Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) will meet with real estate mogul and former presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpGOP grapples with chaotic Senate primary in Pennsylvania ​​Trump social media startup receives commitment of billion from unidentified 'diverse group' of investors Iran thinks it has the upper hand in Vienna — here's why it doesn't MORE on Tuesday in Manhattan.

Palin, who's in the midst of a national bus tour that embarked from Washington and made several stops in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, will meet with the host of NBC's "The Apprentice" at Trump Tower.

The pair will dine elsewhere, and a spokesman for Trump declined to provide additional details about the meeting.

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Still, the meeting is likely to attract considerable attention for readers of political tea leaves; Trump had flirted with running for president and gained some traction in the polls, only to withdraw from the race this month after re-upping for another season of his reality TV show.

Palin had some praise for Trump during his short-lived campaign, which received quite a bit of coverage as the reality television star spoke of his skepticism about whether President Obama was born in the U.S. The White House eventually released Obama's long-form birth certificate to try to put an end to the story. 

"More power to him. He's not just throwing stones, you know — from the sidelines. He's digging in there. He's paying for researchers to know why President Obama would have spent $2 million to not show his birth certificate. So more power to him," Palin said on Fox News in April of Trump's pressure on Obama over the birth certificate.

The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee has only stoked speculation of her own possible campaign for president with her bus trip, which will take her later this week to New Hampshire, home of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary in 2012.