Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 23 November 2014

Trump may run for US presidency

Donald Trump is presented with the honorary award of Doctor of Business Administration at Robert Gordon University
Donald Trump is presented with the honorary award of Doctor of Business Administration at Robert Gordon University

US tycoon Donald Trump has hinted he may run for the American presidency.

The flamboyant businessman spoke out after he was presented with an honorary degree by a Scottish university.

Mr Trump was given the honorary award of Doctor of Business Administration at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen.

The American billionaire is building a £750 million luxury golf development on the Menie estate on the Aberdeenshire coast.

But afterwards he told a press conference he may be in the running for another job.

He said: "A lot of people have asked me to do it and until recently I would have no interest.

"And that's not only having to do with our country but it's having to do with your country.

"There's been a lot of talk about me running and a lot of people want me to run, but I have not decided."

He also said it was "too early" to say who his potential running mate could be, and laughed when former Republican candidate for vice-president Sarah Palin was suggested.

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