Critiques of Donald Trump‘s so-called presidential run have suggested that it’s merely a publicity ploy to beef up ratings for his reality show Celebrity Apprentice. Yesterday, for instance, Newsmax (along with other outlets) reported that Trump would announce whether or not he’ll be running for president in 2012 during the show’s season finale.
Trump, however, has since shot down that rumor, telling Talk1300 that he’s not actually allowed to announce such a thing during the show and he doesn’t know from where rumors to the contrary came.
That said, we’re pretty sure the public isn’t exactly wondering whether or not Trump will run:
There’s no doubt in my mind I want to run as a Republican. I’ve always felt that. Really, never wavered.
When shown poll results indicating Barack Obama’s huge numbers among the black community, Trump pointed out that, you know. He totally has black friends:
I have a great relationship with the blacks. I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks. But unfortunately, it seems that, you know, the numbers you cite are very, very frightening numbers.
Interesting enough, we learned this from The Observer – which is owned by Jared Kushner, who happens to be married to The Donald’s daughter, Ivanka Trump.
h/t The Observer
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