I'd be surprised if the two hooked up politically, long term. It seems more and more information comes out that is not flattering for Trump, as a conservative candidate. As I saw yesterday.
"Donald Trump: Tea Partier?"
Part of the article:
"If you ever see me laughing when Donald Trump is speaking at a Tea Party rally, this is part of the reason:
Trump is allied with the tea party movement in favoring repeal of the health care law and opposing tax hikes. But while exploring a 2000 Reform Party presidential bid, part-time Palm Beacher Trump supported universal health care and a one-time 14.25 percent â??wealth taxâ?? on individuals and estates with a net worth of more than $10 million.
But that was more than a decade ago.
More recently, Trump has given campaign contributions to some high-profile tea party foes.
Trump gave $2,400 in 2009 to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., who hung onto his seat in November against tea party favorite Sharron Angle.
Trump has also given $8,900 over the years to House and Senate campaigns of Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., who was recently overheard coaching fellow Dems to brand GOP budget cuts â??extremeâ?? to try to drive a wedge between House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and the tea party movement.
Trump also gave $4,800 to former Florida Gov. Charlie Cristâ??s 2010 Senate campaign. Trump contributed in October 2009, when Crist was still a Republican trying to fend off a tea party-boosted primary challenge from eventual winner Marco Rubio.
Iâ??ve heard people say, â??Heâ??s a businessmanâ?¦ many businessmen give money to both parties like Trump does.â?? To a degree thatâ??s true, but those with true political conviction donâ??t always feel the need to do that â?? George Soros for example."