Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. After months of pretending that he might run against Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Donald Trump has decided that he isn’t going to run even though he’s sure he would have won if he had. Never mind those polls showing him a 3-1 underdog.
Businessman and reality TV-show host Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Friday that he will not be a candidate in New York’s gubernatorial race this year despite stating that it was “a race I would have won.”
The publicity-seeking Trump, who has also considered a Presidential run in 2012 and has spoken of running for president again in 2016, tweeted: “While I won’t be running for Governor of New York State, a race I would have won, I have much bigger plans in mind- stay tuned, will happen!”
Despite his assertion that it would have been a winnable race, a recent Marist poll showed that the businessman would lose to incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), 70 percent to 26 percent; a 44 point gap.
This is a repeat from every other time he’s done the same thing. Seriously, Donald Trump is never going to run for office. Running for office is work. Trump is a carnival barker on the political midway, convincing people to come into the tent and watch the freakshow — which, of course, is him.