Donald Trump Won’t Be Stepping Out With Mitt Romney Anytime Soon Because He “Doesn’t Like To Be Associated With Failure”

When the campaign decided to go for it, they went all out. Staffers and surrogates lobbied their contacts in Trump’s office, and senior campaign strategist Stuart Stevens called a person close to the Celebrity Apprentice star and asked what they could do to win him over. The friend’s advice: “Flattery goes a long way with Mr. Trump.” And so, in September 2011, the candidate himself paid a visit to Trump Towers in New York City. Other GOP contenders had already made the journey to kiss The Donald’s ring — including Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry — but Romney was considered the most serious candidate at that point. Rather than hold a big press conference outside the building like others did, Romney slipped in and out of a back door, dodging the photographers lurking nearby. No one knows what was said behind those closed doors — only Romney and Trump were present — but whatever it was, the candidate had “charmed” him, according to a source who spoke to Trump afterward. The source added that Trump had seriously considered backing Perry, but Romney’s meeting put him over the edge. “I think it’s a rich-guy thing,” Trump’s friend told BuzzFeed…Would they stay in touch now that the election’s over? “Trump doesn’t like to be associated with failure,” the source responded. “Trump’s a winner. My guess is today he’s pretty disappointed.” [BuzzFeed via Heidi Moore, related]

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20 Responses to “Donald Trump Won’t Be Stepping Out With Mitt Romney Anytime Soon Because He “Doesn’t Like To Be Associated With Failure””

  1. Guest says:

    He hasn't spoken to us in ages.

    – Trump's Own Failed Political Candidacies

  2. Reality Slinger says:

    We have not heard a thing in years either.


  3. Im_a_Dude says:

    is that a danish stapled to his head?

  4. Bandersnatch says:

    Winners, like North Vietnam?
    – Archie L

  5. princess1960 says:

    i like D Trump ..2016 i will be with you (vote) for president ..USA ..

  6. Lowly Assistant says:

    For the record, I think that princess 1960 (^^^) is onto something.

  7. UFO says:

    Way to be the attitude that makes so many otherwse apolitical people simply hate the GOP. Donald and anyone giving him any press whatsoever should be shot.

    Except you Bess

  8. Head Squirrel says:

    Yeah, well, he never beat me.

  9. guest says:

    2 guys that look like the guy who laid off your father. One is a toupee wearing JERK the other is a sneaky backstabbing election stealing JERK!

    RAND PAUL 2016!

  10. guest says:

    Donald, might be disappointed, but on the bright side, he won't have to fork $5mln to charity to see Obama's student records.
    Also, he could try to sell Obama divorce papers on eBay. It's going to be HUGE.

  11. DMZ says:

    Poor Dad: I never heard of Donald Trump.
    Rich Dad: Donald is my best pal.
    Robert Kawasaki: I loaned Donald 500mln. to build big casino in Utah and expect him to repay me with huge interest.
    Big Bird: Donald just friended me on Facebook.