Donald Trump Will Not Run For President

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Donald Trump will not make a bid for the White House in 2012, telling reporters Monday that "I will not be running for president as much as I'd like to."

In typical Trump fashion, he added that, "This decision does not come easily or without regret. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary, and ultimately, the general election."

Sure thing, Don.

Trump concludes that as tempting as it would be to run, "Ultimately business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector."

It was a hard decision, "especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking among the top [GOP] contenders across the country."

Well, sort of.

Testing the wasters this spring, Trump polled well at first, but miscalculated big time by not focusing on his (perceived) strength: Business acumen.

Instead, he opted to stir the pot with absurd, racially-provocative criticism of President Obama's citizenship and integrity, crossing a line with many.

In light of Obama's birth certificate being released, the president lampooning him and the demise of Osama bin Laden, Trump lost relevance quickly.

There was also widespread skepticism about Trump's flirtation with a run grew tepid due to how closely he guards information about his finances.

Running for president would've meant that he would have needed to make significant financial disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.

Anyway, at least he has a few billion dollars and his day job. Celebrity Apprentice is going strong (well, for NBC) and will be back next year, too.


I'm sure sorry to hear that, Mr. Trump. You could have beaten Obama easily. If we end up with him for another four years, you people get ready for one thing. There won't be any U.S./Mexican border anymore. The border will be separating North Mexico from South Mexico.


Funny, this coincides with the last week of the season of Celebrity Apprentice. Guess he got the ratings he wanted.


i would so vote him into the white house in a heartbeat get rid of this fool we got now whos just in it for the fame and travel he sure is not helping us in any way


YAYYYYAYAYAYAYYYAYAYAYYY!!!!!! America has retained a citizen!
at least, for now. :)


Being rumored to have "billions" does Not keep Trumpster from looking like an absolute Madman!!


P.S.~ Why would anyone want THAT look...seriously..really?


It's about damn time!!! That jerk/joke was making a mockery of the USA's Presidential Election process, & I don't want to even think about what the rest of the political world's opinion of the USA is right now, the fact that ANY AMERICAN IN THIER RIGHT MINDS would even consider him a worthy of Presidential candicy is ridiculous & embarrassing!


Who knew!! @Free Britney:
You Never fail in the "Get this look" photos!!

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