Trump drops out

Controversial businessman and reality TV star will not run for president

Donald Trump, the reality show star and businessman who was Republican voters’ top choice for the U.S. presidential nomination, announced today that he has decided not to run for President of the United States. He explained that he is doing this out of the goodness of his heart, due to the pleadings of network executives who can’t bear to see him leave The Apprentice: “After getting so many calls from NBC executives, I’ve decided that I will continue onward with The Apprentice. I will not be running for president, as much as I wanted to.”  Trump, who built his newfound popularity as a candidate on his embrace of the “birther” issue, has seen his standing plummet since President Obama released his birth certificate.

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