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Donald Trump makes an appearance with Newt Gingrich

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Donald Trump smiles as Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich talks to media after their meeting in New York, Monday, Dec. 5, 2011.

So far, Donald Trump has met with Hermain Cain, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney. But never before today has he appeared with a candidate and said a few words on camera following the meeting. Though he hasn't endorsed Newt Gingrich, he certainly looked as though he was leaning in that direction today. Trump is moderating a GOP debate Dec. 27 and so far, only Gingrich has accepted the invitation to attend.

Additionally, Trump said he would support Gingrich's 'apprentice' plan to give poor kids a chance to work and get them 'into the habit of showing up'. Gingrich reiterated his somewhat controversial statement that seemed to indicate he favored less restrictive child labor laws. Last week in Iowa he said,  "Really poor children in really poor neighborhoods have no habits for working and have nobody around them who works. So they literally have no habit of showing up on Monday. They have no habit of staying all day. They have no habit of I do this and you give me cash unless it's illegal."

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Watch the video of their statements to the media following the meeting.

Donald Trump suggested creating an apprentice program for young children following a meeting with Newt Gingrich in New York.