Trump doing New Hampshire forum in June
March 14th, 2011
11:39 AM ET
3 years ago

Trump doing New Hampshire forum in June

(CNN) – Donald Trump will venture to New Hampshire in June for an appearance at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics' "Politics and Eggs," the longtime forum that has become a must-stop for presidential hopefuls.

Carolyn Hammer, the communications specialist at the Institute of Politics, told CNN Trump agreed to the appearance within the last few days. A specific date in June has not yet been set. The same forum played host to 11 presidential wannabes in 2008.

News of the foray comes days after Trump – who has long flirted with the idea of running for president – told reporters recent world developments makes him "more serious than ever" about the prospect.

News of Trump's impending New Hampshire visit also comes a week after a top Trump adviser ventured to Iowa to talk politics with the state's GOP chairman, Matthew Strawn.

Trump has said he will make his presidential decision by June.

New Hampshire's WMUR first reported Trump's upcoming trip.

CNN's Peter Hamby contributed to this report.


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  1. Fran

    Cheap publicity for his many ventures. With as many skeletons as he has in his closet and out on display, no one can seriously believe Trump has any chance of getting through primary season.

    March 14, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  2. Edward

    American politics are not even remotely serious anymore. With the troubles America has, this is a serious consideration? God help America. Land of corporate greed and welfare. Land of tax cuts for the wealthy while others are cold and hungry. Constant cuts to education to keep the people stupid enough to vote for totally unqualified people like Sarah Palin or Donald Trump. Land of bank failures and federal bailouts. Land of oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico for months on end. Meanwhile, not a single bank in Canada failed. Like our banks, our shores and seas are protected by regulations that keep them safe for swimming and fishing. We have sane government, so billionaires are not made as the banks steal our retirement savings. We live longer lives than Americans, have a lower infant mortality rate and our universal system cost less. America prefers to pay big buck to insurance theives and die sooner. America, you need help desperately and Donald Trump is a joke, not an answer to the terrible problems facing the country.

    March 14, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  3. Clete

    I think Lex Luther is the perfect candidate.

    March 14, 2011 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  4. Jeff

    This is all about self-promotion...typical Trump. He has about as much chance in winning his party's nomination as all the faux marble in his casinos and hotels does in turning into the real stuff.

    March 14, 2011 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  5. Point Noted

    Republicans claim to back capitalism which is supposed to be a better way to get America moving than whatever it is that Obama is doing. Because Obama, as per them is leaning towards communism or socialism but they, the righteous Republican know their way.

    Why not hear from someone who has run a business and can explain to us what Capitalism really means??

    March 14, 2011 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
  6. Akashe

    I I agree, Don. No president should ever serve a sencond term. Especially not President Obama. He was supposed to fix everything, but then it turns out he lied about being a wizard! I bet he didn't even go to Hogwarts, the lying bastard!

    March 14, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. Michael

    The guy is an embarrassment and a joke. Anyone who would vote for this ego maniac is a fool, doesn't matter dem, republ or indept. a fool!!!

    March 14, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  8. they call me "tater salad"

    Captain Comb-over has a better chance of being struck by lightning.........He's all fluff.......He's there to distract the ignorant, "American Idol" types from noticing how weak the rest of the GOP field of pretenders are right now!

    March 14, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  9. Sebastian Kent

    Donald Trump is an arrogant, cocky, bully that has stiffed creditors through his multiple bankruptcies in largely boring, unimaginative "businesses" that have existed for hundreds of years.

    It is unfathomnable that anyone who takes the time to think about it believes this master pitchman – and that is all he HAS EVER BEEN – could be effective in the job of President of the United States. A job that requires a leader to build consensus, colaborate and check one's ego at the door. President is not a loud mouthed dictator. Trump would be a great dictator but a lousey President.

    Trump has an inflated opionion of himself and his abilities. He has been successful in tricking SOME portion of the population into paying MORE rent [than is economically justified] because he has put his name on a building or into betting more money because he put his name on casino, but he has only borrowed money to engage in a very boring and arcaic ventures ... building.

    Trump has never had an original thought, never created a new technology, never had to figure out how to produce [ read MANUFACTURE] a product, then had to sell investors on the risks, rewards, capital needs associated WITH A NEW & INNOVATIVE INDUSTRY, and thereby get them to part with their money.

    This is how JOBS are truly created – meeting an existing "market demand" with an innovative, new product. – not by cutting taxes on the wealthy (which is ALL Trump would try to do). He's not going to have the foresight to see the disruptive technologies 8-tracks-to-cassettes-to-CDs-to-MP3s-to-whatever IPODS are based on. We don't need business people [who've simply been lucky or sneeky enough in life] to hold political office. Thankfully, that's why Fiorina, Whitman, McMahon all failed to win.

    March 14, 2011 02:39 pm at 2:39 pm |
  10. Ann

    At the start of current administration, all of these clowns; Palin, Bachman, Romney, Huckaby, Gingrich and a cast of many others that now include "The delusional Donald Trump" thought that President Obama was a light weight and that all they had to do was to spread a lies about his place of birth, his religion, his world view and other forms of propaganda and anyone of them could beat him in 2012. They have all come to learn that In their quest to try to make a fool of this President, all of them have underestimated him. Weather you like his politics or not, President Obama is a Classy man and very Presidential. He is also a very smart man because while they have behaved so inappropriately and have continued to lower themselves in the eyes of decent American people, he has stayed above the fray and does not ever sink to their level – hense his steady likeability.

    Now here we are in the middle of March and none of the loud mouths can declare their hand as a candidate for 2012 because they really have nothing to offer but talk and we all know "talk is cheap"

    March 14, 2011 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
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