Billionaire chatterbox Donald Trump told Joe Scarborough this morning he is "absolutely thinking about" running for president in 2012. (Yesterday, Trump said he "did not know anything" about a poll in which his name was floated for president.) Considering Trump's past flirtations with elected office (he briefly pursued the Reform Party presidential nomination in 2000 and was mentioned as a possible GOP candidate for New York governor in 2006), Twitter was disinclined to take this newest proclamation seriously.

Joe Scarborough heroically broke the non-story

Donald Trump tells Morning Joe he is "absolutely thinking about" running for president in 2012.less than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®


Slate's Dave Weigel blasted the media for giving Donald Trump attention, gave Donald Trump attention

BREAKING: Donald Trump announces that he wants the media to talk about him some more... DEVELOPING...less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


The Washington Post's The Daily Beast's Howard Kurtz wasn't going to get fooled again

Trump telling @JoeNBC he's thinking about a presidential run? Come on -- how often has he pulled this? Enjoy the publicity, Donald.less than a minute ago via web


Oliver Willis congratulated Trump for recognizing a flaw in the system

I cannot blame Donald Trump for repeatedly playing the msm for the absolute suckers they areless than a minute ago via Twitter for iPhone


Politico's Ben Smith provided Trump news via Trump non-news

Trump embargo holding under pressure over here.less than a minute ago via Tweetie for Mac


The American Independent's Luke Johnson yearned for some real fake news

The Donald Trump fake poll is making me nostalgic for real news like last week's Hillary '12 poll.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


@ToureX put on his Nate Silver hat, saw stormclouds on the horizon

Trump has no chance of winning a state and even less of a chance of significantly impacting the race as a 3rd party candidate.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck


MLB Network's Peter Gammons asked the day's lone serious question

I wonder if Donald Trump eats at Panda Express while waiting @ the airportless than a minute ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®