Donald Trump is making headlines again. This time, in another apparent run for President, marks the third time since 2006 that Trump has “thought about” running.
In an interview with the Daily Beast on Tuesday, Trump was asked if he was planning on running for President in 2016.
“Well, I’m thinking about it," Trump said. "I’m certainly looking at it, and we’ll see who runs, and we’ll see how bad of shape the country is in. We just topped $18 trillion in debt, which is a very bad number — that’s a record-shattering number. We just hit $18 trillion yesterday, $18 trillion in debt! Much of it to the Chinese and to people who are actually our enemies. This country needs really strong leadership and good leadership or it’s gonna be in very big trouble.”
“So I’m certainly looking at it," Trump continued. "A lot of people want me to do it. I have millions of Twitter followers and Facebook followers — many millions — boy, they really want me to do it. But we’ll see who runs. I’m going to examine what’s going on, and after the beginning of the new year, I’ll make a decision. It’s something that — it could happen. You know, look, I love the country, and I hate to see what’s happening to it. It’s run so poorly and so stupidly — beyond poorly; it’s just run so stupidly. So we’ll see what happens...”
Back in March, Trump made a strong play to run for Governor of New York, just as he did in the 2012 Republican Presidential primary. He backed out both times before entering.
If history tells us anything, Trump is just testing the waters. Most likely, his business empire couldn't handle the scrutiny of actually running for President, as noted by the Daily Beast.