Trump: Don't Make Me Run

Hopes he doesn't have to, but would 'after the show ends'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 29, 2012 11:48 AM CST
Trump: Don't Make Me Run
Donald Trump visits 'FOX & Friends' on December 6, 2011 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

Donald Trump is making noises about a run for the Oval Office again, today telling Face the Nation that "the right independent could win," and that "if I don't see a person that is going to win—that's tantamount—I would certainly think about doing it," but only, of course, "after the show ends. Our country is in a lot of trouble. So I may. I hope I don't have to." Trump noted his previous surge, Politico notes, saying, “If I didn’t have the show, I probably would have maybe just kept going because I was doing well, as you know. I was leading in the polls." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:

  • Newt Gingrich hints Rick Santorum should drop out: "When you combine the Santorum vote and the Gingrich vote, the conservative combined would clearly beat (Mitt) Romney. My hope is that gradually conservatives will come together."
  • RNC chair Reince Priebus on President Obama: "In a few months, we’re going to talk about our own little Capt. Schettino, which is President Obama who’s abandoning the ship here in the United States. He’s more interested in campaigning than doing his job as president.”
  • John McCain on GOP debates: "We've got to stop the debates. They've turned into mud wrestling instead of exposition of the candidates' views on the issues. We've had enough of that. And it's time to recognize who the real adversary is and that's not each other."
  • John Boehner on Gingrich: "I’m not going to talk about this presidential primary race, because—I’m the speaker of the House. I just think that the process has to play out, and out of this process we get a candidate. And I’m confident that whoever that candidate is will be someone I can support."
(More Sunday morning talk shows stories.)

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