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- Donald Trump, the real estate developer and the pompous host of "Celebrity Apprentice" sits at a large desk and yells 'You're fired!' at a man who sits in an armchair in front of him and who represents 'Sanity'. A newspaper in a rubbish bin nearby carries the headline 'Trump wants to be president. Context - Michelle Singletary writes in the Washington Post with Bloomberg Business section 'Trump, I don't believe the hype. You're fired'. She believes that he won't officially declare his candidacy because the Ethics in Government Act requires those running for federal office to file disclosures of their personal finances. The Huffington Post's Marcus Baram has reported on Trump's pattern of exaggerating his wealth. In a 2007 deposition, obtained by The Huffington Post and CNN, Trump was asked about his statements that his net worth was $8 billion. This is what Trump said: "I don't know. I don't think so. Well, maybe I'm adding $4 or $5 billion's worth, $3 billion, for the value of a brand. But I don't know." Forbes magazine puts Trump's net worth at $2.7 billion. The 'You're fired' comment refers to the talk-show game 'Celebrity Apprentice'; each week competing teams pitch their blueprints for America's future to the president-elect. Confirmation of just how poor the 2012 Republican presidential field is comes in a poll from the Wall Street Journal and NBC, showing Donald Trump coming in second after Mitt Romney among Republicans. (Guardian, Richard Adams' blog 7 April 2011) Quantity: 1 digital cartoon(s).
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