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[CNN] Donald Trump will not run for President in 2012

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by s land balla, May 16, 2011.

  1. s land balla

    s land balla Contributing Member

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    (CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump will not run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, he said in a statement released Monday.

    "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency," Trump said in the statement.

    The famously confident reality television star, who has spent the last few months openly considering a run for president said, "I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election."

    He said he will continue to voice his opinions and eventually support the candidate "who is the most qualified to help us tackle our country's most important issues."

    Full release:

    "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.

    I want to personally thank the millions of Americans who have joined the various Trump grassroots movements and written me letters and e-mails encouraging me to run. My gratitude for your faith and trust in me could never be expressed properly in words. So, I make you this promise: that I will continue to voice my opinions loudly and help to shape our politician's thoughts. 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. I will continue to push our President and the country's policy makers to address the dire challenges arising from our unsustainable debt structure and increasing lack of global competitiveness. Issues, including getting tough on China and other countries that are methodically and systematically taking advantage of the United States, were seldom mentioned before I brought them to the forefront of the country's conversation. They are now being debated vigorously. I will also continue to push for job creation, an initiative that should be this country's top priority and something that I know a lot about. I will not shy away from expressing the opinions that so many of you share yet don't have a medium through which to articulate.

    I look forward to supporting the candidate who is the most qualified to help us tackle our country's most important issues and am hopeful that, when this person emerges, he or she will have the courage to take on the challenges of the Office and be the agent of change that this country so desperately needs."

    Thank you and God Bless America!
    Donald J. Trump
     
    #1 s land balla, May 16, 2011
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  2. Qball

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    [CNN] Sky is blue

    (no jab at you s land, Trump's been a joke and only birthers thought he was a legit candidate)
     
  3. s land balla

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    That's what I thought about Sarah Palin, too.
     
  4. DaDakota

    DaDakota If you want to know, just ask!

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    And you were and still are right.

    DD
     
  5. JuanValdez

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    Apparently not all birthers think he's legit either or else he'd probably have gotten more than 26%.
     
  6. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    is the thread title a prediction
     
  7. s land balla

    s land balla Contributing Member

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    Nope, Trump announced it himself. I updated the CNN article.
     
  8. javal_lon

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    See... The Terminator has *****ed it up for everbody.....Now everybody think they can run for office.......still cant believe Too Live Crew's Uncle Luke is runnin for mayor of Miami....But if he wins, Im moving to Miami.....strip clubs gonna be off the chain!!!!!
     
  9. rocketsjudoka

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    Agree. There was no way Trump was going to run considering all of the background research that was going to go into his financial dealings and personal history. He was a political flavor of the month and never a serious candidate.
     
  10. FranchiseBlade

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    Lawrence O'Donnell has been calling this since the beginning.

    He said all along that Trump wouldn't be running, and even announced long ago when he'd announce he wouldn't be running for President, because NBC would have to make plans for the next season of Trump's show.

    He's been right on about Trump this whole time.
     
  11. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    that's inside info, it funny that o'donnell was so all over trump and they work for the same network
     
  12. Rashmon

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    So his TV show had it's season finale and there's no more need for free commericals?
     
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  14. SamFisher

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    So has everybody else except the news media, which continuted to treat him as a serious candidate for no apparent reason.

    In reality his "campaign" was no more serious than Stephen Colbert's a few years ago, though Colbert actually did try to register for the S.C. primary......however, you'd never see the Times referring to Colbert as "weighing a presidential bid" like they did for Trump.
     
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    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    i agree, i just can't comprehend having that much money and just tooling for more
     
  16. SamFisher

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    'cause the dirty little secret is that he really doesn't have that much money, at least as much as you're supposed to believe. And now he's got multiple hanger-on kids to support...
     
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    This should have gone in the 2012 GOP Presidential Primary thread.

    BWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. tmoney1101

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    He just likes asking yes men if he should run, feeding his massive ego.
     
  20. Space Ghost

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    This is not exactly news. Pretty much everyone knew he wasn't running for president.
     

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