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ls Donald Trump Running for President? Date Set for Major Announcement

( [email protected] ) Jun 01, 2015 12:16 AM EDT
While Donald Trump has not confirmed his bid for presidency, reports hint serious plans to announce his presidential intentions in New York City this June.

While Donald Trump has not confirmed his bid for presidency, reports hint serious plans to announce his presidential intentions in New York City this June.

Trump, a real estate billionaire, could easily self-fund his presidential campaign without having to raise funds. Surprisingly, Trump is "gaining traction in national polls," the Daily Mail reports.

Trump has hinted serious indications on the possibility of running for presidency. In a tweet last Thursday, Trump said, "It's time for politicians to be reminded they work for us! We can get it done. Let's Make America Great Again!"

In a speech at the Iowa Freedom Summit last January, one of the first things that he plans to do as president is to build a wall that divides the U.S. And Mexico in order to stop illegal immigration, the Liberty Voice reported.

"I will build the best wall, the biggest, the strongest, not penetrable, they won't be crawling over it, like giving it a little jump and they're over the wall, it costs us trillions," Trump said in an interview.

This is not the first time Trump has been rumored for a possible bid for presidency. In 2012, he was close to getting chosen as the Republican's candidate. He later abandoned the idea and decided to focus on his real estate business instead.

The Christian Science Monitor believes that this is just another wise move to get media attention. In the past, Trump has done several things you would expect a presidential candidate to do, such as forming a presidential exploratory committee and speaking at political gatherings. However, he has fallen short of an actual announcement. It is then safe to assume that this is just part of a media tease; that Trump will come right to the edge of a presidential bid before backing away eventually.

Meanwhile, the Republican still has not chosen a front-runner for the 2016 elections. However, the new Quinnipiac University poll shows Ben Carson, former neurosurgeon, former Florida governor Jeb Bush, Senator Marco Rubio, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, and Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.

Tim Malloy, Quinnipiac University's assistant director said in a statement that "the 2016 Republican presidential primary is anyone's race."

"With no frontrunner and identical numbers for the top five contenders, it's a horserace which can only be described as a scrambled field - at least so far," Malloy added.