We reported, along with the New York Times and the Associated Press among others, last night that Donald Trump is expected to endorse Newt Gingrich, according to sources around his campaign. The Times went first with the news in terms of national outlets.Some are wondering if there's more Vegas politics going on than GOP politics. Sheldon Adelson, who owns the Venetian and the Palazzo, both within view of the Trump Vegas hotel pictured above, backed Newt with big bucks. Perhaps Trump backing Romney is a bit of a slap at his Vegas competition.
What a difference 12 hours makes - Trump's endorsement is not likely to go to Gingrich, others said, and may in fact go to Mitt Romney when he makes his announcement at 11:30 a.m.
Matt Drudge, who has a relationship with top Romney officials, this morning - linking to our Gingrich story - was the first to indicate it would be Romney.
The endorsement of Romney would come after serious lobbying from some supporters of the frontrunner, according to several sources.
It would also make more sense, since Trump typically tends to like to go a with a winner.
Thursday, February 02, 2012
They should hold this press conference at Circus Circus: