Apr 23, 2011

Trump Candidacy

I'm no fortune teller but I have a vision and I want to go on record now (before it becomes all too obvious).

Here's the spoiler -- he won't run.  Not now, not ever.  But I think he pull this shtick every 4 years for the rest of his life.

Here is how I think it will play out:

He'll hint at it more and more as the season of Celebrity Apprentice winds down.  Then he'll announce that he is about to announce.  In fact, it will turn out that he will announce his decision during the last 10 minutes of the season finale of Celebrity Apprentice.  Between now and that day he will call into radio and TV shows and he will grant exclusive and long interviews.  He will speak at special events and he might put out a book about something or other.  As the big day approaches teasers and promos will remind viewers to tune in to the season finale.

At long last the finale will arrive... and the viewership will be huge. In the end Trump will say that he loves what he does too much, and like Sister Sarah he can do more the save the world from outside the system. The next day we'll hear how big the viewership actually was, but from Trump you'll hear that his show was the most watched show of all time -- regardless of what the truth is.  He will say it is because of him and he will be right.  Then the next day he and his team will start negotiating his fee for the next season.  Based on the huge ratings increase it will be a lot more than this years take. And it will all be thanks to the airtime given to him by Fox and other outlets that certainly know that Trump wouldn't stand a chance in hell in the face of the scrutiny that comes with a real candidacy.

Update:  Well, it's two months later and this, from today's NY Post:

 ...sources said he will personally pocket $65 million a year, 
a substantial increase on his previous deal...

Even Later Update:   It's about eight months after this post was written and sure enough, Trump's new book is out. The man who was born rich, and still managed to have two bankruptcies all by himself, lays out his plan for making America great again.