VAN SUSTEREN: Is he any different from any other president or even anyone who is in the list of contender?
TRUMP: Look, I was never a big fan of a lot of presidents. I've seen them come and go. I've seen a lot of them. The one I liked was Ronald Reagan, he didn't play games. When Iran had hostages, Jimmy Carter was defenseless, it was pathetic. Our country was -- it was a sad, bad time for this country. Ronald Reagan got in and said they won't be there for one day. All of a sudden they were released, gone, and he got them back. Believe me, if he didn't get elected, they would still be there.
VAN SUSTEREN: Any candidates impress you? There's no one who has announced, any on the Republican list?
TRUMP: Look, I know many of them. And they are nice people. But can they do the job? Perhaps not.
VAN SUSTEREN: Coming up, something very special for you. What you did not see in Bill O'Reilly's Super Bowl interview with President Obama. The president apparently shows he loves "The Factor" so much he's willing to play Bill's culture quiz, sort of.
But first, your interview continues with Donald Trump. Which of the past four presidents does Donald Trump admire and why. The Donald tells you next.
VAN SUSTEREN: Here's more of our interview with Donald Trump.
VAN SUSTEREN: If you were to run for president, have you thought about Iowa and New Hampshire and the mechanic?
TRUMP: I have thought about that. If I run I would definitely go to Iowa. I'm a registered Republican, a very conservative person. I'm very big into the military, a great guy for defense. I'm probably as conservative as anybody on your show, and that's going a pretty strong step. I'm Republican, a very conservative Republican. I believe strongly in just about all conservative principles, just about.
VAN SUSTEREN: All issues too?
TRUMP: I'm pro-life. I think that's a big social issue.
VAN SUSTEREN: Gay marriage?
TRUMP: I'm not in favor of gay marriage.
VAN SUSTEREN: You sort of hesitate when you say that. Any doubt?
TRUMP: No, I'm just not in favor of gay marriage. I live in New York. New York is a place with lots of gays, and I think it is great. But I'm not in favor of gay marriage.
VAN SUSTEREN: Back to Iowa. Would you start knocking on doors showing here I am, I'm Donald Trump?
TRUMP: I don't know I would do that. I'm very well known. I'm pretty much of an open book. I've done very well. Don't they want to elect somebody that's done well? I'd like to put my talents, if I decide to do it, to work for this country.
VAN SUSTEREN: If you ran would you self-fund?
TRUMP: I would put up a lot of my own money.
I think it is very interesting. I made a deal with General Electric to do a building. They wanted me to invest in the building, to be a partner. On Park Avenue, I did a job with a company. They wanted me to have some little money in the game. I think when people invest in a campaign that's a good thing. You are investing in thought. You are investing in a process.
I would put up a tremendous amount of money, but I get letters all the time, I send it back now because I'm not a declared candidate. I get letters and checks and money sent to me all the time. I think that's a good thing. I think they should have sort of a feeling they are part of that campaign.
So I would put up hundreds of millions if I have to. But I also think it's good when people that are supporting you contribute to your campaign.
VAN SUSTEREN: If you have thought as far as thinking you might run, thinking about Iowa, New Hampshire, sort of given it, this is a wild thought, I won't hold it to you, vice president, who would you like to run with?
TRUMP: I would rather not say right now. So many things are going to happen. The first thing is before June I have to announce that I'm going to do something. Part of the reason is "Celebrity Apprentice" goes on and you are not allowed to be campaigning as announced candidate until after the show goes off. So that ends sometime prior to June. Then I will have to make a decision.
As to a vice president, honestly, I can think of a few that would really be good but I don't want to say right now.
VAN SUSTEREN: "Celebrity Apprentice," how is it doing?
TRUMP: I think it is going to be the best year ever.
VAN SUSTEREN: Why?
TRUMP: We have a tremendous cast of people. I think it is one of the best casts ever assembled for a reality show. I think it is going to be special. It airs on March 6th, Sunday evening for two hours. I think it is going to do great at NBC.
VAN SUSTEREN: We are glad it is on Monday to Friday 10 p.m.
TRUMP: Yes, I won't compete with you.
VAN SUSTEREN: Last question. You said you admire President Reagan so much. Out of President Bush 41, President Clinton, President Bush 43, and President Obama who do you admire the most and why?
TRUMP: Are you including Clinton?
VAN SUSTEREN: Yes, the last four.
TRUMP: Other than his other difficulties, Clinton did a pretty good job. I was also a fan of Bush one. I thought he was a good man, a solid guy. I was not a fan of Bush two because of what happened. He gave us Obama. He did so poorly that he gave us Obama. He got us into a war we shouldn't be in, which is now the longest running war in the history of the country. The country has been drained of its assets because of it.
Amazingly, Obama is now carrying forward and he has become a warmonger that is worse than Bush. So, look, you can always say they all have something good and they all have something bad. But let's go back to Reagan. I liked Reagan.