Donald Trump "officially ended his fake presidential candidacy" Monday, and in the process he deprived the nation's late night comedians the chance to tell the thousands of jokes they had loaded up and ready to go had The Trumpster actually announced he was running.
But even as he ended his bid, he served up this line...which I predict Jon Stewart will make good use of in the days to come.
"I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election."Of course, most intelligent Americans over the age of 10 never really believed Trump was serious about running or that he had a snowball's chance in hell of winning.
Especially MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell.
O'Donnell correctly predicted months ago that Trump would end his bid today.
Tonight, on his show "The Last Word," O'Donnell took a well-deserved victory lap declaring, "Everything about [Trump's] campaign was fake."
After O'Donnell got finished with Trump; he heaped a healthy dose of scorn upon the only adults who believed that Trump's "fake campaign" was the real thing: the political pundits who perpetuated Trump's fraudulent bid and gave it momentum.
So why did Trump choose to bow out? Don't look to him for a truthful answer to that question.
But MSNBC's Chris Matthews thinks he knows the precise moment when Trump decided not to run.
See if you don't agree.