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New York - Donald Trump Says Serious About 2016 Presidential Run

Published on: February 25, 2015 07:01 PM
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FILE - Businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young FILE - Businessman Donald Trump speaks at the Freedom Summit in Des Moines, Iowa, January 24, 2015.  REUTERS/Jim Young

New York -  Businessman Donald Trump is ramping up efforts for a 2016 presidential run, adding to a growing pool of potential Republican candidates, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

Trump, whose wealth includes a huge real estate portfolio, several hotels and the TV show “The Apprentice,” has toyed with the possibility of running for president before, but never actually entered the race.

The Post quoted Trump as saying in a telephone interview that he was serious about running for the presidency in 2016 and that he would delay his television plans for next year.

Trump joins a crowded group of Republicans who are considering a White House run, including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

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“Everybody feels I’m doing this just to have fun or because it’s good for the brand,” Trump, 68, told the Post. “Well, it’s not fun. I’m not doing this for enjoyment. I’m doing this because the country is in serious trouble.”

According to recent news reports, Trump has hired well-known political advisers, including Chuck Laudner, an Iowa conservative who helped Rick Santorum in the latter’s 2012 White House bid; Alan Cobb, a former political adviser at Koch Industries, and Corey Lewandowski, a former director of voter registration at Americans for Prosperity.

Trump has ruffled feathers with his persistent questioning of President Barack Obama’s place of birth, education and patriotism, and with his sharp-tongued tweets.

Trump is expected to speak this week at the country’s largest gathering of conservatives, the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.



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 Feb 25, 2015 at 07:20 PM Realistic Says:

he will be serious about running, as long as the stupid media covers him.

שמחת פורים

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 Feb 25, 2015 at 07:37 PM 54321 Says:

i hope he runs. he can fix up this country

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 Feb 25, 2015 at 07:54 PM heyward Says:

Donald. Get that map on your head straightened out before go for the run. Your the joke of Purim

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 Feb 25, 2015 at 08:50 PM mewhoze Says:

boringgggggggggggg, he plays this card every few years, sees if people get excited and then drops off

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 Feb 26, 2015 at 09:18 AM yaakov doe Says:

Is his Jewish son in law supporting him? Is he good for the Jews?

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 Feb 26, 2015 at 09:54 AM commonsense99 Says:

Donald your would run the county the way you run your casinos, into the ground. now do me a favor just shut up and get a life

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 Feb 26, 2015 at 01:06 PM Anonymous Says:

There's plenty of room in the Republican clown car, except for educated and intelligent candidates with real ideas. Those folks got drummed out of that party years ago.

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 Feb 26, 2015 at 02:03 PM bewhiskered Says:

Trump, Trump, for all that he’s worth
Calling for the President's certificate of birth
So overly portentous
This host of 'Apprentice'
The craziest man on the face of the earth.

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 Feb 26, 2015 at 02:18 PM mordche Says:

It would not be surprising a clown like him to be president after all of you American citizens voted in that obama

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 Feb 26, 2015 at 02:48 PM bewhiskered Says:

Reply to #9  
mordche Says:

It would not be surprising a clown like him to be president after all of you American citizens voted in that obama

"..... after all of you American citizens voted in that obama"

ר' מרדכי:

You got that right! After the PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY voted Barack Obama into office TWICE, beating a confused old man who made a very bad choice of a running mate in 2008, and beating an equally confused opponent whose mouth was his worst enemy in 2012 (not to mention being a lousy loser). And, the same will happen (with Hillary) soon after the hilarious, riotous, debacle of the GOP Primaries for 2016, wherein the candidates traditionally configure into a circular firing squad, each trying to out-squeeze himself further to the lunatic right than his opponent. While Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal warned, "We have to stop being the stupid party," the GOP/Baggers (KKK) have instead doubled down on stupidity.

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