Add Sen. Lamar AlexanderLamar AlexanderMcConnell gets GOP wake-up call The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - Democrats return to disappointment on immigration Authorities link ex-Tennessee governor to killing of Jimmy Hoffa associate MORE (R-Tenn.) to the bipartisan list of skeptics who don't think real estate Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer chairman of Wisconsin GOP party signals he will comply with Jan. 6 committee subpoena Overnight Defense & National Security — Pentagon tells Russia to stand down Billionaire GOP donor maxed out to Manchin following his Build Back Better opposition 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.
"I mean, he's famous for being famous. He may be good in business but he's not going to be president," Alexander said.
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.