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Donald Trump calls leaders 'stupid' in Vegas stop

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CRISTINA SILVA | April 28, 2011 11:32 PM EST | AP

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LAS VEGAS — Real estate developer Donald Trump assured a crowd of adoring supporters at a Las Vegas casino Thursday night that he is seriously weighing a presidential run, saying in a speech heavily laced with profanities and insults directed toward the nation's leaders that he'll make a decision soon.

The setting was fitting for the casino mogul whose moniker is draped across the gold-tinged Trump International Hotel & Tower just off the Las Vegas Strip. An open bar greeted more than 1,000 people, waiters passed hors d'oeuvres and a Trump impersonator entertained the crowd.

"I would have to give a lot of stuff up," the real Trump said of a White House run. "But you know what? It is peanuts compared to the importance of this country."

At one point, a woman in the lavish reception at the Treasure Island casino on the Las Vegas Strip yelled out that Trump should run for president.

"I think I am going to make you very happy," he said.

Trump's 30-minute stump speech focused on foreign affairs, during which he blasted the president's handling of Libya, Iraq, China and Afghanistan.

"Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people," he said. "It's just very, very sad."

He later said, "There is a really good chance that I won't win because of one of these blood-sucking politicians."

In one of his many curse-bombs, Trump lamented the nation's focus on building schools in war-torn Afghanistan, while neglecting education in the United States.

He said he would not help struggling nations such as South Korea or Libya without payment and promised to use swear words while negotiating with China.

"I'm not interested in protecting none of them unless they pay," he said.

A frequent critic of the federal health care law passed last year, Trump said the Supreme Court should decide the dozens of lawsuits challenging the legislation and urged district courts not to waste their time on it.

Trump has created waves by questioning whether President Barack Obama was born in the United States. Obama produced his detailed birth certificate from Hawaii on Wednesday after growing speculation about the legitimacy of his presidency, and Trump eagerly took credit for the reveal.

Trump hosts the successful reality series "The Celebrity Apprentice" on NBC.

Nevada is hosting the third caucus of the 2012 presidential race and supporters urged Trump to wade into the race.