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Will Donald Trump try to say 'You're fired!' to President Obama?

In the wake of a favorable New Hampshire presidential poll, Donald Trump is the latest celebrity mulling a presidential candidacy in 2012. Trump announced Tuesday he was 'seriously' considering a run for the White House.

By Casey BayerStaff editor / October 6, 2010

Donald Trump attend Trump's "Ride of Fame" dedication Tuesday, where the real estate mogul was honored with his own Gray Line New York bus on June 8. Trump announced on Oct. 5 that he was considering running for president in 2012.

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Blame Canada...errr...New Hampshire!

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After a presidential poll in New Hampshire included questions about Donald Trump, host of "The Apprentice," Trump has said he's considering a bid for the presidency.

"For the first time in my life, I'm actually thinking about it," Trump told Fox News.

Comedian Jay Leno not sure it's a good idea. Leno said on "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday, "Haven't enough Americans already been told, 'You're fired?' Well at least there'd be somebody in politics with worse hair that Joe Biden. That's the one good thing about it."

It wouldn't be the first time that Trump, the real estate mogul turned reality TV host turned beauty pageant sponsor, veered down a different career path. It also wouldn't be the first time Trump's waxed presidential. ABC reported that Trump first suggested running on the Republican ticket in 1988.

And in 2000, Trump dabbled in the Reform Party, publicly discussing the possibility he would run before ending his "brief and flamboyant exploration," as the San Francisco Chronicle wrote in 2000.

The Chronicle reported that Trump asserted in his statement at the time that he could win the party's nomination if he chose to pursue it. Yet Trump cited divisions in the Reform Party in 2000, "the prospect of divisive lawsuits, continued fighting over the national convention site, and general fratricide," as reasons why any Reform candidate would ultimately lose in the election.