CNN’s John King Presses Trump on Newsmax Story

Friday, 07 Jan 2011 08:21 AM

By David Alliot

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CNN’s John King had words of praise for Newsmax and Ron Kessler after Kessler reported Donald Trump’s admission to friends at his New Year’s party that he wants to take a run at the presidency.

King said, “Newsmax reports that Trump is telling friends that he’s decided to definitely run, and will announce after the ‘Apprentice’ wrap-up this spring.”

trump, cnn, newsmax, run, presidentKing made the remarks on his “John King USA” show Thursday, Jan. 6.

King interviewed Trump on the show and said that thanks to Ron Kessler — “he’s a good digger” — Trump had said he was throwing his hat in the presidential ring.

Trump replied, “Well, I am seriously considering it. I see what’s going on with the country, and I see how other countries are just absolutely taking advantage of us, like we’re a whipping post . . . I see what’s going on, and I am seriously considering it.”

Trump had strong words for the U.S. and President Barack Obama on China: “when you look at China, with the manipulation of currency taking all of our jobs . . . building and making all of our products . . . virtually everything we buy today is made in China.”

Kessler’s original report, “Trump Says He Will Run for President,” quotes Trump saying that President Obama is a “disaster.”

Kessler cited a Newsmax/SurveyUSA poll that showed Trump would garner a strong 47 percent of the vote against Obama.

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