Holy publicity stunt, Batman: Donald Trump confirmed at NBC’s upfront presentation in New York on Monday that he has decided not to run for president in 2012. The decision clears the way for him to stay on as host of Celebrity Apprentice next season.
The announcement comes a day after NBC president Bob Greenblatt said he was prepared to replace The Donald on Celebrity Apprentice should he officially enter the race.
“The show will go on in his absence,” Greenblatt told reporters. “If we had to address the issue of who it would be replacing him, we’d have to be confident we have another galvanizing presence. I’m hopeful we don’t have to go there, but if we do, it’s too strong a franchise to not consider that.”
Thoughts? Anyone surprised?