Trump Won’t Run for NY Governor, but Would Have Won

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.

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  • http://pandarogue.blogspot.com Kevin, 友好火猫 (Friendly Fire Cat)

    I won’t run for president, but I would win if I did.

  • Wylann

    If he’s that bad at odds, I hope someone else is running his casinos…

  • John Pieret

    The real question is how many of that 26 percent would have voted for him just for the entertainment value of seeing him try to run NY State.

  • busterggi

    Its not too late for him to run for Miss America. I’m sure he knows he’d win.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    Damn! I had him in my fantasy team.

  • dingojack

    Would the squirrel that died on his head* be NY’s Lt. Governor?

    Dingo

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    * I hear it was trying to jam Trump’s head into an Oak when it expired from heart-failure on the eighth attempt.

  • dingojack

    busterggi (#4) – Once they “unskewed” the voting.

    Dingo

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    Don’t think the swimsuit section will be pulling in the ratings….

  • http://www.facebook.com/den.wilson d.c.wilson

    Wylann@2:

    Why do you think his casinos keep ending up in bankruptcy?

  • Trebuchet

    Its not too late for him to run for Miss America. I’m sure he knows he’d win.

    To be fair, his hair is probably about as reality based as that of the other contestants.

  • Doug Little

    Damn! I had him in my fantasy team.

    Well that’s just fine since he won in fantasy land.

  • dugglebogey

    Ctrl+H

    Trump

    Palin

  • felidae

    The Trump way to make money: risk other people’s money, never your own and make sure the deal is structured so that the first profits go to you and the other investors are stuck with any losses if it blows up The amazing thing is that the suckers are still lining up to give him money in spite of his projects going bankrupt on a regular basis

  • Trebuchet

    The Trump way to make money: risk other people’s money, never your own and make sure the deal is structured so that the first profits go to you and the other investors are stuck with any losses if it blows up The amazing thing is that the suckers are still lining up to give him money in spite of his projects going bankrupt on a regular basis

    Yeah. Back in the ’80’s some time, he was so broke his net worth was significantly less than mine. And banks were standing in line to lend him more money. Me, not so much.