He hasn't officially announced a 2016 presidential bid, but a confident Donald Trump says he believes he's the only one who could defeat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.
In an interview with "Fox and Friends" Monday, Trump said he's already assembled a team
that could help put a campaign together.
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"I'm very, very strongly considering it," Trump said of a campaign. "As you know, I've retained some tremendous people from New Hampshire, from Iowa… and we have a great team and I'm going to make a decision fairly soon."
"If I run, I think I'll win," he declared. "I think I'll beat Hillary. I understand Hillary, I know Hillary. I know the weaknesses and the strengths. And I think that I would beat Hillary, and it would be more likely that I would win than somebody else."
He also said he doesn't think Clinton is a shoe-in.
"I think the election is going to be a very, very tough one, depending on who the Republicans pick ... We have to pick a very conservative, strong, intelligent person that knows what to do and how to make this country great again, because our country is in serious trouble."
It's the second time in less than a week Trump has predicted he could trounce the former secretary of state were they to face off in a presidential election.
In an interview with The Washington Examiner
on Friday, Trump said he believes "it's going to be very hard with the candidates we have right now."
"I think I'm the only one who can beat her… I know what I'm doing, I understand the game."
Trump briefly flirted with seeking the GOP nomination in 2012, but ultimately decided instead to continue with his NBC hit show "Celebrity Apprentice."
This time it's different, he told "Fox and Friends."
"If [NBC executives] want to bring it back… I've told them I've got something else to do… I'm looking at something very much more important."
"I want to see this country be great again," he added.
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