Donald Trump has made a decision about his intentions for 2016, but the famously self-promoting billionaire real estate mogul is teasing the public announcement until June 16, he told MSNBC
during a phone interview from Iowa Friday morning.
"In my own mind, I’ve decided, but I haven’t made it official — that’s for the 16th," he said. "Can’t tell you yet, though I’d like to!"
He may have tipped his hand in speaking to a crowd of more than 300 people in Mason City, Iowa, the Daily Mail
reported, when he told supporters there that he would be returning to the Hawkeye State, which holds the first major electoral event of the nominating process for president of the United States, immediately after the announcement.
The big reveal will take place at Trump Tower in New York City.
Though a Quinnipiac University poll
published May 28 showed Trump leading New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina, he also topped the "no way" list in the same poll.
Trump received 5 percent support, compared with Christie’s 4 percent and Kasich and Fiorina’s 2 percent.
Twenty-one percent of Republican voters in the Quinnipiac Poll said they would definitely not support him, followed by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (17 percent) and Christie (15 percent).
Tied for the lead in that poll were Bush, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, with 10 percent support each, followed by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (7 percent) and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz (6 percent).
In his trademark blunt delivery, Trump told the Iowa crowd that America has "a chance to be great, but we can't keep it going like this," the Daily Mail reported.
"We can't continue to be led by stupid people who are being controlled by the wrong people, and that's what's happening with our country," he said.
A Trump presidency would means Americans would learn "hard truths," including that "the American dream is dead."
"But if I run, and if I win, we will bring the American dream back bigger and stronger than ever."
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