|Published:||Apr 17, 2011 12:23 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Apr 16, 2011 9:23 PM EDT|
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Donald Trump is sounding increasingly like a presidential candidate.
Speaking to a raucous tea party crowd in Florida today, he repeatedly said he has the qualities needed in the White House and the conservative ideals necessary to seal the Republican nomination should he decide to run.
Trump struck familiar themes and talked about his own business acumen in his speech to hundreds gathered at a park in Boca Raton.
The real estate mogul derided President Barack Obama, calling him the worst to occupy the White House in history. He again questioned whether Obama was born in the U.S., even though the fact has been affirmed by officials in Hawaii. And he maligned China, saying the U.S. should take control of Iraqi oil and described American infrastructure as third world.
Trump has said he will announce his intentions before June.