Gingrich latest candidate to visit Trump
December 1st, 2011
09:23 AM ET
10 years ago

Gingrich latest candidate to visit Trump

(CNN) - The parade of Republican 2012 hopefuls continues to march past reality television host Donald Trump, with the latest frontrunner, Newt Gingrich, slated to pay the mogul a visit Monday.

The meeting will take place at Trump Tower in New York, and a Trump spokesman said the conversation would likely wind up with Gingrich asking for "The Apprentice" host's endorsement.

"I can confirm that Mr. Trump and Mr. Gingrich are meeting on Monday at Trump Tower," Trump spokesman Michael Cohen said. "As to the sum and substance of the conversation to take place, there is no set agenda. I suspect, like the other Republican candidates, Newt will seek Mr. Trump's advice and endorsement."

Gingrich, the former House speaker, is the fifth known candidate to meet with Trump. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, businessman Herman Cain and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann have all paid Trump a visit at least once, with Bachmann meeting with Trump four times.

Trump, who decided against his own presidential bid in May, also met with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin several months before she announced she was not seeking the 2012 GOP nomination.

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

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Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • Newt Gingrich
soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Russ

    WTF.......most people laugh at the thought of Trump being President. Why the hell would you visit him to help your campaign? He's the laughing stock of ex candidates. Right up there with Palin and soon to be Bachmann.

    December 1, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  2. Stop the Charade

    I thought that Gingrinch was supposed to be the smart one.

    December 1, 2011 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  3. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAhadists

    trump has become the kingmaker of republican politics. This just goes to show pathetic te republican party has become. newt has no chance of becoming President.

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
    E. WARREN 2012 & BEYOND

    December 1, 2011 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  4. joe

    Amazing how much these two arrogant blowhards look alike. I imagine their conversation to resemble the meeting of two blowfish, each puffing up and expanding to impress the other until one of them bursts.

    December 1, 2011 10:55 am at 10:55 am |
  5. cigarman

    Trump, the carnival barker and Gingrich the Huckster, now there is a pair of Zeroes together.

    December 1, 2011 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
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