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. zxasxz46

    He has gotta run, between he and Biden this will be a very entertaining election!!!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Dale

    I love how hard CNN is trying to discredit Trump. They are so far in the pocket of Obama and unprofessionally biased it's just pathetic.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Char

      I agree Dale

      April 21, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big~Smelly~Tuna

      No one really has to work too hard at discrediting trump ~ just hand him a mike.

      April 21, 2011 at 1:55 pm | Report abuse |
  3. skeetz

    Donald Trump hasnt announced he will run at this point. When he declares he is a candidate, then he needs to be asked the tough question, until then CNN is just doing fluff pieces and as usual, when you listen to what CNN says, its like listening to Saturday Night Live, only its Saturday Night Live 7 x 24. Do you honestly use CNN as a source of real information or to the masses, the entertainment value it provides?

    April 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Washington 2.0


    April 21, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big~Smelly~Tuna

      April 21, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Charlene Williams

    Jeez, these people at CNN are absolutely disgusting!!!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. zxasxz46

    Republican NAZI Party Is that the best you can do, have you ANY idea of how evil the Nazi's were/? I don't think someone like can or every will understand that, you only can hate

    April 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Bobby Kebic

    Since I couldn’t reply to your original and “classy” reply (“why I wasn't aborted”) that reflects your disturbing state of mind, I have to post it here:
    If my mother had aborted me she would never be able to live on Hawaii and drive Carrera! I have achieved all that on my own without any inheritance, government subsidies or public employee/teacher’s union protection.
    p.s. I bet you never received non-governmental paycheck in your life.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Char

      Bobby they're just being bullies like these two jokers on CNN.

      April 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Big~Smelly~Tuna

      you dumb slav ~ I do not even live in america.
      do you have some problem with the reply button?

      April 21, 2011 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  8. brucemo

    Two weeks ago, Donald Trump was someone who mildly irritated me, but today, I can't stand the man. This birther nonsense from him is very revealing, and what is being revealed is reprehensible. He should go on the road with Charlie Sheen - they could both stand up there on stage and insult the audience and brag incoherently about how much money they have.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Washington 2.0

      What's this? An article from 2004? Hmm...

      April 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lou Cypher

    Donald Trump would run the country like a company...ENRON. What a doofus.

    April 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Slogun

    Trump is great for the GOP.
    He has all those traditional conservative family values they alway talk about.

    Question – which has Trump done more of.
    (a) fiiled for bankruptcy
    (b) devorced his wife for for the next trophy wife

    April 21, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Mark

    Trump is clearly using the "birther" issue for ratings. He's an idiot and was lucky his father was who he was. We will have no international respect if he ever became president. Heaven help us!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Anthony

    Clown at best! Barnum and Bailey should hire this guy. Give him the big shoes, make up and all of the garb. President Trump will never happen in his lifetime!

    April 21, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Jordan

    "But you said I was leading in all the polls..."

    April 21, 2011 at 2:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mike Gothard

    Lotta laughs in these post. Think about only one thing – politicians are the main reason this country is in such a bind (both financially and physically). Myabe, just maybe, it's time for the US to be ran as a business. Show a profit for a change and stop borrowing. If the government can keep writing checks with a zero bank balance, why can't the rest of the country do the same? Recession or depression, whatever, we are in deep do do.

    April 21, 2011 at 2:09 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Shelley64

    IAs a Canadian, I think that Donald Trump would be terrible for the US as President. I think that Obama has given the world a new-found respect for the US, which would be taken away if Trump became President.
    However, the video of the CNN reporters talking to Trump, made the reporters look bad and not Donald Trump. Reporters need to stick to what is important and not make issues out of things that have no revelance to Politics.

    April 21, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • e.c.

      I second that as another Canadian.

      April 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
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