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Bloomberg noncommittal on Trump presidential talk

Bloomberg noncommittal on Trump presidential talk

April 25th, 2011 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls real estate tycoon Donald Trump a friend and says "anybody can run for president if you're 35 and an American citizen."

Bloomberg tells "Fox News Sunday" that Trump is "a New York icon." But the mayor is shying away from talking up Trump's flirtation with the presidency.

Bloomberg, an independent, also says President Barack Obama "was born here" and the mayor thinks Republicans "are making a terrible mistake in making this is a big issue."

Trump, who's deciding whether to run in 2012, and other potential contenders have raised questions about whether Obama was born in the United States.