Trump confirms he will endorse Romney
February 2nd, 2012
02:40 PM ET
2 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. GIUK

    Romney, Trump, Gingrich, Perry. Watching this Republican lineup on TV is like sitting through an Ed Wood movie marathon.

    February 2, 2012 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  2. PTByrd

    Donald Trump . . . Forrest Gump . . . doesn't matter one way or the other . . . I'd trust Gump before Trump though.

    February 2, 2012 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  3. NDblue

    I guess that comment about the poor appealed to the Trump.

    February 2, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  4. Mike

    LOL @ Trump having a MUCH higher favorable/unfavorable rating among all voters than among Republican voters.

    February 2, 2012 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  5. Thomas

    RomneynoCare combined with Trumponomics will bring medical cost down ?

    A New Jersey casino owned by Donald Trump is offering gamblers in New Jersey the chance to win a lump sum to spend on plastic surgery.

    The winner of the Nip, Tuck and Lift Sweepstakes at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City will receive $25,000 towards various cosmetic procedures, according to the casino.

    February 2, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  6. gimmesometruth

    Bye Bye trump. You are full of it.

    February 2, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  7. ja

    endorsements are a dime a dozen, now who is trump, i endorse obama

    February 2, 2012 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  8. Amanda

    Billionaire Trump set to endorse multi-millionaire Romney? I never would have thought...

    So Trump is all for ignoring the poor people is he?

    February 2, 2012 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  9. Fair is Fair

    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).
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    So what? Both of Romneys parents were CITIZENS, making him a natural-born citizen as required to be president under the constitution of the United States.

    February 2, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  10. Rebecca

    The man that coined "Your Fired" endorsing the man who said "I like firing People". CLASSIC.

    February 2, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  11. Greg

    As a conservative who votes predominantly GOP, and participates in my state's primary, this endorsement is as relevant to me as who the kids from Jersey Shore endorse. Trump is a joke. His pompous foray into politics is an embarrassment to the GOP. With people like Palin, Perry, Bachmann, Santorum, Limbaugh, Beck, Coulter, and O'Reilly still misrepresenting us on the national stage, the last thing we need is another windbag like Trump. If there was a viable alternative for conservative voters that didn't attract so many neo-conservative ego maniacs, I'd abandon the party altogether for even allowing a man like Trump to hold so much influence.

    February 2, 2012 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  12. ThePastaSauce

    Who cares – last time I checked Trump gets one vote just like everyone else, so Mitt is 1/300,000,000 millionth of the way there....

    February 2, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  13. fred

    I LOVE DONALD TRUMP ! He is the second best businessman in America, after Warren Buffet. SWince the federal government is the largest business in America, it needs to be RUN LIKE A BUSINESS, not a freaking charity. Mitt is the only one out there who can turn this ship around and not run it aground like Capt. Obama.

    February 2, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  14. GEETO

    watching the republican primary reminds me of dogs eating their own poop

    February 2, 2012 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  15. Keith

    Wow. First Mitt pays Palin to endorse Newt, and I guess now Newt is paying Trump to endorse Mitt. This really is a viscious primary.

    February 2, 2012 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  16. Jake

    Mitt welcomes this endorsement and promised to make Trump the Treasury Secretary. He can then file for bankruptcy for the Treasury and rid us of the defict. I mean, he has done that with his companies, filed for bankruptcy.

    February 2, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  17. Diogenes

    He liked Mitt's comment about not being concerned about the poor.

    February 2, 2012 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  18. Kenneth Krieger

    The Donald has all said he has conseravative values, while he has contributed to Democrats so he can influnce them for his own benefit. He will indorse the Republican he thinks will win, so he can influnce them for his own benefit. He cares nothing for middleclass hard working, tax paying Americans like a Sarah Palin and me. How much money is enough Donald? You like people like Chain Saw Al, who take over a business to cut everything to the bone and fire as many as possible. Romney is a one trick phony pony. Headline... The Trump Empire recommends "Chain Saw Al Romney" for President". Ken Krieger Cape Coral, Florida

    February 2, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  19. Sarah

    Trump backs Mitt and Palin backs Newt, guess I'm voting for Paul now.

    February 2, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  20. Buster Bloodvessel

    Good, that will be the end of Mitt.

    February 2, 2012 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  21. Tonto

    Who cares what Trump has to say?

    February 2, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  22. CO

    Romney fire people in masses, not caring about their feeling or situation as long as his pockets gets larger and larger. Trump fires people for the pleasure of fire people.
    At the end, both enjoy firing people. I can imagine a golf tournament with these two, telling each other stories on how they've fired people and laugh about it....

    February 2, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  23. tstorm

    A "one-percenter" endorsing another "one-percenter" so they can both get huge tax breaks on their millions. I'm shocked!

    February 2, 2012 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  24. bambam

    What a joke! These Rethuglicans are doomed

    February 2, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  25. TheTraveler

    Romney/Trump in 2012 ... Their campaign slogan: "Where we cheat the other guy, and pass the blame on to you!"

    February 2, 2012 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
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