May 16th, 2011
07:00 PM ET

Was he ever serious? How Trump strung the country along, again

Washington (CNN) - After setting tongues wagging over the thought of a run for president, launching eye-popping attacks and accusations against the president and other political enemies, openly cursing at more than one political event and even using an interview to name his best orgasm ever, Donald Trump has done it again, essentially firing himself from seeking the top political job in the nation.

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On Monday, the real estate mogul announced that he would not run for president.

"After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presidency," Trump said in a statement. "This decision does not come easily or without regret."

But, Trump added, "I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election," tossing one last scrap of meat to critics who have called the real estate mogul arrogant.

The (at least) three-time White House flirt suggested that, this time around, his heart was not fully in the race. "Business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector."

So did Trump really intend to run this time - or ever?

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  1. Martina

    Donald Grump is only serious about........the media coverage he wants and gets. How the media is so gullible to follow and cover him when he has been more focused on himself. Makes me wonder how much he gets away with cutting corners on his buildings. He reminds me of a slumlord that blinds everyone with his flash and ca$h.

    He is all talk, talk, talk no matter how pettiness and childish of getting attention.

    May 16, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  2. Mitch Carnell

    Everyone knows that Trump was never going to run. Who was he fronting for on the birther issue? What was the real motive behind his behavior? Publicity for his show is too easy for an answer.

    May 16, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
  3. Lisa in Louisville

    I don't think he was ever serious. He has no political experience (he did not even register to vote until he was in his 40s), he has an awful lot of skeletons in his closet, and he obviously can't manage money as he declared corporate bankruptcy three times.

    May 16, 2011 at 9:03 pm |