Is Donald Trump Really Gonna Run for President?

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.

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  • k_machine

    The empty can rattles the most..

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    The Donald is the greatest at everything. Even buffoonery.

  • dingojack

    Business titan Donald Trump …”

    Business dunce would be, strictly, more accurate.

    The Republican presidential field has treated Trump’s presence as a foregone conclusion…”

    Have they Donster, have they ?!? (I suspect more with dread than anticipation).

    “… since his polling numbers began to eclipse those of some household political names…”

    Based on the Donster’s straw poll of his tame yes-men, no doubt.

    ‘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.’

    The people who’ll be happiest will be cartoonists, comics, satirists and the Democratic Party (in order of increasing joy). Mainly in seeing his buffoonery bankrupt the creditability of PoG as thoroughly as he did the bank accounts of — oh, how many companies has he brought down (as of last Friday) ?

    Dingo

  • Donnie

    He will not run because he would have to release his financial statements? Or, if he didnt, he would face intense media scrutiny on his refusal.

  • Phillip IV

    If he does run, he could, with full justification, modify an old Reagan quote and say: “I haven’t ascended to the level of the Republican party, the party has declined down to mine.”

  • garnetstar

    In Jon Stewart’s latest on Trump, he was joking that Trump actually running was the only thing that would tempt him not to retire. Because it’d be that awesome.

  • D. C. Sessions

    I would gladly welcome Trump and his hair into the campaign.

    You have the order backwards. Always give precedence to the one in charge.

  • DukeOfOmnium

    “The next day” after June 16 would be my birthday. And that would be a great occasion for Trump to visit New Hampshire, because I’m nowhere near New Hampshire. Happy birthday to me!

  • StevoR

    Is Donald Trump Really Gonna Run for President?

    Nup. And everyone (ok almost everyone ) knows it.

    Fuck half the wankers who are “oficially running” are only doing it for the attention and the cash it sucks to them.

    / Capt’n Obvious,

  • John Pieret

    The Donald will run for president in the same way he goes for a haircut … as a practice in trimming about the edges while faking everything else.

    But what a welcome addition to the Klown Kar! Hillary must be thrilled!

  • caseloweraz

    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.’

    I give Trump credit for one thing: he could have gone with a custom Boeing 747 but chose a smaller plane.

    ‘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.’

    So he’s not going to run.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    Plank 1 in Platform Trump: At present, America is officially ungreat.

  • StevoR

    @ ^ Pierce R. Butler : Says who?

  • StevoR

    Bit harsh on South & Central America too that ..

  • anubisprime

    Question is…

    Are the Republican rank & file that dumb and that utterly careless as to actually elect him to the presidential candidate pew?

    Maybe…seeing as the same klowns’ that got trounced last time think they are chosen by god to win it this time.

    Not realizing there is only one Xtian god and only one presidential candidate, so most of them are either barkin’ delusional, or they are lying through their several thousand dollar orthodontist equipped toothy pegs…you decide!

    As for Trump…Hilary is shakin’ in her boots…not!

  • Jared James

    Answer to Anubis’ question number one: hahaha, no.

    Question number two is, how quickly will he get bored (and the ratings for his dumb tv show-du-jour recover) with fake running and flounce back to eating pizza with a fork?

  • dan4

    And if he does run, watch for the “liberals only dislike him because he’s a businessman” argument. Coming soon to a Fox “News” segment/conservative blogger near you.

  • caseloweraz

    @Jared James:

    Eating pizza with a fork? Trump should bone up on movie history. At Gary Cooper’s first audition for a cowboy role, the scene called for him to eat a piece of pie. Ignoring the silverware, he picked up a piece in his hand and bit off the tip. It got him the role.

    Note: I’m not saying Trump would be equally successful, just that he’s culturally clueless.

  • carpenterman

    Trump’s hair cannot run for President. It’s not 35 years old, and clearly wasn’t born in the U.S. (Or anywhere else on Earth, for that matter.)

  • Lady Mondegreen

    @carpenterman

    Trump’s hair cannot run for President. It’s not 35 years old

    1. Citation needed.

    And clearly wasn’t born in the U.S. (Or anywhere else on Earth, for that matter.)

    2. It’s not from the U.S.A., true. But the rumors of extraterrestrial origin have been laid to rest:

    http://www.grindtv.com/wildlife/donald-trumps-hair-discovered-crawling-in-amazon/

  • colnago80

    According to birther Trump, he’s not eligible to run for president. His mother, who is from England, was not a US citizen at the time of his birth.

  • petemoulton

    I believe he’ll announce that he’s running for Court Jester.

  • carpenterman

    Lady Mondegreen @ 20:

    I checked out that link. Now I know what I’ll be having nightmares about for the next week or two.

  • Pierce R. Butler

    StevoR @ # 13 – Says Donald Trump, as per the original post, penultimate paragraph.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    The Trump White House will be the most luxurious White House in the world!

  • Lady Mondegreen

    @carpenterman

    It’s a wee bit less horrific in its native habitat, do admit.