When it comes to the Presidency of the United States of America, it is not unusual for a celebrity to want the job. While it might not be how most Americans remember him, Ronald Reagan was an actor before he even took a stab at politics. And Arnold Schwarzenegger will forever be remembered for his acting more than his politics, as it is unfortunate for the Austrian Oak that he is ineligible to run for President despite his desires.
Now there’s a new name in the mix.
In 2012, President Obama will be running for reelection against the winner of the Republican Primary. Some are speculating that it will be Sarah Palin. Others are torn on who could even stand a chance against Obama.
Donald Trump is banking on himself.
While he has yet to officially throw his name into the mix, Trump is weighing the pros and cons of running in 2012.
Trump said, “I am seriously thinking about it. I won’t make a decision till June, but I will make a decision and it may surprise people frankly, but I will make a decision sometime prior to June.”
Trump went on to say that America is in bad shape and needs to be brought back up to the standards we as Americans demand. He said, “I love this country. I hate what’s happened to this country. We’re a laughingstock throughout the world. We’re not respected.”
Trump said that one of his main points if he becomes president would be to overhaul the foreign policy. Trump said on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” “The first thing I would do is announce very strongly that we’re going to tax Chinese products, twenty-five percent tax on all Chinese products. They will come to the table immediately and stop manipulating their currency, which they’re doing. I see them as the enemy. They want to take over this country economically. They are not really outcompeting, they are cheating.”
Trump then called out OPEC. He made no bones about how the twelve men decide the gas prices that Americans pay and it simply is not right. He made it clear that is it time to put an end to OPEC’s power.
While Trump’s ideas may be radical, that does not mean that they would not work.
Trump will spend the next few months deciding if he will in fact run for President. Even if he chooses to sit out the 2012 election, he can still contribute to the winner with words of advice on how to rebuild the economy.