Donald Trump: I'm Not Running

He'll host another season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' instead

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 16, 2011 12:35 PM CDT

(Newser) – It's official: Donald Trump has decided to host another season of the Celebrity Apprentice instead of jumping into the 2012 fray. "I will not be running for president, as much as I'd like to," Trump told reporters at a hotel in New York, according to the AP. The real estate mogul had to tell NBC about his plans today, ahead of the network's presentation of its fall lineup to advertisers. Word broke earlier that NBC would renew the Apprentice, but there was some speculation that it might do so without Trump.

Still, the Republican field isn't losing much; according to a new poll spotted by CNN, a whopping 71% of voters say Trump had "no chance" at winning the presidency anyway.

Chairman and President of the Trump Organization Donald Trump speaks to several GOP women's group at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Chairman and President of the Trump Organization Donald Trump speaks to several GOP women's group at the Treasure Island Hotel & Casino April 28, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   (Getty Images)
Donald Trump arrives for the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Washington.
Donald Trump arrives for the White House Correspondents Dinner Saturday, April 30, 2011 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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