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Trump: US president run talk not about publicity

Trump: US president run talk not about publicity

March 9th, 2011 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - Billionaire developer Donald Trump denies he is using talk about a run for the U.S. president to generate publicity for his television show.

Trump, a Republican, told NY1 News that he plans to decide by June on whether to join the 2012 race.

In an interview broadcast Tuesday, Trump said that the "biggest negative" is that most people don't think he's serious about making a run for the job. But he said he doesn't need publicity for his television show, "The Celebrity Apprentice." He said the show got solid ratings for Sunday's episode.

One of Trump's top associates landed in Iowa on Monday for a series of meetings with key Republicans. Caucuses in Iowa typically launch the presidential nominating season.

Trump says his representative was "swamped" when he went to Iowa.