Trump heads to 2012 cattle call
May 26th, 2011
05:20 PM ET
12 years ago

Trump heads to 2012 cattle call

(CNN) - He may not be running for president, but real estate mogul Donald Trump is still speaking at a presidential cattle call in June.

Trump, who flirted with a bid for the White House for a few months, will speak at the Faith and Freedom Coalition in Washington, according to a statement.

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, will join the reality TV star at the event.

After he announced he would not run for president, Trump canceled an engagement as the keynote speaker at the Lincoln dinner in Iowa, triggering strong words from the state party chair.

"In Iowa, your word is your bond. We are disappointed Mr. Trump has chosen not to honor his commitment to Iowa Republicans," said Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn. He then canceled the fundraiser.

But Trump has said he hopes to remain part of the political conversation despite bowing out of the 2012 race.

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. Psychologist

    All this money...yet no funds allocated towards anti-wrinkle cream, skin toner, or hairdo? WWDD? (What Would Donald Do?) Being part of any political conversation ought to require fundamental subject knowledge, not underlying,prejudicial patterns, and apathy towards the need of an everyday individual. And let's not even embarq on international and diplomacy matters....

    May 26, 2011 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  2. Martha in CF

    Good for Trump. Let's hear all the dopey things he needs to catch up on.........................How about him bringing his financials as he promised..

    May 26, 2011 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  3. Louisiana Man

    Donald, dont change a thing–your hair, pink tie, puffed up lips to your sophomoric verbiage and herculean sized ego–

    With you, Palin and Bachman-our void of comedy relief is guaranteed to be filled.

    May 26, 2011 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  4. Em in Minnesota

    This moron will do anything to stay in the media. Just read somewhere that he's decided President OBama's birth certificate was "not authentic." He's under the misunderstanding that any of us care what his opinion is about anything! Anyone who wears that hair obviously has extremely poor judgement! He's good at one thing...promoting Donald Trump. I wish the media would stop covering his every breath!

    May 26, 2011 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  5. simple and complicated

    Would you expect any less from Trump??? This guy is not serious about anything....except making his millions.

    May 26, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  6. ThinkAgain

    Where are his financial records as he promised?


    May 26, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |