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. macb

    Yes, Romney's father like Obama's was born outside of the USA. I think Trump should ask to see Romney's birth certificate before he endorses him. He may be an illegal alien.

    February 2, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  2. micdaman

    well, rich people gotta stick together.

    February 2, 2012 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  3. maggie

    So much for all of the back kissing that Gingrich did with Trump. Something else to tick him off. In addition to his own gaffes, Romney is now stuck with what is sure to be many from Trump.

    February 2, 2012 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  4. DaveinSC

    One 1% supporting another 1%. CLASS WARFARE!!!!!

    February 2, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  5. PSparkles

    Just goes to show all you jealous Dems don't like anyone who has been successful in this country. You want a country like Iran when our now President desiring to be dictator wants to take us. Wake up and take a closer look. My dog over Obama anyway!!!

    February 2, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  6. Steven Bannister

    Meanwhile, arch criminal, multi-billionaire 1%er George Soros endorses Obama.

    February 2, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  7. tefera

    He is pieces of sheet, he doesn't know what he is doing. Birds with the same feather, fly together.

    February 2, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. Eardley Ham Woodbury, MN

    Kingrinch had his 'Kiss Of Death." with Herm, now Romney gets one from The Donald. Republicns are funnier than monkeys in a brewery.

    February 2, 2012 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  9. Ydnar

    Rich endorsing the Rich, no surprise here, make me hate Trump even more now

    February 2, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  10. maggie

    This endorsement should play well to those poor people that Romney doesn’t need to worry about.

    February 2, 2012 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  11. Buster Bloodvessel

    Did Trump's hair see its shadow this morning?

    February 2, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  12. Stu

    ...arise Sir Mitt for I have apointeth thee "crusader of the Tea Party" to go forth and defeat that White House usurper and restoreth unfettered Capitalism upon the land.

    February 2, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  13. LetsKickButt

    Wasn't this clown endorsing Gingrich until Thursday morning ??? What a turncoat !
    The mice are the first to flee from a sinking ship !

    February 2, 2012 11:57 am at 11:57 am |
  14. TomGI

    Who cares? Trump's endorsement carries no weight except to Trump. Face it, he is a media hor and he pops up every few days to get on TV and get a few million dollars in free publicity.

    February 2, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  15. nayskin

    I do not understand WHY they have not & HOW they have not (meaning all the news anchors, their team, the countless analysts, etc.) figured out that except for Nasty Newt, everyone else including Donald Trumpoholic (He is drunk on his own ego) is running for Vice-President.
    Trumpoholic, knows he will never be a candidate for President, but should he be chosen as the running mate for either Romney or whoever, that puts him in position to possibly be President one day & without argumenmt the 2nd most important elected office in America.
    Rick Santorum has been running for the Vice-Presidency along with many of those who have fallen by the wayside. Obviously, Ron Paul will be better off joining Nasty Newt Gangrenerich (He is a major infection) as a candidate for President of the moon.
    Our news media & the people behind them are even more stupid than many of the voters in this country.

    February 2, 2012 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  16. rikthor

    Well who would Trump endorse. He can only understand what other millionaires say.

    February 2, 2012 11:59 am at 11:59 am |
  17. Jim Colyer

    The Donald comes through.

    February 2, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  18. mofo

    for the love of all we hold dear, can we PLEASE stop reporting anything on this man. noone cares, except him.

    February 2, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  19. rick1948

    From a Romney spokesperson – "NO NO NO"

    February 2, 2012 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  20. TJeff1776

    WOW....Gingrich is SO mad that he just tore his own nose off. That trip to Trump did no good.

    February 2, 2012 12:01 pm at 12:01 pm |
  21. Demo

    Trump's hair is the safety net for the very poor.

    February 2, 2012 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  22. JST

    Uh, what an endorsement. The big douche nobody wanted in politics is endorsing Romney. Even if you are a diehard Republican this should raise some flags for you... Being endorsed by this guy is more like getting a stain!
    With all this circus going on it really looks like as if the Republicans don't really want to win the next election. So far there isn't much to worry about for Obama. Just a bunch of crappy candidates...

    February 2, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  23. Joe

    Isn't he concerned about Romney's Mexican colonialist agenda?

    February 2, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  24. Sam

    If I were Romney, I would say "Thanks for your endorsement Mr. Trump, but no thanks." This would work both ways for Romney, it would negate an endorsement, which theoretically cannot happen once Trump endorses him, and it also curry's favor from those opposed to Trump.

    February 2, 2012 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  25. Ryno

    Trump is a businessman/actor/wannabe politician. He really has no business endorsing anybody. All he wants is the attention and spotlight on himself. He just needs to shut his trap and let us American people make the decisions of who we want to represent us. His input is completely unnecessary. Shame on ANYBODY who decides who to vote for because that is who Donald Trump is supporting. Any such people, if they do exist, should not have the right to vote in the first place.

    February 2, 2012 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
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