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Donald Trump Announces: 'I Will NOT Run For President': Getting Paid $60 Million To Stay On 'Celebrity Apprentice'!

Mon, May 16, 2011 1:00pm EDT by Chloe Melas Add first Comment
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‘The Donald’ is giving up his dream of the White House to continue hosting his reality show — are you glad?

Donald Trump‘s signature catch phrase “You’re Fired” may soon apply to himself. The real estate mogul has been toying with the idea of running on the Republican ticket in the upcoming 2012 President election and he’s kept everyone guessing for months. But on May 16 Donald was forced by NBC execs to decide whether to run for the White House or continue hosting Celebrity Apprentice and he’s made his choice!“I’m going to continue his work on the Apprentice and continue to work on the charities it benefits,” he revealed at the NBC up front.

Donald’s decision came just hours after he had a meeting with top NBC executives in order to decide what they would announce at their big up front. This is where NBC gives a sneak peek of their upcoming programming to advertisers for the next year.

NBC execs made it clear they wouldn’t let Donald go without a fight. Reportedly, the show’s creator Mark Burnett “relentlessly” called Donald to convince him to stay with the network.

“If he decides to run for president and is unavailable, we will bring the show back, and there will be somebody else sitting at the head of the boardroom table,” NBC President Bob Greenblatt said previously.

It looks like Donald’s daughter Ivanka Trump, 29, and his son Donald Trump Jr., 33, who are already involved with the hit reality show, will have to wait before taking over the show.

Are you glad El Donaldo isn’t running for President?

— Chloe Melas