After several months of "testing the waters" Donald Trump has decided not to run for the Presidency in 2012, ending speculation the controversial businessman's participation in next year's election.
Trump maintains he is still able to help with global competitiveness and to be able to "push" the President into making the right economic decisions. With this announcement, he won't have to reveal his financial records where it was said there might be difficulty.
A new job innovation project is Trump's goal, he says. "I look forward to supporting the candidate that is most able" to take on the challenges of the office and to be the evidence of change the country needs, is part of the remarks CNN quotes in making the announcement of Trump's withdrawal of his name for potential candidacy for President.
Trump raised a firestorm of controversy following his asking the questions about Barack Obama's birth certificate long after others had given up these inquiries after Hawaii had released newspaper images, hospital records and the testimony of two governors that President Obama indeed was born in the United States.
Recent polls, however, indicate 1/3 of Republicans continue to believe Obama was not born in America. Trump credits his raising the questions about Obama's birth certificate as bringing about the President's response in releasing the long version of his birth records.
In the meantime Trump's television show will continue with its The Apprentice offerings, although how much Trump will be directly involved remains a question.