Tuesday, May 17, 2011

So much for the Trump White House Hotel and Casino

A part of me (I think it's my hair) is disappointed that Donald Trump will not be entering the 2012 Presidential Race. Think of all the blog posts!

Fortunately, the Donald's decision not to run for President in 2012 does not mean the end of his involvement in the 2012 Presidential Race. Far from it.

Per Trump, "I will continue to voice my opinions loudly and help to shape our politician's thoughts."

Lucky President Barack Obama -- and us!

And why should anyone pay any attention to he of the perpetually windblown hair?

"My ability to bring important economic and foreign policy issues to the forefront of the national dialogue is perhaps my greatest asset and one of the most valuable services I can provide to this country," quoth the Donald.

And here I thought his most valuable asset and service was bringing viewers Celebrity Apprentice.

Want to read more about Trump's decision not to run for President? You can read the full text of his I'm-not-running-for-President-even-though-if-I-did-I-would-totally-win speech here. (And for those of you didn't see or want to relive President Obama's roasting of Trump at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner, click here.)

So question: What do you think of the Donald's decision not to run for President in 2012? Do you think the whole thing was a publicity stunt? Would you have voted for him if he had decided to run? Leave me a Comment.

[Slightly off topic: I actually interviewed Donald Trump YEARS ago, over the phone, and met him, and each time he was very courteous and polite, albeit full of hot air. To me he didn't seem like an evil guy, just a consummate promoter and salesmen, whose product was himself.]


Anonymous said...

I was so looking forward to Trump-Palin ticket. :(

The thing is, I totally think he believes that he could have saved the US. Watching the Cor. Dinner-you can see it in his face-how could someone make fun of him? But the point of the Dinner is everyone makes fun of EVERYONE. I think-right there and then-he realized HE was a joke.

Cristina said...

I think he was less obnoxious in the late 80's. With a National audience, he is worse than ever. BTW, I hear he is joining the Modern Whig Party.

J. said...

@Cristina, shouldn't that be Modern Wig Party? ;-)

@Anonymous, I was thinking more Trump-Bachmann. Guess Tim Pawlenty is now stuck with her.

Dave S. said...

I believe it was Talking Points Memo that pointed out that the White House Correspondents Dinner, featuring not just Obama's ribbing of Trump over the "difficult" decision-making on Celebrity Apprentice but a "so where's bin Laden?" joke from Seth Myers, took place hours after Obama signed off on the raid on bin Laden's compound.