(LAS VEGAS) – Real estate mogul Donald Trump endorsed Mitt Romney on Thursday in a ballroom of his Las Vegas hotel, saying that the former Massachusetts governor won’t “allow bad things to continue to happen to us.”
“It’s my honor, real honor, and privilege, to endorse mitt Romney,” said Trump.
“Mitt is tough, he’s smart, he’s sharp. He’s not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country that we all love,” he said.
“So Governor Romney, go out and get ‘em, you can do it,” said Trump.
In accepting Trump’s endorsement, Romney said, “I’m so honored to have his endorsement and of course I’m looking for the endorsement of the people of Nevada.”
“There are some things that you just can’t imagine in your life, this is one of them,” he said.
Prior to the official endorsement, Trump held two brief press conferences with reporters, during which he said he would not run as an independent if Romney clinched the nomination.
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