Donald Trump's presidential campaign, while often over the top, has certainly created a media stir. But was his intention ever really to run for president?
In an interview with Larry King, Donald Trump revealed back in 2013 that his desire to run for President of the United States was sparked by a desire to for "this country to be great again". The slogan that has sparked a nation of Donald Trumps followers was also the feelings that compelled his very candidacy.
Since the interview, Donald Trump has certainly run a newsworthy campaign. In the past few weeks has expressed his desire to close our borders, deny Muslims the freedom's granted in our constitution, and suggested all Americans arm themselves in an attempt to protect themselves from terrorists.
However, even with all of the controversial remarks, Donald Trump's campaign has captivated the nation. No matter where you turn someone is speaking about Trump & his wild antics. The Republicans are denouncing him, the Democrats are secretly smiling over the divide his campaign has caused Republican voters, and the nation is almost as divided as the Republican's on Trump's campaign promises and stances.
It has gotten to a point that several prominent figures in the Republican party including Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Dick Cheney, Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell, and every one of his GOP opposition have denounced Trump, his view points, and his entire candidacy. Trump has responded by issuing a stern warning that he will run on the independent ticket if the Republicans don’t get behind him. In a Twitter post out this morning Donald informed the GOP "A new pole indicates that 68% of my supporters would vote for me if i departed the GOP and ran as an independent".
In his interview with Larry King on PoliticKING in 2013, King asked Trump directly if he would run for president. Compared to the fervor and constant media coverage his campaign gets now, his response is surprising:
So, it seems that in two years, a lot can change, and his passion for his businesses didn't stop him. Will he actually become president? What clips and quotes from today will we be looking at in two years?
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