May 16th, 2011
02:43 PM ET
Donald Trump says he’s not running for president, but I don’t think he ever intended to run!
In his statement, Donald claims his decision “does not come easily or without regret." He also pats himself on the back for bringing “issues to the forefront of the national dialogue” and claims that he believes he could have won the Republican primary – and then the general election!
I think it is interesting that Trump made the announcement right around the NBC upfronts - that's when the advertisers and the media get a preview of what’s coming to TV in the fall.
Just a little while ago, there was a lot of speculation over whether or not Trump would do another season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” NBC even revealed that the show would go on with or without Donald Trump. Coincidence? Hmm….
So what do you think about this big Donald Trump news? Did he wimp out? Post below.
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