The Donald Wants In For 2016 ➠ To Form Exploratory Committee
Donald Trump is not only heading back to New Hampshire, he is taking a concrete step towards a 2016 run for the GOP nomination and forming an exploratory committee.
A senior adviser tells the New Hampshire Union Leader that Trump will not be renewing his contract with NBC for the reality television “Apprentice” series.
Combined with staff hires, Trump’s announcement that he will form an exploratory committee for the first time is a sign the billionaire is seriously considering running for the Republican nomination.
Trump is scheduled to visit New Hampshire on Thursday.
While he has flirted with a presidential bid in the past, this appears to be Trump’s most serious effort to date. A statement he provided to the New Hampshire Union Leader focused on his business record.
“I have a great love for our country, but it is a country that is in serious trouble. We have lost the respect of the entire world. Americans deserve better than what they get from their politicians – who are all talk and no action! I have built a great company, created thousands of jobs and built a tremendous net worth with some of the finest and most prestigious assets in the world – and very little debt! All Americans deserve the same opportunity. Our real unemployment rate is staggering while our manufacturing base is eroding on a daily basis. We must rebuild our infrastructure, control our borders, support local control of education, greatly strengthen our military, care for our veterans and put Americans back to work! We must stop other countries from totally taking advantage of our representatives who are being out-negotiated at every turn. I am the only one who can make America truly great again!”
According to the Union Leader, Trump has hired staff in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.