"It's my honor and privilege to endorse Mitt Romney," Trump told reporters Thursday afternoon in Las Vegas, with Romney standing nearby. "He's tough, he's smart, he's sharp. ... So Governor Romney, go out and get 'em."
The New York TimesandThe Associated Press, citing Gingrich campaign officials, said Wednesday night that the reality TV show host would announce his endorsement of the former House speaker on Thursday in Las Vegas.
The website POLITICO also reported it, but on Thursday, it backtracked. Citing Matt Drudge of the website Drudge Report, who has a relationship with top Romney officials, POLITICO's Maggie Haberman said Trump actually was endorsing Romney.
By late Thursday morning, the AP went 180 degrees, citing three Republican sources as saying Trump will endorse Romney. And the Times' headline was changed to "Gingrich's Flashy New Endorsement Is Not to Be."