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Rick Perry, Donald Trump Meet In New York City

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry met with Donald Trump at Jean-Georges, an upscale restaurant in New York City, on Wednesday night, according to multiple reports.

Prior to the meeting, Trump spokesman Michael Cohen told CBS News and National Journal, "It’s obviously about the presidency" and added, "Everyone wants Mr. Trump’s support."

Just weeks after the Texas governor announced his candidacy for president of the United States last month, Trump said during an appearance on "Fox & Friends" that Perry has called him and that they've "had great conversations." The real estate mogul added at the time, "I'm sort of proud of him."

CBS News reports that when asked how Wednesday night's meeting went, Trump said, "Excellent, excellent." Perry also signaled that it went well and suggested that Trump "knows his restaurants."

Before the pair met, Trump came to Perry's defense when it comes to where the Texas governor stands on contentious political issues during an appearance on CNN:

On the executive order Perry signed requiring a vaccine for girls in Texas schools that guards against HPV, a virus that can cause cervical cancer, Trump said he’s “not sure if [Perry] would have done it again,” and the Texas chief executive “made a poignant statement, that he believes in saving lives,” when he spoke of the decision during CNN’s Tea Party Republican Debate Monday.

Trump also signaled he sees no problem with Perry's characterization of Social Security as a "Ponzi scheme."

Earlier this year, Trump opted against running for the Republican presidential nomination after sparking speculation that he could jump into the GOP primary mix. More recently, however, he's teased that it's still possible he could mount a campaign as an independent candidate.

Below, video of what Trump had to say on CNN.

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