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Trump Will Not Run In 2012

May 16, 2011 by  

Trump Will Not Run In 2012

Businessman Donald Trump announced Monday that he will not seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, saying, “Ultimately… business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.”

A blog on WashingtonPost.com said, “Trump’s decision brings to an end a political roller coaster ride on which the flamboyant celebrity pushed the debate over whether President Obama was born in the United States into the public eye, rose as high as second place in polling on the 2012 race and was on the receiving end of a fusillade of jokes from the president during last month’s White House Correspondents Dinner.”

Trump now joins former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in the list of Republican non-candidates.

The real estate mogul once took credit for forcing Obama to release his long form birth certificate, saying, “I’m very proud of myself because I’ve accomplished something that nobody else has been able to accomplish,” despite mounting evidence that the most recent birth certificate is also a fraud.  

Regardless of Trump’s grandstanding, voters were never likely to be swayed: “Polling suggested that vast swaths of the electorate did not think Trump had the right experience to be president or shared their values.”

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  • Cawmun Cents

    “I’m Cawmun Cents,and you’re not”…..oh that punch line is older than dirt.

  • Pete

    Wise choice. Who wants to be President ? The job is overrated … though it looks good on your resume !

  • http://deleted Claire

    Regarding the pompous Trump–another fiasco totally aimed at boosting his TV ratings. However, it did not work for me, I never did watch his show. I have better things to do. Thankfully, Trump had enough “sense” to realize he would not have been elected. I feel I have been “spared” from listening to another harpster. He is another self-serving nutjob.
    The job of being President equals this: Whomever becomes President is “damned if you do, damned if you don’t.” Why in the world would anyone want to become President? Talk about being crucified on a daily basis.
    I would vote for Ron Paul but certainly none of the others that appear to be in the offing. I am suspicious of all of them. There is a “method to their madness.”

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