Flirts with a 2000 presidential run
In Feburary of 2000, he decided not to run after all, citing infighting within the Reform Party.
"[T]he prospect of divisive lawsuits, continued fighting over the national convention site and general fratricide" would doom the ultimate nominee of the party, Trump said.
He was right: the party wound up splitting into two, having two conventions, nominating two candidates - Buchanan and John Hagelin - and fought over the federal funds that were due to the party's nominee. And, it turned out, Ralph Nader had more of an impact on the outcome of the 2000 election than either of the Reform Party nominees.