With Newt Gingrich currently acting as main contra candidate to Mitt Romney in the Republican Presidential bid, it’s time strengthen the position through endorsements. A person close the Gingrich campaign confirmed that the Republican will be endorsed by real estate mogul Donald Trump.
Newt Gingrich likes to play in the big league and he’s not messing with small endorsements. He’s going big and an endorsement from Donald Trump says more than just big campaign funds. If the real estate mogul will endorse the former House Speaker, then Mitt Romney will have to intensify his efforts to win the nomination.
Newt Gingrich has been trying to convince Donald Trump to support him in the Republican race for some time now. Back in December, Gingrich had a meeting with Trump at his real estate office in Manhattan. Although he told reporters he got Trump to mentor promising children from New York’s poor schools, rumors are they talked about endorsing the politician.
According to Associated Press, Donald Trump is set to announce his official support Thursday in Las Vegas. Newt Gingrich is currently campaigning in advance of Saturday’s Nevada caucus. This Wednesday, Trump announced that he was going to make news in the Republican presidential race but didn’t give any hints regarding what it was.
Obviously, reporters asked Gingrich the same day what’s Donald Trump up to, but the Republican said he had “no idea what the Donald is going to do”. He did add that Donald Trump “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 and Donald Trump are in good terms. Gingrich accepted to participate in an Iowa debate, Trump was set to organize, but the event got canceled after Mitt Romney and the other candidates refused to take part.
Furthermore, Trump already made his good feelings toward Gingrich official. He told on CBS “Face the Nation” that Gingrich has “got great ideas. He’s very smart, he’s very tough and he is a great debater”.
Gingrich is trying hard to boost support in Nevada as he faces two challenges. First of all, there will be no debate ahead of the Nevada caucus and secondly Mitt Romney is perceived as favorite, since the state has a sizable Mormon population.