Politics & Policy

Perry Gets Better Eats from Trump than Palin, But No Endorsement (Yet)

Rick Perry met with Donald Trump yesterday. The two talked at Trump Tower, then went to dinner at Jean Georges, a somewhat nicer restaurant than the pizza joint Trump took Sarah Palin to in May. But that doesn’t mean Trump’s less enthused about Palin: in fact, he doesn’t want to endorse any candidate until Palin’s made up her mind. From Politico’s Morning Score:

[Donald Trump] went home impressed by Perry, who he thinks is a straight shooter with an impressive story to tell. They have been speaking by phone for six weeks. Trump likes the Texas governor but is reluctant to endorse a candidate until Sarah Palin’s intentions are known, a source familiar with his thinking tells Morning Score. He is a big Palin fan. 

Trump has also considered making an independent run himself. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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