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Reports: Donald Trump To Endorse Gingrich [Update: Or, Maybe Romney]

The clown show that is the race for the Republican nomination is about to get even more ridiculous:

LAS VEGAS — An advisor to Donald Trump says he will make a major announcement in Las Vegas tomorrow. Sources tell the 8 News NOW I-Team Trump will endorse Newt Gingrich.

According to Trump advisor Michael Cohen, “Donald J. Trump will be making a major announcement tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. at Trump International Hotel & Tower, Las Vegas, Nevada… The announcement will pertain to the Presidential race.”

I suppose it only makes sense. With Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain out of the race, there really isn’t anyone crazier than Newt for Trump to rally behind.

Update: Now there are reports that Trump will actually be endorsing Romney, and once again the media are reporting Trump’s actions with all the breathless anticipation of a lapdog.

 

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  1. Maggie says:

    How is this endorsement going to help anyone in the Republican party? How Donald Trump get to a place in this party, much less this country, where he is considered a “political” leader? The only claim to fame this man has is a cheesy ‘reality ‘ show and getting to be rich by filing bankruptcy a kajillion times???
    He is a publicity whore and how anyone, much less a political party’s presidential candidate considers this bozo as a desirable endorsement, tells you how desperate and out of touch with reality the GOP establishment has become.
    But then again, morality wise, ethics wise and philandering wise, everything but the hair-do points to the possibility that these two, NEWT and DUMPSTER were probably identical twins, separated at birth by parents who gagged at the thought of raising either one of them!

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  2. murray says:

    If so, that will be the final nail in The Newt’s coffin.

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  3. John Peabody says:

    Well, they did manage to cancel the “Trump Debate” right after Christmas…looks like Newt’s got only a few hours before he can say “umm, er, about that endorsement-thingie…well, maybe TOO LATE! It’s done.

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  4. Fiona says:

    One thrice-married bombastic narcissist endorses another. Perfect!

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  5. michael reynolds says:

    CNN reports it’s Mitt.

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  6. David says:

    The fact that this election cycle has made Trump somehow politically “relevant” makes weep.

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  7. legion says:

    @Maggie:

    How is this endorsement going to help anyone in the Republican party?

    It’s not meant to. It’s meant to help Trump raise his profile & feel relevant. Another way to read the headline would be: “Trump to endorse Trump”.

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  8. @Maggie:

    How is this endorsement going to help anyone in the Republican party?

    There’s been some speculation that Trump really backs Obama, and that all of his actions this election cycle have been part of a campaign to make the eventual Republican nominee look ridiculous.

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  9. Scott O. says:

    Re the update, Trump is probably soliciting bids from each for his endorsement of their opponent.

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  10. anjin-san says:

    How Donald Trump get to a place in this party

    You answered your own question – he fits right in.

    He is a publicity whore

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  11. legion says:

    @Stormy Dragon:

    part of a campaign to make the eventual Republican nominee look ridiculous.

    OK, I’ll buy that – but it doesn’t explain why every single GOP runner is trying to do the same thing…

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  12. Rick Almeida says:

    @Maggie:

    The only claim to fame this man has is a cheesy ‘reality ‘ show and getting to be rich by filing bankruptcy a kajillion times???

    That’s unfair. Trump got rich the old-fashioned way. He inherited millions from his Dad.

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  13. Steve Verdon says:

    You know, I’d have more respect if either Romney or Gingrich just ignored this douche bag.

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  14. @legion:

    Trump is pretty much a modern day Barnum. I think that, unlike Romney or Gingrich, he’s fully aware how ridiculous his public persona is and is willing to take advantage of it to get what he really wants.

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