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NY GOP Congressmen Not Thrilled About Trump

Tuesday, 19 Apr 2011 12:57 PM

By Dan Weil

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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