Trump flirts with starting super PAC
May 24th, 2012
12:43 PM ET
11 years ago

Trump flirts with starting super PAC

(CNN) – Donald Trump may have nixed a bid for the White House, but the businessman and reality television star isn't staying out of the 2012 presidential race.

Trump said in an interview posted online Thursday he was considering starting his own super PAC that would advocate for issues he's been speaking about during the current election cycle.

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"My super PAC ads would be focused on how outside places and outside things are absolutely sucking the blood out of this country, and this country can't be great again unless it really starts to generate money," Trump said in interview with the conservative publication NewsMax.

Trump, who endorsed likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney at a February event in Las Vegas, said he was disturbed by ads from other conservative groups.

"There was a recent [anti-Obama] commercial done where they made him look like a superhero. I'm saying, who made this commercial? I thought it was one of the worst commercial I've ever seen," Trump said.

A Trump super PAC would run more issue-based ads, the businessman said: "If I did one I would show how bad we're doing as a country, how disrespected we are as a country. I would show people from OPEC, 11 people sitting around a beautiful gold-encrusted table talking about how they are going to continue to rip off the United States."

Trump flirted with a run for president before saying in May 2011 he wasn't willing to cancel his realty show "The Apprentice" to comply with laws mandating equal air time for candidates.

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soundoff (83 Responses)
  1. Jeff

    Whats wrong with politics? This.

    May 24, 2012 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  2. Lando

    He'll do anything to get a hand on cash and hmmmmmmm....easy money

    May 24, 2012 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  3. NVa Native

    Trump is such a repulsive little man.

    May 24, 2012 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  4. Joan

    OMG Another publicity stunt. Maybe the hot air that this guy spouts could somehow be harnessed and used for energy. He is such a blowhard and he doesn't seem to realize that the majority of people are making fun of him. It is actually kind of sad.

    May 24, 2012 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  5. Mitts chief campaign strategist is comical Ali

    Im sure he will change his mind after he sees Flip Romney get finally cornered by his own flippy record, when debating Obama.

    May 24, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  6. nilla

    Hey, look! Donald Trump is still alive!

    May 24, 2012 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  7. Sue

    Again, it is HILARIOUS..........Liberals are more worried about what Romney and Trump do with their own money, then what Obama is doing with theirs!!!

    May 24, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    BEND wrote:

    ...Capitalism creates the wealth that provides for the socialist programs that far too many have lived off for decades. But as Margaret Thatcher once said, sooner or later socialist's run out of other peoples money to spend. ....
    When capitalist imperialist finish draining one area of all of its' resources, the move on to a new one.

    May 24, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
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