10 Least Trusted Celebrities list

Slideshow posted in Entertainment News | Thursday, August 18, 2011

9 of 10: Donald Trump, a real estate mogul and host of NBC's 'Apprentice' reality series franchise, is No. 9 on on the list of least trusted personalities in the United States, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, whose results were released in August 2011.

About 44 percent of people rated him below average in terms of being someone they trust.

Despite his financial success and popularity of his television shows, Trump has often been mocked in the press and was even the topic of a Comedy Central Roast in 2011.

That year, it was speculated Trump may run for president. He had criticized Obama for weeks beforehand and even demanded he show the world proof that he was born in the United States. The White House released a long version of President Barack Obama's U.S. birth certificate in April.

That month, U.S. President Barack Obama and 'Saturday Night Live' cast member Seth Meyers poked fun at Trump at the White House Correspondents' Dinner in late April. On May 16, Trump announced he would not run in the 2012 election.

"Everybody was laughing at Donald Trump and it was the most beautiful thing to have the bully of the world or whatever ... it was fantastic, it was really great," 'Hangover' actor Zach Galifianakis told Conan O'Brien on his TBS talk show. "I wanted to go up to him and go, 'Didn't you think any of that was funny?' But you don't want to engage with somebody that's so grotesque.'

Trump has not commented on his remarks.

(Pictured: Donald Trump appears in a promotional photo for NBC's 'The Celebrity Apprentice' season 4, which began on March 6, 2011.) (Ali Goldstein / NBC)