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UPDATE: GOP sources say Trump to endore Romney for presidential nomination

February 2, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Donald Trump planned to endorse Mitt Romney’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination today, three Republican officials told The Associated Press. The real estate mogul and reality TV show host was set to make the announcement in Las Vegas at the hotel bearing his name, with Romney in attendance. Nevada holds its presidential caucuses on Saturday.
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For GOP’s Gingrich: Big declarations, and hurdles

December 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Surging in opinion polls, a confident Newt Gingrich declared Monday he plans to challenge Barack Obama in every state next year, and he began running a gauzy TV ad his first to push toward the Republican nomination to take on the president. But, illustrating how far he has to go, Gingrich also found himself defending the state of his campaign and his own comments about poor children. Continue Reading

OPINION: Donald Trump a circus that came and went

May 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Having Donald Trump in the presidential race gave it the feel of a carnival. Continue Reading

Trump says no to presidential run

May 16, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

NEW YORK (AP) After months of flirting with politics, Donald Trump said Monday he won’t run for president, choosing to stick with hosting “The Celebrity Apprentice” over a bid for the Republican nomination. Continue Reading

Donald Trump says no to run for Republican presidential nomination

May 16, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Multi-millionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump has been flirting with a presidential bid for months, traveling to early primary states like New Hampshire, and heckling President Barack Obama from afar. Continue Reading

Trump won’t drive Indy 500 pace car, after all

May 5, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Real estate mogul Donald Trump said today he will not be the celebrity pace-car driver for the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, pulling out because it would be inappropriate” since “he may be announcing shortly his intention” to run for president. Continue Reading

Obama mocks Trump’s presidential ambitions

April 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama exercised his revenge Saturday after weeks of attacks from his would-be Republican challenger Donald Trump, joking that the billionaire businessman could bring change to the White House, transforming it from a stately mansion into a tacky casino with a whirlpool in the garden. Continue Reading

Obama, Trump together for correspondents’ dinner

April 30, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

President Barack Obama is shifting from consoler to comic for his appearance before a mix of politicians, celebrities and journalists at Washington’s premier black-tie dinner. And some of his most prominent would-be rivals are in attendance, including Donald Trump. Continue Reading

NYC Mayor Bloomberg noncommittal on Trump presidential talk

April 24, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

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.” Continue Reading

NYC board: Trump skipped 21 years of primaries

April 23, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The board says Donald Trump, a possible Republican presidential candidate, voted in a primary election in the 1989 primary for mayor, then didn’t vote in another primary for 21 years. 1989 is when Rudy Giuliani beat businessman Ronald Lauder. Trump also skipped the 2002 general election. Continue Reading