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. 2tired2care

    I bet they talked about Obama's birth certificate.

    May 31, 2011 06:45 pm at 6:45 pm |
  2. Bigred

    Two losers do not a winner make!

    May 31, 2011 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  3. Funny as Heck

    This ought to be Hilarious!

    May 31, 2011 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  4. Connie

    WHY WHY WHY is this even a story?

    May 31, 2011 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  5. Al

    Just think, even as stoooopid as the idea is, at least these two idiots are keeping the economy trudging along.....the Carnival Barker and The lady with eyesight good enough to see Russia from Alaska finally about a goat-rope of a show.

    May 31, 2011 06:47 pm at 6:47 pm |
  6. asdf

    What is amazing is not how Palin behaves but how popular she is among the short bus right (really really hitting up the elder statesman kook Trump for advice?). Oh well Palin 2012! Its the only sure way Obama gets reelected I guess.

    May 31, 2011 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  7. JP0

    WOW! I agree with C. Howe Yulikit, a vortex of stupidity. Hopefully it will suck in only equally stupid people.

    May 31, 2011 06:51 pm at 6:51 pm |
  8. Anonymous

    Enough is Enough! I am so sick of Sarah Palin I could scream. She is playing CNN, our great country and our people (not the intelligent ones) for fools. And this "meeting" with Donald Trump, who cares? He played his country for a fool as well. I love CNN, but am watching it less and less until this subsides.

    May 31, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  9. CaliforniaBC

    Oh great! A meeting of the idiots.

    May 31, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  10. Stacey, Connecticut

    Palin – a powerful force in the GOP no matter how incompetent and divisive she is. I think the majority of us responding to this article know the reason why. Anybody who's willing to come out and denounce Obama with the vitriol and hatred she has used is speaking the language of the bigots in this country. Her followers don't care if she's not so smart. They could care less. She speaks their language; she says what they feel and want to hear. If anyone thinks the hate is because of Obama's policies, think again. It's so much more than that. Palin doesn't want to be President of the United States, but she does want to control whatever person gets the GOP nomination – and she will. Palin will choose the VP to run with the GOP nominee. If that person doesn't do what she wants, she will take her support away from that person. So whoever gets the GOP nomination for President will be answering to Sara Palin. Palin will go and have a couple more books written for her, go on more book tours and speaking engagements and make even more millions. That's power for you folks. Gotta hand it to this woman who has the GOP wrapped around her lily white fingers. Look how the "lame stream media" is chasing her all over the northeast! They're not chasing the other candidates. You don't have to be smart or have any class to make millions. Palin has proven that. Now having said all of this, I still can't stand her and I believe in the long run that Palin is a very dangerous person to America – probably more so than any terrorist could be. Palin is a terror onto herself.

    May 31, 2011 06:52 pm at 6:52 pm |
  11. clarke

    She runs for President and the Donald will be her VP. Wait she runs, wins general election, Mccain is the VP. She quits and McCain is the President, now she has paid him back for making him lose in 08. The Donald and Palin in the same room, how will they find one big enough to hold both their ego's at the same time.

    May 31, 2011 07:00 pm at 7:00 pm |
  12. Clwyd

    Two idiots meet! One loony and the other big mouth, but neither brains. One a quitter and one bankrupt three times! Great leadership the republican party offers Americans! Some of the others running are far worse!

    May 31, 2011 07:02 pm at 7:02 pm |
  13. Tom In Millstadt

    Lot of empty space there.

    May 31, 2011 07:03 pm at 7:03 pm |
  14. GOP-Tea Party Radical Social Engineering to Kill Grandma Medicare

    Can we have these 2 dumb idiots giving a speech after their dinner/meeting?

    Trump: "You are Fired"
    Palin: "I quit"

    May 31, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  15. HK from Seattle

    My stomach is turning.

    May 31, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  16. Truthwillsetyoufree

    Yes! a Palin, Trump ticket.... LOL , Dumb and angry ticket...

    May 31, 2011 07:07 pm at 7:07 pm |
  17. dina

    Oh the stupidity that will circle around their heads as they talk abut government. Neither one of them knows anything.Big egos, big, big egos, both are narcisistic personalities who show their ignorance by their words. Heavenhelp this country if the people are stupid enough to nominate and elect the likes of Sarah Palin, the dumbest yet shrewdest woma in the country.Go away Sarah and take Trump with you as well as Gingrich. If anyone should run, it should be Romney. He is a good person and I am a Democrat,Anyone but you. You cant' beat Obama anyway. You are so fake.

    May 31, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  18. Mark Thompson

    I hope they breed...the outcome will be monumental for the eventual revival of the traveling circus freak-show. America has gone completely bonkers – what a joke the country has become. This woman is an absolute loon – Trump is a disaster. It is all so depressing.

    May 31, 2011 07:08 pm at 7:08 pm |
  19. anonymous

    "It's so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don't say it." Something these two obviously haven't mastered.

    May 31, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  20. dvdmc16

    Frankenstein meets the Wolfman

    May 31, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  21. VernS

    Wow...there's a great meeting of the minds....

    May 31, 2011 07:09 pm at 7:09 pm |
  22. Russ

    Man, all the comments I wanted to make about these two.....uhmm, what ever they are, have already been made. I'll just say ditto to most of what everyone else has said.

    May 31, 2011 07:10 pm at 7:10 pm |
  23. keeth in cali

    There isn't a room on Earth big enough to handle both of those self-inflated egos.

    May 31, 2011 07:14 pm at 7:14 pm |
  24. jerseylou

    I wonder if he will shake her hand,after she lets that fire in the belly ripped between those legs at the dinner table? Conversation:Big time Thief Teache's Little time Thief how to steal better.

    May 31, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  25. SCOTO

    Is there anything that we suffering citizens of this great country can say or do which will conviince CNN that the vast vast majority of us are sick and tired of this female nincompoop being thrust in our faces every day? Same for Trump, another phoney loser. This coverage is strictly for that part of our country that the rest of us are stuck with....... the dopey part

    May 31, 2011 07:20 pm at 7:20 pm |
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