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May 30 2013

Donald Trump Thinking About Presidential Run. Again.

It must be a slow news week for Donald Trump and he just isn’t getting enough attention, so he’s once again talking about running for president. But of course, it’s purely out of his heartfelt concern for the country, not out of any possible selfish motive whatsoever.

Donald Trump has spent more than $1 million exploring a run for president in 2016.

Michael Cohen, executive vice president and special counsel to Trump, told the New York Post, “The electoral research was commissioned. We did not spend $1 million on this research for it just to sit on my bookshelf.”

Trump insists he’s not really interested in running for president, but people are urging him to run.

“Everybody tells me, ‘Please run for president. Please run for president.’ I would be much happier if a great and competent person came along,” Trump reportedly said last week at the Oakland County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner in Novi, Mich.

Really, Donald? Everybody tells you that? You mean all those people on your payroll or who are sucking up to you tell you you’d make a great president? How surprising. I’m sure as hell not going to tell you to run for president. I’m going to tell you that you’re a ridiculous buffoon and you really ought to shut the hell up and go away.

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  1. 1
    daved

    So is Trump admitting here that he is not a “great and competent person?” Sounds that way, not that it should come as news to anyone.

  2. 2
    greenspine

    It was probably the staff of the Daily Show who were begging him to run again.

  3. 3
    unbound

    Run for president? I’m still waiting for that definitive proof that Obama was not born in the US.

  4. 4
    slc1

    Of course, according to some of the birthers, Trump is ineligible because his mother was not a citizen at the time of his birth.

  5. 5
    Anthony K

    President #FuckFaceVonClownstick has a great ring to it.

  6. 6
    cptdoom

    The only idiots who would be prompting the Donald to run are his bosses at NBC, who are desperate for any publicity for their failing roster of shows. At least if people turn into “Apprentice” to see what a horrible human being DT is, NBC can still get the advertising revenue.

  7. 7
    Alverant

    slc1 ahh but Trump is white so the rules are bent in his favor.

  8. 8
    John Kruger

    By all means, run and eliminate any chances the Republicans might have for winning the office. Still, I am always frightened by relying on the American public not to vote for someone so wildly egocentric and ideologically blinded.

  9. 9
    Spanish Inquisitor

    Ed, the first three words of the title to this post contradict each other.

  10. 10
    anubisprime

    Yep sounds good Trump muddies the puddle and splits the republican vote…
    This should be encouraged!

  11. 11
    holytape

    Trump 2013 does have a nice ring to it.

  12. 12
    Mr Ed

    Gary Busey has TBI and isn’t everyone.

    I’ve been involved in local and state politics and it is common for someone who wants to run for office to contact people and ask them to ask him to run. “Seventeen town chairs have asked me to run (after asking twenty six if the would ask first)”

  13. 13
    DaveL

    We did not spend $1 million on this research for it just to sit on my bookshelf.

    Actually, I would not put it past Donald Trump to do exactly that. That’s a lot less than he would have to spend actually running for president, and he gets to point to it as some kind of documentary evidence that he belongs in the peer group of U.S. presidents, exactly as he is doing now. Even better, he never runs the risk of either losing or of actually having to do the job. It’s exactly the kind of vapid self-aggrandizement that Trump would pay good money for.

  14. 14
    trucreep

    Haha that jerk was in Novi?!?! I must have felt his presence…

  15. 15
    frog

    As much as I hate having to hear this bloviating fool, I admit that he might be a better option than whatever else the GOP might find to run. At least Trump is completely unable to control his urge to be an asshole in public. Imagine what could have happened if no one had recorded and leaked Romney’s 47% speech. People might have continued to think he was a decent guy!

  16. 16
    maudell

    It must be performance art. Trump and Victoria Jackson for veep.

    For my own sanity, I must conclude they are secret liberals trying to uncover how ridiculous the Republican party is. Right? Right?

  17. 17
    d.c.wilson

    Celebrity Apprentice just wrapped this month, Dead Weasel Head must be in the middle of contract negotiations with NBC. Time float the fake presidential aspirations as bargaining leverage.

  18. 18
    vmanis1

    If he does run, he must never lose a primary…can you imagine the newspaper headline the next day: `DONALD TRUMP, YOU’RE FIRED!’

  19. 19
    mmfwmc

    “We did not spend $1 million on this research for it just to sit on my bookshelf.”

    If that’s the only direct quote, I bet the actual meaning is “We did spend $10 for it to just sit on my bookshelf”

  20. 20
    imthegenieicandoanything

    Colbert and the Daily Show are very much hoping Trump runs.

    How can ‘Mer’kin “conservatives” find candidates that exceed the depths of the dregs of the largest barrel of shit imaginable by the human mind?
    It is a sort of triumph, really. I mean Gohmert? Bachmann? Steve King? The “Duelling Banjos” pair running in Virginia? Even Clint Eastwood yelling at a chair? John McCain and his “grumpy old, lying fart” act? As a comedy, they’d be hilarious!

    Really, though, take the show on tour (I suggest to Uranus) and get out of politics.

  21. 21
    d.c.wilson

    Run for president? I’m still waiting for that definitive proof that Obama was not born in the US.

    His crack investigation team is still finding “amazing” stuff on the beaches of Hawaii.

  22. 22
    ArtK

    We did not spend $1 million on this research for it just to sit on my bookshelf.

    Amazing how someone supposedly super-savvy in business can still fall for the sunk cost fallacy.

  23. 23
    jnorris

    He’ll pull a Palin by starting a PAC, look like he’s going to run, collect a lot of cash, then not run.

  24. 24
    bmiller

    ArtK: I understand he inherited millions, so we are talking born on at least second base. He has certainly been clever in his dealings, but such cleverness is not in itself proof of intelligence or moral rectitude. Appealing to some of the less savory aspects of American culture is not necessarily a positive thing, imho.

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