April 18, 2011

Is Trump Serious This Time?

"Despite an almost universal refusal by Republican establishment figures and the press to take him seriously, Donald Trump is taking very concrete steps toward forming -- and announcing -- a presidential campaign," Politico reports.

Specifically, he has interviewed at least two people for a campaign manager position and is in contact with several well-known media consultants.

"Trump has, in the past, hinted at presidential bids, only to pull back after basking in the public interest. But in the same voraciously media-hungry spirit in which he has leveled an array of accusations - some overstated, others flatly false - at President Obama in recent weeks, Trump appears likely to launch a formal presidential campaign, hire staff, shake hands in Iowa, participate in debates - in short, run for president."

However, the New York Times notes NBC executives are so far unconcerned that Trump might run and leave his highly-rated reality show, The Apprentice. Said one, "This is Donald being Donald."


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