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Donald Trump thinks presidential run could be "fun"

by Adam Russett on February 10, 2011

Donald Trump recently told ABC News that he is seriously considering running for president in the 2012 elections and will make his final decision soon. One of his biggest concerns appears to be the current business model of the United States.

"I am thinking about things. And I'm looking at this country, George, and what's happened in terms of respect," he told news anchor George Stephanopoulos. "And the respect for this country is just not there… I have many people from China that I do business with, they laugh at us. They feel we're fools."

He added on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight that he believes the U.S. has become a laughing stock around the world, because China and OPEC have taken advantage of the nation.

His first order of business, he said, would be to instate a 25 percent tax on all Chinese products, in an effort to end the country's ongoing manipulation of its currency.

Trump would run as a Republican. If polls reveal him to be a favored candidate, he thinks that he would go through with it, ABC News reports. However, some believe that this could also be similar to Trump's proposed presidential run in 1999, which never got off the ground.

"It could be fun because I'd like to see some positive things happen for the country… I'm going to make a decision probably by June," he explained to the news provider.

Trump could end up competing in a field of very distinguished Republican hopefuls, from Sarah Palin to Newt Gingrich to Mitt Romney. His special counsel, Michael Cohen, has set up a website called Should Trump Run, perhaps in a move to see just how likely Trump's chances at the White House really are.

Forbes magazine estimates that Trump is currently worth around $2.4 billion due to his success in the real estate market and his popular show The Apprentice.

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