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Donald Trump

I'm Pulling Out of the Debate!

12/13/2011 11:38 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Donald Trump has fired himself ... and will no longer moderate a Republican presidential debate in Iowa later this month.

Trump made the announcement earlier today ... explaining he was 86-ing himself because he's still not convinced there's a strong GOP challenger ... and he wants to have the option to run himself  ... if he feels like it.

Before Trump bowed out, several leading candidates had already made it clear they wouldn't participate ... including Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Michele Bachmann.

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jeff    

I would vote for TRUMP, he's an egotistical bastard. Poeple around the world are laughing at us. He wouldn't take any sh t. Like Reagan. You can't question his economic brillaince. What the US needs.

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JiLL1    

I don't care what anybody says, I like the Donald

994 days ago
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Alisha    

Donald, please clue yourself in that we as Americans don't give a **** about you or what you plan to do. You don't stand a chance in hell to get voted in as our President. Go pretend to be relevent somewhere else... please.

994 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

..DUUUUUUUUUHHHHH...of course he was going to pull out..the guy is soooooooo friggen full of himself and blind as a bat !..same same..every year...he NEVER would be elected..just loves to fire up the publicity for himself..sooooo embarrassing the political field in USA!

994 days ago
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Stiletto    

This guy only wants the presidency for his ego. I'd bet he'd resign within 6 months. Besides, with all of his business dealings, he'd never get anything done due to a conflict of interest.

994 days ago
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ABB    

And to think that Newt wet his panties for nothing.

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BC    

sounds like a bunch of kids fighting over the sandbox.

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jason    

How many times does Trump have to pulled this before folks finally figure it out. Trump never intended to host this thing, he knew they would never agree to it. He had a new book to sell and had to figure out a way to get it into the headlines.

994 days ago
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benjy    

He forgot he's got clown school that night.

994 days ago
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buzz kill    

I used to think Trump was a smart business man, but now he has become more of an assclown attention whore than anything else.

994 days ago
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Anna    

Jeff, believe you are right. Of all the candidates running, he is the only that has any sort of real gumption. While he may be ****y, he at least knows how to run a real business (and isn't a complete idiot0. I'm embarrassed for our nation if this lot is the best we have. I'm sure most of you guys and a good portion of US citizens could do a better job with eyes closed.

994 days ago
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Jackie    

Good. No more idiots to lead America. Enough.

994 days ago
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KnuckleDragger    

Standard procedure when you don't get very many RSVPs to your latest TV idea. I like Trump...he's not afraid to embarrass himself with his opinions. I'd even entertain the notion he pulls out early at home, as well.

994 days ago
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Kiko    

The absolute whiniest man-baby in the history of the world.

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EarthAngel    

What he REALLY means is there is "no strong GOP challenger" interested in his little debate....

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