Donald Trump is not running for president.
According to our own Megan Angelo who is currently at the NBC Upfronts, Trump just came on stage announced the decision live to the crowd: “After getting so many calls from Bob [Greenblatt] and Steve [Burke] I’ve decided we’re going to continue on. I will not be running for president as much as I’d like to.” HUGE APPLAUSE (we’re not sure which kind).
ABC News first reported Trump’s decision.
Here is Trump’s full statement:
After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country.