October 4th, 2010
10:06 AM ET
12 years ago

Trump says he's not behind mysterious NH poll

(CNN) – Business mogul Donald Trump is making clear he had nothing to do with a mysterious poll in New Hampshire that, according to TIME Magazine, asked Granite State voters about a potential Trump presidential bid.

"I never heard of this poll but I'm anxious to find out what it says. I do not know about a poll taken in New Hampshire," Trump said Monday on CNN's "American Morning."

The comments came a day after TIME's Mark Halperin reported New Hampshire residents had fielded calls in September in which they were asked about several potential 2012 Republican contenders, including Trump. Voters were also asked a series of background questions on their opinion of the famous Wall Street billionaire, including whether they were aware he has donated to Democratic candidates in the past.

News of the poll immediately prompted speculation Trump himself may be considering a GOP presidential run, a move that has the potential of turning an already wide-open race upside down.

But speaking on "American Morning," Trump suggested a presidential run isn't in the cards.

"It's not something I talked about or consider, but somebody has to do something or this country is not going to be a very great country for long," he said.

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  1. Danny Cali

    Donald Trump, all I say is "BRING IT ON" I think you going to get knock out first round with Republican Sarah Palin the MAMA Bear already.

    October 4, 2010 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  2. Jude Ezeigwe

    One thing I know about Trump is that he will never sell out America. He loves this country and we need people like him to come out. Republicans sold the country to China, Democrats gave the proceed from the sale to the rich and Middle America has been left to sink. As the nation is gradually sinking, maybe the final hope is this man who understands business as well as the Red Army. So sad to see a nation that use to lend money to other countries suddenly became a borrower. It is sad!

    October 4, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  3. Eric Smith

    I recently caught and interview on cnn were Mr Trump spoke about the industy types and the way they take advangae over some of the not so enlighted consumers and he also touched on the fact that the country exporting much of anything now adays and i think he was really going some where with that statement i would like to see what his ideal for americas grow is he is one of the best business minds of our time

    October 4, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  4. Tofer

    Who cares what party he dontated too. If he is a republican and donated to some democrate in the past, he gave money to the person he believed in. What is wrong with that? The US was not meant to be fought over by the childish two party, tunnel vision, refusing to do what is right because the other party thought of it, egotistical system that is currently in place. Let's do what is right people, who cares about the party, gender, race, sex, orientation you signed up with originally. Imagine what could get done and what could get fixed in the US if we didn't have these two craptastic parties holding each other down. So childish...

    October 4, 2010 11:39 am at 11:39 am |
  5. Clwyd

    Heaven help us if we get another business and special interest person in our government to represent them and not the common middle class! I pray for the defeat of these nut case right wing crazies!

    October 4, 2010 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
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