Donald Trump “all but confirmed he’ll run for the Republican presidential nomination” during a visit to North Carolina, the Raleigh News & Observer reports.
Trump says he’ll make his formal announcement on June 16: “I think a lot of people are going to be very happy… They’re tired of watching America go down. … It’s about making America great again. I can do it, and nobody else can do it.”
He made a point of using the phrase “if I run” in his speech but voiced frustration with a disclaimer: “June 16, will you come, please, fast – I’m so tired of saying that.”