By Adam Markovitz
Updated October 05, 2010 at 09:40 PM EDT

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Image Credit: Virginia Sherwood/NBCThe Apprentice is getting fired by TV viewers, but billionaire Donald Trump already has his next gig in mind: President of the United States of America. Trump told Fox News today that he’s “thinking about” a run for the Republican nomination in the 2012 presidential race. “I’ve been asked for years to do it, and I had no interest,” said Trump, who insisted that the announcement is no joke. “I’m totally being serious because I can’t stand what’s happening to the country. First time I am being serious about it.”

When asked for his reasons, the real estate mogul-turned-reality TV personality spoke passionately about business relations between the U.S. and China, saying that the Asian nation is poised to crush the U.S. in the world economy. He also said he’s prepared for the modest salary of Commander in Chief — mere pennies compared to his earnings as the CEO of the Trump Organization. “It’s a big pay cut, that’s true,” he admitted.

Of course, we’ve got a few questions that the Fox team didn’t throw at Trump. Would he relocate the Oval Office to Trump Towers? Would he run with or against fellow Republican reality TV vet Sarah Palin? Would Ivanka get a cabinet post? And would he turn his term into a slick reality series, complete with a live results show for all legislation?

What do you think of a Trump 2012 campaign, PopWatchers? And what else would you want to ask The Donald about his plans?

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