Real estate mogul Donald Trump will make a "major announcement" Thursday about the presidential race, NBC News
and The Wall Street Journal
reported Wednesday night.
Trump's announcement will be at 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time Thursday at Trump International Hotel & Tower in Las Vegas, NBC reported.
“The announcement will pertain to the presidential race,” Trump adviser Michael Cohen wrote in an email, according to the Journal. There were no additional details about the announcement.
However, George Stephanopoulos posted on his ABC News
blog Wednesday that Trump will announce an endorsement "in a very short period of time." Trump would not reveal the name, Stephanopoulos reported.
reported that Newt Gingrich, asked about the upcoming announcement while campaigning in Nevada on Wednesday, said, "I have no idea what the Donald is going to do. He is always interesting, and I don't know of anybody who does a better job of getting attention by announcing that he will presently announce something."
Questions abound over whether Trump will cast his hat into the ring or endorse a candidate, the Journal said.
In December, Trump said he did not want to run as a third-party candidate.
"My priority, my number one priority, is to defeat Barack Obama in 2012," Trump said in early December. "I want to support and endorse the Republican candidate for president."
Late last year, Trump published the book “Time to Get Tough: Making America No. 1 Again”
in which he presents his ideas on "how we can defeat Barack Obama and save America."
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