Trump Praises Newsmax, Good Chance He Will Run

Tuesday, 10 May 2011 08:34 PM

By Hiram Reisner

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Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump says Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy has “really done an outstanding job” and that no one can pick on the media organization for their support of his presidential candidacy.

Trump also said Monday on Steve Malzberg’s WOR radio show that America has become a poor nation, and if he decides to run for president — and the odds are pretty good he might — he would “make the country rich again.”

Malzberg asked Trump whether he thought a story the news service Politico published recently had picked on Newsmax for its support of Trump. Politico said Newsmax has been “dubbed the number one promoter of Trump in 2012.”

Trump dismissed the idea that Politico had dissed Ruddy or Newsmax, adding. “Chris Ruddy is a fantastic guy — he’s built a great organization. . . . I think he can pick on people — he’s got a lot of power,” he continued."

Trump added that he's a big fan of Newsmax too. " . . . I really like Newsmax — I read it, I hear it, I listen to it."

Malzberg asked Trump about a speech he is scheduled to give to the Chamber of Commerce in New Hampshire on Wednesday and whether with unemployment numbers so high — especially in battleground states such as New Hampshire — he would discuss his history of putting people to work.

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“Well, I think my biggest strength is actually putting people to work,” Trump said. “I’ve employed tens of thousands of people — and put thousands, and thousands, and thousands of people to work — and that’s really my strength.

“My strength is that — it’s economic development,” he continued. “It’s all of those things that get this country — and let’s put it very nicely — rich again. We are not a rich country — we’re a poor country — we’re a debtor nation right now.

“We owe so much money people are saying: ‘How are we ever going to pay it back,’” Trump added. “I would make it — if I run, and if I win — I would make this country rich again, I’ll make it great again, and I’d make it — very importantly, maybe most importantly — I’ll make it respected again.”

Trump said America is in serious trouble.

“This country cannot afford a president that is not going to be great,” he noted.

Malzberg asked if he went into one of Trump’s casinos, and they were taking bets on whether he would be running in 2012, what would be the odds.

“Well, I think you’d have a pretty good shot,” Trump said. “I’m looking at it very seriously — I’ve been looking at it for the past two months.

“I think you might have a good shot — let’s see what happens.”

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