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Eye on 2012: Donald Trump for president?

Donald Trump made the morning show rounds Tuesday to let the world know that he is "absolutely thinking about" running for president in 2012.

The New York business tycoon and reality TV star appeared on Fox & Friends to say that he is "actually thinking about" running for president claiming that the situation in the country "has never been worse." He went on to say that China was "ripping this country like no one has ever ripped it before," although he disclosed his own business ventures with China.

Trump also appeared on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," to express his desire to run for president, which he hinted at a little over 10 years earlier on NBC. Trump continued to talk about China and the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) saying, "outside forces are destroying this country."

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By Emi Kolawole  | October 5, 2010; 11:58 AM ET
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Hm...At first, I was all for it, but after listening to him talk, I'm actually quite against the idea...

I don't like his attitude towards others...Not to mention the quite appalling comments about him...He really is just a rich TV star with admittedly good business practice, including with foreign nations. Yes.

And I'm sure he loves the country. But does he love the country on a one-on-one basis? Does he love every person? In my point of view, he'd have to change his character quite a bit.
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Somebody said if they had a choice between millionaires (billionaires, whatever), Bill Gates would be good...I don't know much about him, but as long as he's compassionate and loves the country; Doesn't matter how annoyed I get with his company's software sometimes, ha ha.

He obviously has significant business practice as well. The user's comment I read also said that he didn't inherit much money either.

As long as we're talking about famous rich people running for president, this is a VERY insignificant comment, but from what I've seen, Jobs would be a little too tart for the job, which is why he's in this revolutionary technology business he's in, where he belongs. (And where Gates belongs too, for that matter. These presidency things are just ideas...)

There are probably so many people out there with a brilliant mind and true intelligence in terms of politics; They just aren't famous. Kinda stinks. There's always somebody out there who could probably make this country a lot better than it is, but how are we supposed to discover them if they don't make themselves noticed?

This was such a pointless ranting comment and I'm sorry if you read it. Don't comment back 'cause I know how stupid most of the things I said were. And yes, I am uneducated in the things I said and did some guesswork. (Yes, assuming that all replies to this one would be negative) ha ha

Ciao

Posted by: wad11656 | October 7, 2010 3:11 AM | Report abuse

I live in NYC. Over the years Trump has nothing but contempt for residents of this city. Be it the neighbors of his SoHo Grand Hotel where he ran roughshod over them. Residents of a CP West building where he sent in thugs and prostitutes to harass tenants. His race-baiting regarding the 1989 Central Park Jogger case. His grubby hand out for tax-abatements where even Ed Koch called his actions piggy.

His dad was a decent, honest and charitable man who built middle-income housing and hospitals. "The Donald" is a far cry from that.

Posted by: MerrillFrank | October 6, 2010 11:01 AM | Report abuse

On the other hand. If he was elected, the first time he did something congress doesn't approve, they can impeach him and then as a body, stand up and declare, "You're fired".

Posted by: msjn1 | October 6, 2010 9:01 AM | Report abuse

Trump could be the right man for the job. The country is going bankrupt and he is very experienced with bankruptsies. Now if we wanted a Billionaire president I would prefer Bill Gates who understands how to run a profitable business, stand up to foreign governments and is a charitable person and not an egomaniac reality TV person.He also didn't inherit much of his wealth. He could pick Ted Turner as his vice president if we wanted a rich nut running around.

Posted by: msjn1 | October 6, 2010 8:36 AM | Report abuse

The only reason Donald Trump would devalue the Office of President is because President Obama is a black man, The worst President in the History of the Nation was Bush and Trump did stept up to Run for office. The Nation needed help for eight years of failed policies, Now all the true feeling are out and racesion is voced loud and clear,The Nation has a long way to go for Freedon and Justice for all.

Posted by: joebro44 | October 6, 2010 12:21 AM | Report abuse

This is great! Everybody knows that he is nothing but an an immature, spoiled self-centered jerk. If he runs as a Republican, the Democrats will win for sure.

Posted by: TRUMPFORPRESIDENT | October 6, 2010 12:13 AM | Report abuse

This is great! Everybody knows he is a selfish, spoiled, immature, arrogant, self-centered jerk. If this guy runs as a Republican, the Democrats will win for sure.

Posted by: TRUMPFORPRESIDENT | October 6, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

Things are bad enough as it is. We DO NOT need a narcissistic loudmouth taking BO's place. No improvement whatsoever IMO.

Posted by: budoinst | October 5, 2010 10:55 PM | Report abuse

I think Donald Trump would be a good candidate for President in 2012'. I'm just sayin!!!

Posted by: DSoul01 | October 5, 2010 5:18 PM | Report abuse

I wonder what she said when she learned that "The Donald" is going to throw his hat in the ring?

The "hair" and the "bear", it should make one great 2 ring circus.

Posted by: AverageJane | October 5, 2010 3:48 PM | Report abuse

You're trolling! Love to see him run. First "candidate" to get less than 3 percent of the vote.

What a scumbag, and that includes the "msm" that give him airtime.

Posted by: trh123 | October 5, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

plain and simple like opening the planter peanut plant to a starving squirril--nuts no pun intended.

Posted by: jasonnproperty | October 5, 2010 2:59 PM | Report abuse

You're trolling! Love to see him run. First "candidate" to get less than 3 percent of the vote.

What a scumbag, and that includes the "msm" that give him airtime.

Posted by: trh123 | October 5, 2010 2:56 PM | Report abuse

Donald Trump, mattress, vitamin and ice cream huckster; builder and hawker of tasteless, overpriced real estate; failed New Jersey casino and hotel operator; 'Wrestlemania' host and close personal friend of WWE's Vince McMahon; debt-ridden, multiple filer for bankruptcy; financial adviser to convicted rapist Mike Tyson; serial spouse...

Sounds like the perfect Republican presidential candidate.

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | October 5, 2010 2:13 PM | Report abuse

As long as he's not the Democratic candidate ...

Posted by: jimward21 | October 5, 2010 2:08 PM | Report abuse

The millionaire are the same people who ran this country in the ground and sent our jobs overseas to these foreign countries. This man has filed chapter 11 bankrupcy at least 3 times, changes wives like he does a pair of socks and love looking at himself in the mirror. Were is the money savvy? Donald Trump for President absolutely NOT!

I do not need a millionaire to tell me how to run my life; let them go and find a new toy but not the White House.

Posted by: sun52shine | October 5, 2010 1:58 PM | Report abuse

Enthusiastic, unapologetic, proud to be American. Would be a nice replacement for Barack "Jimmy Carter" Obama.

Posted by: trippin1 | October 5, 2010 1:50 PM | Report abuse

It will never happen!

Posted by: ggant | October 5, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

We need a business savvy person leading us for a change instead of these narcisstic, sleazy, two-faced lawyers that graduate on up the ladder to become even sleazier, talented/sophisticated lying political figures in D.C. We need someone that understands trade, jobs, economy and is not just focused on how to skirmish around laws and the Constitution to get personal agendas passed.

Posted by: inmanorj | October 5, 2010 1:42 PM | Report abuse

I would personally love to see Trump run and I think he would be a great candidate. He's absolutely right, we need tough negotiators to go overseas and protect our interests, not dipolmats who cave at the first sign of dissent.

Posted by: tfisher1 | October 5, 2010 1:36 PM | Report abuse

The reality is he's an expert on bankruptcy filings so he'll relate to his probable constituents.

Posted by: whocares666 | October 5, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I want Capitalist Monster to re-vamp our economy...who better than Donald Trump. He's made his mistakes on his own dollar. I wouldn't mind those lessons to strengthen our dollar. Obama, you shall be fired. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Donald-Trump-for-President-in-2012/165385056812350?ref=mf

Posted by: thesandralee | October 5, 2010 1:27 PM | Report abuse

How could I forget Trump Entertainment Resorts which also filed for bankruptcy in 2009. My bad.
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Before you tout his business experience maybe you should first ask the investors in the many Trump businesses that went bankrupt like the Taj Mahal casino, Trump Plaza Hotel, and Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts. Trump is too busy being on reality TV shows to be president.
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Run Donald RUN! We need your common sense and your business experience. You are conservative and you love our country. You know how to manage large organizations. You can pull us out of the Obama inspired fall from heaven. Run for POTUS. I will make the first campaign contribution. RUN!!!

Posted by: buffysummers | October 5, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

GET REAL !!!!! That would be like putting the fox in charge of the hen house. LMAO

Posted by: racam | October 5, 2010 1:25 PM | Report abuse

Before you tout his business experience maybe you should first ask the investors in the many Trump businesses that went bankrupt like the Taj Mahal casino, Trump Plaza Hotel, and Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts. Trump is too busy being on reality TV shows to be president.
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Run Donald RUN! We need your common sense and your business experience. You are conservative and you love our country. You know how to manage large organizations. You can pull us out of the Obama inspired fall from heaven. Run for POTUS. I will make the first campaign contribution. RUN!!!

Posted by: buffysummers | October 5, 2010 1:22 PM | Report abuse

Donald Trump is a venal, tasteless, short-fingered vulgarian.

As the real-life representation of the fictional Gordon "Greed is Good" Gecko character, he is an unwelcome reminder of 1980's conspicuous over-consumption.

As such, he is the perfect candidate for today's debased, devalued and eternally backwards-looking GOP Presidential nomination.

Posted by: WhateverHeSaid | October 5, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Run Donald RUN! We need your common sense and your business experience. You are conservative and you love our country. You know how to manage large organizations. You can pull us out of the Obama inspired fall from heaven. Run for POTUS. I will make the first campaign contribution. RUN!!!

Posted by: sarah39 | October 5, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Run Donald RUN! We need your common sense and your business experience. You are conservative and you love our country. You know how to manage large organizations. You can pull us out of the Obama inspired fall from heaven. Run for POTUS. I will make the first campaign contribution. RUN!!!

Posted by: sarah39 | October 5, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

He has successfully managed multi-billion dollar corporations, is well liked among the majority of Americans, makes tough decisions that affect other people's lives, and doesn't bend to pressures of the opposition. He would be a good candidate!

Posted by: giftshopping | October 5, 2010 1:00 PM | Report abuse

Donald Trump for President is lunacy. Donald Trump for Treasury Secretary would be inspired.

Posted by: ADNova | October 5, 2010 12:19 PM | Report abuse

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