Ending weeks of rumors & speculation, Donald Trump announced on Monday that he won’t seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2012.
In a statement, Trump said:
“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.”
Was it coincidence that this all came out the same day as the NBC’s upfront presentation to ad buyers? Did Trump ever plan on really running? Hmmm…Tell us what you think.