GOP hopeful RICK PERRY and DONALD TRUMP hold meeting in NYC – NYPOST.com
GOP hopeful Perry and Trump hold meeting in NYC
Last Updated: 6:09 PM, September 14, 2011
Posted: 6:01 PM, September 14, 2011
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and real estate tycoon Donald Trump met up in New York City Wednesday, according to multiple reports.
The 2012 frontrunner was in the Big Apple for fundraisers as well as a high-profile meeting with the publicity-seeking host of “The Apprentice.”
Trump briefly flirted with the idea of running for the GOP nomination earlier this year, hammering President Barack Obama on charges that he may have not been born in the country, before bowing out.
“I think he’s a very impressive guy,” Trump said of Perry in a recent interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “I think he’s very ready. He’s been governor of Texas for a long time. Texas has done very well … He’s a tough guy. He’s a smart guy.”
CBS News reported that the meeting took place at Trump Tower in New York City at the request of Perry.
“It’s obviously about the presidency,” Trump spokesman Michael Cohen told CBS. “Everyone wants Mr. Trump’s support.”
Back in May, Trump and Sarah Palin famously met for dinner at the Famiglia pizza chain using knives and forks in Manhattan’s Times Square.