Donald Trump is a household name, not only in America, but also around the world, however he is known more for his television appearances than he is for his political ambition.
Now it seems that the real estate mogul and star of reality television shows, is looking to move seriously into the world of politics with the businessman taking his first steps towards launching his very own presidential campaign.
It is no huge surprise that Donald Trump has designs on becoming president himself, as he has in the past very publically sad how he would like the top job himself.
According to a report by Reuters, Donald Trump said he had formed an exploratory committee to determine whether to run, and that he had hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. Those states are among the first to hold Republican and Democratic presidential nominating contests.
“We have lost the respect of the entire world,” Trump said in a statement and added: “I am the only one who can make America truly great again!”
While in the past the star of the television show “The Apprentice” has said he was interested in running for president he has made it very clear with his latest moves that this is a serious consideration on his part now.
Donald Trump may be a well known celebrity but he will join an already packed Republican race for the nomination, which already potentially includes some heavy hitters and big names including Florida Senator Marco Rubio, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Donald Trump has never concealed his dislike and criticism for many of the policies brought in by President Barack Obama but he has also been at the centre of controversy when facing the President, including his questioning as to if Barack Obama was actually born in the United States.
Trump challenged the citizenship of President Obama which led the president to disclosing his full length birth certificate to put an end to the speculation.
According to Reuters, Donald Trump will not renew his contract for “The Apprentice” while he explores running for President, according to The New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper. Trump said in the statement that he would go to New Hampshire to meet with business owners and veterans as part of his potential campaign.