For many months now, real estate mogul Donald Trump has been talking about the possibility of running for President of the United States in the upcoming elections. Though he’s still certain he would have won, The Donald has dropped out of the race.
However, it’s not for the reason one might assume: Trump is not afraid he’d lose and did not chicken out. He just doesn’t have the time to be the businessman he wants to be if he goes all steam ahead in the elections.
“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency,” the businessman and television star says in a statement to CNN.
“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,” he adds.
In other words, The Donald is almost certain he’d win if he deigned to run for President. But that’s not what he wants for the time being.
“I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election,” he explains.
He bases his statements on many months of feeling the pulse of the nation, he says. At the end of the day, though, he is and will always be a businessman at heart.
“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,” Trump adds.
For the months he led people to believe he would indeed run for president, Trump has also caused quite a stir in the media with the demands he made to President Barack Obama, like that of making his birth certificate public, which Obama finally met.