Not that anyone cares or listens to Donald Trump, however, he endorsed a candidate the other day live on the air with Larry King. Couple this with a slow news day and my absence for the past 48 hours and BINGO! We’ve got a story.
Donald Trump, the flamboyant New York magnate, said on CNNâ€™s â€œLarry King Liveâ€ on Wednesday night that he is supporting Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) for president.
Trump, never shy with his opinions, went on to say that McCain appears to be winning, and that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) should have chosen Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) as his running mate.
â€œI know John McCain, and John McCain’s a great guy, a tremendous guy,â€ Trump told King. â€œI’ve known him for a long time. And I’m with him, and I’m with him based on the fact that I have great knowledge of John McCain. Also, this is not the right time for tax increases. And Obama wants to increase your taxes drastically.â€
Well, maybe not your taxes. But certainly The Donaldâ€™s: Obama would repeal President Bush tax cuts for households making more than $250,000.
During the Democratic primaries, Trump donated to Hillary Clinton, according to records posted by the Center for Responsive Politics. Trump donated to McCain in May, according to the records.
â€œI don’t understand why Hillary wasn’t chosen [for vice president],â€ Trump said. â€œ She was really winning. I have a friend that came to this country and was here for the last four weeks of that whole election. He said: How did she lose? She won every primary? He didn’t understand it.
â€œThe fact is, that Obama went limping across the finish line. He should have chosen Hillary, It would have been a much different race, I believe. Right now, it looks to me like McCain is probably winning.â€
During the show, the two men had this exchange:
TRUMP: I’m endorsing McCain. I am basically very strongly â€” you have to understand: I’ve known him. I like him, I respect him.
KING: So you’re endorsing him?
TRUMP: I think he’s going to be a great president.
KING: So you’re endorsing him.
TRUMP: Sure, I’ll endorse him on your show.
KING: You just endorsed him.
TRUMP: I endorse him.
KING: Are you pessimistic or optimistic about this financial situation?
TRUMP: Well, I’m very pessimistic.
Somewhat of a surprise since I think Trump was supporting Hillary Clinton.