Trump: Palin wants me to run

Laura Donovan Contributor
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While catching up over pizza slices in Times Square, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin advised billionaire Donald Trump to “get back” in the presidential races, according to the “Celebrity Apprentice” host.

During a Wednesday “Fox and Friends” interview, Trump told host Gretchen Carlson that he and Palin discussed a myriad of topics.

“Did she try to encourage you to get back in the race because you were, in fact, a couple weeks ago saying you were sticking with Celebrity Apprentice, instead?” asked Carlson.

“Well, she’d love me to get back,” Trump responded. “You know, I had great poll numbers.”

But when host Steve Doocy inquired about Trump and Palin “teaming up in some fashion,” the real estate powerhouse said this particular subject was not brought up.

“We really did not [talk about that]. We talked about lots of things. We did not talk about that,” Trump said.

Several weeks ago, Trump announced that he would not seek 2012 presidency but instead stick with his show.

“I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election,” Trump said in a statement last month. “I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.”

Watch: Trump speaking on “Fox and Friends, courtesy of GOP 12