The walking, huffing, bellowing symbol of what’s wrong with American business, politics, and culture, will endorse Mitt Romney according to reports from ABC News.The rumour-mills also indicate that Romney will appear with Trump to accept the endorsement.
One interesting sub-plot: This is a huge slap in the face to Jon Huntsman. Trump’s endorsement is potentially radioactive. But Romney might take it in person, when he wouldn’t appear next to Huntsman after the New Hampshire primary.
Donald Trump had once flirted with a presidential run himself. He promoted the conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii, which precipitated Obama releasing a birth certificate.
And as late as last night rumours were circulating that ‘The Donald’ would endorse Gingrich.
UPDATE: The endorsement is confirmed. Pew research did a study on the effect of endorsements last monght. Turns out more Republicans say they would be less likely to vote for Donald Trump-endorsed candidate, than more likely to vote for one (20-13 per cent).
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