Donald Trump mulls presidential run


spaminator
#1
Donald Trump mulls presidential run
Richard Valdmanis, Reuters
First posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 08:13 AM EST | Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:25 AM EST
MANCHESTER, N.H.- Outspoken real estate magnate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may seek the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, adding that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's prospects for a White House run have dimmed since a scandal erupted.
A run for the presidency "is something I would certainly look at," Trump told Reuters. "You know why? I'm unhappy with the way things are going in America."
Trump gave the telephone interview before making a breakfast speech at the "Politics & Eggs" forum at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire - an event that tends to feature presidential hopefuls. Trump did not directly address the idea of a running for office during the speech.
New Hampshire traditionally holds the nation's first presidential nominating primaries and is a regular stop for White House aspirants.
He told Reuters he was interested in the idea of personally undoing the legacy of President Barack Obama, who he said had made a "big mistake" with the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, and had done too little to shore up the American economy.
In his speech, Trump said that Christie - widely seen as a potential Republican presidential candidate in 2016 - was "one email away from disaster" after revelations that four days of massive traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge were caused by an act of apparent political payback.
"The thing is he's fired ... people. I don't know what they are going to say, or what emails they are going to produce. It's a tough situation for him," Trump said. "I would have thought Chris would do well (as a candidate). He still could do well, but now it's going to be tougher."
Trump - who made a fortune building skyscrapers and running casinos and now hosts U.S. reality TV show "The Apprentice" - had also toyed with the idea of running for the 2012 Republican nomination but pulled out months before the primary, saying he was not ready to leave the private sector.
He has long been a vocal critic of Obama and made waves after demanding proof the president was born in the United States. The White House released Obama's birth certificate in 2011 showing he was born in Hawaii.
Trump said he believed Obama's handling of the launch of healthcare reform - the president's signature domestic policy achievement which has been fraught with early glitches - would help Republicans during this year's midterm elections.
"It is going to be a tremendous factor going into November and it is going to have a devastating impact on the Democrats," Trump said.
He said he also believes Obama has not done enough to keep the United States competitive in the global economy, and faulted him for his handling of Iraq, Aghanistan, and Syria.
"We used to be the smart ones on the block, now we're the dummies," Trump said.
Trump has also hinted he could run for governor of New York in 2014, claiming he has a $200 million war chest available for a campaign if he chooses to challenge Democratic incumbent Andrew Cuomo.
Donald Trump mulls presidential run | World | News | Toronto Sun (external - login to view)
 
BaalsTears
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#2  Top Rated Post
Donald Trump is a moron.
 
El Barto
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Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

Donald Trump is a moron.

I would liked him to have run last time , but after from I heard of him ....... oh boy .... never going to bet on that horse again.
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
+1
#4
Oh not again.
 
DaSleeper
+2
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by BaalsTearsView Post

Donald Trump is a moron.

A rich moron.
 
Highball
#6
He lives on his fathers built up empire. He couldn't make an honest buck on his own.
 
BornRuff
+4
#7
I think his slogan is "I'm total serious about running for president. Also, watch the Apprentice."
 
damngrumpy
No Party Affiliation
+2
#8
I can hear a sigh of relief in the Democratic Party leadership. The nonsense
spewed by this idiot will be the fodder for the Democrats. Chris Christie is a
symbol of hypocrisy and the rest of the miscreant lineup is enough to drive
fence sitters to the polls for the wrong reasons. Is there not one reasonable
Republican waiting in the wings?
 
EagleSmack
#9
And your views are more right wing than theirs are!
 
BornRuff
#10
Quote: Originally Posted by damngrumpyView Post

I can hear a sigh of relief in the Democratic Party leadership. The nonsense
spewed by this idiot will be the fodder for the Democrats. Chris Christie is a
symbol of hypocrisy and the rest of the miscreant lineup is enough to drive
fence sitters to the polls for the wrong reasons. Is there not one reasonable
Republican waiting in the wings?

I don't think the Democrats gain anything by acknowledging his existence. Everyone knows that he only does this to get attention. Mentioning him just gives him a bigger voice.

He does pose a problem for the Republicans though. He makes a mockery of their system. Last time he went so far as to try to organize a debate between the other candidates that he would moderate, while still saying he might run.
 
Christianna
No Party Affiliation
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I take it his TV show is slumping in the ratings again. I hate to tell him that it happens to the best of programs and his is far from the best. I think one of the reasons he cherishes the show is because he isn't as rich as he pretends.
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristiannaView Post

I take it his TV show is slumping in the ratings again. I hate to tell him that it happens to the best of programs and his is far from the best. I think one of the reasons he cherishes the show is because he isn't as rich as he pretends.

I'm sure his ratings would spike if he announced that the next round of celebrity apprentice will be to choose his running mate if he wins the nomination.

Trump/Busey 2016 would be a ratings bonanza. If NBC cares too much about their broadcast licence I'm sure Fox will have no problem airing this.
 
EagleSmack
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristiannaView Post

I take it his TV show is slumping in the ratings again. I hate to tell him that it happens to the best of programs and his is far from the best.

That's all it is. Some tards get excited though.


Quote:

I think one of the reasons he cherishes the show is because he isn't as rich as he pretends.

More than you and I will ever be.

His net worth is $3.5 BILLION.
 
Christianna
No Party Affiliation
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Quote:

His net worth is $3.5 BILLION.

According to ? If he was so rich why does his TV show mean so much to him?
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

That's all it is. Some tards get excited though.




More than you and I will ever be.

His net worth is $3.5 BILLION.

He claims that it is over 7 billion. Deutsche Bank apparently pegged it at 788 million back in 2005 when they were doing business with him.

Regardless of where the true number falls, he clearly has more than enough money.

He does this stuff because all the money in the world can't buy him as much attention as he desires.
 
B00Mer
Republican
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BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristiannaView Post

According to ? If he was so rich why does his TV show mean so much to him?

Aside from wanting attention, he obviously doesn't want to look like a failure if his show collapses.
 
EagleSmack
+1
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChristiannaView Post

According to ?

Many websites are out there that give you the net worth of famous celebs and people.

Quote:

If he was so rich why does his TV show mean so much to him?

Ego.
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

That's all it is. Some tards get excited though.

Yes but excited over it or not, we all have to live through it.

Again.

No really, this is my happy face.
 
Tecumsehsbones
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I'll vote for him if he picks his toupee as his running mate.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Yes but excited over it or not, we all have to live through it.

Again.

No really, this is my happy face.

I'd be shocked if he REALLY runs. He may make the media scramble and follow him around for a bit... but really getting in the race? I doubt it.
 
SLM
No Party Affiliation
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Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

I'd be shocked if he REALLY runs. He may make the media scramble and follow him around for a bit... but really getting in the race? I doubt it.

Oh I'd be shocked too. But he's gonna yap on and on and on about it, you just wait and see.
 
Tecumsehsbones
#23
Donald Trump: The Early Years


*Lots of "attention wh*re" pix the autocensor won't pass*
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by SLMView Post

Oh I'd be shocked too. But he's gonna yap on and on and on about it, you just wait and see.

Oh I am sure he will.
 
lone wolf
Free Thinker
#25
I can see Trump converting the White House into a bed 'n' breakfast....
 
JLM
No Party Affiliation
#26
Quote: Originally Posted by spaminatorView Post

Donald Trump mulls presidential run
Richard Valdmanis, Reuters
First posted: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 08:13 AM EST | Updated: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 11:25 AM EST
MANCHESTER, N.H.- Outspoken real estate magnate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may seek the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, adding that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's prospects for a White House run have dimmed since a scandal erupted.
Donald Trump mulls presidential run | World | News | Toronto Sun (external - login to view)


He can mull it all he likes, he ain't going anywhere! -
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I can see Trump converting the White House into a bed 'n' breakfast....

I think renaming it "Trump's Palace" and operating it as a casino is more his style.

Also, there will be no more Roosevelt Room. It will be the "Donald Trump present The Trump Room". Every room will actually be renamed "The Trump Room". Good look figuring out where your meeting is *******.

Quote: Originally Posted by EagleSmackView Post

I'd be shocked if he REALLY runs. He may make the media scramble and follow him around for a bit... but really getting in the race? I doubt it.

Well, to officially put his name in the race he would have to disclose all of his financials, which I doubt he in interested in doing.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

I can see Trump converting the White House into a bed 'n' breakfast....

And a slot parlor.
 
taxslave
No Party Affiliation
+1
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Would he change the title from the President to the Donald? DOTUS Close enough to dufus,
 
BornRuff
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Would he change the title from the President to the Donald? DOTUS Close enough to dufus,

How would you know he is a dufus though? Even if the main part of his platform is lacking, he still has some ok stuff around the sides that he will comb over the rest and nobody will be able to tell the difference. Nobody.
 

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