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…