Trump: I’m Prepared to Run as Independent


trumpDonald Trump jumped back into the spotlight Wednesday, saying he will “absolutely” run for president as an Independent if the Republicans nominate a weak candidate.

“Oh absolutely,” he said on Fox’s “Good Day New York.” “I’d like to see what happens with the Republicans. If they get the right person. So far, I don’t see it.”

“Sarah Palin wants me to run, a lot of people want me to run, and I actually think I’d be better off running perhaps as an independent,” he said.

The early-morning phone interview came less than 24 hours after Trump shared a slice of pizza in Times Square with Palin, the former vice presidential candidate whose mulling another run at the White House.

Trump told reporters he would “love her to run” for the Republican nomination and take on President Obama in 2012.

The flip-flopping publicity hound flirted with the national press corps for months over possibly headlining the Republican ticket. He ultimately decided to dedicate himself to his reality show, “Celebrity Apprentice,” not politics.

“The fact is I was offered a tremendous amount of money by NBC,” he said on “Good Day New York.” “I have a top show on NBC, and it’s very hard to say, ‘Gee wiz, I’m gonna turn that down.'”

Trump’s pseudo-step into politics this spring included vitriolic accusations that President Obama was born outside the United States.

Obama later released a copy of his birth certificate and gave Trump a public smackdown at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner last month.

{NY Daily News/ Newscenter}


  1. Please, please don’t run! You are uniquely unpresidential. You will ruin the chance of outing Obama by taking away Republican votes. You are not perceived as a serious politician. Please go away!

  2. Agrred #7 All us intelligent people should move to the North pole so we can play kvitlach with Elvis, Santa and the Loch ness Monster.
    Oh great news! Osama is coming. Some crazy people think he was killed but we smart ones know the truth. He promised to tell us all about how he tricked the world into thinking that 19 arab hijackers carried out what was obviously (at least to smart prople like us) a joint CIA-Mossad setup.
    Looking forward to seeing you there, theres a UFO stopping by today maybe you can get a ride with them