Donald Trump says he's once again considering a presidential run. He told MSNBC this morning that he'll make a decision in the next three months:
"Donald," said the MSNBC host, "tell me what you think about presidential politics on the Republican side. Do you think that perhaps Mitt Romney is trying to take Jeb Bush's thunder away?"
"Well I know for a fact they don't like each other. And I would say the last thing we need is another Bush. And as far as Romney is concerned, he had a great chance of winning, and he blew it. He's like a dealmaker that couldn't close the deal. So you just can't give him another chance. It didn't work. He got less votes than John McCain got years before. And he just was unable to close the deal that should have easily been closed. So you know it's a little like a golfer. I'm at the Trump National Doral, and we have the great championships here, and certain golfers cannot sink the three-foot putt on the 18th hole. Joe knows a lot about golf and they just can't do it--"
Joe Scaborough, another possible 2016 presidential candidate, asked, "So, Donald, can you sink a three-foot putt, I mean you got to go out on the course, if we're going to use a golf analogy. A lot of people have been telling you to go out on the course, run for president. If you go out there and run, would you be able to sink the three-foot putt, and are you going to do it?"
"I think so," Trump said, suggesting he's going to run for president. "I think I could do well. I think if I got it, I would do a lot of things differently ... but we'll see what happens. And I'll be making a decision fairly quickly."
Trump, who's talked about running for president for decades, said he couldn't run last time because of a TV contract.