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Donald Trump says yes, he'll moderate Republican debate in Iowa

Donald Trump to moderate a Republican debate
A presidential-candidate edition of “The Apprentice”?  Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich sure would give Nene Leakes and Star Jones a run for their money. And we’re sure it’s crossed Donald Trump’s mind (hey, we can totally see the candidates engaging in a project related to birth certificates). But instead,  the real estate mogul is merely planning to moderate a Republican debate.

Trump confirmed to MSNBC’s Tamron Hall a New York Times report that he'd helm a GOP debate on Dec. 27.

“I was asked to do it by a number of people, including some of my friends that are Republicans, strong Republicans,” Trump told MSNBC.  He has signed on to be a moderator at the debate, which will be held in Iowa  and is hosted by Newsmax, a  conservative website and magazine. It will be broadcast on Ion Television, a cable network.

“I thought it would certainly be a little change of pace for Donald Trump, so I'll do something I haven't done before," he added.

Trump considered running for the GOP presidential nomination but dropped the idea to concentrate on his business ventures and TV gig.  And, naturally, he found a way to bring attention back to "The Apprentice,"  saying that he hoped the debate would perform as well as his NBC reality series, which returns Feb. 12. 

-- Yvonne Villarreal


Photo: Donald Trump. Credit: Charles Sykes / Associated Press

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