Donald Trump, that skalawag, has evidently decided not to run for president of the United States.
“I will not be running for president as much as I’d like to. Ultimately, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector,” Trump said.
can you imagine Brack Obama’s relief?
for a few weeks while Trump appeared to be seriously taking a run at the GOP (Republican Party) nomination, he was hanging his hat on the “birther” issue. it got so uncomfortable for Obama that he finally distributed his long-form birth certificate (Obama responds conclusively to brian cork) and also arrange something rather spectacular, like KILLING OSAMA BIN LADEN, just to get Trump off his back.
Trump took credit for the release even though it robbed his candidacy of its signature issue.
NBC interrupted the airing of Trump’s show the Apprentice with word of an Obama announcement that he would release the certificate. but, within forty five minutes the president then informed the nation and the world the al-Qaida leader had been killed. whatever buzz over a Trump candidacy was left fully faded.
I’ll have to admit, they are both good show men. but, Trump is at least successful and good at what he does.
in any event, Trump’s office released a formal statement that he would not run for the presidency just as he was taking the stage during NBC’s announcement of it’s forthcoming Fall lineup.
so… just to make sure we are all clear, here… Trump used running for president to, essentially, advertise The Apprentice.
during the statement, a confident Trump said he felt he could win the Republican primary and beat president Barack Obama in the general election, but had come to realize a presidential campaign could not be run “half-heartedly”.
so… Trump is basically saying he could beat Obama with one hand tied behind his back, but it’s not a worthwhile effort, or as interesting as obnoxious television.
I wonder if Obama will have his own television show after he finishes with his current side show, the President.
I think he could co-host with Oprah, and make really serious faces into the camera.
…wait… Obama could host the President, right now, and use a format similar to the Apprentice and pick the Vice President or his Cabinet each week.
peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.
brian patrick cork