Donald Trump Forming Presidential Exploratory Committee

(Los Angeles Times/TNS) -

Add Donald Trump to the list — seriously this time.

The billionaire entrepreneur and showman announced Wednesday he’s forming an exploratory committee to help him decide whether he will run for president in 2016.

Calling himself “the only one who can make America truly great again,” Trump joins a growing list of almost a dozen Republicans who are actively exploring 2016 bids for the White House.

In recent months, Trump has traveled to Iowa and South Carolina, and this week he’ll head to New Hampshire to meet with local small-business owners and veterans.

Should Trump formally enter the race he would be a long shot at best, though he could cause a stir by assailing more moderate candidates, which could hinder the party in a general election.

The businessman has consistently hammered President Barack Obama on numerous occasions, including with so-called “birther” comments by questioning if the president was born in the United States.

Trump, whose net worth is estimated by Forbes to be $4 billion, would be able to self-fund a possible presidential run.

In 2012, Trump toyed with the idea of running for president, before ultimately deciding against it.