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    Donald Trump Tells Friends He Will Run for President, Report Says

    After months of back-and-forth over whether he might run for president, Donald Trump is now telling friends he will definitely throw his hat in the ring in 2012.

    The billionaire real estate mogul has said he will announce his candidacy as a Republican when the current season of his hit NBC show "The Apprentice" ends in the spring, Newsmax reported Thursday.

    Earlier this week, Trump told Forbes he was encouraged by surveys that found his business acumen would be seen as a positive by voters.

    "Polls have come out and have been very strong," Trump said. "A recent poll came out where Trump and [Bill] Gates are the only two that beat [President Barack] Obama. Gates isn't running obviously, but they put names on it, and we're the only ones who beat Obama."

    Newsmax said Trump has been seeking recommendations on potential political advisers and that he would focus initially on the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary.

    "I have dealt with politics all of my life indirectly and directly," Trump said in the Forbes interview. "I would say few people have raised more money for politicians than I have over the years. And the other thing is I don't need money to run, unlike other people, so that's a big advantage. And that's an advantage for the voters, too, you know, because you don't have to make deals."

    Trump did not comment Thursday.

    In December, Trump told ABC's "Good Morning America" that mounting a White House campaign "could be fun because I'd like to see some positive things happen for the country." But earlier last year Trump denied considering a run for the White House.

    Trump toyed with running in 1988 and again before the 2000 election, but never officially filed a candidacy.

    Donald Trump Tells Friends He Will Run for President, Report Says

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    Ross Perot, Pt. II?
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    Apprentice pt 3?
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    Donald Trump has friends?

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    I want him to give Obama a a big fat "You're Fired!"
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    He hasn't done a good job cutting his own deficit.
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    He has business acumen? From what I can tell, quite an idiot who rode waves of randomness to success despite immense failings on his part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RollingWave View Post
    Donald Trump has friends?
    End of thread, right here.
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    I remember this talk back in '87, before he became a caricature of himself. Out of 300 million people, these are the best we've got?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tzimisces View Post
    I remember this talk back in '87, before he became a caricature of himself. Out of 300 million people, these are the best we've got?
    Seems like it. I'm hoping a Knight comes riding in on a white horse soon to save the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julie View Post
    Seems like it. I'm hoping a Knight comes riding in on a white horse soon to save the day.
    How about Richard Gere in a limo?

    Quick, name that movie.
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    Please...
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    Why not Gordon Gekko?I heard he's out of jail.
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    Gordon Gecko stated in a speech: 'Someone reminded me I once said "Greed is good". Now it seems it's legal. Because everyone is drinking the same Kool Aid.'

    Clearly not politician material...
    Meddle not in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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