Trump on report he will run in 2012
January 6th, 2011
05:38 PM ET
9 years ago

Trump on report he will run in 2012

(CNN) – Asked about a report he is telling friends he will run for President in 2012, Donald Trump told CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King that "a lot of people" are asking him to run for the Republican nomination, but would only say he is "seriously considering" the possibility.

In an interview for CNN's "John King, USA", Trump said he's very concerned that other countries are taking advantage of the U.S. particularly pointing to South Korea, China, and OPEC.

Trump also expounded on William Daley's appointment as chief of staff as well as Mayor Bloomberg's handling of the New York snowstorm. The full interview with Donald Trump will air at 7 p.m. EST on CNN's "John King, USA."

Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump • TV-John King U.S.A.
soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. LacrosseMom(real one)

    Happy 2011 everyone! Been away from blogging awhile. Trump????? Running for the presidency???? NUTS.

    Mr. Trump, IF you want to waste........ millions..... of your billions, why not be a good guy and donate to charity instead?!

    January 6, 2011 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  2. Terrence

    Man please!!!!!!!

    January 6, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  3. Squigman

    It's a great picture. The likeness of a large ego, with a pathetic comb over.

    January 6, 2011 05:49 pm at 5:49 pm |
  4. Superhiro

    Psh is he serious? He's probably less electable than Palin.

    January 6, 2011 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Donald will be fired by the American people. He is out of touch just like the job killing republican party.

    January 6, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  6. chris

    ahhh...thanks for the laugh cnn...that made my day..

    January 6, 2011 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  7. S. In California

    he is "seriously considering" the possibility.

    Well, he will SERIOUSLY lose.

    January 6, 2011 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  8. Outspoken

    I will vote for you if you put your money into having our former Corrupt Gov. Schwarzenegger pardon for his Former Assembly Speaker, Corrupt Fabian Nunez investigated for having his son's sentence reduced to 6 years from 16 years??

    Can you help the American People Mr. Trump, we are sooooooo tired of DIRTY POLITICS and special arrangements for the Rich & Famous!!

    January 6, 2011 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  9. concerned liberal

    Repubs, Dems and Obama have already sold out to Big Corporate interests. Why not take the last step and hand the reigns over literally?

    Or maybe we could start governing for the People.

    January 6, 2011 06:27 pm at 6:27 pm |
  10. Stop The Media-Obsessed Palin Family Freak Show

    Tell this "businessman" he needs more than just money and investment savviness to run for president.

    January 6, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  11. T'sah from Virginia

    "a lot of people" are asking him to run for the Republican nomination, but would only say he is "seriously considering" the possibility..."

    A lot of people?? Who? His RICH friends and family? 99% of the American people in this country that are able to vote "DID NOT" ask Trump to run, even if they're his facebook or twitter friends...........Jeez!!!

    Bachmann, Palin, Barbour, ginGRINCH, TRUMP – what a bunch of LOSERS!!! If that is all the RepubliCAN'Ts have, then let's get in on!!!

    January 6, 2011 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  12. Please go away

    Is this the Trump that filed bankruptcy? Why does Trump, Bachman, Palin, Gingrich and the rest of the loons on the right keep threatening to run for president? STOP ALREADY.................

    January 6, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  13. Proud member of "Global Zero"

    My brothers father-in-law will help anyone that wants to know how to bailout this idiot in bankruptcy. He has done it a few times. I have a 7 story condo on Ft, Lauderdale beach for sale if you want it. It is Trumps unfinished, unsold, waste of space on our beautiful beach.

    January 6, 2011 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  14. once upon a horse

    let's see huge ego, ran his business into being bankrupt, left his wife and cheated on her for a younger woman. Yep a perfect choice to run our country. Trump couldn't even win his on going battle with Rosie O'Donnell.

    January 6, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  15. Jibe

    What bothered me most about this segment was Trump's defense of Mayor Bloomberg's pathetic response to the recent snowstorm. His off-handed statement regarding the alleged sanitation slowdown as though it was a proven fact shows he would be a great politicain. Remember folks – Don't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

    January 6, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  16. jennie-fl

    Yeah, Trump the (Ego) and Sarah Palin (Maniac)
    you.....Stupid americans!

    January 6, 2011 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  17. I'm Voting for His Hair

    But not for the Donald.

    January 6, 2011 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  18. Debbie from Arizona

    I can't wait until all these Republicans start tearing each other apart in the Primary, it is going to be great. Romney, Huckabee, Palin, Gingrich, Thune, Pence, etc. etc. Can't wait.

    January 6, 2011 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  19. Alistair

    Trump go back to hosting your reality show.

    January 6, 2011 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  20. Peter s

    Don`t dismiss him so fast!!!!

    January 6, 2011 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |