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Donald Trump for president?

Business Times - 27 Apr 2011


Donald Trump for president?

The host of NBC reality show The Apprentice may well defy conventional wisdom and make his way to the White House

By LEON HADAR
WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT

THE conventional wisdom in Washington these days is that billionaire Donald Trump will probably not be elected as the next US president. But then, the conventional wisdom once upon a time had it that there was 'no way' that an ageing and not very successful Hollywood actor (Ronald Reagan) or an inexperienced and young African-American politician whose last name rhymed with 'Osama' (Barack Obama) would be occupying the White House.

The safe bet is still against a Trump presidency. But Trump, currently the host of NBC reality show The Apprentice and who startled politicians and pundits when he announced that he was considering running for the Republican Party's presidential nomination, has defied the conventional wisdom big time after a recent opinion poll suggested…