Donald Trump is moderating a Republican presidential debate.
Yes, you read that right! The conservative Newsmax magazine told the New York Times that it has teamed up with Trump — America's most famous birther/maybe-candidate — to moderate a Republican debate in Des Moines, Iowa on Dec. 27. The debate will air on the Ion cable network. It's not clear how many candidates have agreed to fit the new session into their already-clogged debate schedules.
On Thursday, he told MSNBC's Tamron Hall, "I will probably be endorsing someone right after the debates." He said that if that person gets the nomination, he would be satisfied to see how that person does. He added that he might consider running as an independent if the nominee turns out to be someone else who he doesn't think can win, but that he is not particularly interested in running.
Trump, of course, dominated the early months of 2011 with his will-he-won't-he public declarations that he might run for president. He wound up declining to enter, choosing instead to host another series of "The Apprentice."
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