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. Discernment


    PALIN: – Hi Donald. I plan to win the Republican Tea Party nomination and run in the 2012 Presidential General Election against President Obama. If you back my Presidential bid, I'll elect you as my V.P. candidate; or offer you a place in my cabinet such as "Secretary of Commerce" or "Secretary of Treasury".

    DONALD: – It is a deal.

    May 31, 2011 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  2. RAS

    By what reasonable measure was "Sarah Palin's Alaska" a "hit"? It didn't even get renewed for a second season.

    May 31, 2011 05:48 pm at 5:48 pm |
  3. drew

    Two gigantic, shameless, self-promoting egos in the same section of New York, at the same time. The only question that remains is will there be enough oxygen left to support the several million residents that live there?

    May 31, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. Discernment

    Brainless pit-bull with lipstick – – meets – – skunk-tail toupee wearing birther idiot.

    May 31, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  5. Michael

    There are precedents: Beavis & Butthead; Dumb & Dummber; Null & Void...........

    May 31, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  6. K3Citizen

    Maybe one of them will tell the other their secrets of being rich without ever having to work for it.

    May 31, 2011 05:55 pm at 5:55 pm |
  7. drew

    Look, if any of us could earn this kind of dough, for doing this little of consequence, this quickly, we'd probably at least consider doing the same thing. If Sarah ever decides she wants to check out from the limelight, she'll do it as an extremely wealthy con artist.

    May 31, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  8. sue

    She's looking for MONEY to support her run......what a waste of Trumps money.....she going to lose no matter what, it would just be a waste of money.....not that I care what happens to Trump.....he's just as much a money grubber as she is...and just as stupid as she is...the only thing Palin has over Trump is a better hair do........

    May 31, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  9. Lorna

    I am forced...after an all too brief listen to that whiny nincompoop all over the foolish media YET AGAIN! Her voice alone could peel paint.....she is for sure snookerin' the press though huh? She loathes the "lamestream media" but doesn't seem to be able to get enough of it. Yes I can...and will...turn off the TV etc. and hope against hope the symptoms of Palinitis will soon, yet again, fade away....Please!

    May 31, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  10. Papasan

    Selling crazy to the Tea Baggers again!

    When the Right Wing Loonies / Tea Baggers figure out that Palin / Trump have SUCKED all the cash out of the 2012 GOP donors they won't be in love with them any longer...

    May 31, 2011 05:58 pm at 5:58 pm |

    One shill meets another shill.

    May 31, 2011 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  12. d

    Where are the Predator Drones when you really need them?

    May 31, 2011 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  13. angryoldguy

    I predict that Sarah won't run for POTUS, but she will be on "Celebrity Apprentice" next season! All this woman really cares about is her EGO & making more money than Trump! Only idiots will care about this, just like the one's who watch "Celebrity Apprentice"!

    May 31, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  14. Art R

    Neither one of those two idiots can listen – all they do is talk the usual garbage. Both of them have swollen heads. It's incredible that they get so much media coverage. I suppose the media would cover Palin using the toilet if they could. As other's have said the media gravitates to coverage of the most bizarre and outrageous candidates – "normal" candidates are pretty much ignored.

    May 31, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  15. MAngeline

    Hope they keep the meal simple...not too many forks. Sweet Sarah, Toddy & company are used to eating moose stew with their fingers!

    May 31, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  16. jdh

    I think the tour is more for her education about our nation's founding principles than anyone else.

    May 31, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  17. Patty - Illinois

    The Donald likes former beauty queens (Marla who was his mistress and later became his second wife after she gave birth to his child). The Sarah was some sort of beauty queen (I believe in the huge town of Wasilla, Alaska); so, these two do have something in common.

    May 31, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  18. Larry L

    Maybe she can see Russia from Trump Towers...

    May 31, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  19. twiddly

    PALIN / TRUMP 2012
    I Quit / You're Fired

    May 31, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  20. Elizabeth

    She wants money. Donald has an ax to grind after being the butt of the President's jokes. This is not a casual get-together–it's a strategy session. Two narcissistic egotists planning a takeover of the country. I'm old, but I feel sorry for younger people if they play the American public good enough to gain power. That would be the end of a free America and the beginning of the return to slavery outlawed in 1860–only the slaves will be the poor and disenfranchised, many of whom will be the ones to vote

    May 31, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  21. ceebee

    "One Nation" Bus tour??

    Oh, you mean the "Fire in my Belly – Bats in My Belfry Tour"? Or is it the "Ego Trip"?

    May 31, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  22. Shannon

    I can't even imagine how inane and ridiiculous a conversation from these two publicity whores would be. I am constantly amazed that there are actually people in this country dumb enough to support these two people. America has sunk to a new low.

    May 31, 2011 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  23. Laura518

    @thinkagain...."The Shrilla from Wasilla". I love it! These two egomaniacs! But at least Trump works for a living. To think anyone would take Sarah Palin seriously. Yes, the press eats up what she does...but the press also eats up what Snooki does. Sarah, that doesn't mean anyone is taking you seriously. You're a sideshow. No one but a few crazy people would ever think of voting for you!

    May 31, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  24. tonede

    Odd hook-ups lately... Westboro and the KKK, and now The Donald and the Clampetts from Wasilla

    May 31, 2011 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  25. Joe

    I wonder if either one of them ever shut up long enough to realize that the other one was there?

    May 31, 2011 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
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