Please read his press release statement:
For Immediate Release:
New York, New York: May 16, 2011
“After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.
I want to personally thank the millions of Americans who have joined the various Trump grassroots movements and written me letters and e-mails encouraging me to run. My gratitude for your faith and trust in me could never be expressed properly in words. So, I make you this promise: that I will continue to voice my opinions loudly and help to shape our politician’s thoughts. My ability to bring important economic and foreign policy issues to the forefront of the national dialogue is perhaps my greatest asset and one of the most valuable services I can provide to this country. I will continue to push our President and the country’s policy makers to address the dire challenges arising from our unsustainable debt structure and increasing lack of global competitiveness. Issues, including getting tough on China and other countries that are methodically and systematically taking advantage of the United States, were seldom mentioned before I brought them to the forefront of the country’s conversation. They are now being debated vigorously. I will also continue to push for job creation, an initiative that should be this country’s top priority and something that I know a lot about. I will not shy away from expressing the opinions that so many of you share yet don’t have a medium through which to articulate.
I look forward to supporting the candidate who is the most qualified to help us tackle our country’s most important issues and am hopeful that, when this person emerges, he or she will have the courage to take on the challenges of the Office and be the agent of change that this country so desperately needs.
Thank you and God Bless America!”
Donald J. Trump
About Donald J. Trump:
Donald John Trump, Sr. (born June 14, 1946) is an American business magnate, author, and television personality. He is the Chairman and CEO of The Trump Organization, a real-estate developer based in the United States. Trump is also the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts, which operates numerous casinos and hotels worldwide. Trump’s extravagant lifestyle and outspoken manner have made him a celebrity for years, and more recently with his NBC reality show, The Apprentice, where he serves as host and executive producer. In 2010, Trump expressed interest in becoming a candidate for President of the United States in 2012. On May 16, 2011, he announed he would not run.
Trump is the fourth of five children of Fred Trump, a real-estate developer based in New York City and real-estate tycoon. Donald was inspired to follow his father into real-estate development, and began working on projects for his father’s real-estate firm while still in college. Upon his graduation from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1968, Trump formally joined his father’s company, Elizabeth Trump & Son. He took the helm in 1971 and renamed it The Trump Organization.
Sources: http://foxnewsinsider.com & Wikipedia
Photo credit to: Wikipedia
MSN Real Estate Teresa Mears reported on Thursday, May 5, 2011 that the house that a young Macaulay Culkin defended from home invaders in the classic 1990 film “Home Alone”can now be yours.
The couple that owned the 1920s Colonial home in Winnetka, Ill., during the making of the movie are empty nesters and ready to downsize. They are selling the 4,250-square-foot house with four bedroom suites on a half-acre lot about 30 miles outside of Chicago. The listing price is $2.4 million.
“We don’t think about it all that much, and yet there are times we are reminded that the house is somewhat of an icon,” owner Cynthia Abendshien says on a video advertising the property. She mentions once being asked by Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley to show the house to the Japanese ambassador.
She and her husband, John, bought the home in 1988 and lived there with their daughter, Lauren, during the five and a half months the film crew was there. The house was big enough for the family and the movie cast and crew, the owners said in a Q&A provided by Coldwell Banker.
Lauren, two years younger than the film’s star, played with Culkin and his younger brother, Kieren. The family has lots of mementos of the filming and got to know some of the stars, including Catherine O’Hara and Daniel Stern, who they said were particularly nice to the neighborhood kids.
The Abendshien family was first approached by producer John Hughes’ location scout when they were living in their previous home, also a center hall Colonial, and the filmmaker was making “Uncle Buck.” But they didn’t want the disruption of filming while their home was on the market. Eighteen months later, “Home Alone” director Chris Columbus knocked on their door and said “Are you ready yet?”
To see photos and read more visit http://realestate.msn.com/blogs/listedblogpost.aspx?post=2b575ecc-2c86-49ca-bdab-7a80cef51cc5
Source: MSN Real Estate Video & photos courtesy of Coldwell Banker
Editor’s Note: This is our Executive Editor-In-Chief Steven Escobar favorite movie and Macaulay Culkin is a great actor. He have the entire collection from Home Alone to Home Alone 3. I would love to leave Los Angeles and buy the house to retired.
Dear readers and fans, Do you think the price is right for the home? Please leave comments. Thanks