Real estate mogul and reality television star Donald Trump will make his first trip to Iowa in June, the state's Republican Party announced Wednesday.
Trump, the celebrity billionaire who's flirting with running for president, will headline the Iowa GOP's Lincoln Dinner on Friday, June 10, marking his first trip to the key nominating state.
Trump has flirted with running for president as a Republican in the past. He's known for his occasionally bombastic personality, but has said he's serious about possibly running this time.
The man behind NBC's "The Apprentice" has made the rounds in the media and given a speech before the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February, a traditional stopping point for candidates. Throughout his flirtations with running, Trump's offered blunt assessments of his would-be Republican foes for the nomination, as well as President Obama.
"As chairman, I have made it a priority to deliver interesting and high-profile national Republican leaders to speak at our events," Strawn said. "Mr. Trump’s appearance in June is the latest instance of the Iowa GOP working to provide value to its activists, donors and supporters.”
The timing of Trump's speech is interesting; he has said repeatedly that he'll decide whether to run in June, after "The Apprentice" has wrapped for the year.