Billionaire businessman Donald Trump plans to travel to New
Hampshire in June as he considers jumping into the 2012 presidential
race as a Republican.
New Hampshire TV station WMUR
reported Monday that Trump will participate in the "Politics and
Eggs" speaking series, a popular stop for potential candidates in the
early primary state.
The announcement is a sign that Trump is
looking to remain a factor in the field of candidates looking to take
on President Obama. No major candidate has officially announced a bid,
even though the first GOP primary debate is scheduled for early May.
Trump's visit to New Hampshire will be his first since he announced he is considering a presidential bid, according to WMUR. The host of NBC's "The Apprentice" has said he plans to make an official announcement in June, the same month he is set to visit the Granite State.
week, a business associate of Trump visited Iowa to meet with GOP
officials in the first-in-the-nation primary state.
Trump has brought his trademark bravado to the political scene, belittling GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) for saying he has no chance of being president.