Billionaire real-estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump says he is "very, very seriously" considering a run for president as a Republican in 2016 because he can do things the other candidates can't.
In an appearance Monday on Fox News Channel's "On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,"
Trump says the top two establishment names, Mitt Romney and Jeb Bush, both have negatives he wouldn't bring to the table.
Fresh off an appearance at Saturday's Iowa Freedom Summit
where he voiced similar concerns, Trump told Van Susteren that Romney isn't a closer, and should have easily defeated the embattled President Barack Obama in 2012.
"Certainly, the Republicans cannot be so stupid as to give him a second crack, because, honestly, he choked," Trump said.
Trump said voters don’t want another Bush after former President George W. Bush, and that will hurt his brother, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.
"It's a huge negative. The Bush name is not exactly hot right now," Trump said.
Jeb Bush also is weak on immigration and favors Common Core — neither big selling points for the right.
"And I think he wouldn't get elected," Trump said. "I don't think he would beat Hillary, or whoever it may be."
Trump said he would be willing to walk away from his multiple businesses and popular TV show "The Apprentice" to run. He also would have to give up his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.
"Obviously the country is far more important," Trump said.
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