I’ve been saying for a very long time that Donald Trump is never going to run for president despite his public flirtation with the idea every four years. Could I have been wrong all this time? He’s scheduled a press conference for June 16 to announce whether he’s in or out. And he’s doing his usual hyperbole marketing:
Business titan Donald Trump plans to announce his presidential intentions in New York City on June 16, two New Hampshire news outlets reported Thursday.
Those reports, from WMUR-TV and NH1, have the billionaire planning to visit the Granite State the following day – an odd choice if he should decide not to run.
The Republican presidential field has treated Trump’s presence as a foregone conclusion since his polling numbers began to eclipse those of some household political names…Trump told Daily Mail Online on May 21 aboard his custom Boeing 757 airplane that he would make an announcement in June about whether or not he would be a presidential candidate, and that he would ‘surprise everyone.’
‘Let’s just put it this way,’ he said then. ‘The people who will be happiest after I announce my decision will be the people who want to see someone make America great again.’
I actually hope I’ve been wrong about this and that he does run because he will up the entertainment of the campaign greatly. He’s an unrivaled buffoon, even among this Republican field. I would gladly welcome Trump and his hair into the campaign.