Cruz, Trump to meet up
November 22nd, 2013
11:43 AM ET
5 years ago

Cruz, Trump to meet up

(CNN) - Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, will meet with real estate titan Donald Trump on Friday afternoon in New York City, Michael Cohen, a spokesman for the billionaire, confirmed.

With Trump being a vocal figure on the future of the Republican Party, the meeting stirs more speculation that Cruz may be gearing up for a 2016 presidential bid.

Trump was known as a power broker during the 2012 Republican primaries; multiple candidates ventured to New York City in search of the billionaire's blessing.

Both Trump and Cruz were in Iowa in August for the evangelical Family Leader Conference. It was one of many stops for Cruz to the Hawkeye State, as well as other crucial presidential primary states, this year.

Cruz contacted Trump within the last month to arrange Friday's meeting, according to a source familiar with the plans. It's scheduled to take place at Trump Tower at 2 p.m. ET.

Trump himself flirted with a presidential bid in 2011 and hasn't ruled out a potential campaign in 2016.

He told ABC News that he was willing to spend big on a presidential campaign - that is, if he decides to run for real this time.

"If I did it, I'd spend whatever it took," Trump told ABC's "This Week."

Filed under: 2016 • Donald Trump • Ted Cruz
soundoff (40 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Major Birther, meet Flat Earther.

    November 22, 2013 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    A birther & a domestic terrorist are discussing plans on how to divide the country even more. What else is new. This is not your grandfather's republican party.

    November 22, 2013 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    You always have to go to the money people, to get elected in matter which side of the aisle you are on.

    November 22, 2013 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  4. Laverne

    Two fools in a pod!

    November 22, 2013 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Show him your Canadian birth certificate, Ted. Remember, Trump and Orley Taits, need to see your long one.

    November 22, 2013 11:58 am at 11:58 am |
  6. Borderless

    Any politician that meets with Trump for any reason can no longer be taken seriously.
    Anyone who meets with Cruz can not take him seriously.

    November 22, 2013 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  7. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Two egomaniacs... Should be a productive meeting. :-p

    November 22, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  8. The REAL Truth...

    They're just making sure that they have their anti-Obama/ACA talking points down (re:GOP playbook) for the next round of Federal shutdown effort that Cruz is going to initiate.

    November 22, 2013 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Show him your Canadian birth certificate, Ted. Remember, Trump and Orley Taits, need to see your long one.
    You mean "Rafael." lol. Let's test Trump's Birther bonafides.

    November 22, 2013 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  10. Thomas

    @Rick McDaniel
    You always have to go to the money people, to get elected in matter which side of the aisle you are on.

    It would be nice if escorts could choose there clients .

    November 22, 2013 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  11. Anonymous

    Wow. Borderless has actually said something I agree with.

    November 22, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  12. Tampa Tim

    Maybe Ted can sign him up for republican health care, Cruz Care.

    November 22, 2013 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  13. Arizona Immigration Laws Work

    Hopefully they are discussing how to deport every single last illegal Mexican from this land

    November 22, 2013 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Rick McDaniel

    You always have to go to the money people, to get elected in matter which side of the aisle you are on.
    No, you don't. Where were you in 2008 when Barack Obama raised millions from small donations? Getting Tea Party trained?

    November 22, 2013 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  15. awenshok

    So these two intellectuals sit down in a room empty of sanity - so what, a guy who can't comb his hair meets with a failed political strategist. Newsworthy?

    November 22, 2013 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  16. Thomas

    Are they going to eat cookies and read to each other.

    How the Grinch's Stole Christmas or Lords of the Fly's ?

    November 22, 2013 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  17. TheObserver

    Ha. This is awesome. Why not invite Jessie Ventura, Schwarzenegger, Michelle Bachmann, Norman Schwarzkopf, and Rumsfeld too? It might be some kind of record for clueless government employees in the same room at the same time. Although some of GWB's and Cheney's meetings might be tough to beat.

    Anyone who attends, endorses, or supports those involved in such meetings should heretofore wear aluminum foil on their head so we all know who you are.

    BTW we just passed Iran and Nigeria in economic inequality, more than one-quarter of our children live BELOW the poverty line, and a piece of Antarctica the size of Atlanta just broke off, if anyone cares.

    Yay America!

    November 22, 2013 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  18. Greg In Arkansas

    Maybe they are working on a plan to come up with "citizenship" papers for Ted to show that he came to THIS country legally.....I want to see Ted's green card since he was born a Canadian citizen and brought to the US.

    WHY hasn't the media "explained" how a Canadian born person can wind up in the US Senate with his eye on the White me the papers.......PLEASE...!!

    November 22, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  19. Italmn

    LOL...LOL.... OMG ! Donald Trump, The Big Blow-Hard meets up with Ted Cruz the future Hitler wanna be. The Republicans are nothing more than entertainment and watching Dinosaurs and young Anti-Government slowly fall into the cracks of Failure and disappear for ever.

    November 22, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  20. Rudy NYC

    It will be interesting to see where they go to eat. Wasn't it Bachmann who Trump took out for a slice of NY thin crust pizza?

    November 22, 2013 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  21. Lolo

    @Arizona Immigration laws work, what's the matter you don't need the cheap labor anymore? You people are nothing but nuts. It was alright for the Mexicans to come over to do the work you didn't want to do for peanuts, now that they are living the American dream by working two or more jobs that most Americans will not do for peanuts you want to get rid of them. You are nothing but a bafoon just like the rest of the greedy GOP/TP Klan.

    November 22, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  22. Lolo

    Cruz will never be president. He is too egotistic and a liar. The Tea Party peole are not presidential material period. Look who they are following, S. Palin, M. Bachman, H. Cain, R. Perry. T. Cruz, R. Santorium, N. Gingrich, D. Trump and more. None are presidential, just loony and want to be in the limelight telling lies.

    November 22, 2013 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  23. Denise

    One thing is for certain. Both know how to cost others millions of dollars! Ted shut down the government and cheesehead has gone bankrupt how many times?

    November 22, 2013 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  24. Denise

    Plus, I wonder what animal is residing on top of the Trump's head? Ted's doo is not much better, to say the least.

    November 22, 2013 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  25. tom l

    Wow is the Canadian line old and it makes you sound like a complete idiot AND racist. Why don't you like Canadians?

    November 22, 2013 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
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