Donald Trump To Moderate Republican Presidential Debate
Posted on Fri Dec 2, 2011 03:00 PM PDT

donaldtrump200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Donald Trump has landed an unlikely gig as moderator of a Republican presidential debate.

The real estate mogul and reality TV star will team with conservative magazine and website Newsmax in moderating the debate.

“Our readers and the grass roots really love Trump,” said chief executive of Newsmax Media, Christopher Ruddy. “They may not agree with him on everything, but they don’t see him as owned by the Washington establishment, the media establishment.”

Trump previously voiced interest in running as a Republican presidential candidate but ultimately backed down to focus on his business and reality competition Celebrity Apprentice.

The Trump-moderated Republican presidential debate will be held in Des Moines, Iowa on Dec. 27.