Palin meeting with Trump in New York
May 31st, 2011
03:00 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin meeting with Trump in New York

(CNN) - Add Trump Tower to the list of historical sites that Sarah Palin plans to visit during her “One Nation” bus tour.

Palin has scheduled a private meeting with none other than Donald Trump on Tuesday evening at the real estate magnate’s sprawling Trump Tower residence in Manhattan.

Palin and her husband Todd will then have dinner with Trump and his wife, a Trump adviser confirmed to CNN.

It’s something of an unusual detour for the bus, which has kept to a strict itinerary of historic sites like Mount Vernon and Independence Hall since it began its tour on Monday.

The tour, according to Palin’s website, is designed “to educate and energize Americans about our nation's founding principles, in order to promote the Fundamental Restoration of America.”

Palin and Trump have at least a few things in common, notably their starring roles in hit reality television shows and a knack for keeping the political world guessing about their presidential ambitions.

Trump recently decided not to pull the trigger on a bid for the Republican nomination, while Palin continues to say that she is seriously considering a run.

Palin was also quoted recently saying that she appreciated Trump’s high-profile effort to obtain President Barack Obama’s long-form birth certificate, though she has said repeatedly that she believes the president is a citizen of the United States.

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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Sarah Palin
soundoff (172 Responses)
  1. Dale

    Two peas in a pod, birds of a better yet, two pigs in a polk.

    May 31, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  2. C. Howe Yulikit

    Their meeting could create a vortex of Stupid which could swallow all of Manhattan!

    May 31, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  3. ThinkAgain

    That must have been some scintillating conversation – NOT! I think Trump is an opportunistic jerk, but I'll admit he's a heckuva lot smarter than the Shrilla from Wasilla.

    May 31, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  4. gt

    now there is a pair for yea...... not...both of those two are selling soap....its about the money....and ego...

    May 31, 2011 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  5. Rex Raptor

    Oh man, I sure hope they decide to run together especially if they decide to run as a 3rd party. Obama/Biden 2012

    May 31, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. AK

    I do NOT like this woman. She is all that is bad about America. Unintelligent, divisive, coy, false bravado, immoral and greedy.

    May 31, 2011 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  7. Anonymous

    "I hope Trump has a big enough Dining Room to fit all the FAIL that will be sitting together at the table."

    May 31, 2011 04:56 pm at 4:56 pm |
  8. Dirk Wladon

    This one bagged Moose that the Donald can keep to himself. Please don't try an undress this Moose in public.

    May 31, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  9. XWngLady

    Wow!....Dumber and Dumberer.

    May 31, 2011 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  10. Name jeremy@Dallas

    Oh my God!!!! She will either be fired or quit. No fox is better.

    May 31, 2011 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston

    The Trumps having dinner with a dog slede racer and an idiot, boy the Trumps have set their bar pretty low. What is Todd going to talk about, dogs and I guess Sarah will do her usual incoherent rambling on. Donald, Donald, I'm disappointed in you again.

    May 31, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  12. Thankfully Independent

    He better count his teeth filling after she gets through talking to him.

    Maybe she just wants the name and number of his hair stylist. She sure would look butch with Trump's hairstyle.

    May 31, 2011 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    Bread & Circus. Even clowns gotta eat.

    May 31, 2011 05:02 pm at 5:02 pm |
  14. And the nuts just keep on coming

    Maybe he is looking for wife number who knows what? This tour of hers just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

    May 31, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |
  15. Johnathan

    If she was running, Fox would have removed her from payroll just as they did for Gingrich months ago. This is all an EGO tour. Know why? Her bus tour in from DC to north. Pretty much a liberal region. She is just taking advantage of the LAME STREAM MEDIA coverage she detests and rales against that is based in that area, as opposed to finding those idiot likely palin voters that would say typically be fouind not in the Northeast, but rather in trailer parks in more sparsley populated red states. She's not going after votes – She's just pumping herself up after taking a long back seat in the news cycle to Obama, Bin Laden killed, Trump, Bachman, Gingrich, Ryancare. I guess she woke one morning and said "Hey...No one is talking about ME! let's change that"!

    Bet the farm on it.

    May 31, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  16. ja

    this palin is just collecting footage for a reality show, the news media is tabloidish and tv programing is full of garbage programing

    May 31, 2011 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  17. Doug in NYC

    And in other news today, 6 Republican State Senators in Wisconsin are heading for a recall election as efforts were sucessful in recalling them. Seems this story has dropped off the radar.

    May 31, 2011 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  18. rhumba

    Is Palin trying to get herself, one of her brood, or her husband on "Celebrity Apprentice"?

    May 31, 2011 05:17 pm at 5:17 pm |
  19. Consider This...

    Now there's a pair for you. They play the same game. I wish Sarah would take her marbles and go home, for good.

    May 31, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  20. Johnjon

    the freak show just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

    May 31, 2011 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  21. Consider This...

    Who's going to do the educating on Palin's bus tour. What a laugh.

    May 31, 2011 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  22. sue

    Wow where and when does this woman stop......if she runs she will lose....and to think we will have to hear her WHINE about it for the whole second term of President Obama.....McCain and the whole Republican party are responsible for this idiot...McCain for making her his running mate that lost him his election and the rest of the GOP for giving into her and not putting her into her place.....she is ruinning what is left of the Repiblican party

    May 31, 2011 05:26 pm at 5:26 pm |
  23. Dea2

    Oh God, please make it stop.!!!!

    May 31, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  24. Jess

    Can anyone imagine what her presidency would look like? A total joke...if you're going to run then spit it out already. I don't know what these idiots think they are doing by delaying an announcement. They look incredibly stupid. She might as well take that stupid tour bus to the White House and have a little tour of the grounds because that's as close as she will ever get to occupying it.

    May 31, 2011 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  25. Randy, San Francisco

    Not surprised that Palin ended at such a historical place to educate the American people and the news media. Trump Tower is the symbol of greed, power, selfishness, ego, money, and conspicuous consumption.. How fitting, the inevitable meeting of two Giant Egos!

    May 31, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
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