Donald Trump’s surprise appearance at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference is stirring buzz that the billionaire real estate mogul and television personality could mount a run for the White House in 2012.
The Trump camp reached out to organizers of the annual event regarding the possibility of the potential presidential contender delivering a speech, according to CNN. Trump reportedly confirmed he’d address the crowd earlier this week.
Trump signaled last year that he was interested in running for president in the next election cycle. During an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” he said it “could be fun” to run because he’d “like to see some positive things happen for the country.”
He says he may run because the United States has becoming what he calls the whipping post for the rest of the world. He says the country is becoming — quote — “the laughingstock of the world” and he’s worried about its future.