Palin Eats Pizza With Trump, Plans to Visit Ellis Island, Lady Liberty

Sarah Palin had pizza with Donald Trump in New York City Tuesday night and plans to visit the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on Wednesday as part of her bus tour.

Palin and Trump met at his private residence before they headed out for dinner. The two Republicans are friends and the meeting had "no particular agenda," according to Michael Cohen, special counsel to Trump.

Sources tell NBC New York that Palin's highly secretive Northeast tour -- thought by some to be a leadup to a 2012 presidential campaign announcement -- will head to the Statue of Liberty by private boat early Wednesday morning, and then to Ellis Island.

Ellis Island closed as an immigration port in 1924, and now has a museum that details the tales of the 12 million immigrants who entered there.

Palin said in a blog post on her website Tuesday that she is touring historical sites because "it's so important for Americans to learn about our past so we can clearly see our way forward in challenging times."

The former Alaska governor and Republican vice presidential candidate announced her "One Nation" bus tour last week, but has closely guarded its itinerary.

She launched it Sunday by riding a motorcycle from the Pentagon to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

So far she has visited the National Mall in Washington, Mount Vernon, Va., Fort McHenry in Maryland, Gettysburg in Pennsylvania and the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

The tour is described on her website as a trip "through our nation's rich historical sites" to "energize Americans about our nation's founding principles, in order to promote the Fundamental Restoration of America."

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