- The Washington Times - Friday, February 27, 2015

New York real estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday there is at least a 75 percent chance that he is running for president.

Mr. Trump has teased the idea of a bid on numerous occasions, so much so that most of the political world assumes he’s simply trying to bolster the brand of his businesses.

Asked by Fox News host Sean Hannity at the Conservative Political Action Conference in suburban Washington how close he is to running using a 1 to 100 scale, Mr. Trump answers “I would say 75 and 80.”

“I am really inclined,” he said. “I really want to do it so badly.”

Mr. Trump said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s loss in the 2012 election has caused him to take a more serious look at seeking the GOP nomination in 2016.

He said the nation’s political leaders are “all talk, no action.”

• Seth McLaughlin can be reached at smclaughlin@washingtontimes.com.

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