On Wednesday, Us Weekly magazine reported that Trump and Phil Ruffin, his partner in the Trump International Hotel & Tower (search) now being built in Las Vegas, have had discussions with representatives of Jackson about having the King of Pop perform a Wayne Newton-style resident gig at Ruffin's New Frontier Hotel and Casino.
"It's an interesting idea, but I don't think he'd show up half the time," Trump told syndicated entertainment show "The Insider" Thursday. "I can't imagine what the insurance policy would be like."
Trump had been quoted by Us Weekly as saying, "Everything I do is the best, and everything Phil Ruffin does is the best, and this would be no exception."
Jack Wishna, a partner of Ruffin's, told the magazine that should anything be worked out with Jackson, "there'd be moral clauses in the contract."
A phone call by The Associated Press to Trump wasn't immediately returned Thursday.
The 46-year-old pop star is on trial in Santa Maria, Calif. He is accused of molesting a boy, now 15, at his Neverland ranch, giving him alcohol and conspiring to hold the boy's family captive in 2003.
Trump told "The Insider" he believes Jackson will be acquitted.
"That mother [of the victim] has gone after so many people in Hollywood, like Jay Leno," Trump said. "She's not good, and people know that. I think that's what's going to help Michael go free."