(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.