Bloomberg Noncommittal On Trump Presidential Talk

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork/AP)Mayor Bloomberg calls real estate tycoon Donald Trump a friend and says “anybody can run for president if you’re 35 and an American citizen.”

Bloomberg tells “Fox News Sunday” that Trump is “a New York icon.” But the mayor is shying away from talking up Trump’s flirtation with the presidency.

Bloomberg, an independent, also says President Barack Obama “was born here” and the mayor thinks Republicans “are making a terrible mistake in making this is a big issue.”

Trump, who’s deciding whether to run in 2012, and other potential contenders have raised questions about whether Obama was born in the United States.

Bloomberg says it’s time for the Republican Party to address issues that “the public cares about.”

Tell us about your thoughts of Donald Trump being involved in politics in our comments section below.

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  1. The Facts says:

    One must be a natural born citizen to run for president. The mayor, as quoted, is incorrect.

  2. jan says:

    Donald Trump is a ruthless and less than honest human being, he is dishonest in his personal and probably business life. He is not to be trusted and I hope he gets what he deserves, a glaring spotlight on his personal and business life!

  3. Vindicated says:

    ELON MUSK for President! He’s the CEO of SpaceX, Tesla Motors, Paypal and Solar City.

  4. HooDatIS? says:

    DONALD DUMP IS A FOOL
    WE DONT NEED NO MORE FOOLS IN THE WHITE HOUSE
    GO EAT ROAD KILL DONALD DUMP
    VISIT MY BLOG
    http://ethicalfutures.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/blastmode-deadbeat-dads-the-wheres-my-check-check-in/

  5. Ken Hoang says:

    i think the timeing is right for a strong pasonality like Trump to bring back jobs for america.

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