Washington (CNN) – As he considers a possible presidential bid, Donald Trump next week will check off another of the must stop states for any contender as he is set to visit New Hampshire Wednesday, April 27.
He is expected to give some type of speech, do a walking tour to meet with voters as well as sit down with donors, organizers and grass roots supporters in the state during his one day visit, Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization told CNN. Cohen is the organizer of a website pushing his boss to run, ShouldTrumpRun.com.
"He is excited. It is the start of the process," Cohen said adding Trump is "looking forward to meeting the people."
Trump is expected to announce during the season finale of his reality show "Celebrity Apprentice" on May 22nd a date for when he will make his decision known about whether he will mount a campaign for the GOP nomination. He has said he can't make any announcement of his intentions until that show's season is done.
The real estate mogul again insisted during an interview on CNN's American Morning Thursday he is seriously considering a run as he insists this is not just a publicity stunt.
As the debate about him and his intentions continues to swirl around political circles, Trump was asked about his net worth.
"Forbes says $2.7 billion. I can tell you that's a very low number. It's much more than that. And if I decide to run, which I very well may surprise people, but if I decide to run, I will give a net worth statement, essentially. As you know, we have to fill out very detailed forms for the federal government. And I think people will be extremely impressed. Not only is it much higher than that, but I'm extremely liquid and I have very, very little debt," he said.
While presidential candidates have 30 days to file their financial disclosure statements and then can ask for extensions, he told CNN he would not wait.
"If I decide to run, I would put out - I would do that disclosure statement the day I decide to run, which would be some time prior to June."
The businessman rejected some political analysts' belief that his questioning of whether President Obama was really born in the U.S., a subject he has discussed in a number of television interviews the past few weeks, has helped him be at the top or near it in several polls asking which candidate Republicans support for the nomination.
"The reason I'm up in the polls isn't that. The reason I'm up is because I'll protect this country against China and all the others that are ripping us off."
Polls at this stage of the nomination battle are mostly considered gauging name recognition.
During the CNN interview Trump also defended his proposal put forth earlier this week to put a 25% tariff on goods imported from China.
"The problem is, as you know, China is ripping us left and right with a manipulation of their currency. If they didn't manipulate their currency where we were competing one on one, I would say absolutely, I wouldn't even think about the tax. But they make it impossible for our people, our companies to do business to compete. As an example, I build a building. When I build a building, half of these products are coming from China. It is very hard for companies to compete. So I would impose that tax if they didn't stop manipulating their currency."
His support for a tariff on Chinese goods earned him the wrath of a leading conservative organization which promotes smaller government, the Club for Growth, which calls Trump "the king of protectionism."
Cohen also told CNN Trump is expected to make a visit soon to South Carolina, but no date has been set.
Trump is set to make a stop in Nevada, a key early voting state, late next week and will make a return visit to New Hampshire next month when he addresses the Greater Nashua Chamber of Commerce's annual "Expo Nashua" small business event on May 11.