Thursday, April 07, 2011

Donald Trump: I stand with tea party

"I'm very proud of some of the ideas they put forth," Trump said on Thursday on the “Today” show. "They want to stop this ridiculous, absolutely killer spending that's going on. What's going on in this country — the way we're spending money like drunken sailors — we are absolutely, I'm telling you, we're going to destroy our own freedom."

Trump's alliance with tea party activists comes just one day after a NBC/Wall Street Journal national poll showed him ahead all of his potential Republican rivals among tea party supporters, grabbing 20 percent of their vote.

Asked if he considers himself a tea partier, Trump said, “I think so.”