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Trump was making political speeches in New Hampshire in 2014. Even Russians knew what that meant.

Trump was making political speeches in New Hampshire in 2014. Even Russians knew what that meant.

by digby

Trump tweeted this today:

He wasn't running in 2014? Really? The press didn't take it seriously, of course, since they assumed he was a joke all the way up until election day 2016. Maybe the Russians were a little bit more optimistic.

10/20/2014

Donald Trump is teasing his 2016 presidential run again.

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump said at a press conference during a fundraiser for Iowa Congressman Steve King on Saturday. “We’ll see what’s going to happen, first of all, in the next month because that’s going to be very interesting.”

He went on to slam President Obama for doing such a “poor” and “horrible job” during his term, but added that he wanted to see who the other potential candidates were before making any decision.

Back in July 2013, Trump told the National Review that he was “looking” to run because the country was being “stupidly and foolishly led.” He added that his business and economic reputation could help the United States take on China and put the U.S. back on top. Trump also told Reuters, in January, that running for president is something he “would certainly look at” because he is “unhappy with the way things are going in America.”

As for when, if ever, the real estate entrepreneur will actually make a concrete decision and stop dropping small, vague hints every few months, you may not want to hold your breath.

“We’ll make a decision, sometime after the beginning of the year,” Trump said.