Politics is weird and creepy.
Donald Trump and Newt Gingrich are headlining an expensive fundraiser for Mitt Romney in Las Vegas next week. Two men who have, at one point or another, been impressively critical of Mitt Romney.
Billionaire real estate investor and television personality Donald Trump is hosting a pricey fundraiser for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney in Las Vegas next Tuesday and Newt Gingrich is expected to make an appearance, Yahoo News has learned.
“Newt is expected to be there along with many other well known people,” Michael Cohen, Trump’s special counsel, told Yahoo News.
To co-chair the fundraiser at Trump International Hotel, supporters are required to raise $250,000 on behalf of Romney’s presidential campaign, according to the invitation to the event. A VIP reception with Romney costs $10,000 and the minimum donation to attend is $2,500.
Trump, who officially endorsed Romney in February, will play “a significant role” at the fundraiser, Cohen said.
Donald Trump reignited the latest wave of Birtherism when he sent his private investigators to Hawaii to ascertain the truth about President Obama’s birthplace, and those investigators never reported back so I can only assume they’re still out there somewhere searching. And Trump, who has a good relationship with “the blacks,” also recently encouraged Mitt Romney to hit the president on Reverend Wright.
And Newt Gingrich is Newt Gingrich. He spearheaded the effort to question Romney’s record at Bain Capital before Democrats even had a chance to and spent a significant portion of his campaign calling for child janitors in public schools.
Is this the best Romney has? These men have little to no investment in a Romney presidency. Their sole motivation is remaining relevant and profitable. They’re using Mitt Romney just as much as he’s using them. Maybe they deserve each other for that reason.