Trump Won't Make 2012 Presidential Bid

Reuters

Billionaire real estate magnate Donald Trump said on Monday that he will not run for the White House in 2012.

The host of NBC-TV's "Celebrity Apprentice" said the decision came after "considerable deliberation and reflection" after weeks of an unofficial campaign.

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"I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election," Trump said in a statement.

(Reporting by Ros Krasny, editing by Sandra Maler)

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