Add Sen. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderAmerican technology leadership: We can't take it for granted GOP senators: Obama bathroom guidance is 'not appropriate' McConnell touts 'Senate squad' in Wes Anderson-style video MORE (R-Tenn.) to the bipartisan list of skeptics who don't think real estate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpClinton: Trump wanted to profit off 'people's misery' Trump: I’ll take ‘close to 40 percent’ of Sanders fans Trump surrogate: ‘Even Bill Clinton chose other women’ over Hillary MORE has a chance of winning the 2012 Republican nomination for president, much less the presidency.
Speaking on CNN's "State of the Union" with Candy Crowley on Sunday, Alexander said in response to a question about a recent poll that had Trump leading a group of potential Republican presidential hopefuls that Trump would not be president.
Alexander said that there were only a few people who could actually win the presidency, and Trump definitely isn't one of them.
"So, [former Republican Minnesota Gov.] Tim Pawlenty has a much better chance than Donald Trump of being the Republican nominee," Alexander said.
Trump has recently been testing the waters for running for the presidency in 2012. On Monday a top business adviser for Trump will head to Iowa to meet with Republican legislators and activists.
Last week Trump said if he decide to enter the presidential race he would wage a strong campaign in Iowa, a key battleground state. He also said that he plans to visit Iowa soon while he considers running for president.