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Donald Trump Not Running for President
http://abcnewsradioonline.com ^ | 5/16/2011 | n/a

Posted on 05/16/2011 10:01:30 AM PDT by massmike

Donald Trump is not running for president.

"After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency," Trump said in a statement Monday. "This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country," the real estate mogul and reality show star continued.

Story developing…

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; birthcertificate; certifigate; naturalborncitizen; trump; trump2012; whew
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1 posted on 05/16/2011 10:01:39 AM PDT by massmike
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To: massmike

Good


2 posted on 05/16/2011 10:03:04 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: massmike

After seeing his reactions at the WH press dinner it was clear he is too thin-skinned to run for or to serve as POTUS.


3 posted on 05/16/2011 10:03:27 AM PDT by South40 (Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: massmike
So ... so ... so Trump was just doing this for the publicity all along?

Hey, Trumpettes - I'll throw some crows on the barbie for you.

4 posted on 05/16/2011 10:03:36 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: massmike
Huck not running...Trump not running...this is beginning to look like a very good news day. Now if Allen West said he WAS running, that would really put the icing on the cupcake.
5 posted on 05/16/2011 10:03:52 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: massmike
Huckabee out ( thank G_d ), Trump out ( Ditto that...), Newt shoots himself in the foot, he is out and doesn't know it. The self eliminations continue...The answer is obvious but I won't go their...
6 posted on 05/16/2011 10:04:21 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: massmike

Trump drops out...

... charlatan, phony and a fraud.


7 posted on 05/16/2011 10:04:28 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: bmwcyle

Another one bites the dust.


8 posted on 05/16/2011 10:05:02 AM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: massmike

Was there someone who thought he WAS going to run?


9 posted on 05/16/2011 10:05:08 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: massmike

I think this is unfortunate. Trump was the only one who could speak over the media. That being said, Trump would not have been able to turn this country around because I really think it is too late.


10 posted on 05/16/2011 10:05:13 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: massmike

First it was Huckabee. Now Trump.

Now if we can sweep Romney and Newt out of the way - the GOP field will look a lot better.


11 posted on 05/16/2011 10:05:25 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: South40
After seeing his reactions at the WH press dinner it was clear he is too thin-skinned to run for or to serve as POTUS.

Yep that was the end. Many who supported him thought he would be able to deal with the media, and that showed that he couldn't....game over.

12 posted on 05/16/2011 10:05:26 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: massmike

Ole Huck may have run, had he known Trump wouldn’t.

Go Sarah!


13 posted on 05/16/2011 10:05:44 AM PDT by umgud
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To: massmike
Bret Baier just said Herman Cain gets the benefit. I agree. Right now I am supporting Cain. If Mitch Daniels runs I will vote for him in a heartbeat. I live in Illinois and I know what is going on in Indiana he has done a hell of a job.

Trump proved me wrong, it was all about ratings for "The Apprentice".

Donald, you're fired!!!

14 posted on 05/16/2011 10:05:52 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!!)
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To: taildragger

>> The self eliminations continue...

Could Myth Romney be next?


15 posted on 05/16/2011 10:05:56 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: bmwcyle

Huckleberry gone. Trump gone. Barbour gone. Newt toast.

Palin was smart waiting to announce.


16 posted on 05/16/2011 10:06:06 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: massmike

one less turd in the punch bowl.


17 posted on 05/16/2011 10:07:08 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: massmike
......But I am sure he will keep investigating Obamas past and that wasn't just all B.S.....Right? Right?
18 posted on 05/16/2011 10:07:14 AM PDT by Envisioning ( Call me a racist................, one more time......................)
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To: dirtboy

Hey - smirk at Trump all you want. But if it weren’t for Donald Trump - Osama bin Laden will still be alive.

Yeah, I’m serious.

If it weren’t for Donald Trump - Osama bin Laden will still be alive.


19 posted on 05/16/2011 10:07:21 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: massmike; LucyT; faucetman; warsaw44; ColdOne; wintertime; Fred Nerks; null and void; ...
Ping!

"Donald Trump Not Running for President"

20 posted on 05/16/2011 10:07:37 AM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Nervous Tick

Oh my heart be still I can only hope.....


21 posted on 05/16/2011 10:07:55 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: massmike

Of course not. This was all a maneuver. And beautifully done. When the chips are counted, ask Rush. And Sarah.

Some *conservatives* will be laughing all the way to the WH ;).


22 posted on 05/16/2011 10:08:23 AM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

If it weren’t for Donald Trump - Osama bin Laden will still be alive.

______________________

Would not will.

_____________________

If it weren’t for Donald Trump - Osama bin Laden WOULD still be alive.


23 posted on 05/16/2011 10:08:59 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (I'm a Birther - And a Deather)
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To: Responsibility2nd
If it weren’t for Donald Trump - Osama bin Laden will still be alive.

I 100% agree with you. Obama needed something to "trump" Trump and killing OBL was that move.

Now we need a solid conservative to rally behind.

24 posted on 05/16/2011 10:09:28 AM PDT by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!!)
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To: DaxtonBrown

Romney needs to go away and every other RINO.


25 posted on 05/16/2011 10:09:46 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: LuvFreeRepublic

There was no way that women in this country would ever vote for a guy who had a supermodel wife anyway.


26 posted on 05/16/2011 10:09:50 AM PDT by Perdogg (0bama got 0sama?? Really, was 0sama on the golf course?)
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To: massmike

I liked him in the beginning, but the more I learned about him, the less impressed I became.


27 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:04 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

>> Was there someone who thought he WAS going to run?

I confess that *I* figured he was going to run.

(However I also figured — should I say hoped? — there was no way he could win the nomination.)

An ego the size of the Titanic doesn’t stop or turn on a dime.

But by dropping out he’s shown more sense than I gave him credit for.


28 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:12 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: massmike
Good....a quick end to the Silly Season. This buffoon is gone, the Huck admits he wasn't in for the long haul, and Newtie's come out of the gate by stepping on his foreskin.

An early thinning of the herd was in order.

29 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (It's not the Obama Administration....it's the "Obama Regime".)
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To: massmike

Well... bye. (Where’s that pic of Coyote Bill)


30 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:16 AM PDT by justsaynomore ("Holding hands and singing kumbayah is not a foreign policy strategy!" - Herman Cain)
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To: massmike

And I, Carne Nachoman, am announcing that I am not running for President.


31 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:22 AM PDT by Nachoman (Wisdom is learned, cynicism is earned.)
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To: massmike
Michele Bachmann
John Bolton
Herman Cain
Mitch Daniels
Newt Gingrich
Rudy Giuliani
Mike Huckabee
Jon Huntsman, Jr.
Gary Johnson
Thad McCotter
Roy Moore
Sarah Palin
Ron Paul
Tim Pawlenty
Buddy Roemer
Willard Romney
Rick Santorum
Donald Trump

Two down, fifteen to go.

32 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:36 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: massmike

I think he was in cahoots with Obama all along on the BC issue.


33 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:56 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Signalman

(1) West is not running. I heard him interviewed on the radio in Atlanta several weeks ago (he was raised in Atlanta), and he was pretty adamant that he is not running. He wasn’t coy nor did he leave any doors open for changing his mind. He bluntly said he’s not running—period. He made it sound like even if he was drafted at the convention, he would turn down the nomination.

West is not running. Wishful thinking time is over; focus on candidates that are in the race, not on the sidelines.

(2) Trump proved one thing—going directly at Obama (hard) works. Obama is vunerable on the issues, and if the GOP would go after Obama on the issues they will win.

The McCain dance from the 2008 election (let’s get along and not say be too negative) is a loser—it will only result in an Obama re-election.


34 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:56 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Ron Paul supports CODE PINK; CODE PINK supports Ron Paul)
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Interesting snippets:

"So, I make you this promise: that I will continue to voice my opinions loudly and help to shape our politician’s thoughts.

...

I will not shy away from expressing the opinions that so many of you share yet don’t have a medium through which to articulate."


35 posted on 05/16/2011 10:10:56 AM PDT by rxsid (HOW CAN A NATURAL BORN CITIZEN'S STATUS BE "GOVERNED" BY GREAT BRITAIN? - Leo Donofrio (2009))
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To: Reagan Man
"...Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector."

Did you actually read his statement? It is at least truthful. Something very much missing with the political hacks on both sides.

36 posted on 05/16/2011 10:11:24 AM PDT by vortigern
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To: Responsibility2nd

Give it up. Trump had no bearing on that. You got snookered by a flim-flam man.


37 posted on 05/16/2011 10:12:04 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: massmike; Huck; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ...
I TOLD YOU SO! LOL, This was SO obvious! Just like his WWF act.

I told you this was all a publicity stunt for him to get free camera time. NBC has known for over a month that he was re-newing his contract with them, but kept it secret.

‘Trump's Chumps’ someone named them.

He made believe he was stealing WWF (Wrestling) from Vince McMahan a few years back. That was a act too LOL.

How about the Trump Chump freepers that called Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter liberals compared to Trump? LOL.

38 posted on 05/16/2011 10:13:02 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: Reagan Man

Yep, but I’m surprised he won’t run as an independent to peel off some Republican votes.


39 posted on 05/16/2011 10:13:26 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: vortigern; Reagan Man
Did you actually read his statement? It is at least truthful.

You're kidding, right? His brief foray into politics was just a stunt to get him publicity and TV face time. The entire exercise was dishonest and a fraud.

40 posted on 05/16/2011 10:13:47 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Responsibility2nd

I hope my sarcasm meter is broken...

I mean.. I really hope ...


41 posted on 05/16/2011 10:14:13 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: massmike

BUMP


42 posted on 05/16/2011 10:14:19 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Hey - smirk at Trump all you want. But if it weren’t for Donald Trump - Osama bin Laden will still be alive

I totally agree, trump had jackass obozo completely on the run.
43 posted on 05/16/2011 10:14:48 AM PDT by AdamBomb
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To: Perdogg

If people eliminate a candidate for consideration based on irrelevant criteria such as having a supermodel wife, then I don’t think it is a stretch to say this county is going down because people are stupid.


44 posted on 05/16/2011 10:15:03 AM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic (Support our military or leave. I will help you pack BO!)
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To: massmike

Not much of a surprise. When the first rumors started it sounded like a joke. He’s no conservative and would question him even being a Republican.


45 posted on 05/16/2011 10:15:34 AM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: bmwcyle

[Romney needs to go away and every other RINO.]

I don’t think Mitt survives Romneycare. It’s bad for his political health.


46 posted on 05/16/2011 10:15:45 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Responsibility2nd

I am not a Trump for President fan, but, as Rush puts it, I would vote for Elmer Fudd if he got the Republican Party nomination. That said, I must give the Donald credit for holding Barry Dunham’s feet to the fire and having the guts to shout over the sycophantic lamestream media.


47 posted on 05/16/2011 10:15:45 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (All Hail the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: massmike

Not very surprised.


48 posted on 05/16/2011 10:16:04 AM PDT by Netizen
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To: marvlus
Trump turned into a wimp and let Barry slap him around. That potty mouth speech in Las Vegas didn't endear him to middle America, either. Good riddance. Go, Sarah.
49 posted on 05/16/2011 10:16:04 AM PDT by JPG (Zawahiri, you're next.)
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To: massmike

Not a surprise, but could he still keep up the drumbeat against Obama, please??


50 posted on 05/16/2011 10:16:07 AM PDT by Yaelle
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