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Here to Stay? Donald Trump Outlines Why He’s ‘Never’ Dropping Out of the Race

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"I give more of a political answer."

Donald Trump appears at a news conference after the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo: Getty Images)

Donald Trump explained to MSNBC's  "Morning Joe" panel Friday why he's "never getting out" of the race for president.

Trump, who has been the Republican party's front-runner for months, was responding to headlines he made earlier this month after he had described a few scenarios under which he would consider dropping out.

Donald Trump appears at a news conference after the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Getty Images) Donald Trump appears at a news conference after the 2012 Miss Universe Pageant at PH Live at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on December 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Credit: Getty Images)

"The amazing thing is," Trump told the panel. "I was with Chuck Todd, who was very good, and, you know, I did 'Meet the Press,' and he said 'Well, would you get out?' And I made this statement, 'If I could see I wasn't going to win and if my numbers were really terrible and if you wouldn't call and everybody's not calling and I saw it wasn't going to happen, of course I would."

Trump went on to slam many of the headlines the next day that reported Trump was considering ending his campaign. The billionaire businessman-turned-politican invoked more politics into his statement.

"It was so ridiculous, but you know what I say right now? I give more of a political answer. I'm never getting out," Trump said, as members of the MSNBC panel erupted in laughter.

"It'll be January 7, the day after inauguration, and even if he doesn't win, 'I'm never getting out," one of the panelists joked.

Watch the full segment below. The relevant portion begins around the 10:10 mark:

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