Donald Trump says he is ready to spend $600 million of his own cash to become the President of America.
Donald Trump, the billionaire business magnate and star of the U.S 'Apprentice', told Good Morning America that he is willing to spend $600 million of his own money to run against President Barack Obama, reports the New York Daily News.Recent speculation has suggested that Trump is considering running against Obama in 2012, and when asked whether he had $600 million to spare, the 64-year-old said, "Much more than that. That's one of the nice things. I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich. So if I need $600 million, I could put up $600 million myself. That's a huge advantage". Trump, who held the interview aboard his private jet, said he'd announce his decision on whether to run by June 2011. According to the Centre of Responsive Politics, President Obama raised $750 million in his successful 2008 campaign. Trump's net worth is estimated to be $2.7 billion, making him the 137th richest person in the U. S.
As well as slamming his potential Republican rivals, Donald Trump used the interview to lay into President Obama and to question his American citizenship, he said, "He grew up and nobody knew him. You know? When you interview people, if ever I got the nomination, if I ever decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They'll remember me. Nobody ever comes forward. Nobody knows who he his until later in his life".