Gingrich to get Trump recommendation – media reports
The CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, KLAS TV reports sources confirmed what Trump would say. Earlier a Trump spokesman said only that the impending announcement would pertain to the campaign.
Trump’s announcement will come two days before the Republican caucuses in Nevada, the next state in the party’s presidential nominating contest.
The host of the TV show “The Apprentice” and the former Speaker of the House of Representatives met in Manhattan early in December. “I want his endorsement,” Gingrich told a news conference after their hour-long meeting at Trump’s Fifth Avenue office.
Trump flirted with a presidential run as a Republican and was derided for pushing a discredited charge that President Barack Obama, a Democrat seeking re-election, might not have been born in the United States.
He left the Republican party in December, raising the prospect of a potential third-party run for president.
Photo Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Burton (Trump speaks to members of the media after a meeting with Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich at Trump Towers on 5th Avenue in New York, December 5, 2011)