November 19th, 2010
07:54 PM ET
3 years ago

Trump under 'pressure' for 2012 run

(CNN) - Donald Trump says he's recently received more pressure than ever before to run for president, but he'd rather not throw his name in the ring.

"I love this country and I have had tremendous pressure over the years for me to run, but I've never had it like now," Trump said on CNN's "John King, USA." "I'd rather not do it. I'd rather have somebody in there that's gonna straighten out the country."

Trump said he thinks people ask him to run because of his "instinct for business" and "instinct for people," but would only say he's thinking about a presidential run in 2012.

The real estate mogul is famous for his lavish lifestyle and reality show "The Apprentice," and is often mentioned as a potential candidate for president.


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  1. FOXY BROWN

    Who wants Donald Trump to represent USA as president, with that hair style PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    November 19, 2010 08:01 pm at 8:01 pm |
  2. Jackalope

    He could join fellow blowhards James Traficant and Rod Blagojevich to form the with "Bad Hairdo Party." Their mascot could be the Wombat.

    November 19, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    Donald Trump is probably under more pressure to run in 2012 than Barack Obama. Even George Soros is like," What else do we got?".

    November 19, 2010 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  4. bobo

    I'd vote for him.

    November 19, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  5. Bessy

    Please, who in their right mind would think that this arrogant man would make a good president. His ego would always come 1st.

    November 19, 2010 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  6. George of the jungle

    This goofey self centered fellow should just forget running. He has made enough money and is better suited for tv shows

    November 19, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  7. Jerry

    So far this week the three main contenders I've heard for the Republican nomination are Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, and Newt Gingrich. Feeling much better about Obama's chances for reelection.

    November 19, 2010 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  8. CBR

    Donald Trump is very wealthy and he hosts a reality show, "The Apprentice" and neither of these makes him a candidate for President. He has also had his ups and downs over the years. Running a business where he can and does fire people regularly is far different than trying to work cooperatively with other politicians. His ego would be in the way of compromise and cooperation.

    Mr. Trump should stay in the business world. I am not sure could pass the test for conservatives!

    November 19, 2010 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  9. GuyinVA

    Okay, Okay. All you people pressuring poor Trump to run in 2012, just stop it. He hates all this attention.

    November 19, 2010 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  10. Joe

    I don't know from where he got it . I never said I want him to run. He is a business man not a Politician.

    November 19, 2010 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  11. Mandingo

    One thing I do know, we do not need a self inflated egotistical real estate developer in the Whitehouse. If anyone remembers his BS feud with Rosie O'Donnell, his behavior was juvenile and anyone that would participate in that petty BS kind of thing is not someone I would want at the highest office in the Nation? Obama has been bad enough, Trump would be the last gasp...

    November 19, 2010 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  12. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Trump you lost my support when you stated when you have sat down doing business with the Chinese they laughed at us as if we're stupid and you said nothing in support of this country but you want to be President. First, Mr. Trump you traded your patriotism for the love of money, you as an American have a responsibility to be a good will ambassador wherever you go regardless of who you do business with.

    November 19, 2010 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  13. 1whocares

    Sounds like somebody wants to see him fail miserably.

    November 19, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  14. kyle

    Bad choice, we don't need another canidate who only cares about extending the Bush tax cuts for the rich.

    November 19, 2010 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  15. richard

    Just what the people need, a billionaire president. If anyone still believes this is a democracy, they are living in fairytale land.
    This country was bought out by corporate America 30 years ago.

    November 19, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  16. Live Feed

    "I'm under a tremendous amount of pressure to run for President." Says who? Says Donald Trump? ha

    November 19, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  17. regertz

    Keep tellilng yourself that, Don. But it's only Svengali Trump talking to himself.

    November 19, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  18. LKC

    The Donald...of Delusion. The potential Candidate for the Orange-Skinned Egomaniac Party, membership 1, is "under pressure". His only pressure is keeping track of his bankruptcy filings for any company or enterprise he's ever run.

    November 19, 2010 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  19. thomas

    Please , he wants to be King !
    Palin and Trump 2012. It's all about the Franklins.

    November 19, 2010 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  20. Mike Dallas

    "I love this country and I have had tremendous pressure over the years for me to run, but I've never had it like now,"

    The main pressure is from the little voices in the peroxide addled brain cells of the Donald.

    November 19, 2010 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  21. Blake Davis

    Who would want Trump to run for president beside the rich? We are talking Silver Spoon! He has know clue of what middle class deals with. Just keep you nose close to Wall Street.

    November 19, 2010 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. John

    Trump? Palin? 2012? all I can say is its looking like the Mayans were right!

    November 19, 2010 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  23. Bill

    Actually, I think they're looking at The Donald's vast worth, and thinking about all that negative publicity it would buy. But a viable political; hardy.

    November 19, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  24. Linda Jones

    Please! Another0person with questionable morals? Let's not forget he's filed for bankrupsy in the past. He also leaves us with his tirades and diatribes with Rosie

    November 19, 2010 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  25. usualone

    Mr. Trump is a successful businessman in most instances but that does not mean he can run the country. He lacks tact to deal with leaders of other countries. This is a man who admits he has an ego that can get in the way of success for helping out others than his special interests.

    November 19, 2010 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
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