In New York this morning, Donald Trump made the announcement most Americans wanted to hear.

The Donald said he would not be a candidate for the U.S. Presidency while speaking to a group of NBC television executives in New York.

There have been rumors surrounding Trump for several weeks about his desire to run for the office.  The "birther" conspiracy talk, the attack in the White House from President Obama, and Trump's own coyness about running spread the rumors even further.

To date, the official candidates on the Republican side of the ticket include former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former U. S. Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and Texas U.S. Representative Ron Paul.

If Donald Trump had decided to throw his hat into the ring as an official 2012 Presidential candidate, he would have lost his job at the 'Apprentice' boardroom table. NBC President Bob Greenblatt had announced that the show will go on without Trump at the helm.

This years Celebrity Apprentice heads toward it's finale next Sunday with country star John Rich competing with actress Marlee Matlin for the $25 million dollar grand prize.  Rich has already designated St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital as the recipient of the funds if he should win.