Word started leaking out in Las Vegas earlier that Donald Trump's "major announcement" is to back Newt Gingrich, and sources are confirming it to POLITICO.
The announcement is expected to come at an 12:30 p.m. press conference tomorrow that The Donald is holding. The move is a bit unexpected since Trump had talked even within the past few days about how he may be compelled to run a third-party campaign of his own if he didn't see a Republican candidate who he thought could beat President Barack Obama.
The NYT: "Donald Trump will announce his support of Mr. Gingrich on Thursday in Las Vegas, according to a senior campaign official. That nod may mitigate the early impression of disarray in the Gingrich campaign in Nevada, evident as he hit the ground after a daunting defeat in the Florida primary and immediately became embroiled in a dust-up over a canceled meeting with Nevada’s governor."
Gingrich met with Trump in early December, before the Trump-moderated debate that never materialized.
Watch their press conference after that meeting, AFTER THE JUMP...