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Donald Trump Is Not Running For President, In Case You Thought He Would

Donald Trump, seen here in April, announced to TV journalists today that he will not be running for President.
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Donald Trump, seen here in April, announced to TV journalists today that he will not be running for President.

Donald Trump's flirtation with running for president apparently came to a halt today as he announced during the NBC upfront presentations (where the network presents its fall schedule) that he would not be running. And, of course, he can therefore continue to appear on The Celebrity Apprentice — whew!

As you may have heard in April during this report from David Folkenflik, not everyone ever believed that Trump had any intention of running for president. But he still managed to grab a large swath of attention for himself. At least he provided Seth Meyers and President Barack Obama with some material at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

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Linda Holmes is a pop culture correspondent for NPR and the host of Pop Culture Happy Hour. She began her professional life as an attorney. In time, however, her affection for writing, popular culture, and the online universe eclipsed her legal ambitions. She shoved her law degree in the back of the closet, gave its living room space to DVD sets of The Wire, and never looked back.