Trump Kinda Announces Presidential Bid, Amid bin Laden Reports
11:58 am, May 2nd | by Amy Tennery
With timing that has us questioning his sanity and propriety (even more so than we already did), Donald Trump coyly announced late last night that he’s already decided to pursue a presidential bid “in my mind,” according to Bloomberg.
Of course he acknowledges that he can’t really announce his candidacy until after “Celebrity Apprentice” ends (because that would be illegal). Still, this quasi-announcement has us wondering how closely he’s skirting the law here.
Here are Trump’s thoughts:
“I am going to announce… [If elected] the OPEC nations will be acting much differently, and fuel prices will go down and the economy will become strong again… They may like me or not like me, but nobody will be ripping us off.”
As The Wrap so rightly pointed out, Trump’s statement came on the heels of the announcement of Osama bin Laden’s death — which we sincerely hope was unintentional.
Does this move violate election law? Does revealing one’s inner aspirations constitute an official announcement? We would think so, but (so far) nothing has come of this. But, even if it did, we have a feeling Teflon Trump will find a way out of trouble.