A survey of political operatives and insiders shows the vast majority never believed Donald Trump would really run, even though some in the media couldn't resist reporting on the prospective candidacy as real.... In the end, Mr. Trump opted to stay in show business an shied away from the rough and tumble world of a Presidential race.
The media liked the sizzle of the outspoken Trump, who forced the President to hold a press conference to reveal his birth certificate. Mr. Trump also spoke candidly on issues like trade relations with China, while other candidates said little.
While the chances of him running may seem slight in hindsight, Mr. Trump made a splash, although in the end he served mostly to illustrate how bland the GOP field is.
Donald Trump would like to continue to fuss and attention of a run, but ultimately did not want the scrutiny, the grind, or the expense. That's why running for office is not for everyone.
Insiders On Trump: We Never Believed It - Hotline On Call