Carl Icahn Reaffirms His Support for Donald Trump

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CNBC EVENTS -- Pictured: Carl Icahn, Chairman, Icahn Enterprises, at the 2015 Delivering Alpha Conference on July 15, 2015 -- (Photo by: Adam Jeffery/CNBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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Activist investor Carl Icahn reiterated his support for Donald Trump last night, saying in an interview with Fox Business’ Neil Cavuto that “Donald is what this country needs at this time, and what Washington needs at this time.”

Icahn has supported Trump throughout the campaign, and there have been rumors that a President Trump would name him to some cabinet post. Icahn said to Cavuto that while he “would be happy to talk to Donald and discuss different problems with him,” he would have no interest in joining the government.

Icahn’s comments came at the tail end of Super Tuesday, where Trump won 7 states and kept himself in the drivers seat for the Republican nomination. He’s also hoping he’ll be getting the endorsement of Florida Gov. Rick Scott in the next few days. The Florida primary is on March 15 and is a key contest. Getting the support of the sitting governor despite the presence of Florida Sen. Marco Rubio in the race could help Trump hold on to the Sunshine State.


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