Donald Trump: ‘We Don’t Make Deals’ For Endorsements

Republican presidential candidate Donald speaks to reporters during a new conference at the Roundhouse Gymnasium, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016, in Marshalltown, Iowa. ()
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GOP frontrunner Donald Trump says he doesn’t make any deals in exchange for endorsements.

Trump emphasized the point he clarified when questioned by a reporter on Tuesday.

“We don’t make deals” for endorsements, Trump responded to a reporter who asked him about critics who have insinuated he made deals in exchange for recent endorsements from former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Liberty University President Jerry Falwell, Jr. and Mericopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

“Joe never asked me for a thing. Sarah Palin never asked me for a thing,” Trump explained. “Jerry’s a terrific man,” he said, adding, “No deals.”

“We don’t make deals,” Trump again declared.

The question came during the press conference where Trump announced that he wouldn’t participate in the Fox News GOP primary debate on Thursday before his campaign rally last night in Marshalltown, Iowa where Sheriff Arpaio endorsed him.

“Everything I believe in, he’s doing and he’s going to do it when he becomes president,” Arpaio said at the start of the press conference.

Trump then took the podium before the reporter posed the question about endorsements and responded to Arpaio’s praise, “This is a man that believes in borders and getting his endorsement means a lot for me. He’s actually wanted to do that for quite some time.”


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