Donald Trump Suddenly Interested in Presidency After Mystery Poll

Golly, isn't it coincidental that Donald Trump, who had nothing to do with that recent presidential poll he was included in, is now "seriously" considering a presidential run? It's just strange. But sure, we'll play along.

Word broke early yesterday that some presidential poll in New Hampshire, site of the first 2012 primary, included questions about Donald Trump, whose television show is currently in season and could always use higher ratings. Trump was shocked, shocked to hear that he'd been included in this poll, with which he was not associated in any way.

But now he may just consider a presidential run after all, since independent polling organizations are apparently so interested in him.

Donald Trump said today he's "seriously" considering running for the presidency in 2012.

"For the first time in my life, I'm actually thinking about it [running for president]," Trump told Fox News Channel. He added, "I see what's going on with this country and it's never been worse. What's happening is a disgrace."

It's surprising that Trump can't even remember as far back as the 2000 election, when he very publicly considered running on the Reform Party ticket for a few months, until the schtick ran dry.

We don't think he'll get several months worth of headlines on this one. Maybe a couple of weeks. Or rather, when does the current Apprentice season end? It would make for a great last segment of the season's last episode if he were to deliver his cartoonishly epic "After much consideration, I have decided not to pursue the Presidency" decision then.

Oh, and this:

"I hear the [poll] results are amazing — I don't know what the results are. It wasn't my poll. I didn't take this poll, I didn't pay for this poll, but I hear the results are amazing," Trump said on "Fox and Friends."

Jesus Christ.

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