Donald Trump Takes the Hint -- Will Not Run for President
|Donald Trump is NOT running for president.|
Nationally, Trump's unpopularity grew rapidly in recent weeks -- particularly when his campaign platform that Obama was not a U.S. citizen was again disproved when the president released his Hawaiian birth certificate.
In Arizona, "the Donald" wouldn't have stood a chance against Obama -- or anyone else in a race for the presidency.
According to a poll conducted left-leaning Public Policy Polling, about 66 percent of Arizonans view him unfavorably. Sarah Palin was the second-least-popular potential presidential candidate with a 62 percent unfavorable rating (though she is favored by Arizonans as a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat Jon Kyle is vacating).
See Trump's statement announcing his decision below:
"After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector."