Trump Won't Announce Run on Apprentice After All
It was 'misinformation on his part' network exec says
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 11, 2011 12:29 PM CDT
Donald Trump speaks to a crowd of 600 people during a gathering of Republican women's groups, Thursday, April 28, 2011, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

(Newser) – Donald Trump was just plain fibbing when he said he might announce his presidential run—or at least when he’d be announcing his presidential run—on the season finale of the Celebrity Apprentice, according to NBC. “There will be no announcement,” NBC publicity director Sharon Pannozzo tells the National Journal. “It’s just misinformation on his part.” The Journal notes that Pannozzo “sounded a little miffed with the Donald’s false advertising.”

It turns out there’s a very simple reason Trump can’t make an announcement during the finale: It was taped back in November. “So there will be no opportunity for him to do something like that,” Pannozzo explains. A Trump spokesman confirms that, though he adds, “It’s not inconceivable that he will make an announcement either before or after the finale.”