, 2012 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  23. george of the jungle

    where are the usual repos that comment ? Even they are to embarassed to lend their voices to this circus that just goes on and on. New season for trump show. Of course he wants the publicity. The rich just get richer.

    February 2, 2012 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  24. JohnRJohnson

    Well, this is an important piece of news to report. Not!

    February 2, 2012 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  25. drinky

    A multi-millionaire backed another multi-millionaire...color me surprised...

    February 2, 2012 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
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