Trump confirms he will endorse Romney
February 2nd, 2012
02:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Trump confirms he will endorse Romney

(CNN) - Celebrity business magnate Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday, telling reporters he will not mount an independent campaign if Romney is the Republican nominee.

Trump, who has repeatedly flirted with the possibility of his own White House bid, revealed his decision in Las Vegas two days before Nevada's Saturday caucuses.

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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney • Nevada
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  1. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE

    The bad Hairclub brothers are made for each other. Trump has lost all credibilty with me. I went to Atlantic City a few ago and did not spend a dime in Trump Casino.

    February 2, 2012 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  2. John

    Ever heard the comment, "Kiss of Death"? Mitt, you're about to get one.

    February 2, 2012 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  3. Bill in Florida

    What an ego Trump has! Does he really thunk _anybody_ cares who he endorses? If so, he's as delusional as the birthers that he flirted with last year. If Trump endorsed Gingrich instead, they could form their own Massive Ego Party and run as Pres and Vice-Pres candidates.

    February 2, 2012 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  4. TwM

    Big smackdown of Newt. Romney 2012

    February 2, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  5. StuckInTX

    Seriously.. ??? Who cares ??

    February 2, 2012 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  6. V in Chicago

    They both belong to the same clubs.

    February 2, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  7. Matt

    Not sure this means much of anything although Donald will act like it does. Then again who knows, American voters are very sheep like these days (see the continued support for Newt), so it may actually provide a bump.

    I wish voters would do a little more reading vs letting CNN, Fox, and endorsers help make their minds up for them. GO MITT!

    February 2, 2012 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  8. Leon

    What is the breaking news about all these... the best two flip floppers!!

    February 2, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  9. Deb

    Not that I had plans on voting for Romney, but if I did, that was the kiss of death...LOL.

    February 2, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  10. Sharin'

    Are you sure you have this right?

    February 2, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  11. mdn

    Nobody cares. Thump endorsed Obama in 2008. It only means something to Thump. Even Mittens don't care.

    February 2, 2012 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  12. Marie MD

    He must have been sent by the newterman because I think the polls are wrong about this windbag bankrupt, both morally and professionally buffoon. When all is said and done does anyone really care who this guy endorses? Didn't think so.
    This ranks right up with the AK traitor family endorsing you.
    I thought we wouldn't have to worry about having to listen to them since newterman is a first class loser, but now here comes this nobody rooting for another super millionaire!

    February 2, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  13. Erin

    Can someone please tell me why Trump has any weight whatsoever in politics. And furthermore why we would elect a person who would play into this game by kissing this mans ring like some fictitious fantasy novel.

    February 2, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  14. OhioPhil

    A kiss of death for Romney campaign. A filthy rich guy endorsing another dirty rich guy. Both of whom like firing people and both do not give a rat's behind about the poor people.
    Bye bye Romney..... you know what his name sounds awfully like R-Money hmmmm..

    February 2, 2012 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  15. Jake

    Another reason not to vote for Romney!

    February 2, 2012 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  16. TheMagusNYC

    Having studied carefully the tax returns of all the candidates, The Don selects a candidate who shares his values.

    February 2, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  17. haha ha

    FOX NEWS is saying that Donald is going to endorse NEWT!! Let's see who get this right!!

    February 2, 2012 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  18. from Massachusetts

    Interesting... FoxNews and the Associated Press has exactly the opposite report. I'm not a fan of Donald Trump, but it would be nice for him to support Romney.

    February 2, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  19. Pat in IL

    You can't pick your followers, but having Trump and his craziness on your side might not be an asset. Romney is smart enough to know that being rich is not the same as being a leader.....Trump isn't. His bully tactics seem a better fit with Gingrich.

    February 2, 2012 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  20. GRS62

    Two observations:
    1) WHO cares? Trump is a non-player and his endorsement means nothing.
    2) Romney should graciously decline the endorsement. Accepting it would give the Tramp credibility where none is deserved and will actually cost him votes.

    February 2, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  21. ST

    After he has made his endorsement he needs to zip it up and stop talking about the Third Party. This is man is always full of himself.

    February 2, 2012 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  22. TheTraveler

    "It's a great thing when you can show that you've been successful and that you've made a lot of money and that you've employed a lot of people," Trump said

    Yeah, I'm sure the folks at Bain Capital were as pleased as punch ...

    February 2, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  23. Jim

    Who cares who he endorses !! He's a nobody in the political world !! You notice how he jumps on the Romney bandwagon now that he's leading !!!

    February 2, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  24. Dr. Ruth

    Wow...!!! That really is going to make a difference..!!!

    I had some respect for trump but after the birth certificate fiasco, I lost all respect for him, that must be the most silly mistake a self-proclaimed politician has ever made.. He looked like a fool..

    February 2, 2012 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  25. Enrique

    Another reason NOT to vote for Mitt Romney.

    February 2, 2012 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
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