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Trump Rep Confirms Thursday Event With Romney, Romney Campaign Says Nope

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 20: Donald Trump attends the "Celebrity Apprentice" Live Finale at American Museum of Natural History on May 20, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images) Trump just before getting the news.

All Donald wants to do is show Mitt the money. The Associated Press reported Tuesday night that a representative for Trump confirmed a $50,000-a-head fund-raiser on Thursday — after Mitt Romney's campaign denied such a meeting would take place. At least 50 people are expected to attend the  event at investor Martin Zweig's home at Manhattan’s Pierre Hotel.

Romney spokesman Rick Gorka told the AP that there would be "no meeting" with Trump this week and wouldn't say whether Romney and Trump would appear together at the Manhattan event. Politico notes that Trump is not actually listed on the invitation, although Donald himself already took to Twitter to announce his excitement for the event.

Of course on Thursday, the Supreme Court will render its momentous decision on President Obama's health-care act. Perhaps Romney cleared his calendar so he could find better company or a larger stage for the occasion. Maybe Romney just doesn't want to get pulled for another one of Trump's dominating handshakes.

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