Was he ever serious? How Trump strung the country along, again
May 16th, 2011
05:40 PM ET
12 years ago

Was he ever serious? How Trump strung the country along, again

Washington (CNN) - After setting tongues wagging over the thought of a run for president, launching eye-popping attacks and accusations against the president and other political enemies, openly cursing at more than one political event and even using an interview to name his best orgasm ever, Donald Trump has done it again, essentially firing himself from seeking the top political job in the nation.

On Monday, the real estate mogul announced that he would not run for president.


Filed under: 2012 • Donald Trump
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  1. We will win again

    The only people he led on were the people that would actually put their faith and their lives in his hands. If you had any plans on voting for this man you probably are a horrible judge of character and hate this country.

    May 16, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  2. juliei4

    What a dork! He doesn't even make good decisions on who to fire on Celebrity Apprentice. He's getting to be a bore.

    May 16, 2011 06:13 pm at 6:13 pm |
  3. rusty155

    He just one of many that making the Republican Party a big Joke. The Tea Party Is the one making them the biggest joke of all. These people don't care about American people at all. All these Tea Party are worry about Is getting Richer. I use to have a lot of respect for the Republican party, be for they only started worry about the RICH and BIG BUSINESS. Now I'm not a Republican any more, now I'M a Independent Voter. And no you Republican don't have my vote In 2012 for any thing.

    May 16, 2011 06:22 pm at 6:22 pm |
  4. Indy

    This only proves what we have known for a long time and that is the Republican contenders are such a joke that some actually thought Trump was the best candidate. People often make the mistake of thinking a good President will have a business background and even though Trumps business record is not flattering. Even when Trump boasted the worst answers for problems with China and OPEC and was completely wrong on solving the problems people still fell for his scam on running for office. This should all be blamed on Republicans for letting all the sideshows like Palin and Trump take center stage for the Republican party. There was no chance that Trump would have won the primary but Reublicans are the fools for not having serious candidates out there with some answers to solving problems. As long as Republicans run on slamming Obama they will never get rid of the clowns like palin and Trump.

    May 16, 2011 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  5. Billy

    Don't blame Trumph. Blame the idiot media and his idiot followers for believing him.

    May 16, 2011 06:37 pm at 6:37 pm |
  6. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    I could have had fun with a possible Trump run at the White House if he had NOT decided to go the birther route and come up with all kinds of false statements about the POTUS. Had he wanted to challenge him on the issues, his policies, or even what he thinks he could have done better I could respect him more. In his wake he raised issues of possible racism and opened old wounds about the president not being on of us just to play to the right wing extreme side. I once liked Donald Trump despite his overbearing ego, as of now he's on the FoxNews, Sarah Palin list with me.

    May 16, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  7. fayse

    This man is a carnival barker, every time he opens his mouth lies come out of it. A note to the GOP, with Republicans like him, you don't need anymore enemies. Trump has proven just how vapid and useless the GOP are. Palin and Bachmann are equally useless.

    May 16, 2011 06:58 pm at 6:58 pm |
  8. T'sah from Virginia

    There's definitely NOT a LUMP
    in my throat because TRUMP's RUMP
    decided NOT to hit the campaign STUMP!!
    What a CHUMP!!
    He even explained his orgasms and how he HUMPs
    and the BIRTHER ISSUE he JUMPed
    into and also tried to make President Obama's college grades PLUMP
    TRUMPet also said he THUMPed
    with "the Blacks" – How about THAT??
    Well, his STUMPING, TRUMPING days are OVER
    and for the rest of his career – he better wish on a 4-LEAF CLOVER!!!

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012!!!

    May 16, 2011 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  9. Americanwithoriginalbirthcertificate

    Real estate mogul... are you kidding me ,i say, real estate criminal . This guy is a real estate criminal unless he shows all his financial statements on how he made it big , untill then he is a criminal who hasnt been caught.Hey when i said his financial papers i mean the original ones.I put all his business credencials on interogation untill i see his financial papers,cent for cent.

    May 16, 2011 07:37 pm at 7:37 pm |
  10. Joe citizen abroad

    I would also like to announce that I'm not seeking the presidency in 2012. Alert the media.

    May 16, 2011 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |