Trump takes credit for Romney’s Nevada win

By David Edwards
Monday, February 6, 2012 11:31 EDT
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Business mogul and self-promoter Donald Trump on Monday said that he would “always accept credit” for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s decisive win in Nevada on Saturday.

“There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” Trump told Fox & Friends. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that, and I will accept that credit. Always accept credit.”

Prior to Trump’s endorsement of Romney last week, a Public Policy Polling survey found Romney with a 25-point lead over former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. When the final vote totals were released Monday, Romney had won by 29 points, slightly better than expected. But only 32,963 Republican voters cast ballots, down from 44,000 in the 2008 GOP caucuses.

A recent national Pew survey found that 20 percent of Republican voters said that a Trump endorsement would make them less likely to support a particular candidate, while 13 percent said they would be more likely to support a candidate because of the reality TV star.

Watch this video from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Feb. 6, 2012.


(H/T: The Huffington Post)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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