Trump issues Perry praise
August 29th, 2011
10:59 AM ET
11 years ago

Trump issues Perry praise

(CNN) - Donald Trump said Monday he spoke with Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on the phone and the two had "great conversations."

"I'm sort of proud of him," Trump said on Fox News. "I mean he's doing well, he's doing a good job and we'll see what happens."

Trump, who flirted with a bid for the White House earlier this year, said it is early in the 2012 campaign, but that Perry has "a great voice." He added that Perry called him after his presidential announcement.

The longest serving governor of Texas has risen to the top of recent national 2012 polls after a late entry into the presidential field.

When asked what they discussed during their talk, Trump said China and jobs, two issues that were constants while he mulled a run.

"I think he likes my views on China. I think he likes what I'm saying about other countries just absolutely ripping this nation," Trump said.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Rick Perry
soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. GOP = Greed Over People

    Sounds like Mr. Combover, thinks Mr. Goodhair's "pay to play" politics is a positive thing

    August 29, 2011 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  2. Jilli

    Praise from one empty blowhard to another empty blowhard...

    August 29, 2011 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  3. Jon in Pittsburgh

    And that should be the final nail to DOOM his chances. Stick to real estate Don and let the adults figure out the real problems.

    August 29, 2011 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  4. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Did he tell Perry all of the "amazing things" his investigators found in Hawaii??

    August 29, 2011 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  5. ngc1300

    Hopefully, a full endorsement from "The Donald" will constitute the kiss of death we need to keep W's clone out of the White House.

    August 29, 2011 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  6. Scott in GA

    The D is turning into the male version of Sarah Palin. He can't be taken seriously and refuses to go away.

    August 29, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  7. Shelby

    Who cares? This is one loser endorsing another. But I’m sure “moral” perry appreciates getting kudos from trump....the man who cheated on his ex-wives how many times? And from the man who filed bankruptcy at least 4 times, screwing over many.

    August 29, 2011 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  8. JR White Bear Lake MN.

    thats the kiss of death for Perry

    August 29, 2011 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  9. Tired of the nonsense

    Rick Perry? Good job? That's a contradiction in terms!

    Rick Perry would be more evil than the Bush Administration, more stupid than anything Palin could bring to the table and more insane than Bachmann. I don't know what's scarier, the fact that someone like Perry could be elected to public office or the fact there are people out there voting for him.

    August 29, 2011 11:21 am at 11:21 am |
  10. diridi

    Perry is bigger idiot than Trump.....o.k, But both are thugs of GOP idiots group....Great America, we have thugs......Corporate thugs, and Oil idiots....o.k, Obama2011....

    August 29, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  11. TommiGI

    Trump is "proud" of Parry? For what? Trump's view of China? How much Chinese investment money is in Trump's casino/hotels? Let's investigate this.

    August 29, 2011 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. Bill from GA

    Maybe they should get with Christie and spend the day patting each other on the back.

    I've gotta wonder, if governors preemptively evacuating the coast when scientists predict a hurricane is a good thing, why is it a bad thing to listen to scientists who predict Global Warming will be (maybe IS ) causing much more damage, to the entire world.

    August 29, 2011 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  13. Curt

    I think its time the press stopped reporting on what Donald Trump or Sarah Palin thinks. Who cares.

    August 29, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  14. MedaBlkman

    Great 2-"great white hopes"..........................................whatever, clearly your talking about jobs DOES nothing to bring them into the U.S. he needs to find a new wig............what a JOKE.

    August 29, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  15. The Elephant in The Room

    Whenever listening to some Trump says you must dilute it by a ratio of 20 parts water to 1 part Trump-speak. Remeber, this is a guy who would tell you he went to Wharton, the U-of-PA GRADUATE B-school. The only thing is, Trump DOES NOT have a GRADUATE degree; no MBA.

    So when you here it reported that Trump said, "We had a GREAT conversation" or Perry`s "doing a REALLY GOOD job", here is the translation,

    What that means in english is: Trump called Perry and Perry said, "sorry, I`m busy, I`ll have to call you back" – that`s the `great conversation` part.

    The `really good job` part is thatwhen Perry called back, he told Trump that he just had a bowel movement and blinked his eyes.

    Trump resume-inflates that into a close & meaningful relationship with Perry.

    August 29, 2011 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  16. John

    All of this Coming from one of the biggest Lair the American People every heard from. About a man that should be Charge with Treason for wanting to take Texas and Secede from the Union. I think both of them are nut cases.

    August 29, 2011 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  17. FM

    Hello Trump, did you remember to ask him whether he has a birth certificate and when he will show it to you?

    August 29, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  18. logic in LA

    Who care's what Trump says? Do I get a headline too?

    August 29, 2011 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  19. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Neither of them have produced their long form birth certificate for review yet. What are they afraid of?

    August 29, 2011 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  20. SecedingfromTexas

    Perry, Bachmann, Trump, Palin – the list is long.
    All abusers of the "systems" they want to destroy – hypocrisy in its highest form.
    All arrogant – and we have seen what arrogance can do.
    All filled with hate, greed, selfishness; void of compassion; twisters of the truth; frauds.
    Not my idea of qualifications to be a World leader.

    August 29, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  21. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Trump's view on China has no more his authencity than his view on marrying women who aren't "Made in America". I guess Trump can now say "I've never married a woman from China because of my views on China".

    August 29, 2011 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  22. ThinkAgain

    Interesting factoid about Parry: He became governor of Texas when GW Bush stole the election in 2000.

    At the end of Parry's first legislative session as governor, on June 17, 2001, he vetoed 82 bills, even though few had heard his views on these bills during the session. His vetoes were personally directed at lawmakers that had fallen out of his favor (Democrats and Republicans, alike) and this move was him simply flexing his muscles and giving them all the finger.

    Notice his total lack of concern for the people of Texas and his complete obsession with political power.

    That's Parry in a nutshell: In it for himself – to hell with the consequences on the real lives of real people.

    August 29, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |