Trump Still Pretending He Might Run for President

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before:

“A lot of people think I have fun with [talking about running for president] and I enjoy the process, but the country is in very serious trouble so I am considering it seriously,” the celebrity mogul said at the Economic Club of Washington on Monday night.

No you aren’t.

Asked when he’ll decide, Trump said: “March, April or May.”

No you won’t.

He said he’d rather do what he’s doing now, but that as far as a run for the presidency goes, “until I see someone I think is outstanding, I’d be inclined to do it.”

How very humble of you. “Unless I see someone run who is as incredible as I am, I might just have to run, but only because I’m just so amazing and I love this country so much.” Bullshit. Trump isn’t running for any office. He never was.

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  • cptdoom

    Asked when he’ll decide, Trump said: “March, April or May.”

    No you won’t.

    Now Ed, he may very well decide in March, April or May, whenever the ratings for his latest reality TV series come out, that once again the $$ from being a media whore are worth way more than the Presidency. Until 2020, of course.

  • Michael Heath

    [The Donald] said he’d rather do what he’s doing now, but that as far as a run for the presidency goes, “until I see someone I think is outstanding, I’d be inclined to do it.”

    That’s the same argument Mitt Romney made in 2012. It’s the same argument Mitt Romney’s camp is dangling out there now when it comes to 2016. So while The Donald is great for buffoonish rhetoric, that’s also now par for the GOP in general.

  • moarscienceplz

    Next headline:

    Trump Threatens to Hold Breath till he Dies

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    I may or may not throw my hat in the ring for archduke of Austro-Hungary. My stealth strategy to seek this high office will take everyone by surprise since there hasn’t been anyone in that position in quite some time.

    In fact, I anticipate that there will be no one else on the ballot.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Trump isn’t the problem — the automatic attention his mindless posturing gets is a symptom of our media’s worship of ostentatious wealth and celebrity for their own sake. Case in point: a news item last night about the Sony hack and their cancellation of the scheduled opening of “The Interview” featured extensive commentary from none other than Donald Trump. NO idea why, he’s never even pretended to be an expert on either cybercrime, North Korea, terrorism, moviemaking, or any of the other issues relevant to this event.

    People like him will keep on hogging our attention as long as our media keep on inviting them to do so.

  • colnago80

    Re raging bee @ #5

    That’s why we a them the lamestream media. For once ole Sarah was on the money.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Actually, no, that’s not why “ole Sarah” used that term. Just because she used a phrase we use, doesn’t mean she was right.

  • colnago80

    What’s the big deal here? According to the thinking of Trump’s asshole buddies in the birther movement, he ain’t eligible because his mother was not a US citizen at the time of his birth, just like Barack Obama Sr. wasn’t a US citizen when the president was born and hence the latter is ineligible. Sauce for the goose, sauce for the gander and all that.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    And before we laugh at the alleged non-seriousness of Trump’s perpetual part-time pseudo-campaign, let’s just remember that Mutt Romney’s principal advisor on business and economic issues was…Donald Trump. He’s being slowly but surely made serious by the Republican Party. Sort of like Paris Hilton, only uglier, stoopider and much less honest.

  • Mobius

    Trump.

    The word “doofus” comes to mind.

  • busterggi

    I think the Donald IS thinking about running just as seriously as he thinks about anything. Think about getting married, sure, always another divorce, no problem. Think about a new casino, sure, what’s another bankrupcy. That’s as seriously as he considers everything.

  • scienceavenger

    Trump isn’t the problem — the automatic attention his mindless posturing gets is a symptom of our media’s worship of ostentatious wealth and celebrity for their own sake.

    And speculation. “Person X is thinking about running for president” is not a news item, I don’t give two shits who Person X is. When they are actually running, tell me about it. Until then, so-called professional media, surely you can find something in the world that is real to report on.

  • http://sidhe3141.blogspot.com JamesY2

    I kind of want to see him run, just for the debates. When the Party of Family Values, Business and Personal Responsibility runs a multiple divorcè who ran three casinos into ruin and only seems to do better and better after each bankruptcy, the snark just writes itself.

  • Michael Heath

    Raging Bee writes:

    And before we laugh at the alleged non-seriousness of Trump’s perpetual part-time pseudo-campaign, let’s just remember that Mutt Romney’s principal advisor on business and economic issues was…Donald Trump.

    Do you have a cite for that?

    It was my understanding that role was filled by Glenn Hubbard: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney_presidential_campaign,_2012#Campaign_staff_and_policy_team.

    I distinctly remember Mr. Hubbard serving as Romney’s 2012 proxy in interviews where the journalist was known to ask smart questions, e.g., Fareed Zakaria. I remember those interviews because Mr. Hubbard would lambast President Obama by arguing we should implement policies also advocated by . . . Barack Obama. Where President Obama wasn’t able to get those policies passed given the obstructionism of Republicans in Congress.

  • http://motherwell.livejournal.com/ Raging Bee

    Heath: Okay, I’m not so sure. I do remember Trump was close to Romney’s campaign in some way…maybe Trump was pretending to be an advisor?