Sure, it’s a few years away, but Donald Trump is already thinking about a 2016 Presidential run.
The media mogul toyed with the idea in 2012 but ultimately decided to keep his hat out of the ring. That could change in 2016, however, as Trump believes that he is “exactly what the country” needs right now.
The NY Post reports that Trump has spent about $1 million exploring a potential run in 2016. Trump’s special counsel Michael Cohen confirmed that Trump has been researching a potential run but added that the real estate mogul hasn’t made any decisions about 2016.
Cohen said: “The electoral research was commissioned. We did not spend $1 million on this research for it just to sit on my bookshelf … At this point Mr. Trump has not made any decision on a political run, but what I would say is that he is exactly what this country needs. The turnout at these political speeches indicates his following remains very strong and is growing.”
Trump has been speaking at political events recently and has mentioned his presidential aspirations. The real estate mogul said that it was important to have a “great and competent” person in office but said that he’d be happier if someone else stepped in to do the job.
Trump said: “Everybody tells me, ‘Please run for president. Please run for president.’ I would be much happier if a great and competent person came along. I’d be happy if President Obama did a great job. I’m a Republican, but before anything, I love this country … I would love to see somebody come in who is going to be great.”