Media personality and political dabbler Donald Trump announced his endorsement for president today, appearing in Las Vegas to give his support to Mitt Romney, CBS News reports.
With Romney beside him, the host of NBC’s “The Apprentice” said: "Mitt is tough. He is smart. … It is my honor, real honor, and privilege to endorse Mitt Romney.”
The report notes: “Perhaps not coincidentally, Trump’s announcement comes ten days before the beginning of the new season of Trump’s reality show, ‘The Apprentice,’ which airs February 12.”
Romney indicated he was happy to have the endorsement. The story adds: "’It means a great deal to have the endorsement of Mr. Trump,’ Romney said, referring to the publicity maven the same way contestants on his reality show refer to him. In the press, the real estate mogul is often known as ‘The Donald.’"
Romney is the favorite in Nevada’s caucus, which takes place Saturday.