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Donald Trump Says He's Seriously Considering Running For President

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Real estate mogul Donald Trump said on Tuesday's edition of "Morning Joe" on MSNBC that he's "absolutely thinking about" making a bid for the White House in 2012.

The same day, Trump told Fox News that if he were to mount a presidential campaign he'd run as a Republican.

"I'm totally being serious because I can't stand what's happening to the country," said the New York-based businessman to the network. "I am being serious about it. I've been asked for years to do it. And I had no interest. This is the first time I am -- at least I'm considering it."

Trump stressed that while he's thinking about running for president, it's premature to say whether or not he'll bite the bullet in the end.

CNN reported earlier this week:

Trump is making clear he had nothing to do with a mysterious poll in New Hampshire that, accordant to TIME Magazine, asked Granite State voters about a potential Trump presidential bid.

"I never heard of this poll but I'm anxious to find out what it says. I do not know about a poll taken in New Hampshire," Trump said Monday on CNN's "American Morning."

Trump reiterated to Fox News that he played no role in generating the study; however, he did call the results it produced "amazing." He signaled he thinks he may just be the right person to takeover the White House, saying, "I think my whole life has sort of been about finesse when you get right down to it."

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