Congratulations, America! Donald Trump is dropping the next season of his television show, The Apprentice, in order to figure out whether he’d like to serve you in our nation’s highest office.
This time, though, he’s going one step further in his mission to rule us all with an iron hand and an impressive hair sculpture by forming an exploratory committee and picking up staffers in New Hampshire, one of the key primary states. Because if there’s anything the Republican party needs right now, it’s Donald Trump.
A senior adviser tells the New Hampshire Union Leader that Trump will not be renewing his contract with NBC for the reality television “Apprentice” series.
Combined with staff hires, Trump’s announcement that he will form an exploratory committee for the first time is a sign the billionaire is seriously considering running for the Republican nomination.
Trump’s statement on forming the exploratory committee hints at the razzle-dazzle to come for a turbo-charged personality known for skewering the political establishment.
He refers to politicians who are “all talk and no action,” his tremendous business success, and how he is “the only one who can make America truly great again!”
Obviously, forming a committee is small potatoes. For Trump, it probably costs him less to form up a committee than he spends on breakfast, and it will give him a handy way to pay himself to consider the benefits and drawbacks of public service, or contemplate the next state he plans to level and redevelop into a massive casino. Either way, it buys him time and space to make a career move, and we can all take comfort in knowing that there may, in fact, be a worse option for the Republican nomination than Lindsey Graham.
UPDATE: NBC is not putting as much stock in Donald Trump’s Presidential ambitions. Despite Trump’s insistence that he’s out of The Apprentice forever, NBC has ordered another season, production starting TBD — or, whenever Trump’s bid eventually crumbles.
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