Donald Trump named statesman of the year, award given to Barbour in 2011
Donald Trump will be named the Sarasota GOP’s “Statesman of the Year” a day before and a stone’s throw away from the Republican National Convention in Tampa later this summer.

The real estate mogul tweeted Monday:

The local party’s award was handed out to former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour last year.

Huffington Post
7/9/12