Donald Trump Picks 'The Apprentice' Over Presidency

June 15, 2011 By:
Donald Trump Picks 'The Apprentice' Over Presidency

Donald Trump finally said it. He decided not to run for president because he wanted to do The Apprentice.

According to The Donald, he could've saved the world from the economic crisis, but you know, telling celebrities they’re fired is a lot more important.

On Tuesday night, Trump appeared on Fox News and told Sean Hannity he decided not to seek the Republican nomination, because under the FCC's Equal Time rule, it would mean he was unable to continue as host of NBC's The Apprentice.

"I had NBC calling me," Trump said. "And, you know, having a hit show is cool…and I have Comcast and NBC calling me [and saying], 'Please Donald, please, we want you, we love you, we love you.' So I had to make a decision, so I said, 'I'll do it. ... I'll do the show. I'll see who [the Republicans] pick. And if they pick a loser, I may run as an independent."

So for the record, Donald Trump is still threatening to run. As long as it doesn’t interfere with his reality TV stardom. Sean Hannity somehow managed to hold back his laughter long enough to ask Trump whether running as an independent would split the Republican vote.

"[Either] I go in or Obama would win. I don't think the Republican could win."

There's really no way to respond to Donald Trump except by nodding and smiling.