IN THE COMMENTS: Irene answers my question: "The fact that we elected The Apprentice?"
Paul Zrimsek observes that "Trump" sounds like a name one of the Palin females would give to a baby boy.
UPDATE: Years later, Trump in fact runs for President and I return to this post but find that the link (to Politico) has — in what feels like a metaphor — gone crazy. Via the Wayback Machine, here's the article:
Does Donald Trump want to offer his trademark “You’re fired” line to President Obama?
The business magnate and host of "The Apprentice" says he's once again thinking about throwing his hat in the ring and running for president.
"I am thinking about things. And I'm looking at this country ... and what's happened in terms of respect, and the respect for this country is just not there," Trump tells ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos.
"I have many people from China that I do business with, they laugh at us. They feel we're fools. And almost being led by fools. And they can't believe what they're getting away with.”
Trump added that if "the country continues to be taken advantage of by the world," and his poll numbers are there, he would get in the race as a Republican.
As for potential challenger Sarah Palin, Trump says, "She's very interesting. And don't underestimate her."
The former Alaska governor wouldn’t deter him, though. "I would take her on. I like her, but I'd take her on," he said.