'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is 'Trump for president' a publicity stunt?
April 14th, 2011
03:22 PM ET

'Showbiz Tonight' Flashpoint: Is 'Trump for president' a publicity stunt?

Someone close to Trump today confirms that he "plans to give an announcement date" for his decision on whether he’ll run for president at the end of the “Celebrity Apprentice” (which The Donald reminds us airs May 15th).

Personally, I think Trump loves the attention and making headlines, but I don’t think he’s running. What do you think? Is this all a publicity stunt or is he serious this time around? Post your thoughts below.

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  1. Too Much Time

    You guys have way too much time on your hands. To have a battle on this website over BS.....If you put that much time and energy into your community I wouldnt matter what Clinton, Bush or Obama has done or is doing now. Im just saying...its just my opinion.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Impartial Observer

    It is clear to me who is more educated. B lo me, did no one ever teach you about sentence structure and grammar? Punctuation? How can you get along with such pathetic communications skill? I guess you don't need those to be a janitor.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Donald Trump's Hair

    I am an extraterrestrial being bent on enslaving Earth. Once you elect Trump your leader, I can begin assembling my New World Order!

    April 15, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. jokes on you

    Oback Barama, effen idiot, & Blow me are all the same bored retard. The blog equivalent of J acking O ff!

    April 15, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. B lo me

    @ u effen idiot & fake obama u both proved my point both of u cant speak on the subject so attack me being a black man as for rapping never i dont listen why apsire but u 2 are still to stupid to speak on the sybject must be po white trash lmao u 2 privite school dropouts now stop bloging so u wont be late 4 your jobs at the shoe store

    April 15, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
  6. mejazzbo

    He's funny! Just as funny as that wacky Perot was a few years ago. If he would actually run the press would bury him with all the stunts he has pulled over the years in his personal as well as business life. Mr. Trump simply likes to see his name in print and the media loves to print it.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  7. Oback Barama

    @B lo me: Stop, son. You're just making his case. With nggrs like u in the woodpile, wh!tey don't need no help to keep us down.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:39 am | Report abuse |
    • @Oback Barama and Effen Idiot

      Why do you have to speak about race?!?!? You're not even speaking on the topic at hand. You both you sound real stupid!!!!

      April 15, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  8. Focusing Wrong

    @ Missippi....Ive read all of the comments and you are the only one who has made any sense!!!! You all are talking about his birth certificate and if he is a citizen or not....speak about his politics. We should focus on if he is white or black but how he can improve the USA and get us back on track.

    April 15, 2011 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  9. @u effen idiot

    Is that the best u can do lmao u are a perfect example of money wasted on a privite education b/c u r still dumb as a box of rocks

    April 15, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
  10. Effen Idiot

    @B lo me: I really got to you, didn't I? Just what I'd expect from brown ghetto trash! Probably think you'll make it big as a rapper, too!

    April 15, 2011 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
  11. B lo me

    @ u effin idiot your daddy might be rich and your privite school didnt make u any smarter did it i know u graguated high school at 21 i will never pick up trash but u a burger king manager makes me laugh. truth hurts bet u got a record low score on the act/sat attack me on the issue or shut your mouth dont let me know up front u to stupid to speak on the issue DUMBA** MAMA'S BOY MOVE OUT YOUR PARENTS HOUSE AND FEND FOR YOURSELF ALL U RACISTS MAKE ME LAUGH BTW GET YOUR TEETH FIXED

    April 15, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  12. missippi

    Bein from Missippi these comments worry me. I think we should all just get along. Of course everyone thinks THE DONALD is a goof ball. And folks may not love our current president but he is trying as hard as he can to fix stuff and make things better for everyone. He really is a zillion times better than the Bushes !

    April 15, 2011 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  13. Haf Dolla

    persant obmam b goot man evn do he kinda stoopit. persant obmam try 2 do goot jub fo u an me. uim shapa lapa witf duh suhchine song n get 2 smaht.


    April 15, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  14. Easy Solution

    Throw em all out, vote Libertarian, enact the F air T ax, abolish the IRS. problem solved!

    April 15, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  15. Effen Idiots!

    @B lo me: you are a perfect example of the sad shape our public schools are in. Oh well, us rich white folks need someone to pick up our garbage and cut our grass! PHUCK YOO!

    April 15, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
  16. B lo me

    I guess all u borke a** trump supporters were all in favor of the bush tax breaks thats not helping u. @ mary u have call a harvard grad an idiot funny the last presidnt started the war in iraq on a lie we still havent found weapons of mass destruction 10 yrs later and was the dumbest yale grad ever lmao! at u obama haters all of u will praise the new president for taking credit for obama's hard work

    April 15, 2011 at 8:00 am | Report abuse |
  17. Nighthhaaawk

    WOW! Trump for President... One thing for sure, at least you KNOW if you vote for him, you really see what it is you are voting for: another self-serving, I'm only in it for the money – who will say anything to get elected – guy! He doesn't pretend to be anything but who he is! ..Not like some of our already elected "Officials"!!!

    April 15, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  18. missippi

    I gots to doody. If more peoples would make a number 2 we all wouldnt be so constipated.

    April 15, 2011 at 7:02 am | Report abuse |
  19. SKY


    April 15, 2011 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
  20. SKY


    April 15, 2011 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
  21. tricia

    I know i am stoopid but i think if everyone got along better and werent so mean to each other things would be ok. We should treat others the way we want to be treated and do nice stuff. Hope everyone has a happy friday !

    April 15, 2011 at 6:46 am | Report abuse |
  22. Effen Idiots!

    You are all a bunch of idiots. The Bilderbergers are running everything behind the scenes. The politicians you think are in charge are just a smoke screen. Soon you will be marked on the forehead with the Mark of the Beast! 666!

    April 15, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  23. Gee Opie

    It's the damn liberals that have gotten us in this mess! You cannot spend your way out of a recession! Raise taxes on the poor, they are the ones who don't pay their "fair share"!

    April 15, 2011 at 6:13 am | Report abuse |
  24. Ricky

    I vote ricky lake in office. we should have her back in talk shows ..im hungry

    April 15, 2011 at 3:53 am | Report abuse |
  25. Blame it On The ...

    The baby boomers screwed up this country!! Baby boomers did this to us! those pigs

    April 15, 2011 at 3:15 am | Report abuse |
  26. tra

    Huh..who cares

    April 15, 2011 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  27. Hobo Joe

    I know I never got a job from a poor person.

    April 15, 2011 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  28. wow

    if you educate yourself with the facts and pay attention to how others try to mislead you for their own gain, you will be okay. if you blindly soak up liberal buzzwords and socialist class warfare hate speech, then you are phucked.

    April 15, 2011 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
  29. S.A.W.B.

    How do you confuse a liberal? truth & logic works every time. while you foam at the mouth over the tea party, I am making stacks of money off of idiots just like you! SO MUCH FOR YOUR GOV'+ EDUCATION!

    April 15, 2011 at 2:13 am | Report abuse |
  30. Old man


    April 15, 2011 at 1:17 am | Report abuse |
  31. Beautiful Vixen

    I don't think he will but who would of thought we would have a black man so soon in office (my comment is not meant to be racist). We the people are getting desperate. I'm in NJ and gas is about $4.56/gal. Food..trying to eat healthy and that's not cheap..etc. We are in trouble people and it scares me. I used to be the office, sales & human resoures field and I am now going to school for something in the medical field. I would like some day to open my own business but until then, things are hard and I keep on going. Did not proofread so don't attack the jugular.

    April 15, 2011 at 1:08 am | Report abuse |
  32. ok

    While y'all are so busy on the internet, why don't you find some facts before y'all go saying stupid stuff? GW didn't inherit any mess, he just made his own mess & drove us hard working people to the ground! Please, check the facts, most of you on this site are so wrong!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  33. che

    Sorry bout that, sir! I spent so much time in de crackhouse I is all confused. I'm all mixed up cuz I gots brain damage! Forgive me sir!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  34. wow

    Don't listen to me, I have no idea what I'm yapping about. I should shut my mouth like everyone keeps telling me to. I know I'm a dumb @ss!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:48 am | Report abuse |
  35. wow

    @che: yo mama said she gonna wash that nasty mouth out with soap. Right after she gets done slurping my schlong!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
  36. wow

    Our president started a war with Libya, illegally without going to congress first. He can't produce his birth certificate, associates with known leftist radicals, and somehow thinks the rich aren't taxed enough even though 2% of the population is paying 40% of the taxes while the bottom 50% pay nothing. Liberal logic atwork!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  37. @spoiler alert

    You are so wrong. We were never better when Clinton was in office. You need to check your facts. Maybe your buddy glenn beck can show you the graphs on his chalk board to make you understand how off base you really are!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  38. Ray Cyst

    how to fix the National Debt: put a bounty on illegal aliens, crack dealers, and rappers.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • che

      How about BOUNTY on CRAZY deranged GOP's and RACIST Tea Baggers? How's that?

      April 15, 2011 at 12:37 am | Report abuse |
  39. Ray Cyst

    See what happens when you let a bl@ck man "drive your car"? he brings it back wrecked with an empty gas tank!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  40. Nobama

    Barack's gonna fix everything. I trust him completely. #The preceding was not meant to be a factual statement.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:22 am | Report abuse |
  41. spoiler alert

    G.W. inherited a big mess from Slick Willie. He had a lot to deal with, but the new guy QUADRUPLED the debt in 18 months. Now he acts like he cares about fixing it. There are no more real Dems. Your party has been usurped by Socialists who want to bring us down. WAKE UP!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
    • che

      You sound like a little pee wee "SPOILED" bobby doll with very little ounce of brains inside your skull cavity.

      April 15, 2011 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
  42. huh?

    Che, what are u talking about??? Did u make a good point against Trump & it didn't get posted? Mookooman, our president is 1/2 white. Gabby, E R,& Mary, your all just plain stupid. B lo me, that was funny!

    April 15, 2011 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
  43. Che

    Some stupid Blog that "DELETES" everything against this IDIOT! As HYPOCRITES CNN still have the NERVES to accuse other countries or silencing its opposition. Talk of holier than thou mentality!

    April 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Mookooman

    At least he is white.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  45. @mary

    So our president isnt fit but 8 yrs of the last left this country broke so new 1 has to clean up the mess

    April 14, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  46. wow

    You people need to quit watching Fox News. Get in the real world! What ignorant remarks. Bet you voted for Busch, too. Oh wait, you probably don't vote. I heard it was way too complicated for certain "types" of people, that must be you dumb @ss' !

    April 14, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  47. E-R

    He is a US citizen automatically because his hippy druggy mom was. Even if his dad and grandad were african muslim whoknowswhats.

    April 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  48. E-R

    aamen mary.

    April 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
  49. mary

    i would rather see trump then the idoit thats in therenow. he wanted to be president to destroy this country and he is doing a dam good job of iti belive he was born out of the us why is he hideing his birth papers. get real people he is not fit to be president

    April 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |

    There is no way he could ever be president. I dont know what his birth certificate says but I'm pretty sure he's an ALIEN with that ridiculous hair !

    April 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Ted Riley

    He may be an egomaniac but he's not stupid enough to think he could ever be elected President of the U.S. Plus, he would never want his financial affairs subjected to the kind of scrutiny and publicity they would get if he ran.

    April 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  52. @trump defenders

    Trump will make a better president funny all of u forget he's filed for bankruptcy his life is a mess and u people would waste a vote for trump we need our president to focus on issues not on the bs every president faces with political foes

    April 14, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  53. ?

    Well...I see there are fox & freeks watchers on this sight! Gawd, what a bunch of stupid losers! Bet ya believe in tax breaks for the rich, too.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Superhiro

    ^ Donald Trump supporters folks. Give em a round of applause.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
  55. E-R

    yeah. much better than a spearchucker.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  56. gabby

    At least he was actually born in the United States and not Nigeria. Old whatshisname cant even produce a valid birth certificate. He only has a certificate of live birth which does not state where he was born.

    April 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • @gabby

      There is a photo of President Barack Obama birth certificate on Wikipedia. You might want to read it.

      April 15, 2011 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  57. gabby


    April 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
  58. B lo me

    Lmao!!!! Does trump really he could win come on the president must be able to take heat being criticized trump clearly cant what will he do when an opponent mocks that dead rat on his head trump is a joke

    April 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
  59. gabby

    If only they could talk Jeb Bush into running for President. Make Trump Secretary of Commerce! Make Charlie Sheen Drug Czar!

    April 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Hmmm...

    Trump for prez, hear me lmao ?

    April 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Superhiro

    Let's hope it's a publicity stunt. Otherwise the joke's on him.

    April 14, 2011 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Billy

      Please run, and win the GOP. You would be easier then Palin. Seriously, This is the best the GOP can do? What a joke.

      April 15, 2011 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |

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