Trump ‘More Serious’ About Presidential Bid

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Real estate mogul Donald Trump says he is more serious than he’s ever been about a possible run for presidential.

Trump was asked about his intentions during a news conference at the Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue Thursday with Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvili. The two were announcing a luxury development project on the Black Sea.

1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria with Donald Trump who said the country is not being properly led

Trump praised Saakashvili’s stewardship of that country and said he wished there were comparable leadership in the United States.

He didn’t name names but Trump made it very clear: he thinks the Obama administration isn’t doing a good job.

“In this country we don’t have, unfortunately, that leadership and we’re being very, very badly decimated by other countries taking advantage of us,” Trump said. “We’re like a whipping post.”

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reports Donald Trump is “more serious than ever about a presidential run” 

The reality TV star said U.S. jobs are going to China and other countries, the dollar is “going to hell” and gas prices will soon be $5 a gallon.

“We have tremendous natural resources in this country when you talk about the oil shale, when you talk about natural gas, and we’re not using it,” Trump said. “People understand this and people know that we’re not being properly led.”
   
Trump reiterated his plan to announce in June whether he will seek the Republican nomination to challenge President Barack Obama in 2012.
   
Trump said he has great relationships with business and political leaders around the world.

Do you think Donald Trump would make a good president? Let us know below…

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  1. Auburn Dale says:

    This is nothing more than free publicity for the Trump Organization. A guy like Trump has never spent his own money on anything, so he’s not about to spend his own money to run for a job that comes with a 99% pay cut.

  2. Charles says:

    After hearing Trump say that we should never had gone into this Asian free trade agreement….and how we are being screwed by China, in this so called free trade environment…and how they must think that we are the stupidest people to ever walk on this earth……, I think he is smarter than the last four presidents. Hell yeah he has my vote…

  3. J says:

    I would vote for a homeless person before him

  4. TylorT says:

    We need to run this country like a business. Maybe one of the best businessmen that this country has ever seen could be this person! Surely would be better than a person that doesn’t know anything about budgets, like we currently have.

  5. alexander dimagmaliw says:

    just buld your own money and buisness on your own” leave american taxes alone buddy although your wife would be a hot russian american first lady

  6. russ says:

    we have already had the Whig party, now we will get the comb over! Yikes

  7. Ellen says:

    I would vote for him.

  8. Daniel Mory says:

    I’d rather vote for that other low-life Rod Blagojevich before I’d vote for this narcissistic devil Trump. The country would sure as hell be doomed. Bankruptcy is this clowns middle name.

  9. Elex Djay says:

    MWHaHAhahahaHaHAAHAH!…He-he-he….Pfff….MWHA-HA-Hahahahahaha!

  10. Erwin Taper (Korean Veteran) says:

    Erwin Taper (Korean Veteran)
    I believe that MR. Donal Trump will be a very good President for our Country. We need to return our Country back, like it was back in 1950-1980. Back in dose days we all had Jobs, and worked very hard to support our families. I would recommend all the Companies that left our Country should return, and the Government should give them a Tax break, that will restore some of the Jobs that we lost. At my age 80 years old, I go the toe store to buy Apple juice,it it comes from China! We have Apples here in NJ, PA, NY.How come that we are buying Apple Juice from China! Mr. Trump my family and I will Vote for you, I know that you will restore our Country like it was many years ago,for our Grandchildren.Regards Erwin

  11. Ellen says:

    I like the idea of Donald Trump as President. Lets face it he’s a very successful businessman who has made billions and right about now that’s what we need. Not the political big wigs that have no business sense what so ever. Yup, If Donald runs for President I would vote for him in a New York minute.

  12. Paul Kohloff says:

    i’m so sick of hearing about race,obama is just a screw up plain and simple.

  13. Go says:

    He would great

  14. Erin says:

    I can beat Barack Obama. As a matter of fact, my 5 year old son can beat him. That’s how horrible he is. He lacks leadership and any ounce of Americanism. We need someone who is proud of this country and the blood, sweat, and tears shed. Not someone constantly apologizing for this country.

  15. giuseppe sanfrancesco says:

    This person is in a dream world if he thinks about running for president. Dr. Ron Paul is the man!.

  16. Prince says:

    It will be a dark day in American to have somebody like Trump run America. He is thinking about “celebrity aprentice” where he has absolute power to fire washout actors and wannabis.With trump, American will go into more borrowing just like he does in his business and cannot fire his way out of anything. It is not about big mouth or counting money. It is about running people; Americans… whites, blacks, Asians , latinos and the mixed thereof. Then dealing with countries around the world and most of them cannot be controlled just by flipping the fingers.
    It is irritating to hear somebody like Trump criticize the President without offering any advise like Michael Bloomberg, the Gates, and the “Oracle of Omaha” who are by the way, richer than trump.
    Many billionairs have tried and failed in their quest for the presidency, Trump is just another big mouth who will not make it past Iowa caucus. So Trump, go ahead and throw in your hat, other candidates will expose your ignorance before any chances of facing Obama. Running a business is nothing like running the country and anybody who has taken political science 101 will tell you that.

  17. crusty says:

    “WHY DOES THIS UGLY MUTT MAKES HIMSELF A REAL FOOL?? HE HAS NO DARN IDEA ABOUT MANAGEMENT ,, LET ALONE A NATION TO RUN.” That’s a description of the clown currently taking up valuable space at the White House.

  18. ROBERT says:

    IF TRUPM IS ELECTED PRESIDENT
    YOU CAN BE SURE
    NO COUNTRY WILL DUMP ON TRUMP
    AMERICA WILL STAND PROUD

  19. Suvats says:

    Hell Ya!! You go Donald!!! A Business man with all the connections! It ain’t for the money, it ain’t for the women! He has to buy gas to and he doesnt really need the White House..Damn he could buy it if he really wanted to.I say HELL YA! Republican To!

  20. Nan says:

    I think Trump would make an excellent president. There won’t be any special interest groups controlling his decisions. He is a successful businessman and knows how to manage money, where the DC elitists have never run so much as a lemonade stand!! So what, they’re Harvard graduates…I’m not impressed. Donald…you’re hired!! Obama…you’re FIRED!!

  21. Spencer says:

    He’s American and proud gto be an American. One of his stated goals is to put AMERICA’S IMAGE BACK WHERE IT WAS! and where it belongs and I reckon he can do this.

  22. Kay says:

    Has he created many jobs here lately? Has he talked to his “friends” to be like hey guys stop outsourcing? has he lowered rent on any of his properties for businesses or people? NO then shhhhhhhhhhh

    1. 28cm says:

      what about community organizer oblama?

  23. name says:

    His first act as president should be to improve those goggles they give you at the fake tanning salons.

  24. Tina Thompson says:

    Donald Trump and all others need to be truly sincere, honest in being U.S. President of the United States; since we have have our first Black U.S. President racial attacks have been made against him and his wife, and still exist to this very moment; most of all I think a new agency should be formed “Race Relations to Stop Racial Hate, Racial Violence in America Law Enforcement”. Whomever decides to run for U.S. President needs to be true at heart mind and soul and be REAL with and for everyone.

  25. Donna says:

    yes yes yes – DONALD TRUMP is the REAGAN of the 21st. Century!! Do it Donald – REGAIN & DEMAND RESPECT lost since 2008, DRILL BABY DRILlL-at the same time produce a million jobs, charge foreign countries for our protection, blowup the pirates BEFORE they kill more Americans, REVERSE REGULATIONS which are holding up back, REVERSE OBUMMERCARE, defund the Cowboy Peotry festival in NV, make the entire USA a ‘right to work’ country, etc. etc. etc. Donald CAN DO IT!!!

  26. Donna says:

    HECK YEA!!! This is the REAGAN of the 21st. Century. He will DEMAND and regain the respect that has been lost since 2008!!! FIRE OPEC, DRILL BABY DRILL while producing millions of jobs, REDUCE REGULATION, REVERSE OBUMMERCARE, CUT SPENDING ON JUNK LIKE THE COWBOY PEOTRY CRAP IN NV, BLOWUP THE PIRATES, BLOWUP THE IRAN DICTATORS, ETC. GET RID OF UNIONS-make “RIGHT TO WORK” the law of the land. Donald Trump CAN DO IT!!

  27. Harris says:

    The guy had his own casinos go bankrupt. How hard is it to run a casino!

  28. Peter says:

    i would vote for him if he got rid of that wig on his head. lol

  29. steve says:

    can he do any worse then obama or bush!

  30. RickE says:

    Are the Apprentice ratings so bad that Trump would resort to this ridiculous possibility? Uh….yes. The man is not qualified to be anything but what he is – a real estate investor who doesn’t even do THAT very well anymore.

    Can you say PUBLICITY STUNT?

    1. crusty says:

      It’s not any worse than the “publicity stunt” by a clueless clown that the entire country and sometime the world is currently experiencing.

  31. Deborah Yongue says:

    ? How high up on his list does our children’s education fall ? Our public school system seems too be failing.Our children are falling behind in math and science while the rest of the world are passing them up. Is America going to be allowed to become a third world country? Everyone knows that cuts will have to be made in some programs and spending. Let’s not cut the throats of our schools. America’s standing in the world is at stake. Does he have a plan to deal with this? He has my vote if he can get us out of this downward spiral.

  32. nypj says:

    on one hand, it would be nice to have someone who would not be influenced by money from special interest groups.. while on the other hand NYC has its own billionaire mayor.. and that is not working out too good… lets see what his campaign is about..

  33. Orson says:

    You’re hired!

  34. nana says:

    yes he’s American, like he said if he is President America will be proud again, we need some one that will return the country back and on top like we were, bring back the work from china, pay them back , let no country hold us by our bal!!, I was upset when he was refused the rebuilding of the towers and it was given to foreigners, that hole would not be there eleven years after. run Mr.Trump, run for the PRESIDENT OF OUR AMERICA

  35. nana says:

    where is nanas comment

  36. volts says:

    God forbid!

  37. Ken says:

    Yes Trump would be a great economic,national and international representative as President. Numerous country leaders would take notice of his hardline attitude. Of course the countries are China and Russia. These leaders only understand if you stand eyeball to eyeball and toe to toe against them. Otherwise they will blow you off as a weak US President. Obama has been very,very weak in international negotiations.

  38. nana says:

    wonderful, wonderful, this has nothing to do with color, but the thought that Mr. Trump came out and said that if he’s president America will become proud again, says a mouth full, he can bring us back, I wanted him to be chosen to rebuild the towers and all he got was a refusal instead foreigners were chosen,that empty hole wouldn’t be there if Trump was chosen, run Mr. Trump,run for the President of OUR UNITED STATES OF OUR AMERICA.

    1. donna says:

      You are so right!! He would DEMAND the Respect that has been sooooo lost with these wacko’s in Washington since 2008!! Do it Donald – the REAGAN of the 21st. Century that we have been looking for!!

  39. Ms Common Sense says:

    A man who can’t stay with a wife after she reaches her 23rd birthday? A man who thinks nothing of declaring bankruptcy at the drop of a hat? Is this the hat we want in the ring? Absolutely not! Let him stick to something he knows how to do – make money. If he wishes to serve his country, let him pay all his taxes.

    1. nana says:

      you are talking about the one on the hill, cause Mr. Trump you aren’t, Ms. common sense you have none.

  40. MARVIN HARSHBARGER says:

    YES VERY OUT SPOKEN AN A GOOD BUSINESS MAN AT LEAST HE DOESNT NEED THE MONEY, AND HE IS AN AMERICAN FULL BLOODED. NOT SLACK ON
    SELF MOTAVATION, DONT NEED A CHANGE JUST FIX THE PROBLEMS

    1. david boss says:

      I would love to see someone who is not in bed with wall street and the bankers. Someone who will not sell his soul to wall street so they can be reelected and somehow become rich while in office Main street business and main street workers are struggling while big business , congress, banks and wall street are getting richer and richer

  41. Art W says:

    This is a joke .Right You gotta to be kidding

  42. Yasmin Laserna says:

    i think no, he will just protect his own business interest. The worst thing that could happen to a nation is to be ruled by a politician who is also a businessman

  43. dhuttori says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA….
    Oh, you mean he’s serious?

  44. maggie says:

    WHY DOES THIS UGLY MUTT MAKES HIMSELF A REAL FOOL?? HE HAS NO DARN IDEA ABOUT MANAGEMENT ,, LET ALONE A NATION TO RUN. WHY DO MOST AMERICANS WHO THINKS THAT HAVING 2 CENTS CAN GET THEM INTO JUST ABOUT ANYWHERE??
    HE HAS NO IDEA ABOUT EACH COUNTRY THAT EXIST ON THIS FACE OF EARTH SO HOW CAN THIS MUTT ALLOW HIMSELF TO FOOL & WORST BRING THE NATION ,, ALREADY ON ITS KNEES TO THE EARTH NOW??

    1. Democrtic Pottie says:

      That BLACK MUSLIM TROLL you voted for has truuly screwed America. So careful what you say about a man that has prooven himself. Your Harvard idiot has no idea how many states the USA is made up of and assist all of America’s enemies as his brothers .

    2. nana says:

      Maggie, the one on the hill knows nothing on how to run this country his party is always running and covering all his mistakes, sweeping all the lies under a rug,what happen to change, still waiting,or was the change in color only. ugly far from it, how about the rat that is on the hill,that my dear is what you call ugly,unappealing, but than again to each it’s own, this has nothing to do with having money but bringing back respect to our United States Of America. like you said nation already on it’s knees with out respect. (this has not been posted before)

  45. RH TUFTS says:

    FOGETABOUTIT TRUMP

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