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White House Insider: Trump Was Threatened

As recently as a month ago, Donald Trump sat atop the polls as a possible GOP candidate for president. This past week he abruptly announced he wasn’t running. What happened?

Real estate billionaire Donald Trump, via his often bombastic style and dedication to the birth certificate controversy surrounding President Barack Obama, became a GOP presidential candidate frontrunner seemingly overnight, with an April 15th Public Policy Poll showing him holding the outright lead of potential Republican candidates.

That was then.

Just a month later, Donald Trump released a brief statement indicating he would not be running for President of the United States in 2012.  An excerpt of that statement is as follows:

“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,” Trump said in the statement. “I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly.”

Reports have since circulated that Trump was merely using the platform of presidential campaign politics as leverage for his then-ongoing negotiations with NBC.  The network was desperate to get Mr. Trump to remain on with the successful and lucrative television show.  Rumors are now circulating the Trump was offered some $60 million to renew his NBC contract. Was money then the sole motivation for Donald Trump backing away from a run for president?

Not so says a longtime political D.C. Insider.  When questioned why Donald Trump hastily withdrew from seeking the GOP nomination, the following message was received:

Donald Trump was very-very serious about making a legitimate run for president.  Every indication I had received prior to his announcement he would not run pointed to that fact.  He had initiated some exploratory work in key primary states, he had met with a number of party donors to assure them of his conservative standing…anyone who tries to spin this as anything less than a man looking seriously at running for president does not know the facts on the ground.  This guy was, until very recently, giving strong hints that he wanted to run.

I would also add that Donald Trump scared the hell out of the Obama Democrats.  I know this for a fact.  That was the primary motivation for the significant onslaught leveled against Mr. Trump by both the media and the Obama administration, including President Obama himself.  I do not believe those attacks to have been the primary motivation for Mr. Trump’s removing himself from consideration for the GOP nomination though.  I was told he fully expected those attacks, though he was likely surprised by just how ferocious they actually became.

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  1. Sam St. Croix

    On May 20, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    I had a feeling they threatened Trump. Tyranny is how this White House rules, with no regard for the law.

  2. Amimus

    On May 20, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    can’t read it Sara. Font and background are both too dark…

  3. Animus

    On May 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    How could Trump back down?? He doesn’t seem the type to back down, especially in the face of a threat…

  4. kimberly

    On May 20, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    media matters, sara? lmao.

  5. SuzanneL

    On May 20, 2011 at 5:14 pm

    Been there done that, got fed the RINO, which I voted for. If all conservatives get fed this time is yet more RINO meat, left vs more left, then I’m voting 3rd party this time, and I don’t think I’m alone. Mr. Obamacare vs Mr. Romneycare? Uh, no. Tell your Republican bosses don’t even bother floating it. Romney and Newt. What sick jokes. With the fed-up-with-leftists antipathy of the current political environment, don’t insult us any more.

  6. truth

    On May 20, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I was thinking more like Trump’s children were threatened. I think that’s the only thing that would stop him.

  7. Earl

    On May 20, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Trump was never running, suckers. Thank goodness, as he is no Conservative. Not that it matters anyway, because he had no shot at the nomination if he did run.

  8. Denise

    On May 20, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t believe this Insider. I think Trump was working FOR Obama, knowing full well he’d put out a fake certificate and Trump would walk away satisfied with that. OK, it’s all over folks, nothing more to see here. We can all go home now and drop the issue. AND THEY DID! He was never going to run for president. As far as Bin Laden, Insider is all wet. Bin Ladens been dead since 2002. He had some strange genetic disease and he died. There was no stupid raid on his “mansion”. Why do you think the public is not getting ANY proof? ‘Cause there isn’t any. Insider will even support Romney. Any one besides Obama. I seriously doubt he can convince me to vote for that RINO Romney. Folks, do a search for White Hats Reports and start reading. You will never give Romney another thought! Insider is full of crap.

  9. truth

    On May 20, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Denise, would you rather have Obama? I don’t care if a racoon runs against obama, I’m voting for the racoon. We may not survive until 2012 with the Evil usurper in our White House. Four years after that? The U.S. will no longer exist as we know it.

  10. Alex

    On May 20, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    So when the applause did not happen at the State Department speech – is that when Obozo’s handlers decided that he make a visit to Langley to thank the CIA for the ‘good job done’…after ‘he’ made that ‘gutsy’ decision?!

    Don’t have the link but you really had to have a strong gag relex to watch the speech. After which, he received a standing ovation, which was nauseating as well.

    Thanks Ulsterman and WH Insider; I come here for ‘hope’ that the end will come soon!

  11. reader

    On May 20, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    WSJ just released a story saying the NY Attorny general is now investigation Trump for school his company runs. Looks like this insider got it right on again. You haters just can’t accept the fact they get it right so much about your fool obummer. LOL.

  12. Denise

    On May 21, 2011 at 12:19 am

    Truth….You are assuming Romney will be the candidate. I tell you, he has way toooooo much baggage. I will vote for Ron Paul, even though I don’t agree with everything he says, because he’s an honest man. There are barely any honest men around Washington and, for me, being trustworthy is number 1 at this point. Romney is just waaay too slick for me and if you read the reports on White Hats Report, you’ll freak out.

  13. Anonymous

    On May 21, 2011 at 12:23 am

    Trump must have gotten the same message that was delivered to Ross Perot in 1992 when he was running against George Bush and Bill Clinton.

  14. Bobbi

    On May 21, 2011 at 7:13 am

    Dr Jerome Corsi dropped a bomb yesterday. He said Trump contacted him several times about hhis investigative book, “whre’s the birth certificate?”, and connived Corsi to send him an advanced copy. When the so-called long firm was put outby Obama, Corsi expected Donald to ask for forensic analysis. That didn’t happen. Within hours if that document being put up on the WH website, forensic analyst dissected it and found it to be a manipulated digital PDF , not a jpg, which it should have been, etc. Etc. So Corsi feels Trump was working with Obama I’n a quid pro quo. Most likely the casinos I’n Chicago deal is his payoff.
    Book, as you know has the WH scrambling. It’s friends at Esquire mag attacked it the day it was released for publication, and WH released it’s “born in the USA” t shirt same day. Cross said forgerer is someone in a “inner circle”, so it’s pretty amateurish. Info to be release early next week. Corsi has official documents from Kenya indicating O’s birth soca were criminally altered. Also has 124 pages of evidence I’n his book.

  15. Julie T

    On May 21, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    I tried to sign up for the Ulsterman army on facebook and he wouldn’t accept my friend request……

    I have read all the articles and this one seems different, maybe because there isn’t the stress there that there used to be. I see it as a good sign.

    I KNEW that something was up with Trump, I couldn’t see him just dropping out. I hope that when things clear up, he comes back, he is our best chance at turning this country around.

  16. Shain

    On May 22, 2011 at 10:02 am

    This didn’t sound like the WHI from the past. He’s rooting for Republicans now (Trump and Romney)? I thought his primary objective was to get Obama replaced by another Democrat in 2012.

    He thanks Trump for bringing attention to “the birther issue”, then advises the GOP to stand down: “not make mention of it as much as did Mr. Trump, but allow it to now develop on its own.” NOTHING develops on its own, especially in a tyrannical state where most things are PREVENTED from developing despite massive will and resources at the ready.

    You really think Holder is in jeopardy? People will be murdered before he ever takes a fall …

    WHI is beginning to sound like another Lame Stream Media hack, spinning disinformation for consumption by those gullible on the Right. Not buyin’ …

  17. Dorinda

    On May 22, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    To the poster above, Ross Perot was a candidate on the ballot and received 19% of the general election vote. There is no similarity with his experience and Trump’s.

    Until the Insider can clarify this threat, its hard to imagine one so “substantial” as to threaten Trump this seriously. Otherwise, I do buy most of what Insider has to say. Don’t recall hearing what they going after Holder for?

  18. oscairo

    On May 23, 2011 at 1:48 am

    Skeptical at best… a threat like this could only come from an individual or group that controls as much or more money and power than Trump has, say a Warren Buffet or a George Soros.

    If Obama’s camp is afraid of Tea Party type candidates, they should be afraid of Herman Cain. I’ve listened too and watched Mr. Cain for three years now and he is very impressive. I suppose because he speaks from the the heart, with truth and common sense.

    Put Cain against Obama, without a telepromter, and Cain would make Obama look like he a K-12 school drop-out.

  19. Corey

    On May 23, 2011 at 10:06 am

    GOP establishment doesn’t want the only conservative in the race to win the nomination. Neither does Obama.

    You cannot tell me that watching Herman Cain school Obama on economics in a debate wont be fun.

  20. Ender

    On May 23, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Go Cain!!!!!

    We all need to send him some money for his campaign! He needs it.

  21. Shain

    On May 24, 2011 at 10:51 am

    @Dorinda. Good point about Trump not being a threat IF he was running as a 3rd Party candidate like Perot did. However, it appeared Trump was going for the Republican nomination.

    As to Holder, the WHI claims it all (the corruption of Obama, Jarrett, Holder, et. al.) leads back to Chicago where presumably the old guard (the Daleys) still rules and the new mayor (Rahm Emmanuel) would supposedly love to help break it all open (vindication for Jarrett pushing him out of the WH) … or perhaps, on the other hand, he’s there to maintain cover for the rest (or might find himself dead — but still a voter — if he tries exposing the corruption, which probably indicts him as well).

    Congressman Darrell Issa leads a committee that’s supposedly going to take Holder down, but he seems to have been compromised to this point (i.e. bought off or blackmailed somehow).

    They already have Holder and his DOJ on corruption regarding the New Black Panther Party issue and “Project Gunrunner” where the DOJ was aware that Stimulus money was being used to provide U.S. guns to Mexican drug cartels.

    The list goes on and on, including a host of other corruption: e.g., not a single criminal investigation has been launched against an entire generation of criminal and corrupt bankers despite the fact that “In November 2009, Attorney General Eric Holder vowed before television cameras to prosecute those responsible for the market collapse a year earlier, saying the U.S. would be ‘relentless’ in pursuing corporate criminals”. Yet, to this day, not one senior Wall Street executive has been criminally charged, and some lawmakers are questioning whether the U.S. Justice Department has been aggressive enough after declining to bring cases against officials at American International Group Inc. (AIG) and Countrywide Financial Corp.

  22. Avogadra

    On May 25, 2011 at 12:17 am

    Today Obama forgot that it’s 2011, not 2008. He did a terrible job on a toast to Queen Elizabeth. He looks skeletal. His suits don’t fit him. Does the Insider have any information on Obama’s drug use? Will he be able to finish the term or will the drugs finish him first?

  23. Capt Kent

    On June 1, 2011 at 2:59 am

    I can see that I’ve fallen in with a lot of smart people and I’d be a fool to even attempt to match wits with you folks.

    Having said that, I do know that if The Donald was cowed down it goes to show just how extremely powerful “They” are.

    Yesterday – Today – Tomorrow

    Now, on to that Obama birth certificate: Why are we not hearing any more about the June 27, 2004, “out of Africa” news story published by “The East African Standard” proclaiming, Kenyan born Barack Obama Set For U.S. Senate? The Kenyan people certainly believed he was born there and they were mighty proud of their native son.

    I took a break from here to go back and again read the story. Why am I not surprised? it’s been scrubbed from the Internet. I could find some of it on Ron Paul’s Daily Paul website. And after 18,983 viewings, the story was pulled from Prison

    But then I remembered I had that copy saved in my Gmail. Oh, no. Google’s tentacles have reached in and erased it from my computer. And then I finally found that paper on the web. Their front page has been sanitized for that date and there is now a big blank box where Obama’s smiling picture used to be.

    But, I thought I’m not licked yet, there is a search box at the top of the page. I typed in 2004 Obama. Nothing. Then I noticed Google was doing the searching. However, further down on the front page I found clickable Obama links. I looked closely. These were all Google Ads. Is it merely a rumor that Google is just another alphabet agency of our government?

  24. Katrina

    On June 20, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Capt Kent, Corsi’d book has a screen capture of that East African Standard news article. I also had it saved on my computer. No scubbing can remove what was there!

  25. Andrew Handley

    On November 8, 2011 at 1:09 am

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