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article imageOp-Ed: Donald Trump for president?

By Renee Wilson     Mar 25, 2011 in Politics
Donald Trump, successful businessman, could be a potential presidential nominee for the Republican Party for the upcoming 2012 elections.
In a recent appearance on ABC's "The View", Donald Trump discussed the possibility of him running for president in the upcoming election. "I’m thinking about it very strongly. I think I’d do a really good job. I think I’d protect this country like it’s not being protected," he said.
CNN conducted a survey earlier this month questioning people over the telephone about who they would support in the election. Mike Huckabee, former Arkansas Gov. placed first with 19 percent, 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin placed fourth with 12 percent, and just behind Palin, socialite Donald Trump came in fifth place with 10 percent.
In February Trump announced that he will be headlining Iowa Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner on June 10. This is a big step for Trump seeing that Iowa's caucuses usually kick off the presidential primary. He is also scheduled to speak at a political event in New Hampshire that month.
Although Trump doesn't have the best political background, he sure has made an impact with not only the United States but the world as well. In a recent interview with Keren Blankfeld, journalist for Forbes.com, he was asked what he would do first as president. "The first thing I’d do is have a nice heart-to-heart talk with OPEC because the economy can never be strong if oil prices continue to go up. All these characters that are talking about projecting for the economy are wasting their time because every time the economy gets good they raise the oil prices. And mark my words: the economy can never be strong if OPEC is allowed to drain the blood out of us. So the first thing I’d do is have a heart-to-heart talk with OPEC — and it would not be a nice conversation," he said.
Season 11 of Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice" will be ending in June, that is when he plans to announce whether or not he will be running. He said, "Right around that time would be the time when I’d be thinking about making an announcement and making a decision. And maybe even using the season finale as a forum."
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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