Donald Trump to Obama: 'You're Fired'

More

Donald Trump, real estate developer, business magnate and host of NBC's The Apprentice, said Thursday that he's considering a presidential bid in 2012. And if he does run, Trump says he'll spend a good chunk of his fortune on the campaign.
 
"I am thinking about things," said Trump on ABC's Good Morning America today. "And I'm looking at this country, George, and what's happened in terms of respect. And the respect for this country is just not there...We cannot let the rest of the world beat us up," Trump told ABC co-anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Trump added that his business associates in China "laugh" at the United States, and "feel we're fools." That's why he has a plan to restore America's image on the international stage. National Journal's Clifford Marks reports:

Trump said he would put America back on course by taxing China in response to the nation's currency manipulation. He brushed aside concerns raised by Stephanopoulos about how viable that strategy might be given Chinese leverage as a major buyer of U.S. debt.

"I don't think the bankers have the cards," he said. "I think you have the cards. And in this case, in -- in the case of China, you literally are taxing China, you'll pay off your debt very quickly."


Read the full story at National Journal.


Jump to comments
Presented by

Elizabeth Weingarten is an editorial assistant at the New America Foundation. A former Slate editorial assistant, she also previously wrote for and produced the Atlantic's International Channel.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

How Will Climate Change Affect Cities?

Urban planners and environmentalists predict the future of city life.

Video

The Inner Life of a Drag Queen

A short documentary about cross-dressing, masculinity, identity, and performance

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In