Trump Eyeing Presidential Bid
'I've got the finesse to run on GOP Ticket,' says The Donald
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2010 1:40 AM CDT
Donald Trump watches the US Open tennis tournament in New York last month.   (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

(Newser) – President Trump? Real estate mogul Donald Trump says he's "seriously considering" a run for the White House in 2012. "I can't stand what's happening to the country," Trump tells Fox News. "First time I am being serious about it. I've been asked for years to do it." Trump, who flirted with running on the Reform Party ticket in 2000 says if he were to run, he'd do it as a Republican.

Trump spoke about the possible presidential bid following reports that his name had been included in a New Hampshire poll. He says he had nothing to do with the poll, but he hears the results have been "amazing." Trump insists he has the common sense, and the finesse, to be president. "I think my whole life has sort of been about finesse when you get right down to it," he said.