Trump Says 'Highly Unlikely' He'll Run for President

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 04:52 PM

By Greg Richter

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Donald Trump says it is "highly unlikely" he'll run for president. He'd prefer Republicans offer a strong candidate to defeat Hillary Clinton.

Speaking at a Lincoln Day dinner in Michigan on Tuesday night, the business magnate and reality TV star said he is constantly asked to run for president in 2016 or to give his endorsement. Trump toyed with running as a Republican in 2012, but backed out.

"Everybody tells me: 'Please run for president, please run for president,'" Trump told The Oakland Press before the event. "I would be much happier if a great and competent person came along. I'd be happy if President Obama did a great job. I'm a Republican, but before anything, I love this country."

Trump predicted Hillary Clinton will win the Democratic nomination for president in 2016. Polls show her with a double-digit lead over Vice President Joe Biden and other possible contenders.

Trump said that if he isn't being asked to run, he's being asked for his backing.

"It seems that everybody who runs for office wants my support. I will say [the Republican Party] has to pick the right candidate because it will not be an easy election in three years," he said. "If they don't pick the right person, it will be a landslide."


© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

SD Ex-Gov. Rounds: "I'm Not Taking the Senate Race For Granted"

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 06:47 AM

Despite opinions voiced by numerous national pundits that Republicans are assured of picking up the seat of retiring Sou . . .

Eyeing 2016, Rubio to Push US Strength Abroad in Key Speech

Wednesday, 17 Sep 2014 06:34 AM

Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the Wh . . .

House Dems Launch Their Own Benghazi Website

Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 19:58 PM

Democrats on the House Benghazi Select Committee unveiled a website on Tuesday intended to answer questions about the 20 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved