Donald Trump began a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Feb. 10, 2011, by announcing that he is “thinking about” running for president. Too often, Trump said, successful people don’t run for president because they don’t want to be “scrutinized or abused.” As a result, he said, we get presidents like Barack Obama.
“Our current president came out of nowhere. Came out of nowhere,” Trump said. “In fact, I’ll go a step further: the people that went to school with him, they never saw him, they don’t know who he is. It’s crazy.”
If there’s anything that would make the 2012 presidential campaign more awesomely absurd than Donald Trump running as a fringe Birther type I don’t know what it is.