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Is Donald Trump really running for president? Report suggests as much

Image via AP/Carolyn Kaster

Image via AP/Carolyn Kaster 

Donald Trump might actually be serious about running for president this time.

According to a report in WMUR-TV Thursday, the business mogul will make a big announcement at the Trump Tower in New York City on June 16 and will travel to New Hampshire the next day.


A source close to Trump confirmed the dates and said a “major” announcement by Trump will be forthcoming, but stopped short of saying outright that Trump will announce his candidacy for president at that time.

All signs point to a Trump declaration of candidacy, however. He has been moving in that direction for many months with steps beyond those he took in his previous flirtations. And he told in April that he is “very much inclined” to become a candidate.

Trump has been known to tease presidential campaigns, but he’s acted much more serious about the prospect ahead of 2016.

Back in February, Trump delivered a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference during which he gave his presidential bid a 75-to-80-percent chance of actually happening.

The “Apprentice” host also launched a presidential exploratory committee back in March, indicating his consideration of a White House run.

Last week, Trump even got into the competitive spirit of dealing jabs to other 2016 contenders. In an interview with ABC News, the businessman criticized Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton and other likely and announced candidates.

As if the Republican field couldn’t get any bigger.

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