Can Donald Trump Pull Off a Presidential Campaign? An Inside Look at His Strategy

by Raphael Chestang 5:43 PM PDT, June 17, 2015
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Late-night shows are having a field day with Donald Trump's presidential bid, but could he get the last laugh?

Trump fired back on Wednesday after the New York Daily News put him on the front page of their paper with the headline "Clown Runs for Prez."

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"The Daily News is going to be out of business very soon," Trump told Fox & Friends. "It's doing no business whatsoever, and they do that for circulation."

Regardless of the Daily News' balance sheet, Politico's Ken Vogel tells ET that many voters are looking at Trump's run for office as a joke.

"It's going to be extremely difficult for Donald Trump to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate," Vogel told ET. "That's really his fundamental challenge. The way that I think he can have an impact, even without being taken seriously, is by getting into these debates and provoking these other candidates. He's very good at that."

Back in 2006, we saw how provoking he can be when he and Rosie O’Donnell feuded over her comments calling him a "snake-oil salesman."

"It's not the chubbiness. Rosie is a very unattractive person both inside and out," Trump told ET at the time. "If I were running The View, I'd fire Rosie. I'd look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and I'd say, 'Rosie, you're fired.'"

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Their feud is one of the things that could hurt him in his quest for the Oval Office.

"Donald Trump has not shown the ability to be diplomatic," Vogel said. "In the highly unlikely event that he becomes president, I think we could be facing some tense situations with other countries."

Trump touched down in New Hampshire on Wednesday after officially throwing his hat in the presidential ring earlier this week.