Wasington (CNN) – Top Obama advisor David Plouffe Sunday laughed off suggestions Donald Trump will ever be a serious presidential candidate, but the business mogul says he is actually the Obama campaign's "worst nightmare."
"I am leading a lot of polls and doing very well," Trump told Fox News Monday as part of his weekly segment for the network. "I can tell you I am their worst nightmare."
The comments come after Plouffe joked on ABC's "This Week" that he would love to face off against Trump in a general election match-up.
"I saw Donald Trump kind of rising in the polls. Given his behavior, and the spectacle of the last couple of weeks, I hope he keeps on rising," Plouffe said with a smile. "There's zero chance that Donald Trump would ever be hired by the American people to do this job."
But Trump contends the opposite is true:
"I am not the person they want to run against," he said. "They know it, and I know it, and I know it for a fact. Because I have a lot of people that, frankly, are contributors to him and they tell me, 'Donald you are not the person they want to run against.'"
Trump has not led the potential GOP field in any major poll. But a recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll showed "The Apprentice" host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee are tied for second place with support from 17 percent of likely GOP voters, behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney with 21 percent.
Don, you're just another "birther"... furthermore you're not qualified to be his shoe shine boy, go away and take your ridiculous comb over with you.
Trump can explain why he chooses to buy marble from Europe when he outfits his buildings. He can also talk about all his bankruptcies as well. Trump is too much into Trump.
Donald Trump has my vote, no question. He's honest & tough and he Loves America and hates what's happening.
Can't wait to cast my vote and my family is in full agreement.
There are definitely a lot of wackos out there that will love The Donald and his birther campaign. As with the rest of the clowns currently talking about running (that would be Paliln, Bachmann, Pawlenty, Gingrich, etc.) all I can say is bring em on!
No. Obama's 2012 campaign's worst nightmare is the current Obama administration. Plenty of big, expensive programs. Plenty of speeches telling how everything is going to be better. Pleanty of promises. And plenty of excuses.
LOL at that clown.
He is not Obama's worst nightmare, he is OUR worst nightmare!! He went bankrupt after his daddy gave him several million dollars to start his own businesses. He is no better at balancing his budget than Bush or Obama. Not all of us have millionaire daddies or republican politicians to bail us out.
This man is dumber than a rock, an ugly rock to boot. He is as big of a joke as Sara. The" Obama wasn't born in the USA" thing is about as cute as a dead skunk in the trunk of your car. Grow up Donnie, or put a pacifier in your mug so you can't spout your ignorance.
Trump loses all credibility when he continues to push the "birther" theme. Everyone knows he is playing to the right wing extremists who vote in the primary. I also wonder if he knows that you just can't declare bankruptcy and start new with no debt for the nation. His foreign policy would be: "Screw you, I am the presiden"
I wanna see TRMPDY DUMPTYS marrage certificates–talk about something not worth the paper there written on !!! Trump is a loud mouth,overbearing,obnioux,conceited ass-fits right in at FOX.
Donald Trump is EVERYONE'S "worst nightmare".
Trump it the biggest joke of the century after Palin of course.
President wannabe, not even close to be taken seriously and be elected POTUS.We Don't need to have an high IQ to realize that.
No. No. No. You're a dream come true. Please continue Dump..I mean Trump. You're actually helping my friend Obama. Keep it up Dump.
How can a billionaire be soooo darn stupid?? Oh, and Donald...you are a dumb Birther, to use your least favorite expression. I hope you realize that you're becoming a laughingstock by harping on the birth certificate non-issue.
Trump is in a world that 90% of Americans want to be in and never will . Our President has larger scenarios other then Donald's ego.
GAME SHOW NATION , 2012 is looking more like a Philippine election !