Most candidates for the nation’s highest office would answer affirmatively and without hesitation when asked if they would serve as President if they win the election.
But not Donald Trump.
In an interview with the New York Times, Trump was asked about an almost unimaginable scenario. Here’s how the Times put it:
Presented in a recent interview with a scenario, floating around the political ether, in which the presumptive Republican nominee proves all the naysayers wrong, beats Hillary Clinton and wins the presidency, only to forgo the office as the ultimate walk-off winner, Mr. Trump flashed a mischievous smile.
Trump cryptically responded, “I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens.”
The reporter acknowledged in the piece that, in typical Trump fashion, the billionaire businessman might have responded flippantly to hype news coverage.
Conspiracy theories about Trump’s unconventional campaign have been abundant, with some suggesting his campaign is everything from a plant for the Democrats, a long-game PR stunt for his businesses, or an extended vanity tour.