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        5/16/2011, Iyar 12, 5771

      Trump Says He Won't Run


      U.S. businessman Donald Trump announced Monday that he would not seek the Republican nomination for President. In a statement, Trump said that “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,” he said.