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Trump says Qaddafi land lease fiasco makes him ideal candidate in 2012

March 21, 2011 06:34PM

After suggesting that he may run for the Presidential nomination in 2012, Donald Trump touted his credentials on Fox News today, arguing that he has “more experience [than] anybody” who also may seek the Republican nomination. Trump, who plans to announce his intentions by June, said that he “screwed” Muammar Qaddafi in 2009, when he rented out his upstate estate to the Libyan leader, only to revoke the land and renege on the deal. “He paid me more for one night than the land was worth for two years, and then I didn’t let him use the land,” Trump said. “That’s what we should be doing.” [Gawker]