Trump says he’s not running for New York governor

FILE - In this Thursday, March 6, 2014, file photo, Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
FILE - In this Thursday, March 6, 2014, file photo, Donald Trump addresses the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says he is not running for governor of New York.

Trump said on Twitter Friday that he will not run for governor but has “much bigger plans in mind.”

Michael Cohen, Trump’s special counsel, confirmed that Trump will not run.

Trump has been flirting with challenging Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo for a few months.

But he has said he would run only if he faced no rival for the Republican nomination.

Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced this month that he will seek the Republican nomination for governor.

Trump said on Twitter that the New York Republican Party “can’t unify” and called the party’s leadership “dysfunctional.”

The New York Republican State Committee did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

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