Real estate mogul Donald Trump is preparing to endorse GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, sources confirmed to National Journal/CBS News.
Earlier Wednesday evening, Trump wrote on Twitter that he would be in Las Vegas on Thursday to make a "major announcement," but didn't elaborate.
Trump, who flirted with running for president himself, met with each of the Republican presidential candidates who sought his support. After the two men met in December, Gingrich described the flamboyant reality-show star as "a genuine American icon."
But another controversial figure -- Sharron Angle, a favorite of the tea party movement who narrowly lost to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010 -- has decided to go with a different presidential candidate. Angle announced late Wednesday that she is supporting Rick Santorum, according to National Review Online.