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Donald Trump and Sarah Palin have a pizza summit in New York


Donald Trump and Sarah Palin dined on cheese and pepperoni pizza Tuesday evening in Manhattan, flanked by reporters and several loved ones.

According to news reports (yep, this is news), Palin invited the real estate mogul and his wife to La Famiglia, a pizza chain that can be found in several airports around the country and even at Six Flags.

The former Alaska governor, who had spent the day traveling in a bus from Pennsylvania with some of her family, arrived at the tycoon's 30,000-square-foot penthouse via a chauffeured SUV.  After a short visit, the pair emerged with Palin's daughter Piper, husband, Todd, and Trump's wife, Melania.

Once at the eatery, a section of the restaurant was cordoned off for the Palin-Trump party.

Palin ate her pizza with her hands, the billionaire used a fork, it appears, in photos snapped by NBC.

Other than how they eat pizza, the media-savvy Republicans say they have a lot in common in regards to improving the country.

"What do we have in common? Our love for this country, a desire to see our economy put back on the right track," Palin told reporters. "To have a balanced trade arrangement with other countries across this world so Americans can have our jobs, our industries, our manufacturing again. And exploiting responsibly our natural resources. We can do that again if we make good decisions."

Would Trump, who recently announced that he would not seek the GOP nomination, give his support to Palin if she ran?

"She's a great woman, a terrific woman and a terrific friend. I'd love her to run," Trump said.

In April, Palin defended Trump's questioning of President Obama's birth certificate.

"He's merely answering reporters' questions about his view on the birth certificate, and then reporters turn that around and say that's all he's got," the former Alaska governor said on the "Hannity" show.  "Donald Trump is running on the issue, bottom line, that President Obama is so far over his head."


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omigod i almost wish these two would run for prez and vp together (doesn't matter which is which) just for the pure comedic value of the whole thing . . .

How would you know if someone is in over his head. A women with an iq of 5 should not be saying anything about anyone. You my friend are not qualified to run across the street. Im sure they wont print this commet becouse it is against the republican spend my tax dollars on other countrys and start bogus trillion dollar wars party.

Please have an affair. Please.

Mark, perhaps you should look at your spelling prior to insulting someone else's I.Q. Aside from the constitutional requirements, how is she not qualified? And what makes Obama anymore qualified since he never ran a state government as opposed to Palin who actually did? Typical lib lip....

Mark, you lost your bet. Your comment was published, and we Republicans find it wonderfully entertaining for its complete lack of relation to reality, and your colossal overestimation of the value of your own opinion.

It is so much fun watching Sarah Palin play the media like a fiddle. Stupid is as stupid does.

Wow, Mark, for someone who can't spell or use proper punctuation, you sure do know a whole lot about IQ's and foreign affairs! Good luck, Buddy!

I guess pathetic people do tend to gravitate towards other pathetic people. Great combination here.

If you're going to make snarkey comments on Sarah Palin, at least spell correctly. What an ignoramus! Looks like you're a top scholar bird-brain. Not Sarah, the Snarkey commentors.

I like pizza!!!!!!!!!!

It's remarkable that this is newsworthy to begin with. Palin is just plain ignorant. It's sad we give such a platform for her to put on her show. I think she represents women in politics very poorly.

This is going to be good.

I think the real problem with Mark's insult is that it has no real impact. Come on. An IQ of 5? Really? Is that the best you can do? That doesn't even have an air of realism there. Nobody has an IQ of 5, it just doesn't work that way (which, incidentally is another item displaying Mark's already demonstrated lack of intellect). Now, if Mark had said she had a "room-temperature" IQ, his statement would be just a little more believable and humorous, even though it is clearly false.

I don't really get how people say she's stupid. I guess that's what goes for intellectual debate on the Left side now... "You don't agree with me, so you must be stupid!"

I can't wait for this next election. I have a feeling there are going to be a lot of "non-violent" protests where bricks go through windows of campaigners and the only way we hear about it is through blogs.

And Trump says Robert DeNiro does not have a whole lot upstairs but Sara does--

Republicans are winners for having the most village idiots.

You know Sarah Palin is on the right track when she scares the power brokers from both parties. As far as Trillion dollar wars go, all wars come to an end, spending programs are forever. Palin's attraction stems from her common sense approach to government, not press releases about being the head of a college newspaper, having lots of money or being the favorite of the guys that got us into this mess.
For all she doesn't know, she knows there are 50 states. Can you say that about the current President?
Whether she runs or not, we all need a Sarah Palin in politics today. Thank her family for playing along as well as you're at it.

The hate Sarah Palin bigots are out in force again. The peculiar thing about their hatred is that most of these haters truly do not know why they hate her so much except that like the sheep that they are, they are following the mainstream media's lead on this. Looking and listening to them from a safe distance I can see that they tread against her wearing major blinders. Relying exclusively on the erroneous media reports. From the moment that Sarah Palin was unvieled at the RNC national convention in 2008, the media singled her out as public enemy number one. Why? That is an easy question to answer. The media had already annointed Obama as the next Muslim-in-Chief and the one picture they most feared was her standing there holding her beautiful down-syndrome baby in her arms. That spoke volumes of her moral courage and the subsequent attack on her by the media spoke volumes of their moral bankruptcy. The real sad thing is that it also speaks volumes of the moral bankruptcy of the sheep that still attack her now. At the core of this hatred is that Sarah Palin did not do what most liberals in the media and everywhere would have done and that is to have killed her down-syndrome baby in the womb. The media and these haters have aligned themselves with JUDAS.

Folks say she is stupid because we saw her lack of intelligence in everything other gutsy reading prepared speeches. When asked questions requiring spontaneous thought, she was dumbfounded. Hence the impression she is dumb. She is superficial and lacks knowledge and depth on topic a president has to have knowledge of. She was governor of Alaska. That experience does not make her worthy of running this country. A touch as it is for you to accept this, Obama has more intelligence in his pinkie finger.

I like Sarah. She seems to like to have fun. Seems to love and care about the country. I don't like the pitch of her voice though, it's at a frequency level that is unpleasant to my ears....but that is just me.

She is real, not phony, like the rest of the politicians who change opinions whenever the wind changes direction. Also she could never be accused of being a Socialist or Communist like most of the politicians today, taking from you and I what they dont own, for pet projects's criminal.

I for one have never bought into anything the agenda filled media puts out, to do so would be me being someone's tool? So I have never bought into the "stupid Sarah Palin" schtick...thats exactly what it is, you can spot that by how the freaks of society like Bill Maher, Sean Penn, and Matt Damon protest her...having never met

People who have never met Sarah, yet "hate" her are the lowest form of life amongst us, haters without cause.....So I'll ask you, Are you someones tool? ...of course you are, you're such a tool you dont even know you're a tool, in fact you dont even really know why you hate her, especially since you have never met her and she has never done anything to you...P.S. thats undeniable proof you're a much for intelligence. So I ask you again, are you bound up unable to be your own person, because you've committed yourself to be somebody elses tool? Thats a shame ...and rather pathetic.

For me, if she runs fine, I'll give her policies a look...if not, that's ok too, she is obviously doing/living the life by doing the things that make us all free...speaking her mind and putting out her message...and the scary part is..that scares some of us (the secret socialist and communists amongst us) and you know who you are. (and don't be self deceived, so do the rest of us Americans...)

The only thing they have in common is that they should both stay out of politics.

ok, the progressives get out their saul alinsky play book...insult and that all you have to try and discredit sarah palin...the message is clear, stop the stupid spending, shrink gov't, get gov't out of our lives, exploit our god given natural resources responsibly and unleash the american spirit...we dont need big brother centralized socialist gov't.

Frik and Frak do Manhattan.

Obama is over his head???? Just think if Palin were president, God help the Country. Who called this a Summit? They had Pizza, more like pizza fest, but not a summit.

ongrats for the best written article so far on Sarah Palin. You have restored my faith in journalism. You are using your gift to write for the advancement of humanity. You deserve to win the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. From now on I will make it a point to read Los Angeles Times and any publication that carries your byline. The photos that accompany your article are superb and render your write-up flawless. I am an admirer of everything beautiful. Sarah Palin and the wife of Donald Trump are very beautiful. But Donald, for all his wealth, should slim down. He looks bloated. I will not be surprised if Piper will grow up to be like her mother Sarah. She looks smart and no-nonsense. Just like her mother. She may even become herself President of the USA in the fullness of God's time. I hope Sarah Palin run for President. She is a genius. Her treatment of the limp-wrist media reflects her brilliance. It's time for the limp-wrist journolists to go back to the closet of Sodom and Gomorrah where they rightfully belong. They have harmed America enough with their unbridled, brazen kind of greed. Gay marriage and abortion have provoked the fury of nature to devastate our erstwhile "land of the free and home of the brave." Sarah Palin is godsend. She has a mission in this life to fulfill. It's becoming obvious that we need a mother to put things in order in this our benighted land. God bless you, Andrew. God bless America!

Run, Sarah run. Sarah Palin was so successful as a governor, she graduated early “Bitter Quitter”, she real is a “Dan Quayle” in heels. She clearly loves “dishing it out” but real can’t take it because she loves playing the victim card. Poor thing she fail as a VP candidate (her lie that her daughter was engaged was such a farce), her stand-up comic fiasco on the Jay Leno Show, please, her TV show canceled after declining rating, I guess her perpetual run for the White House is the only thing she can look forward to, but since she is a coward she will only throw small minded rocks, poor thing. Since we already had an idiot “W” that caused our current economic debacle, America knows not to trust the GOP fools who flaunt the idiocy.

You know what this current crowd of GOP liars want is to turn the United Sates into China, where only a few giant corporations run things, they own the factories, that apartments, the grocery stores, the gas stations, the newspaper and magazine publications, the radio stations, the television stations and you pay them and they get all the benefits, and if you do not like it go jump off cliff. Well some Chinese workers seeing that as individuals that they cannot progress have done just that by committing suicide. The current crowd of GOP liars want to abolish Medicare from the elderly, they want to abolish a woman’s right to choose and have control over her own body, they want to abolish collective bargaining rights, and on top of it all they want to blame the poor, the middle class and the public sector workers for a recession that the GOP created, while their beloved “Fat cats” continue to pay themselves exorbitant salaries, bonuses, fringe benefits. Yes this is the GOP “Radical Right-Wing Social Engineering” that they dream about. The win in New York was the beginning but the next will be Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and later the other states of our nation. So run, Sarah run.

Montana must be the pseudonym of the choleric DNC chair who in her sophomoric rants accuse the GOPs of everything evil under the sun. On the contrary, the erDemocRATs are evildoers. They demonize people because they themselves
behave like demons. They have surrendered American sovereignty to China by incurring trillions of debts. They invite criminals to White House to sleep there and give donation. The national heroes of the DemocRATS are the DemocRATS. That is why, we the people will give our verdict during next year's elections. MENE THEKEL PHARES. The Moving Finger writes...You have been weighed and found wanting.

Montana, I agree with you, the Republicans want to makes us into Pottersville USA, from It's a Wonderful Life, god help us.

ha ha . The repukes have 0 chance of winning anything. Im sure the majority of americans will vote for the end of medicare. The end of social security, Which they have taken about 200 grand out of my business in the last 20 years. I donnt think so and only an idiot would vote for that. Good luck republicans ,

Why eat in public place? Why not delivery? Besides, pizza goes well with beer. Don't use plastic forks either.

It’s strange how the country with the highest concentration of academics could also produce such political goons as Palin and Trump and they get a following. You seem not to appreciate that you need right thinking people to lead.

Oh, it's very interesting! I also watched an interview with Donald Trump on and I always wondered how he could so raise? He was a great man. In his hands, Dolar becomes a billion!

Sarah Palin is really desparate to attract media attention. She and Trump are the same kind of people and this don't suprise me.

Oh my, tweedle-dee and tweedle-dumb together over pizza. And neither one could figure out how to eat it. A fork wasn't as bad as chop-sticks, but close. Morons both.

Pizza Summit One....these two together can tell us all the problems of the world and who to blame it on. They would be okay if only they could just tell us one solution to all of these problems.


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A veteran foreign and national correspondent, Andrew Malcolm has served on the L.A. Times Editorial Board and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2004. He is the author of 10 nonfiction books and father of four. Read more.
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