Perry and Trump set to meet
September 14th, 2011
01:54 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry and Trump set to meet

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry will meet with Donald Trump Wednesday night in New York, the Perry campaign confirmed to CNN.

The Texas governor will travel to the Big Apple after speeches in Virginia earlier Wednesday.

Trump, who considered running for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination earlier in the year, previously said he spoke with Perry on the telephone and the two had "great conversations."

The real estate mogul and reality TV star has not ruled out a third party run for the White House.

- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Rick Perry
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. No Amnesty for Teabaggers - Impeach Republicans

    It looks like Ponzi needs some advice on how to run a successful birther campaign. Perry wrote 'Fed Up,' but he really meant, " I effed up!"

    September 14, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  2. thomas

    Perry / Trump

    They both have such great hair !

    September 14, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  3. Me in MN

    Neither one of these two men have what it takes to be a political leader. They can't even decide which political party they are!

    September 14, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    I hope Perry is a nominee. The only other politician dumb enough to align themselves with an idiot like Trump was Palin. It's like he wants to be seen as an extremist/unelectable.

    September 14, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  5. No Amnesty for Teabaggers - Impeach Republicans

    @ as GM – Hey dipstick, GM is still alive, thanks to President Obama and the unions! All that without any help from the party of Hell no! It is hard to believe that the republicans can shout, "you lie," "Hell no" and call the president a communist, and they think they deserve some respect, and get their panties in an uproar when the President says, "Pass this bill!"

    September 14, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  6. Beverly - NYC

    If Perry had an ounce of brain he would stay far far away from this loudmouth lunatic. Why the GOP feels it has to kiss Trumps ring is a mystery.

    September 14, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  7. Seattle Sue

    The meeting of two arrogant jerks.

    September 14, 2011 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  8. ken

    Perry tied to Trump? His Texas Goose is cooked. I didn't like him in the beginning and to learn he will somehow be associated with "The Chump Trump" tells me how much trouble this country will be in with the likes of him or other TeaPublicans in control. I'm not fond of what we have in President Obama partly because he will not stand and fight but I do prefer the devil I know over the devil I don't know.

    September 14, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  9. Woman In California

    Why not? They both know how to execute. Perry executes LIFE and Trump BANKRUPTICS. What a pair.

    September 14, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Will they be sharing hairdo tips? I'm absolutely 100% certain that's what the conversation might as well be about. Can we have a recording of it please or are we only allowed to find out what secret deals they made once Chump starts making money off the Parry administration if he's elected?

    September 14, 2011 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Another Pizza summit? Sarah should be offended if Trump takes Perry somewhere that isn't fast food for under 10 bucks per person.

    September 14, 2011 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  12. Noodle Nose Johnson

    They must be going to compare hair gel, because neither of them have a clue about anything else.

    September 14, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  13. AEK

    A very large head and a very small brain in the same room, should be interesting...just sayin'!

    September 14, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  14. Bill744

    So, a birther and a denier of science meet up. What conspiracy theory will the dream up together now?

    September 14, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  15. russ

    OMG, a meeting of the God's. Which one will one up the other with their fantastic stories about life. Trump: I built an empire just as good as the Romans. Perry: I killed 234 inmates, almost as many as the holy wars. What a joke.

    September 14, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  16. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Perry will meet with Trump, and they both can show America their long form birth certificates like they promised to do. Trump showed us one he made with crayons, but he promised to show the legal one, along with his tax returns. Perry will then show Trump how a real man grows hair!

    September 14, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  17. Donkey Party

    Anyone going to be there to record this historic event? I mean, how often is it we get to see the melding of 4 brain cells?

    September 14, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  18. ted

    Is there a building large enough for these two hyper egos to meet? Both are right wing nut jobs. Has Trump been impersonating Cheney by being in an undisclosed location for the past few months? We need to see the long form birth record on both of these clowns.

    September 14, 2011 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  19. AlaskaPalin

    Trump on china and opec is populist. Perry is showing that he is a big tent republican. When it comes to the campaign his experience of the inside workings(intelligence) of the democratic party will be an asset. The voters are rejecting this administration at every turn. One of these gop candidates will be the next president.

    September 14, 2011 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  20. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Wow, this is like a mirror of the Crazy Michele, nazi sheriff meeting. Careful, people of NY. There may be enough stupidity and lies at this meeting to reach critical mass, resulting in a black hole of ignorance, propaganda and fear.

    September 14, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |