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Trump ‘More Serious’ About Presidential Bid

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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.

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