NY GOP Congressmen Not Thrilled About Trump

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 12:57 PM

By Dan Weil

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Many Republicans are getting excited about the flurry of activity surrounding Donald Trump’s possible entry into the presidential race. Donald Trump, 2012 Presidential ElectionBut New York’s Republicans in Congress are a bit less enthusiastic, The Hill reports.

"I don't know if he needs this to boost his ratings [on 'The Apprentice'] or what," said Rep. Pete King, the New York delegation's senior Republican. "But I know he enjoys being on the national stage."

King is skeptical Trump will be willing to give up his business interests. "And there's a big difference between Trump Tower and campaigning on a freezing night in New Hampshire," he said.

"The problem with Donald Trump is that he's one of the best self-promoters in the world, so is he just promoting himself, or is he real?" asked freshman Rep. Michael Grimm.

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