Was Donald Trump and Sarah Palin‘s dinner last night a meeting for business or pleasure? Donald called into Fox News Channel’s Fox and Friends and discussed the possibility of the two teaming up for a presidential run.
“She would love me to get back,” Donald told Fox and Friends about Sarah trying to encourage him to get back into the presidential race. “I had great poll numbers but I had really a decision to make. I had NBC calling me every hour…it’s a very tough decision to make, to be honest.”
“If I’m not happy with what I see, I can very easily change my mind,” he said. “I’m not happy with what I see and I will make a determination sometime into the future, absolutely. There is no deadline. If I did it as an independent, I could do it very much better.”
As for Sarah? Donald isn’t sure whether Sarah’s bus tour is due to her planning to run.
“She said that she loves this country; she wants to point out some of the great things in the country,” he explained of what Sarah wants to accomplish with the tour. “I asked her frankly, ‘Are you going to be running?’ I’m not sure that she knows herself. I am not sure she has made up her mind.”
But he gets along with her well.
“We do like each other, Donald said. “More than anything else, she loves this country. Behind her back, there is no winking, no laughing, no smiling. She really loves the country. She really is passionate about what’s going on and what’s going wrong. She picked up on my theme of China. She said, ‘Nobody made that point better than you.’ ”
So, how did the dinner with Sarah even come about?
“Sarah’s been a friend of mine for a long while,” he said. “She called and said she was in New Jersey. She wanted to know [if we could] get together and have dinner or something. She came over to Trump Tower for a little while and then we all went out to a pizza place.”
“This was something very spur of the moment,” Donald explained. “We were sitting in Trump tower talking. We had our families there and we said, ‘Let’s all go out for a piece of pizza.’ It didn’t take long for the press to figure that out. I guess they followed us or whatever.”
But Donald claims he and Sarah didn’t talk about teaming up during their meeting.
“We really didn’t,” he said. “We talked about lots of things. We did not talk about that.”