Donald Trump appeared to be saying farewell to his political aspirations when he told David Letterman Thursday night on CBS’s “Late Show” that he’s not running for governor of New York.
Trump, 67, answered, “I’m definitely not,” when Letterman asked him if he would be a candidate for New York State’s highest office, as had been rumored lately. “I have a lot of things going on that are fabulous,” said the real estate mogul and NBC “Apprentice” star, who didn’t elaborate on his current projects.
The answer seemed to close the door on Trump’s future direct participation in politics as a potential candidate. Trump’s political aspirations seemed to reach their zenith in 2011 and 2012 when he was among the many Republicans who were interested in unseating Barack Obama as president.
Dave also asked Trump if he has ever had dealings with “organized crime” during his many years as a developer and builder in New York City. Trump said no. “I have really tried to stay away from them as much as possible,” Trump said.
Watch The Donald on Letterman’s “Late Show,” above.