Perry's big night out
September 16th, 2011
01:38 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry's big night out

(CNN) - Donald Trump. Kim Kardashian. Rick Perry? The Texas governor might sound like the odd man out, but for at least one night Perry fit right in with reality television's finest.

According to the New York Post, Perry attended the Sherri Hill fashion show with Trump on Wednesday night after the two dined together. According to her website, Hill specializes in prom and pageant dresses.

Kendall Jenner, the younger sister of reality television star Kim Kardashian, was working as a model in the show. According to the report in the Post, Perry "lit up when The Donald chimed in about her former Olympian dad," Bruce Jenner. Jenner won a gold medal in the decathlon event in the 1976 Montreal Olympics.

On Wednesday, Trump defended some of Perry's more controversial decisions during his time as Texas governor on CNN's "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer.

On the executive order Perry signed requiring a vaccine that guards against HPV, a virus that can cause cervical cancer, Trump said he's "not sure if [Perry] would have done it again," the Texas chief executive "made a poignant statement, that he believes in saving lives," during CNN's Tea Party Republican Debate Monday.

And Trump finds no fault in Perry's characterization of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme."

"The fact is that I've heard some very smart liberal friends of mine say on television it is a 'Ponzi scheme,'" Trump countered, showing there may be few things about Perry that have rankled the mogul the way they have other conservatives.

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Rick Perry
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. Thomas

    Fashion show? Perry and Trump="Girly men"...

    September 16, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  2. Poor Social Security getting a bad rap from the hood

    So there is something missing in this country you say. Those Republicans have been drinking Drano or sniffing glue and telling the world that good old Social Security is a criminal activity created by the feds to defraud its citizens. Don't do drugs and become a Presidential candidate. We know how it ruins the brain. Remember Dumber George W. Bush. We need intelligence in our government not this low life freak show of fraudsters,

    September 16, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  3. Rumors in Austin say Perry likes the way one of his state chefs serves up his "hot dog"!

    Rick Perry and the Donald together at a fashion show featuring prom and pagent dresses?

    Were they there with Marcus Bachmann to pick out inaugural gowns, or hold hands and "pray away the gay"?

    September 16, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  4. Mary

    Perry may not be the perfect fit for the White House, but I sure the heck will take him over what we have in there now!!!!

    September 16, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  5. don

    You're known by the company you keep Ricky

    September 16, 2011 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  6. Enough is Enough

    Perry supports illegals in the U.S. and illegal settlements on arab land. He's wrong on both issues, kissing ass to these 2 groups makes him lose my support.

    September 16, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Someone should ask Trump how many jobs has he created over the last decade. Then they should ask him how many small businesses has he destroyed by declaring bankruptcy with companies designed to do just that, then they are sold, which leaves contractors seeking payments paying legal fees to fight get paid in court. Most cannot afford to fight the extended court fights without getting paid, and usually wind up getting financially damaged.

    September 16, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  8. give us a break..

    Rick Perry is a huge wipe-out...!

    September 16, 2011 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  9. annie

    What no pizza palor for Perry????
    Capitalism palling around.... for V-P position>???

    September 16, 2011 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  10. Al-NY,NY

    Mr Orange Hair Comb-over is looking to get back into the limelight. He, like Simple Sarah are just too stupid to know that WE DON'T CARE what you think and the media-w#ore act is worn out

    September 16, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |

    Who cares about these fat cats,.. report on some real news.

    September 16, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    He sure DOES fit right in. Kardashian a spoiled brat who knows nothing of the real world and neither does Trump – and then we have Perry. A man who is non compassionate, not too smart and profits off little girls. What a trio. This is the new America folks but thank God we have a chance to reject it at the polls in 2012.

    September 16, 2011 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  13. Marjee123

    And who in the world is Kim Kardshain...someone whose father was a lawyer and defended O.J. and keeps bouncing up on TV the only thing she has going for her is her money and I guess that's all you need today to be famous some body rich.

    September 16, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  14. once upon a horse

    wonder how those "troops on the ground" in Hawaii are doing searching for Obama's REAL birth certificate. An of course according to Mr Trump Obama was an awful student in school and just slid by, although he has no proof of these accusations. But of course with the far right who needs facts. Just put it out there and if it's anti-Obama it flies. Heck a whole 24/7 news station makes millions doing it so why not Trump and Co. And from some of the junk Perry has said so far. like the stimulus amount in ZERO jobs..seems he's learning well.

    September 16, 2011 02:17 pm at 2:17 pm |
  15. Sebastian Kent

    Perry is immature.

    No one who wants to be taken seriously would be seen with Kim K and Donald T.

    September 16, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  16. thomas

    Has Rick Perry looked at todays job report from Texas ?

    Today 8.5 % job losses , highest in 24 years !

    Enjoy the fashion show !

    September 16, 2011 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  17. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    LOL....Trump took Granny Sarah Scorpion out for pizza....Trump then takes Perry to see pole dancers...I mean a "fashion show"...

    September 16, 2011 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  18. Annie, Atlanta

    Money, influence, stardom, and politicians. Anyone else uncomfortable with how our public servants behave these days, or am I just being old-fashioned?

    September 16, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  19. NameMorpunkt

    I can see his luster wearing thin, just like Huckabee's did, last primary election.

    September 16, 2011 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  20. Indy

    "The fact is that I've heard some very smart liberal friends of mine say on television it is a 'Ponzi scheme,'" Trump countered, showing there may be few things about Perry that have rankled the mogul the way they have other conservatives.

    Trump better get his investagators on this right now and show us proof that others said this on television because you can't believe one word Trump says without having him hooked up to a lie detector. Just say no to any product or service that carries the name Trump. I bought a bed recently and made sure I told the stores that I would not deal with them if they offered Trump products.

    September 16, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  21. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    This is not news, CNN. However, your celebrity-infatuated inquiring minds/readers do want to know if Trump and Perry shared a good-night kiss. If you can't do politics, at least get the gossipy stuff right.

    September 16, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  22. Elaine

    What's the big deal, conservatives? The vaccine bill had a parental opt-out. You know what opt-out means? It doesn't mean mandatory. Why wasn't this mentioned by Bachmann and her Teapublican cronies?

    September 16, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  23. Former Republican, now an Independent

    Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump being two of the heavyweights behind the Perry campaign, goes to show even more that this candidate is all about money and power and has no regard for the average American.

    September 16, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  24. teena

    What does he think that if elected he needs a PROM dress?

    September 16, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  25. stevetall

    Moe, Larry, and Curly.

    September 16, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |