By Christina Wilkie - 10/06/10 10:51 PM EDT
“For the first time in my life, I am absolutely thinking about it,” said Trump. “I don’t know that I’ll do it. It’s probable that I won’t do it, but I can tell you, I’m thinking about it.
Trump made the couched announcement on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program with Joe Scarborough on Tuesday after co-host Mika Brzezinski pressed him on the matter.
Trump, a self-professed Republican, spent the majority of his time on the show railing against China and its manipulation of currency, saying, “It’s very, very hard to compete when you have a false currency” and “We are rebuilding China with this country.”
News of the mogul’s possible political bid came to a head this week after Time’s Mark Halperin reported that a poll conducted last month in New Hampshire had asked potential voters whether they would support Trump among a bevy of other GOP figures for president in 2012.
Trump has continued to deny that he had any involvement in soliciting the poll, though it remains unclear who financed it.