In what has become almost a ritualistic rite of passage during the 2012 GOP presidential primary, Newt Gingrich, who has surged to the top of nearly every national and state poll, will meet with Donald Trump on Monday, the day Trump’s book, Time To Get Tough, hits stores.

Gingrich has filled the populist space in the polls that Trump ushered in when Trump combined his harsh rhetoric toward Obama while embracing populist economic messages that endeared himself to Tea Party crowds.

According to Politico, which first reported the story, Trump would like to endorse a candidate during the primary season.

Trump has spoken favorably of Gingrich and has also noted that Gingrich is a member of one of his Trump National Golf Clubs.

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