When Donald Trump, the kinda, sorta former presidential candidate and full-time self-promoter along with Sarah Palin, the former Republican vice presidential nominee met for 15 minutes, at the former's Manhattan penthouse Tuesday, the flattery and compliments flowed between them, and their criticism of President Obama continued.
The Associated Press reported that Trump said Palin was a "terrific woman and a terrific friend" and that he hoped that she would pursue the Republican presidential nomination. Palin was on the third day of her East Coast tour visiting historical attractions, other than Trump, and had mentioned to the press that she may get into the presidential race next year.
Trump, the most prominent of the former “birther” critics of President Obama, continued to lambast the White House saying that “the United States was now a laughing stock."
Palin told reporters that she agreed with Trump’s remark and that she and the Donald had much in common. Among other things, “our love for this country, a desire to see our economy put back on the right track.”
Continuing to expound upon economic policy Palin said that it is important for the United States “to have a balanced trade arrangement with other countries across this world so Americans can have our jobs, our industries, our manufacturing again. And exploiting responsibly our natural resources. We can do that again if we make good decisions."
Surprisingly, The Donald was coy when asked if he would support a Palin presidential bid. "She didn't ask me for that. She came up as friends," he said. "She's a great woman, a terrific woman and a terrific friend. I'd love her to run."
(Photo: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)