Donald Trump: Possible 2016 Presidential Candidate; Considering Running for NY Governor

January 17, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Donald Trump, the famous real-estate tycoon, is taking the initial steps to run for governor of New York.

“If I ran, it’s a race that absolutely could be won,” Trump told Buffalo News. “When I started ‘The Apprentice’ – 10 years ago now – everybody said no. It became the No. 1 show on television.”

Currently, Governor Andrew Cuomo has $33 million in campaign funds. If Trump decides to challenge Cuomo, he said that he could put $200 million in if he wanted to.

Trump said he is willing to run if the state Republican Party can give him its full support. “If we could have a unified party with everybody backing properly, I would do it and I think I’d win.”

Cuomo currently has the advantage of being in a state where the number of registered Democrats is higher than the number of registered Republicans, but Trump thinks Cuomo is vulnerable on enough issues to consider running against him.

(*Donald Trump photo via Shutterstock)