Washington, May 2 : Arizona Senator John McCain has said that Donald Trump cannot be perceived as a "serious" Republican presidential contender.
He argued that while the business magnate seemed to be "having a lot of fun," the GOP had "very serious" candidates in the field who would be focusing on more serious issues.
"I think Mr. Trump is having a lot of fun. It''s "pretty clear he enjoys the limelight,” the CBS News quoted McCain, as saying.
"We have very serious candidates. I think that if Trump wants to run, he''s welcome to run," he added.
Washington, Apr 30 : Potential Republican candidate Donald Trump has dropped a barrage of `F-bombs' at a massive Las Vegas rally where he attacked US President Barack Obama and slammed other politicians as "blood suckers."
"Our leaders are stupid, they are stupid people. It''s just very, very sad," Politico quoted, Trump, as saying.
He further criticized the nation's involvement in military actions overseas.
Washington, Apr. 29 : American billionaire businessman Donald Trump has said that it is "terrible" the host of CBS'' "Face the Nation" has accused him of racism.
Trump told TMZ ... "That is a terrible statement for a newscaster to make. I am the last person that such a thing should be said about."
Bob Schieffer delivered a scathing statement against Trump Wednesday night on the "CBS Evening News," reacting to Trump''s insinuation that President Barack Obama may not have had the grades to get into Harvard.
Washington, Apr 27: US business tycoon Donald J. Trump, who is also a preferred potential presidential candidate among tea party activists, reportedly has a history of financially supporting prospective democratic candidates.
According a Washington Post analysis of state and federal disclosure records, Trump has made over 1.3 million dollars in donations over the years to candidates nationwide, with 54 percent of the money going to Democrats.
Washington, Apr 27: Potential Republican candidate Donald Trump has very little chances of winning the 2012 presidential elections, according to a poll.
According to a Gallup survey, nearly 64 percent of general election voters, including 46 percent of Republican voters, would "definitely not vote" for Trump.
That was the second-worst showing by any potential Republican candidate, after former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, who 65 percent of the voters said they would not consider voting for.
New York, Apr. 18: Billionaire Donald Trump has described the United States as the laughing stock of the world in so far as its foreign policy initiatives are concerned.
Trump, who is flirting with a White House run in 2012, said Washington is too timid to wield its power assertively on the world stage.
"We have such power if we knew how to use it," Trump told CNN television in an interview.
He said that by failing to move more decisively in its foreign policy, "this country is a laughing stock throughout the world".
Washington, Apr. 10 : Donald Trump claims he is ‘pro- life’ and opposes abortion after supporting it for years, but New York Republicans who know the real estate giant are dismissing this as a publicity ploy.
In an interview with Pat Robertson''s Christian Broadcasting Network, Trump said he had changed his view a few years back.
Meanwhile, the Republicans are skeptical of Trump''s bid to run for President of the United States.
"I know Donald a long time. I never take him seriously. I don''t think he''s a serious candidate," former Staten Island Congressman Guy Molinari was quoted by The New York Post as saying.
Washington, Apr 9: American business tycoon Donald Trump has surprised many in his country by indicating that he might run for president in 2012.
“I never really considered very strongly running for the presidency. But the country has never been in trouble like it is now,” Fox News quoted Trump, as saying.
The business magnate said he would decide by June, and added that he would discuss details of the presidential season with GOP chairman Reince Priebus this week.
Washington, Apr 2: American businessman Donald Trump has been accused of discrediting the entire Republican Party, as he speculates that US President Barack Obama's birth certificate may say he is a Muslim.
Trump, a potential presidential candidate, also claimed that the President may have duped the entire nation about his birthplace and calls it `one of the greatest scams of all time'.
"People have birth certificates, he (Obama) doesn't have a birth certificate. He may have one, but there is something on that birth certificate," said Trump during an interview.
Washington, Mar. 16: American billionaire Donald Trump has said in a recent interview that he admired Saddam Hussein''s terrorism policy.
During his interview with conservative news site, Human Events, he said: "Whether you like Saddam Hussein or not, and I don't-he was a bad guy-but he used to shootthe terrorist; he used to kill them. He didn''t give them a trial like in this country. He used to shoot terrorists and kill them."
Regarding, Afghanistan and U. S forces, Trump said: "I want to invest a lot of money into our military."
Washington, Mar. 7 : American businessman Donald Trump has higher approval ratings than the Republican political figure Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, says Wall Street Journal poll.
The poll tested the three candidates of 2012 Republican Presidential elections, along with House Speaker John Boehner, and found Trump got the highest approval ratings.
According to the Politico, Trump''s numbers were nine percent "very positive" and 17 percent "somewhat positive," for a combined total of 26 percent.
Los Angeles, Oct 6 Celebrity businessman Donald Trump says he is seriously considering running for US president in 2012.
The flamboyant property mogul and reality TV star told Fox News Tuesday that he was weighing a presidential campaign on the Republican ticket to restore global respect for America.
He didn't explain quite what the world would think about the planet's richest and most powerful country being headed by a brash real estate tycoon. But he did say that he would bring "finesse" and "common sense" to the position.