With the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice now behind him and his political aspirations trashed, real estate mogul Donald Trump’s ego appears to be in desperate need of a big fix.
For weeks he pretended to be a candidate, visiting the states that are de rigueur on the Republican campaign trail, like Iowa and New Hampshire. The Donald being the Donald, he shamelessly made questioning President Obama’s citizenship his mantra, which for a while worked pretty well for him. But he underestimated the president, who not only provided physical evidence that forced Trump to drop the issue but also humiliated him during the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
Days later, few people were surprised when he announced that he wouldn’t be running for office after all. Now, however, Trump is wondering if he made the right decision when he dropped out of the race, even though he was never actually in. On Monday he told Fox News that he might reconsider.
“I would not rule it out. I can’t rule out anything,” he said. “The country is so important, it’s so vital we choose the right person, and at this moment I don’t see that person.”
What he actually means is that he not seeing his name dominating the headlines, which is even more vital—to his ego.