GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich met with Republican pundit Donald Trump Monday in NYC in hopes of receiving Trump's endorsement.

Trump said he would endorse a candidate for president sometime after he moderates the December 27 debate, hosted by Newsmax. When asked about a Trump endorsement, Gingrich replied to reporters, "Of course I want his endorsement."

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Trump said he would not run for president unless "the wrong person gets in," but Trump didn't believe a wrong person will be chosen. Trump criticized candidate Ron Paul for not participating in his debate. Candidate Jon Huntsman also turned down the invitation. "With all due respect, this is from me, not him," Trump said, gesturing toward Gingrich. "Ron Paul has zero chance of getting the nomination," Trump said.

Gingrich added, "When I was asked would I like to be in that type of debate, I automatically said yes. I think it's great of him to do it, I think it's great Newsmax is helping launch it, it's part of the process by which America governs itself."

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