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article imageDonald Trump tells CPAC audience he's presidential material

By Andrew Moran     Feb 11, 2011 in Politics
Washington - American billionaire Donald Trump told an audience at the annual Conservative Political Action Committee that he is presidential material. Trump said he would make his decision to join the 2012 election in June.
On numerous occasions over the years, there was speculation that Donald Trump would run for President of the United States. Although it has never happened, some feel he would be a great candidate. In November, Digital Journal reported that Trump may run for President as a Republican and spend “very easily” $200 million.
During the Conservative Political Action Committee conference Thursday, Trump said that he has the skills, intellect and guts to be President, according to Politics Daily. The star of the hit television series “The Apprentice” told the crowd that he would make his decision by June.
The multi-billionaire stated that he has defeated numerous people and companies; he has generated billions of dollars and compared himself to President Barack Obama in regards to coming out of nowhere.
“With no track record. There was no record. Nothing to criticize,” said Trump, reports the New York Times. “Nobody knew who the hell he was.” He added that President Obama has turned the United States into the “laughing stock” of the world: “The United States has become a whipping post for the rest of the world.”
If he won the Republican presidential nomination, Trump would run on a campaign of pro-life, against gun control and repeal of the President’s health care plan: “If I decide to run, I will not be raising taxes.”
Although some people may be thrilled of Trump becoming President, such as one woman who yelled: “You’re hired,” others are not too keen on the idea. One gentleman yelled out the name of Ron Paul, the former 1988 and 2008 Presidential candidate who has a libertarian streak in him.
“By the way, Ron Paul cannot get elected, I’m sorry,” said Trump, reports CNN. “I like Ron Paul. I think he’s a good guy. But really he has just zero chance of getting elected.”
The field of Republican candidates for the 2012 Presidential election is growing. Rumored candidates include former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Senatorial candidate Sharon Angle, Senator Rick Santorum, former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Presidential candidate Mike Huckabee, General David Petraeus, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Congressman Ron Paul.
ABC News even recently asked Tea Party favorite Senator Rand Paul if he would run for president.
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