First things first: Donald Trump still isn't running for president.
But that didn't stop him from taking the time to talk politics with GOP candidate Michele Bachmann over the phone as part of a town hall on Monday night.
The Los Angeles Times reported that Bachmann seemed to show immense respect for the real-estate mogul and reality show host; while he referered to her as Michele, she called him Mr. Trump and allowed him to answer questions first.
Trump came out in favor of taking a tough stance toward business with China, Politico reported, saying that if the U.S. halted business with China they'd go into a depression the likes of which you've never seen. We have all the cards.
Bachmann made it clear early on that Trump was not endorsing her in the GOP nomination.
As you all know, he's an extremely busy man and he is on this call tonight because he is recognized as one of our nation's leaders understanding the economy and job creation, Bachmann said, according to the L.A. Times. He is not on the call this evening because he's endorsing my candidacy for the presidency. He is on the call because he's admired, he's respected, he's known all over the world as a man who understands the economy.
Earlier Monday on Fox News, Trump called for President Obama to address the Occupy Wall Street protests, Politico reported.
I do think that government maybe is letting this go a little bit too far, Trump said, according to Politico. People are having a great time. They're all going down, they're having a great time.