Donald Trump drops his act

Updated
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Donald Trump (file)
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You can count Donald Trump out of a 2012 presidential bid. He said he’s sticking with his Celebrity Apprentice hosting gig over a bid for the Republican nomination.

“I will not be running for president as much as I’d like to,” said Trump. “Ultimately, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.”

The reality TV star made his big “announcement” today as part of NBC’s upfront press conference, listing the new fall lineup.

Never the humble one, Trump added he could win the Republican primary and beat President Obama in the general election.

As Lawrence has been saying for weeks, we doubt The Donald ever had any intention of running.

Trump also floated the idea of a presidential candidacy in both 1988 and 2000. Though, he claimed to be more serious about it this time around.

Some public opinion polls showed him leading the GOP field.

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Donald Trump drops his act

Updated