Donald Trump talks up Joe Biden performance
By: Kevin Robillard
October 12, 2012 08:49 AM EDT
Donald Trump, an outspoken Mitt Romney supporter, said Friday that he thought Vice President Joe Biden “stabilized the ship” for Democrats with his debate performance.
“He gave it some energy,” Trump said on NBC’s “Today.” “I’ll tell you what — the president really got beaten by Mitt, and they really needed a boost. So I would say, you know, it wasn’t a victory, but he did stabilize the ship.”
Trump also had words of praise for GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, calling him a “great guy” and “smart.”
Trump, who has embraced a false theory claiming President Barack Obama was born outside the United States and has been attacked regularly by the Obama campaign, also said he was OK with Romney’s perceived shift to the center in recent weeks.