April Fools' Donald Trump 'announcement:' 'I'm not really running for president'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club, Tuesday, March 8, 2016, in Jupiter, Fla. (Lynne Sladky/AP Photo)

"April Fools', America. I'm not really running for president. It was a joke."

That's what Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appears to say in a video that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night.

Kimmel introduced the prank announcement as a "bombshell revelation" that "could make you question everything you know about the state of America politics." He then cut to a series of clips of Donald Trump speaking, making it appear to be reflection on his candidacy.

"I had no idea it would go this far. No matter how insane I got, millions of you showed up to support me. Me! The guy who hosted The Apprentice and sold steaks," Trump appears to say in the video.

The video, of course, is a result of the late-night host's affinity for pranks. For April Fools' Day last year, he encouraged viewers to tell their loved ones that they "did nothing" to their coffee, airing a compilation of people's hilarious reactions to the statement.

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