Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN) - R.C. Hammond did not have a good morning.
A gaggle of frustrated reporters swarmed Newt Gingrich's perpetually-exhausted traveling press secretary before the candidate's Thursday morning event in Las Vegas, demanding to know why campaign advisers had erroneously informed various media outlets that business mogul and reality television star Donald Trump was set to endorse Gingrich.
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CNN broke the news Thursday that Trump will actually be endorsing Mitt Romney.
But multiple news outlets - including The Associated Press, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Politico - reported the previous evening that Gingrich would be the one to land the endorsement, citing sources inside the campaign.
Was the communications mix-up a sign of the campaign's disorganization?
Or had Trump given Gingrich assurances about his endorsement, and then backed away?
With a raft of digital audio recorders shoved in his face, Hammond refused to answer the questions.
"The only person who knows what Donald Trump is going to do today is Donald Trump," he said, repeating the line at least five different times.
When reporters continued to press, Hammond demanded to know what campaign sources had talked.
"Who are they?" he asked.
No one named names - reporters don't like to reveal their sources, after all – so Hammond, clutching his coffee, tried to meander away.
"I am not talking to you guys anymore," he huffed. "I can only say the same thing 16 times."
Still, some reporters followed, wanting more details about the Trump drama.
"I am already tired of you," he said, brushing them off. "I need to take a nap."
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Really, could this group get any crazier ? Now who initiated this since they all lie about everything. Heaven help us if any of them get into office.
Newt is not wealthy enough for Trump to endorse.
Is it true that The Donald gets his hair styled by the same guy who used to do Kim Jung Il?
These republican crazies are all the same, make up lies and then try to blame the media. Sharron Angle did the same crap to the media as well as Jan Brewer, Christine O'Donnell and that Joe Schmoe up in Alaska. Love watching them either stomp or literally run away from the reporters.
... and so what is the difference? Trump endorsing anyone in the GOP is meaningless. Not only is Trump's opinion meaningless, the entire GOP is meaningless.
I will definitely vote for Rpmney now, since the Donald endorsed him. LOL
Gingrich campaign continues to get caught in lies. Remember in SC debate where Gingrich went after john king about his second wife and announced that they had tried to get numerous witnesses on ABC but ABC wouldn't put them on. Turned out to be a lie. Now they tell the press that Trump will endorse Gingrich, another lie. As far as diridi the pro obama poster goes, please tell us what obama has done to earn another term? Frankly, i just don't see it.
There are rumblings that Romney's folks were floating the story that Trump would endorse Newt so that when he endorsed Romney, it would look more like a negative for Newt; like Trump had changed his mind and to provide more of the contrast that Trump hadn't endorsed Newt. Smart politics if that's the case.
And this is suppose to mean something to me?
So... a bunch of rich tools want to pat each other on the back, and get all this free publicity to boot?
Lame. Go away.
But I do find it humorous that people laugh at the notion of Trump running for president but Romney running is perfectly legitimate. Romney isn't running on his record as a governor because it stinks. Nobody would run for president on that record. So he is running solely on his "businessman" credentials. Trump is 10 times the businessman Romney is. Before he became a media clown, Trump was a legendary American businessman. Be honest – if you had a million dollars to invest, wouldn't you put it with Trump before you would put it with Romney? Yet we somehow think Romney is qualified to run for president but The Donald isn't? Weird . . .
Trump is doing Romney no favor. Anyone who thinks Trump's endorsement is valuable has excrement for brains.
Oh wait, Gingrich does. Case closed.
Trump likes Romney's hair more than Gingrich's hair. I think that was part of it.
Bald, ugly and backed a loser. It's always endearing when I hear that the questions have to be fought off. Why don't you creeps do something constructive. Like a real job. Maybe, just maybe some of these overpaid, underworked mouthbreathers, would see what the working people have to contend with. Until this happens, no one will catch a break.
"I need to take a nap"? For serious? You'd think this guy was a Republican Congressman or something.
It just go to show you that No Republican know what they are doing ,or know what they are talking about.
Trump,Romney,Gingrich,Obama and that other guy are all idiots. Ron Paul 2012.
If it involves Trump, there will be drama. He knows how to play for ratings. Who knows, he may have even scored some SuperPAC dollars, too.
No rational and reasonable person would do two things. Give a twit about who or what Trump endorses or vote for Romney.
DIS AINT BEAN BAG!
Trump to Mitt...."Now that you have my endorsement let's bring up that birth certificate thing again"
So one weathervane just aligned with another. Move along, nothing to see here!
Who cares. Why are these clowns clamoring for Ronald Rump's endorsement?
Why do politicians think endorsements are important, especially Trump?
Skippy attempts to introduce some of this "conspiracy theory" type stuff. BUT how would Romney get any political points pre-empting an endorsement by Trump. Sheeeesh.....pop these accusations out of thin air.
Not that I think Trump's endorsement is worth the hot air he blows, but Newt's camp must be sick.
Time to pack it up, kids. Newtie's slip slidin' away.