Donald Trump: I've Already Made Decision on Presidential Run
"In my mind, I have already decided," Trump says, adding that the official announcement won't come until after the Celebrity Apprentice finale.
Celebrity Apprentice star Donald Trump says he's already decided whether he's going to run for president, but he won't make any official announcements until after his NBC show's finale later this month.
"In my mind, I have already decided," Trump told Bloomberg News on Sunday. "I am going to announce. But I can't do anything until the show ends."
Trump has previously said that he was mulling the idea of making an announcement about his potential bid for the Republican presidential nomination on the Celebrity Apprentice finale, which airs May 22. Because he is unable to announce his actual candidacy on a network TV show, Trump would most likely be giving a date for the actual announcement.
Meanwhile, Trump told Bloomberg that wants to focus on "making our country rich and respected." His goals would be to create jobs, boost the economy and prevent China and the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries from taking advantage of the United States.
Trump has been doing well in recent polls, some of which place him as a front-runner among the potential Republican candidates.
But he's angered many in Hollywood -- including Jerry Seinfeld, Robert De Niro and Whoopi Goldberg -- with his comments about President Obama's birth certificate and grades.
At the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday night, Trump was skewered by Obama and host Seth Meyers.
"I know he's taken some flack lately," Obama said, "but no one is prouder to put this birth certificate issue to rest than Donald, and that's because he can get back to the issues that matter, like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell? And where are Biggie and Tupac?"
Among Meyers' quips: "Donald Trump said that he was running for president as a Republican. That's funny, because I thought he was running as a joke."
On Sunday's Fox and Friends, Trump fired back.
"Well, I really understood what I was getting into -- I didn't know that I'd be virtually the sole focus," he said, adding, "I had no idea it would be to that extent, where you know, it was just joke after joke after joke. It was almost like, is there anyone else they could talk about?"