Gotta Watch: Donald Trump
Several polls have Donald Trump as a top condender for the GOP race to the White House.
April 21st, 2011
12:13 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Donald Trump

As MSNBC has said, Donald Trump is to politics what Charlie Sheen is to entertainment. You want to watch him just to see what he says next. He keeps questioning President Obama's birthplace, but he gets annoyed when anyone presses him on his "birther" theory. Trump has been a media magnet for years, and now he's dangling the prospect of a potential presidential run. In today's Gotta Watch, we take a look at some of Trump's greatest hits.

'Birther' controversy - Trump says his strengths as a potential candidate like in his stance on "jobs, the economy, and protecting our nation from OPEC, China and all these other countries that are ripping us off." And yet, he complains that, every time he's on TV, he's asked about the theory that President Obama wasn't born in the U.S. Check out this feisty exchange between Trump and CNN's Ali Velshi and Kyran Chetry.

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What's in a Trump name? - From "stupid" to "blatherside," so many in the media have their own way to describe Donald Trump. CNN's Jeanne Moos takes a look.

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Donald Trump said what?? - Sometimes it seems as though Trump says anything that comes to his mind. And it's not always nice. As he eyes a possible presidential run, dug up some of the more zany things the mogul has said over the years.

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Gloria Borger: Is Donald Trump bankrupting the GOP?

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  1. Fabio

    Enough with this jerk!

    April 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Reemo

    The more I see Donald Trump's antics, the more I believe he's an undercover agent posing as a Republican to steal the GOP nomination in order to guarantee Obama his second term. If this is the case, then Trump is the most brilliant mastermind on the face of the planet.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JoJo

    What annoys me most about these "birthers" like Trump is that even if this stuff was true, which it isn't, what a truly mean thing to try to destroy a decent man's career based on a practically meaningless technicality which Pres. Obama has no control over. McCain's birth status is more questionable than Obama's but it would be wrong to try to destroy the man for it.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Ade

    He is stupidly rich and also Richly stupid

    April 21, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Melissa Cook

    The media really had a strong hand in the election of Obama with the unfair ratio of positive to negative coverage of the two main candidates and the omitting stories that did not favor his candidacy in the last election. I assume the media is going to do this again. Haven't they figured out that four years with Obama has led our country down a bad road financially and internationally? I am NOT better off than I was four years ago and I don't think I will EVER be as well off as I was four years ago again. It is time for a change. I WANT to hear what candidates like Trump have to say about the issues that affect me and I do want to know why Obama will not share with the public his birth certificate given it is a requirement for him to be president at all. The media are idiots. Shape up and report the issues.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Katlyn

    So called reporters at CNN are stupid.......Donald Trump may not be the perfect person to run this country..but he looks a whole lot better than just about everyone else. Everyone knows by now that CNN is totally compromised..and neglects to do NEWS.....CNN is bought and paid for. No one with any brains listens to CNN..and thier NON NEWS!!!!! Trump for 2012!!!!

    April 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Burbank

      All news channels are bought and paid for including Fox.

      April 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. John

    He is becoming more of dirt bag everyday, on the Comedy Central Channel being roasted by Snoop Dogg and other low lives in the entertainment business. Why is he hanging out with these people for, what is he trying to prove?

    April 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Katlyn

    Lots of people are turning to News alternatives..because CNN sucks!!!!! Everyone who wants to know whats going on in the world should goto JEFF RENSE..COM!!!!!!!!!

    April 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Dale K

    Trump doesn't stand a chance as far as I'm concerned, he's just too.....ridiculous. But at the same time, the media is not dripping with integrity from the way they conduct their interviews. They absolutely insist on the tasty gossip surrounding Obama's birthplace, refusing to discuss the other FAR more important issues. CNN? Indistinguisable from a soap opera.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. fdadfsfs

    actually he made his money. His dad was a small business man in real estate.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. AmericanCountryLife

    NOT an Obama fan whatsoever, but this guy is a flippy haired nut job, you gotta be a few short if you think he will be the next president of the United States, sure he's got some great points, he makes great sense sometimes, but come on, its Donald Trump people, Donald Trump.

    April 21, 2011 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jkimbo

    It's amazing how msnbc and cnn have a campaign to destroy Trump lol. Seems they all have such a huge hard on for Obama they fail to see what their jos are suppose to be, that is to report the news, not assault or insult candidates who may not share their hard on for Obama lmao

    April 21, 2011 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
  13. jkimbo

    the media should do what they are suppose to do, cover news, NOT create and bend the news! Certainly show more respect to candidates who may not share their hard on for Obama! CNN is the joke! The opposite extreme of Fox! I am so sick of the media!

    April 21, 2011 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. popcorn 3d

    After fixing the economic long term recession. Will the next president make AMERICA look like Las Vegas Property Bubble?

    April 21, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jkimbo

    Obama is in trouble! What has he done so far? Where are the changes promised? Where are the jobs? Shoot I'd vote for Trump if he promised to invade all the oil fields. At least that's real change lol

    April 21, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Report abuse |
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