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    Donald Trump to endorse Newt Gingrich Thursday -- sources

    February 1, 2012 9:59 PM

    Donald Trump to endorse Newt Gingrich Thursday -- sources

    By Corbett B. Daly Topics Campaign 2012 .
    UPDATED 11:09 p.m. ET

    With just days to go before Nevada Republicans head to the polls to choose who they want to take on President Obama in November, reality show host Donald Trump is injecting himself into the race and endorsing Newt Gingrich.

    Trump's office announced Wednesday that he would make a major announcement Thursday morning in Las Vegas, without providing details of what he would say.

    Two sources confirmed to CBS News that the publicity savvy businessman plans to endorse the former House speaker in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Nevada holds its caucus Saturday.

    The CBS television station in Las Vegas, KLAS-TV, reported earlier Wednesday that Trump would endorse Gingrich, citing "sources."

    Shortly after news of an unspecified "announcement" was made Wednesday, but before the endorsement was confirmed by CBS News and other media outlets, Gingrich was coy when asked about what Trump might say.

    "I have no idea what the Donald is going to do. He is always interesting, and I don't know of anybody who does a better job of getting attention by announcing that he will presently announce something," Gingrich said.

    On CBS' Face the Nation Sunday, Trump had kind words for Gingrich.

    "He's got great ideas. He's very smart, he's very tough and he is a great debater," Trump said, adding that the two most recent debate performances were not his best efforts. Gingrich was widely seen as fumbling in both Florida appearances before Tuesday's primary, which he lost to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney by a large margin.

    Trump has toyed with jumping in the presidential race himself as a third party candidate after his NBC reality television series, "The Apprentice," ends its season in May.

    But he said he would only jump in the race as an independent that if the Republican candidate he likes gets fired by the voters.

    "If that candidate would get the nomination, I absolutely would not run," Trump said, adding that if his preferred choice loses, he would consider himself a "free agent." He decided against a bid last year after attacking Mr. Obama relentlessly about releasing the so-called "long-form" of his birth certificate from the state of Hawaii.

    It is not clear how much Trump's endorsement would help Gingrich going forward, especially since Romney is a heavy favorite in Nevada. Romney beat Texas Rep. Ron Paul by close to 40 percentage points in Nevada in 2008.

    Still, Gingrich could get an infusion of cash following Trump's announcement.

    Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who has already given $10 million to the super PAC supporting Gingrich, had dinner plans with Gingrich this week, a source familiar with the meeting told CBS News.

    Trump, who has also been involved in the gambling industry, likes to be the center of attention and does not like to be upstaged.

    Trump's endorsement is not the only one for Republicans hoping to win Nevada in three days time. Failed Senate candidate Sharron Angle, a favorite of the conservative Tea Party wing of the party, plans to endorse former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, National Review reported Wednesday.

    Additional reporting by Laura Strickler and Lindsey Boerma.

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    This is sad news. I'm starting to wonder what is up with some who seem to be anti illegal aliens and pro American jobs and for less immigration and many seem to be lining up right behind the Grinch which just wants mass amnesty.

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    Donald Trump To Endorse Newt Gingrich

    The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz Posted: 2/1/12 10:08 PM ET | Updated: 2/2/12 09:38 AM ET



    Donald Trump will announce he is endorsing Newt Gingrich for president, sources tell 8 News NOW.

    The New York Times confirms the endorsement.

    Trump adviser Michael Cohen had said that the real estate mogul and Celebrity Apprentice host would make "a major announcement" on Thursday, according to the Wall Street Journal. "The announcement will pertain to the presidential race," Cohen reportedly wrote in an email.

    Trump on Tuesday hinted at the annoucement, telling ABC's George Stephanopoulos that "in a very short time I'll be making an endorsement."

    The reality star considered running for the Republican nomination, but decided against it last May. He recently told ABC that he wouldn't consider a third-party run.

    Trump was a vocal member of the birther movement--the effort to prove that Obama wasn't really born in the United States. Several times, he demanded that the president release a copy of his birth certificate. After the document was released, Trump maintained that he wasn't sure if it was authentic.

    Gingrich enters the Nevada primary after a big loss in Florida.

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    Now some are saying Trump will endorse Romney


    Major media organizations reported that Donald Trump is set to endorse Newt Gingrich's GOP presidential bid on Thursday. But wait! Others say he's endorsing Mitt Romney. The Donald is keeping 'em guessing.
    Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Mitt Romney

    The New York TimesandThe Associated Press, citing Gingrich campaign officials, said Wednesday night that the real estate mogul and reality TV show host would make his announcement on Thursday in Las Vegas. The website POLITICO also reported it, but on Thursday, it backtracked. Citing Matt Drudge of the website Drudge Report, who has a relationship with top Romney officials, POLITICO's Maggie Haberman said Trump may actually be endorsing Romney.
    By late Thursday morning, the AP went 180 degrees, citing three Republican sources as saying Trump will endorse Romney. And the Times' headline was changed to "Gingrich's Flashy New Endorsement Is Not to Be."

    The Times said "the confusion may reinforce impressions of disarray in the Gingrich campaign in Nevada."
    The media reports followed a statement Wednesday from Trump spokesman Michael Cohen, who said Trump would be making "a major announcement" Thursday pertaining to the presidential race.
    Asked about the possible endorsement Wednesday in Reno, Nev., Gingrich said he had "no idea what the Donald is going to do."
    He is always interesting," Gingrich said, according to AP. "And I don't know of anybody who does a better job of getting attention by announcing that he will presently announce something."

    Stay tuned for the midday announcement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReformUSA2012 View Post
    This is sad news. I'm starting to wonder what is up with some who seem to be anti illegal aliens and pro American jobs and for less immigration and many seem to be lining up right behind the Grinch which just wants mass amnesty.
    Not one person I know cares what Trump says or does and no one I know supports Gingrich.
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