Businessman and reality TV personality Donald Trump will endorse former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, U.S. media reported on Wednesday....MORESome of our favorite Trump posts:
It Was The Donald Wot Found bin Ladin
Potential 2012 presidential candidate Donald Trump took a departure from his sideshow topics Wednesday to tout his past remarks on Osama bin Laden, weigh in on the budget negotiations and assess his chances of moving into the White House.
During his second trip to the early presidential contest state of New Hampshire, the famously confident Trump said he appeared on television "a few weeks ago" saying bin Laden was in Pakistan but that "nobody else picked it up."
Tipping Point: Now Donald Trump Is an Environmentalist
"You tell them (Pakistan) we're not giving you any money unless you hand over to us Osama bin Laden and everybody looked at me like eh, nobody else picked it up," Trump told a crowd at the Chamber of Commerce Nashua Expo. "That's what I hate about politics. You know when I buy a piece of real estate I own it, OK? When you come up with a good idea in politics, if they like it they take it and they say I have an idea and you know, by that time most people forgot it was Trump's idea so Trump doesn't get any credit. I love to get credit."...
From the WSJ's Wealth Report:
You know the green movement has reached its peak when Donald Trump proclaims himself an environmentalist.
Mr. Trump is trying to build a golf course on an unspoiled stretch of land in northern Scotland. Reflecting his usual penchant for modesty, Mr. Trump says the course will be the “best in the world,” and far superior to the legendary courses at St. Andrews....
...Mr. Trump attended a hearing on the proposal yesterday to try and save it. (Here’s the BBC article and video of Mr. Trump’s press conference). After a representative of the Scottish Wildlife Trust said Mr. Trump had ignored his own environmental consultants’ advice, Mr. Trump said he didn’t need to read the reports, since he was already an expert.
“I would consider myself an environmentalist in the true sense of the word,” Mr. Trump said, a comment that drew so much laughter from the public gallery that the inquiry chairman had to call for order....MORE*Trump on Trump: Testimony Offers Glimpse of How He Values His Empire
Worth Rises, Falls 'With Markets and Attitudes And With Feelings, Even My Own Feeling'
...For example, in a November 2007 Wall Street Journal interview cited by Mr. Ceresney, Mr. Trump said he had sold out units at an eponymous condo-hotel project in Hawaii. “The building is largely owned by me,” he said in the interview. But in the deposition, Mr. Ceresney produced the licensing agreement for the project. Mr. Trump wasn’t a major equity holder in the project, it showed, a fact Mr. Trump didn’t dispute."Reactions Vary to Bin Laden's Death": Trump, Chomsky et Cie.
“Because this is such a strong licensing agreement that I consider it to be a form of ownership,” Mr. Trump said. “I’d rather have this than own the building,” he said. Moments later he said: “I would say that it could be interpreted to be a form of ownership in the building.” ...
Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump: “I'm very happy to hear these reports of Mr. Laden's supposed 'death.' But I don't think the American people are going to be satisfied with rumors, second-hand reports, and some hasty, secret burial at sea. This so-called 'deather' issue won't be put to bed until President Obama does the right thing: What Americans want to see is the long form of Mr. Laden's Hawaiian death certificate. Then they want my team of top-notch, world-class investigators to go over the paperwork and make sure everything is hunky-dory. Pending that, I consider myself guardedly optimistic that Mr. Laden might be dead. But the President has got some serious questions to answer, unless in two years he wants to hear the voters tell him, 'You're fired.'"