Donald Trump: I'm Not Running
He'll host another season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' instead
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted May 16, 2011 12:35 PM CDT
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)

(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.

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May 16, 2011 9:07 PM CDT
Candidate or TV show..either way he's a loser. He just effing couldn't take the heat..and he knew there would be more exposure to come. What a chicken shit!!!
May 16, 2011 8:20 PM CDT
I'm not voting for any candidate that's dumb enough to stay in the race.
May 16, 2011 7:18 PM CDT
No surprise to me. Who would be foolish enough to give up the money he makes to lead our crappy country? I don't think I would want to be president for 250k or what ever it is they make. Thats a lot of work for a guy thats used to making millions every year.