Trump back in campaign spotlight
September 26th, 2011
09:28 AM ET
11 years ago

Trump back in campaign spotlight

(CNN) - A week and a half after Texas Gov. Rick Perry sat down for dinner with Donald Trump, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will get together with the famous businessman, real estate mogul and reality TV star.

Trump and Romney will meet Monday afternoon at Trump Tower in New York City, Trump said early Monday morning in a television interview. Earlier this year Trump made headlines for very publicly considering his own bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

In advance of Monday's meeting between Trump and Romney, the Democratic National Committee criticized both men, saying in an internet video that "both support an economic plan that would help out the richest – and the big corporations – but not the middle class."

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin also met with the mogul in June during the East Coast leg of her bus tour. Though she's flirted with a 2012 presidential run, the 2008 GOP nominee for vice president has not made any concrete moves toward a bid.


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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Mitt Romney
soundoff (14 Responses)
  1. diridi


    September 26, 2011 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  2. Drummer

    For the life of me, I can't understand why the candidates are lining up for this windbag's blessing. Then again, they're all equally clueless.

    September 26, 2011 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  3. GOP = Greed Over People

    Will the Donald will take Mittens to see the Men's Speedo spring collection?

    September 26, 2011 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  4. Lynda/Minnesota

    When a GOPer candidate starts courting the likes of Donald Trump, he immediately loses all credibility. Mitt Romney is fast becoming an absolute fool.

    September 26, 2011 09:52 am at 9:52 am |
  5. The Real Tom Paine

    I seem to remember Trump said of Romney, " He's put together a few smal deals": do you think Romeny will remember that, or will Romney grovel now to get the Donald's stamp of approval? By the way, Donald, where are the tax-returns you promised us?

    September 26, 2011 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  6. zanny

    well I thought you were the Republican with class and some common sense, but was I wrong. Why anyone feels the need to confer with Donald(ego bigger than the univers) Trump, is beyond me. He is full of it and his whole birther thing was so filled with lies. I lost what little respect I had for him. He craves attention and you all running for President pitifully race to give him 15 more minutes.

    September 26, 2011 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  7. GI Joe

    Oh Lord, how low can the baggers go? ; {~

    September 26, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  8. lgny

    Trump's a pretty smart headline hound. He'll parlay each of the Republican wannabe's and maybe's into a dinner headline. It has nothing to do with governance and all to do with promoting his ventures.

    September 26, 2011 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  9. Stop the Charade

    I thought that Trump was too busy trying to destroy Jones Beach with his glitzy nightclub and acting like an idiot on his TV show to dabble again in politics.

    September 26, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  10. Indy

    Trump probably wants a loan from Mitts, Trump has no cash and Romney has liquid. If you are involved with Donald Trump you do not deserve a vote, it's sort of like palling around with financial terrorists.

    September 26, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  11. king

    now i know where baukman gets her lying and fear mungering ways from, its the donals folks, now mitten is trying to learn the wiles of lying and terrifying the gullible in america. donald who outsource more jobs than mitten is a perfect pair, they just need baukman to complete the hatchtrick.

    September 26, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  12. Ernie

    I think Mitt should cancel his meeting with Donald Trump and tell he "thanks but not thanks".

    September 26, 2011 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  13. Rosslaw

    Bachman/Trump-the Democratic dream ticket.

    September 26, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  14. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Donald is like most of the one issue dinosaurs in the republican party. He goes by the name of T-Rump.

    September 26, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |