The mogul has hinted that he might seek high office frequently in the last few months, but he's also indicated that he will not make a final decision on a political bid until after The Celebrity Apprentice wraps up later this month.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Trump cited his string of successful hotels as proof that he is a proven leader of industry.
"We need a businessman and I've been successful," he insisted. "Right now, I have the greatest properties in the country. I have great stuff."
He went on to claim: "Look, I'm number one in the polls already, and I haven't even done anything!"
Trump also professed that he's unafraid of making difficult decisions regarding the country's economic and international woes.
"Conflict, if it's not resolved, leads to lots of bad things, and that's where this country is right now. We're in many, many conflicts that ultimately could end up in calamity," he explained.
"Look, sometimes you need conflict in order to come up with a solution. Through weakness, oftentimes, you can't make the right sort of settlement, so I'm aggressive, but I also get things done, and in the end, everybody likes me."
On Monday, Trump was forced to defend his doubts about US President Barack Obama's citizenship against allegations of racism, saying: "Well, you know, when it comes to racism and racists, I am the least racist person there is. And I think most people that know me would tell you that."
His potential candidacy has drawn ridicule from stars such as Alec Baldwin, MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell and David Letterman in recent weeks.
The Celebrity Apprentice airs Sundays on NBC.
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