Trump Staff Seeking Campaign Team
He's putting a crew together as he mulls endorsement
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 31, 2012 2:13 AM CST
Trump says he won't make a final decision until his reality show ends this spring.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

(Newser) – Donald Trump's fresh talk of a White House bid is more than just bluster, according to his top political adviser. "I have spoken to many high-level political operatives, campaign managers, finance directors" over the last couple of weeks, Trump's special counsel tells ABC News. Until Trump decides to either run or endorse a candidate, "I am exploring on his behalf the possibilities of ensuring Mr. Trump appears on the ballot in all states, and to develop a team of professionals who could ensure a potential victory," he added.

Trump himself says that he plans to endorse a GOP candidate in the "not-too-distant" future, and will consider entering the race as an independent if his choice doesn't win the nomination, the Hill reports. Speaking to Fox News, Trump—who has been critical of Mitt Romney in the past—praised the frontrunner's recent debate performances. "I actually think it's a great thing when you can show you've been successful, when you've made a lot of money and employed a lot of people," he said. "I think Mitt Romney is starting to do that."

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Jan 31, 2012 7:18 PM CST
TRUMP/PALIN 2012 INTERVIEW: HOST: "When it comes to establishing your world view, I was curious, what newspapers and magazines did you regularly read before you were tapped for this — to stay informed and to understand the world?" TRUMP: "That's a great question. I know a lot of people in the magazine business and they're all great. Their magazines are great, too. Just great. Great American magazines doing great in the great magazine business." PALIN: "Uh" (Blank stare) HOST: "Sarah, don't you have a degree in Journalism? Can't you name a magazine that you read?" TRUMP: "I'd just like to say that Sarah has been great. She's a true blue American and comes from the great state of Alaska. She's great...and looks great too if you don't mind me saying." PALIN: "Uh" (Blank stare) HOST: "Okay, Sarah, what color hair are you wearing right now?" PALIN: "Dark brown, with auburn-63 highlights, colors by Magru (nod, nod, wink, wink, stare into camera, pause, smile, wink, smirk)." TRUMP: "Just great color choice...absolutely great!"
Jan 31, 2012 12:49 PM CST
I would love to see him blow millions and fail. But I have a feeling he will chicken out as usual.
Jan 31, 2012 12:28 PM CST
Is his show already over?