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. lucy

    No surprise here. The money folks stick together. It's all about money, money, money. Shows how out of touch these people are with the working people of this country. We are the ones that work until we drop for the mediocre wages we get while watching the rich get richer. They spend their money like there is no tomorrow.

    I don't support Rommey and I don't respect Trump. This republican race is not a fair race and there should be limits on how much a presidential candidate can spend. Money can buy anything and these two guys prove it.

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

    Well that should be the last nail in Mitt's coffin as far as having any chance at all of winning in November.

    February 2, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. Darrin

    Trump may be anoying and have crazy, comb-over hair but he's been very successful and true, he has created many, many jobs for Americans and have helped many people become financially successful. Trump's endorsement will pretty much be a non-factor to Romney's nom. but will look good for Trump and he knows who the winner will be.

    February 2, 2012 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  4. stranger in an increasingly strange land

    Let me see if I can follow the Newt's endorsements. Todd (I want Alaska out of the USA) Palin, Herman (Where are the women) Cain and Donald (I don't believe in birth certificates, even the ones verified by the states) Trump. A Loserville trio that would be hard to get anywhere else but the fringes of the Republican Party. Add in the Tea Partiers and you are ready to destroy the GOP forever.

    Romney supporters: most of the Republican leadership, a selection of ex-Presidential candidates and a pretty good number of business leaders. Throw in the majority of the centerist Republicans and some of the independents. They might be able to save the Party from the path of destruction it is now on.

    February 2, 2012 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  5. Joi Gibson

    Big whoop!!! Willard may very well be sorry if that hair bomb goes off the rails again with his birther nonsense! Two rich dudes with no clue about the plight of the average working American. Bet they never had to worry about which bill to pay, or not to pay in order to buy some food. I could care less about them being rich, it is their seemingly lack of empathy that's really appalling.

    OBAMA/BIDEN/FIRST LADY MICHELLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    February 2, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  6. Adam

    What a surprise. One of the richest men in America backing one of the richest candidates in history. WOW Im shocked.

    February 2, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  7. Jake

    Shame on American citizens if they give any credit to this man. He is only looking for his continuation as a celebrity....just another fame whore.

    February 2, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  8. Dr Knowitall

    One rich guy endorsing another, yeah thats news.

    February 2, 2012 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  9. quinLee

    Circus List:
    Elephants-check,
    Clowns-check
    Tent (on order).....

    February 2, 2012 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  10. duke5343

    WHO cares Trump is spoiled loud mouth rich brat

    February 2, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  11. Patricksday

    I couldnt think of a better person unless it was Lucifer its self.

    February 2, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  12. George M.

    Not suprising....... He's always been a closet democrat. It gives Gingrich more of a boost than it will Obamney.

    February 2, 2012 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  13. lejaune

    Poor Newt must feel betrayed after kissing Donald's ring on a number of occasions.

    February 2, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  14. scmom

    Who cares!

    February 2, 2012 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  15. Mike

    Romney said he wasn't concerned about the very poor. Food stamps is not a 'safety net'. And under Romney, the poor will see their taxes increase!

    The only people Romney or Trump are concerned about are the wealthy!

    February 2, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  16. Audrey

    The Huffington Post said Trump was endorsing Gingrich.

    February 2, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  17. gimmesometruth

    Wow, what a disappointment Trump is. After Romney says he is not concerned about the poor, Trump endorses fellow rich man. What can they all be thinking? This will not play in Peoria. Trump might as well endorse Obama.

    February 2, 2012 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  18. Sproles

    Are u mad Ron Paul will win Maine, Nevada, Colorado, California and Texas? U mad he will be the next president?

    Yea, u mad.

    February 2, 2012 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  19. us1776

    Wow, Mr. Bankruptcy endorses Mr. Job Cremator.

    Who knew?

    .

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

    I am waiting to see or hear Trump ask for Romney's ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATE since Romney's father was born outside the USA (Mexico to be exact).

    February 2, 2012 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  21. Shirlene

    Not sure if that helps or hurts Romney. Trumps endorsement doesn't do alot for me, that's for sure!

    February 2, 2012 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  22. Chuk

    Who cares? This is the same Romney who dissed Trump and his silly debate. Trump is nothing but hot air!

    February 2, 2012 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  23. Nurul Aman

    After getting endorsement from the ignorant and racist Trump, Romney and his sons will start demanding the same racially charged proof of Obama's Birth Certificate. Romney's one of the sons already made that statement in IA campaign in exchange for his father's tax return. What a bunch of losers, who have no shame to accept the endorsement of an Idiot like Donal Trump. This GOP font runner is an insult to American politics of 2012. Shame on you Romney! You failed the greatness of America by accepting the endorsement of Trump.

    February 2, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  24. DeeNYC

    what's with all the approval steps?

    February 2, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  25. Maria

    No wonder, they both have "you'r fired" as a motto.

    February 2, 2012 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
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