Rich people love other rich people. How do we know this? Well, rich person Donald Trump just endorsed another rich person for president: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.
"It's my honor, real honor, to endorse Mitt Romney," Trump said during the Thursday afternoon announcement in Las Vegas. He added that Romney is "smart" and that "he's not going to continue to allow bad things to happen to this country."
Romney appreciated the endorsement, saying Trump has "an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works and to create jobs" and is "one of the few who has stood up to say China is cheating."
However, Trump didn't exactly sing Romney's praises when he sought publicity for a possible presidential run.
"He'd buy companies. He'd close companies. He'd get rid of jobs," Trump told CNN last April. "I've built a great company. My net worth is many, many times Mitt Romney."
Of course, politics isn't about friends — it's about who can help you the most. Trump knows he has a lot to gain with someone similar to him in the White House.
So, are we finally rid of the publicity-seeking Donald Trump when it comes to politics? Of course not — he's got another season of Celebrity Apprentice to promote. He even said he'll only consider an independent run at the White House if Romney is not the GOP nominee.
We still don't think Trump will ever run, not that President Obama is concerned about him as an actual election rival.
"Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than The Donald," Obama joked during the 2011 White House Correspondents' dinner. "And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter, like, 'Did we fake the moon landing?' 'What really happened in Roswell?' And 'Where are Biggie and Tupac?'"
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