Trump: I Wish I Didn't Have to Consider Presidential Run

But he just loves this country too much not to
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 17, 2011 11:44 AM CDT
Donald Trump attends the South Florida Tea Party's third annual tax day rally Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Sanborn Square in Boca Raton, Fla.   (AP Photo/Palm Beach Post, Gary Coronado)

(Newser) – Donald Trump was quite the braggart on CNN’s State of the Union today. Highlights from Politico:

  • Trump is better than Romney: “Mitt Romney is a basically small-business guy, if you really think about it,” Trump said, adding that he is “much bigger than this man and have a much, much bigger net worth. I mean my net worth is many, many, many times Mitt Romney.”
  • And his company is, too: “I've built a great company. And one of the beauties of, frankly, if and when I announce, some time prior to June, you will see how big my company is, because it's much bigger and much more powerful and much stronger than anyone really knows.”

  • Why is he doing so well in early polling?Because of success. That's why they know my name, essentially."
  • He doesn’t even want to run for president, but…: “I love my life. I love what I'm doing. I wished I didn't have to do it, because I'm enjoying my life. I'm having a good time. I have a great company. I have a very successful show, all of that stuff, right. I wish I didn't have to do it. I would prefer not doing it. But I love this country.”
  • How he would lower crude oil prices: OPEC just needs the “right messenger” to come in, because prices “will go down if you say it properly,” he insisted. “Obama is not the right messenger. We are not a respected nation anymore and the world is laughing at us.”

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