Billionaire developer and potential independent candidate Donald Trump says he has “more in common” with President Obama than people think, and he believes he would draw votes away from the current White House occupant if he decides to jump into the 2012 presidential race.
Some Republicans have feared a Trump candidacy, believing his presence would siphon enough votes away from the GOP nominee to result in another four years of Obama in office.
“Frankly, if I ran,” said Trump, “I really believe I’d get a lot of Obama supporters that wouldn’t vote necessarily for somebody else. I think I have more in common with Obama than people think in terms of the voter and the voter profile. I’d take a lot from Obama – much more than people think – and I’d get a lot of independent votes.”