NYC mayor: Trump can run for president if he wants

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Posted: Apr 11, 2011 6:59 PM
NYC mayor: Trump can run for president if he wants

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says a Donald Trump presidential candidacy would be great for the news media.

The independent mayor was asked Monday about Trump's possible bid for the GOP nomination. He was less than enthusiastic, saying the wealthy real estate developer and reality TV host has a right to run just like anyone else born in the U.S. who's over age 35.

Trump says he plans to decide by June whether to run for president.

Bloomberg says Trump would generate lots of headlines and buy lots of advertising, which might save the jobs of some journalists.

The billionaire mayor has been thought to have presidential ambitions but has always decided against making a run.