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.

– On Monday, June 13, CNN will host the first New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate, live from Manchester, NH at 8 p.m. ET. Follow all the issues and campaign news leading up to the debate on and @cnnpolitics on Twitter.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Sarah Palin
soundoff (172 Responses)
  1. mk1

    Ah yes, dumb and dumber meet and this is news?

    May 31, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. Boytjie

    Federal Hall in the Wall Street area is a national historic site... I wonder why she would not stop by there?

    May 31, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. David, CA

    Sarah's pitching a new movie to the Donald. Dumb and Dumber 2.

    May 31, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  4. John

    Nice when dumb and dumber put their heads together, they might actually be smarter than a 3 year old.

    May 31, 2011 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
  5. wishing

    Beauty and the Beast. What a ticket.

    May 31, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  6. jack

    Are there two bigger media whores than these clowns? How can anyone top Palin's stupidty and Trump's legendary financial incompetence?

    May 31, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  7. J J

    Blind leading a Blind.

    May 31, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  8. Richard W

    The blind leading the blinder – wouldn'tcha just love to sit in at that dinner meeting? Astounding...

    May 31, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  9. twiddly

    Words just fail...

    May 31, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  10. anthony

    Trump is gonna give her his blueprint on milking these idiots by thinking he'll run for President, then conveniently dropping out of the race before he's accountable for anything of substance. Palin will then take notes on her hand before Palin screeches "I quit" seconds before Trump can say "Ya Fired". They will share an awkward moment of silence before simultaneously erupting in laughter. Then they'll come up with a plan to duck the media as Palin disguises herself as Trump and Trump puts on a Palin mask. "They'll never suspect its us... hahahahah.. silly public" Then they both laugh all the way to the bank, after lighting cigars with hundred dollar bills.

    May 31, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  11. EatRunDive

    A meeting between these two will drastically reduce the sum total of human knowledge.

    May 31, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  12. mlynn

    Watching that woman play her games is nauseating. Watching the press chase her around is disgusting. She probably was upset the tornado victims were getting more attention and decided to launch another publicity stunt!

    May 31, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  13. Bruce

    How is you gonna educate anybody...

    May 31, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  14. TechTalkGuy

    Trump wants to invite her to become a contestant on the next 'Celebrity Apprentice'.

    May 31, 2011 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  15. Alina77

    Trump and Trumper

    May 31, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  16. Kenny

    The Late Night Show host are going to have a ball over this dinner. Served at Trumps place and shot by Palin in Central Park. The two of them may decide to run on a third party ticket. I can see the bumper sticker now. I bet the Obama campaign would even put together a campaign ad for them LOL.

    PALIN / TRUMP 2012
    I Quit / You're Fired

    May 31, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  17. Morris

    Two of the biggest media-w/h/o/r/e/s meeting to exchange tips on getting the most mileage out of the garbage of the day.

    May 31, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  18. Charlie in Maine

    Wait I've seen this movie but I prefer the original "Dumb and Dumber" Isn't that a copywrite infringement?

    May 31, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  19. 2012 Campaigns Off and Running!

    Well, if nothing else it holds a stronger possibility that if she runs and by chance wins the GOP nomination, that there would be a split in the ranks and a 3erd party would form, much to the delight of the Democrats. I agree that this trip is more ego than anything else, she's kinda been in the quiet zone too much as of late.

    May 31, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  20. Dee

    This is exactly what I was talking about she is making a fool out of the media and now she meets with Donald Trump there are more important things to cover.

    Where are her values they are two peas in a pod and to be associated with Trump the way he disgraced himself and used the media.

    She certainly is not Presidential material only trying to make money and get her family on the Celebrity Apprentice.

    May 31, 2011 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  21. Aww, how cute.

    Way to keep the media off your trail, princess. Playing "hard to get" just like a moon-eyed twelve-year old.

    May 31, 2011 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  22. Jon

    *sigh* Oh, that's going to end well.

    May 31, 2011 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  23. J.M.

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!! CNN, all media: Stop following this woman!! She is ONLY famous right now because you report on everytime she sneezes. She has had a very limited political achievement, has nothing new to say. The ONLY reason she is in the news is because the media won't let her be. So, grant her wishes, and stop following her. You feed off each other. CNN please take note, when she is on the air now (which you seem to have Palin storie ALL the time) I am changing the channel. I've had enough with this empty headed twit. There are big issues on the table. I want to hear from people who have actual proposals, not on some endless self promotion tour.

    May 31, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  24. Ronnie

    hahaha Why are these 2 losers meeting?

    May 31, 2011 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  25. PaulC

    What a pair! Dumb and dumber proving once again that you can't go broke underestimating the intelligence of the American voter. Was that a motorcycle or broomstick she rode in on?

    May 31, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
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