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September 2, 2014

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Donald Trump announces he won’t run for president

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Steve Marcus

Donald Trump speaks to a group of Republican organizations at the Treasure Island Thursday, April 28, 2011.

When Donald Trump visited Las Vegas last month, his candidacy for president seemed inevitable.

He campaigned to a crowd of almost 1,000 gathered at Treasure Island. He prognosticated his chances of winning.

When a woman at Treasure Island shouted, “Run for president,” Trump responded, “Thank you, darling. I think I’m going to make you very happy.”

Ultimately, he failed to deliver. Trump announced today that he will not run for president.

"Business is my greatest passion, and I am not ready to leave the private sector," he said.

While he led several early presidential polls, Trump's popularity seemed to plummet in recent weeks.

His visit to Las Vegas included a profanity-laced tirade. His outlandish statements began to hurt his Trump brand. And he bristled at the idea of releasing details about his financial empire, a requirement had he launched a bid.

Still, in true Trump fashion, the Donald remained convinced that had he chosen to run, he would have won.

"I maintain the strong conviction that...I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election," he said in a statement.

But Trump fans, don't fear. The businessman and reality television host isn't expected to fade into obscurity. In fact, Trump promised to remain his outspoken self.

"I will continue to voice my opinions loudly and help to shape our politicians’ thoughts," Trump said. "My ability to bring important economic and foreign policy issues to the forefront of the national dialogue is perhaps my greatest asset and one of the most valuable services I can provide to this country."

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  1. Dang! Now it is going to be downright boring until Obama is replaced in 2112..Trump seemed to be the only one who could pull his strings

  2. I predicted this would happen.

    Refer to this article from the recent past in the Las Vegas Sun (with my comments attached to it that are still germane)...

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/apr...

    Trump is about money. He was never interested in politics. He only used politics to make him some more money from the brain dead ultra conservatives who could easily get the wool pulled over their eyes by his silly tough guy talk which resembled more a school yard bully than a politican serious about the Presidency.

    Like I said before, it wasn't a campaign. It was a SCAMpaign.

    My question now, and it is completely and utterly deflected by the Trumpster with his "Trumpetisms" all the time, is this....

    Where did all that money that was given to him while he was SCAMpaigning go?

    I don't need three guesses. His pocket. And he's laughing all the way to the bank.

    SCAMpaigners like Trump all have things in common. They all loudly scream and complain about pundits, when in actuality they are pundits themselves (i.e., Huckabee). They all lead ultra conservatives around by the nose with loose rhetoric indicating they will run for President. They all quietly go out the back door, with the money, which basically means it was all about the money in the first place.

    In the Republican world right now, there is big money in playing to the core base of whacknuts. They will throw money at them continuously. Especially if they do that right wing song and dance. All that is required is a microphone, a camera, a crowd and an ability to have a gift of gab that slams the President of the United States of America, but they in turn have no clue on how to fix what they are whining about.

    Next one to make a large bank deposit after pulling out after acting like they are running for President? Bachman. She will be more interested in going back to her rock group: The Bachman-Palin Overdrive. Back to that pundit thing and loudly proclaim that President Obama is a gangster. The sad thing with Bachman is she does all this crap for money, but does not do her job she was elected to do at all. I remind everyone that her district in Minneapolis leads that State in home/business foreclosures and unemployment. But to Bachman, she needs to be center stage playing to everyone else except the people in her district.

    After that is Gingrich. The Newt has elevated nastiness and verbal bomb throwing to a new low. But the whacknut righties love that stuff. He's not serious about it though. He wants moh money, moh money, MOH MONEY. That's his schtick. And he absolutely loves doing that.

    Get ready for more to bail out and take the money and run.

  3. Now that this sideshow is over we should see who really wants to play. I'm thinking Mitch Daniels is going to take a shot at it.

  4. Me thinks that the Republicans are having 2nd thoughts as to whether Obama is beatable. This is evidenced when the top 2 poll leaders drop out of the race.
    The reality is that the country faces real problems. They are solvable yet its a matter of who will bear the cost. The Republicans want to dump on the middle class and the poor. The Democrats will not let that happen. Therefore we have stalemate. The only way to break this deadlock is to throw out those folks who are only interested in themselves. If Obama can make the case he could wind up with a veto proof Congress and then do whats needed to be done. Otherwise we will continue to kick the can down the road.
    The more I see disaffected people through out the world revolting
    and then see the widening gap in our country my reaction is that if we dont take our problems seriously and address them fairly we are going to ruin the goose that laid the golden egg, (democracy)

  5. Mr. Trump never was going to run for President. He is a master at working the press and did what he does well once again.

    Even Mr. Trump could not afford all the press he received in the last two months.

    He is great at what he does but being president would have cost him to much money and not a job he would have done well.

    One of the best PR stunts he has pulled off in years.

  6. Pompus ass

  7. Did ANYONE actually believe that Mr. Trump was going to run for president?