Donald Trump Quits TV Show, Forms Exploratory Committee To Kick Off Presidential Campaign

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According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, a senior adviser to Donald Trump told the paper on Tuesday, that Trump will not be renewing his contract with NBC, for the reality TV series “Apprentice”, so that he can pursue a White House bid. Although Trump has toyed with the idea of running for president in the past, this is the first time he has launched an exploratory committee, indicating that he might actually be serious this time.

On Wednesday morning, Trump issued a statement making it clear that he is moving forward in his efforts to be elected the 45th President of the United States. In his statement, Trump said:

I have a great love for our country, but it is a country that is in serious trouble. We have lost the respect of the entire world. Americans deserve better than what they get from their politicians – who are all talk and no action! I have built a great company, created thousands of jobs and built a tremendous net worth with some of the finest and most prestigious assets in the world – and very little debt! All Americans deserve the same opportunity. Our real unemployment rate is staggering while our manufacturing base is eroding on a daily basis.

We must rebuild our infrastructure, control our borders, support local control of education, greatly strengthen our military, care for our veterans and put Americans back to work! We must stop other countries from totally taking advantage of our representatives who are being out-negotiated at every turn. I am the only one who can make America truly great again!

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Of course, in his statement, Trump failed to mention that he filed for corporate bankruptcy four times–in 1991, 1992, 2004 and 2009. He remains a billionaire, not because of his successful business model, but because he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, and because he has been able to leverage U.S. laws to maximize his wealth, despite his incompetence.

In addition to forming an exploratory committee, Trump has also reportedly hired staff in New York, as well as in key early primary and caucus states, including Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. He will be meeting with veterans and local business owners in New Hampshire on Thursday.

Donald Trump has always entertained delusions of grandeur. In a January interview in Iowa, Trump insisted that he would have won had he run for president in 2012, claiming:

I would’ve won the race against Obama. He would’ve been easy. Hillary is tougher to beat than Obama, but Hillary is very beatable.

Now, Trump has an opportunity to put his money where his mouth is. Unfortunately for him, voters are likely to give the daffy billionaire a harsh reality check. According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 74 percent of Republican primary voters say they couldn’t see themselves voting for Donald Trump. With those kind of polling numbers, no amount of money can save him from an almost certain humiliating defeat.

34 Replies to “Donald Trump Quits TV Show, Forms Exploratory Committee To Kick Off Presidential Campaign”

  1. in other news…

    the Donald’s children nominated him for a Nobel Peace Prize claiming if Obama has one dad deserves one too…

    but ever modest Donald protested its an honor just to be nominated…

  2. How much of his own money is he going to sink into this bottomless pit of a campaign?

    Do I see yet another bankruptcy in his future?

  3. Look up the words”narcissistic personality disorder” and Trump’s picture is right next to them. He tallks about bringing jobs to America, yet every item in his clothing line is made in China, and his wife has a jewelry line where every piece is also manufactured in China. If it wasn’t for that silver spoon he was born with he’d be scubbing the toilets at some ritzy golf club, because his business instincts have hit rock bottom. He’s lost all of his casinos and put thousands of people out of work. He’s gone bankrupt four times, and his tv show stinks. He’s a media whore and nothing else. It’s laughable that he even thinks he can get through a primary nevermind winning the presidency. Someday historians will look back at the state of our union and wonder how we sunk this low.

  4. Bottom feeder leaves thru the back door as his show can’t find any more morally bankrupt has been celebrities; On to running for president as Americas first orangutan like president;

  5. Perhaps he can hire the same staffers who “explored” the fraudulent nature of Obama’s Hawaiian birth certificate.

  6. Every presidential election needs it’s joke candidate. I doubt that Trump will even make ‘media favorite of the week’ like Cain or Gingrich in 2012. He’s totally unlikable and the media is mocking him more often than not.

  7. I don’t believe he quit the show. Nor do I believe he won’t renew. Being it’s only been recently that the show ran, it’s too early for the network to offer a new season.

    This is the same crap we went through last time. Sorry Keith — you just fell into the rabbit hole of Trump BS.

    “Nobody in history has turned down a renewal” according to his adviser. Typical Trump BS — he wants to sound big and make it likes he’s the first. NOT.

    Add that it’s not Burnett that offers another season — it’s the network that until they decide as to scheduling. We went down this same BS road last election. Burnett’s company may ‘own’ the show and he produces it — but he doesn’t offer the contract for airing it.

  8. I don’t believe he quit the show. Nor do I believe he won’t renew. Being it’s only been recently that the show ran, it’s too early for the network to offer a new season.

    This is the same crap we went through last time. Sorry Keith — you just fell into the rabbit hole of Trump BS. Not do the show — Talk big of hiring people. Yadda, Yadda, Yadda. He did the flitting to talk here and there last time too. His ‘hired person’ can spew BS like Trump — in fact, he have to in order to be hired by Trump.

    “Nobody in history has turned down a renewal” according to his adviser. Typical Trump BS — he wants to sound big and make it likes he’s the first. NOT.

    Add that it’s not Burnett that offers another season — it’s the network that until they decide as to scheduling. We went down this same BS road last election. Burnett’s company may ‘own’ the show and he produces it — but he doesn’t offer the contract for airing it.

  9. The Republican clown car has plenty of room. Who can say the most outrageous things, Cruz, Santorum or Trump? Throw in a few bottles of water for Rubio and let the show begin.

  10. The Washington Post has a great story on why this “exploratory committee” means squat. Ever heard of Cherunda Lynn Fox? She’s another Republican with an exploratory committee.

    The only thing Trump is exploring is how far he can take his charade.

  11. Precisely, Deanne. Maybe Donald Tacky’s adviser has never heard of a comedian known Jerry Seinfeld? He was offered $5 million per episode to renew his sitcom for a 10th season and he said no.

    But what else can be expected from Camp Trump, other than lies?

  12. Trump keeps harping about a free market. If we had one there would be no bankruptcy protection, or limited liability, or corporations. All those things are creatures of governments. In a free market, Trump would have been ruined long ago by his creditors.

  13. Well, here we go again. But, else is new?

    Donald Trump seems to think the Office of the Presidency is another T.V. show!

  14. Trump- the Next Romney.

    Well I have to admit: The Shenanagins that will ensue once he runs for office will make for a much greater entertainment than his tv shows ever did.

  15. to paraphrase Barney Franks ~ “I never thought I’d live such a good life that I would see Donald Trump be the nominee of the Republican party.”

    Oh please Donald run, we clown show needs a carnival barker

  16. Trump will never waste his own money of this foolish endeavor. BTW he will NOT run. Trump’s show was cancelled and he is trying to put a good face on it.

  17. Can anyone take Trump seriously with that piece of wet insulation on his head? We’re becoming a world wide joke with these republican idiots who want to be president.

  18. Well, shoot. There’s always one killjoy in the crowd.

    Can’t we just enjoy our fantasy for a bit longer? Sure, (what passes for) The Donald’s hair would be the star of the campaign but everything else about it would be so damned entertaining. The comics, the debates, The Donald screaming one nonsensical thing after another while beating his chest and proclaiming himself Emporor because of his wealth and the result of us peons … that’s just a spectacle too delicious not to want.

  19. Not fully grasping ratings, the host and executive producer also tells reporters that he has no time for politics on account of being “very busy with major business deals.”

    “It’s the No. 1 show on television,” he exclaimed to a room of muffled laughs at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, before brushing off suggestions that NBC delayed the return because of his own controversial and alienating media persona.

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/donald-trump-says-celebrity-apprentice-764379

  20. Donald Trump’s political career has always been an inside joke among reporters.
    Here’s an article from 2011.

    Rumors have been circling the Web buzzing that real estate billionaire Donald Trump will run for U.S. President on the Republican ticket in 2012.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/kerenblankfeld/2011/01/05/donald-trump-for-president-2012-a-conversation-with-the-donald/

    The interview is good for a few laughs and worth keeping around to compare to what he says this election cycle.

  21. Donald tried to find Ted Cruz Birth Certificate, he couldn’t because ,
    “Rafael Edward Cruz” was born in Alberta(Canada) I don’t know where Alias “Ted Cruz” Was from,maybe he’s a sleeper cell from Cuba.
    Maybe his father is as well..Trying for President of the USA , how well that work for ya?

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