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Donald Trump Throws Hair In the Ring

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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 04:48 AM
The world doesn't need more billionaires in office.

The world needs more plumbers and farmers in office.

We need to get back to grassroots.

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 05:26 AM
a reply to: mtnshredder

Umm A Trump/Carson ticket?

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 06:24 AM
a reply to: judydawg

I agree with you.

blunt and to the point.

Even if he could only get one or two of these ideas though congress it would be a start.

I remember a few other people though history.

Truman - "cheap suit salesman"
Reagan - "Bedtime with Bozo guy?"
Jesse Ventura - "The wrestler?"
Schwarzenegger - "The Terminator?"

Each of these where scoffed at by many, but because they had public appeal, talked straight and held their ideals above politics they where able to do many thing while in office.

The Office of President is very much a management position. The holder does not have true power to do almost anything, but relies on his skill and presences to get things done. Trump could very well be the man to handle the job. The trick is to lead and that can be by force or by will.

I would love to watch a President lay out the gauntlet to Congress in public. Tell them "this is what I want and the people want."

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 06:45 AM

originally posted by: seeker1963

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: seeker1963

NO! Damn, I thought that may have been obvious. Like I said, I don't care about his speech. In any case, I can't watch videos at work so I wasn't going to watch it regardless of my opinion on Donald and his speeches.


Then you are calling those of us who did listen, idiots *metaphorically speaking* and YET you don't even know what he said!

Carry on! Because I would be correct in saying, "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT THE HELL YOUR TALKING ABOUT!"....

Sorry buddy, but I don't have to hear his speech to know what he's about. I've heard all of his political rhetoric already. Again, he's an egotistical windbag. His speech isn't going to change my opinion of him. I'm only commenting in the thread because I think it is ridiculous that he is even running, but then again, I'm also not surprised.

I'd never vote for the Donald in a million years.

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 06:47 AM

Man, I knew the primary season was going to be good, but this good?

oh pinch me!

I wonder how they are going to get 15+ people in a line for debates.



posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 07:42 AM
I still have his bumper sticker on my truck bumper, and....... it's still in good condition. It's from the last election he ran in.

He has my vote if he runs. But the Sad thing....... people will vote for who ever they perceive as a 'Savior' as in someone who promises ...whatever... , that appeals to their fast food, entitlement mentality. And America has over 50%, Fools voting. Look who we have and the threat of Hillary finishing the destruction of the United States that 0bama started.

America has about only one more chance at coming out of this planned collapse the democrats seem to think is necessary. Donald is beholding to no one, and I don't think he can be bought or intimidated, and is PRO American......

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 07:47 AM
a reply to: tothetenthpower

They should roll up to the debates in a clown car and all the politicians pop out of the backseat.

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 10:27 AM

originally posted by: CranialSponge
The world doesn't need more billionaires in office.

The world needs more plumbers and farmers in office.

We need to get back to grassroots.

I understand your sentiment but what you're wanting to get back to is a time that never existed. Here's the top 10 from the list of wealthiest US Presidents from< br />

The Richest Presidents Of All Time, Inflation-Adjusted:

#1: George Washington – $525 Million (Owned 8,000 acres of Virginia farmland and 300 slaves)
#2: Thomas Jefferson – $212 million (Owned 5,000 acres of Virginia farmland plus dozens of slaves)
#3: Theodore Roosevelt – $125 million (Inherited large trust fund and more than 200 acres of land in Long Island)
#4: Andrew Jackson – $120 million (Real estate, 300 slaves, inheritance plus he married into money)
#5: James Madison – $100 million (Owned 5,000 acres of Virginia farmland and dozens of slaves)
#6: John F. Kennedy – $100 million (Father Joseph was worth $1 billion from liquor importation, real estate, and more)
#7: Lyndon B. Johnson – $100 million (Owned a radio and TV station plus a 1500 acre ranch in Texas)
#8: Bill Clinton – $80 million (Bill's net worth was just $700,000 on his first day in office. Since re-entering private life, Bill has earned more than $100 million from speaking engagements alone. He also has made a fortune from book sales)
#9: Herbert Hoover – $75 million (Made millions in the mining industry, owned millions in valuable real estate)
#10: Franklin Delano Roosevelt – $60 million (Inherited millions, owned hundreds of acres of valuable real estate on the East Coast)

Obama is at #21 and Lincoln is 4th from the bottom. Personal wealth isn't really a good indicator.

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 10:29 AM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Donald Trump is not running for anything, he has done this for the last few elections to get media attention

edit on 17-6-2015 by marg6043 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 10:30 AM
Can Donald be any worse than what we have ?

We can't keep pretending Mexico is our friend. They are not.

China is laughing at us.

Putin is acting like a punk bully.

Iran is just running out the clock.

Donald has just as much credibility as any politician in DC.....None

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:02 PM

originally posted by: tothetenthpower

I wonder how they are going to get 15+ people in a line for debates.



They are not..
Republican Presidential Debate Caps Upend 2016 Race
Limited guest list likely will force long-shot candidates to push earlier for name recognition

standing in national surveys, the barometer Fox News and CNN will use to determine who is invited to participate in GOP-sanctioned debates.

So the RNC rules say that the debates will be limited by national poll standings...and anyone that participates in an RNC non-sanctioned debate, will be prohibited from participating in any future RNC sanctioned debates.

But no worries...that might be good news for Donald Trump..

With 16 or more serious candidates likely to run, the Fox News rules could winnow out such hopefuls as Mr. Pataki, a former governor of New York, as well as Mr. Graham, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, unless they improve their current standing in the polls. At the same time, entertainer and businessman Donald Trump could qualify based on national name recognition, should he run.

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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:03 PM
a reply to: theantediluvian

Trump is an inclusive type guy... China (Sino)s a term, currency, gravitas we-in-the-west will have to accept...

China has out maneuvered the London-NYC empire

Trump will bring an understanding and clarity to the mechanisms of (western) global finance systems to the general American public ----- and the revelations will shock the Sheeple-----

today Yellen (the fed chair) made us comatose with superfluous data overload = wages/houses/ et al

while the real point of focus should be the -> the Trillion$ taxable transaction events of the daily derivatives/counter-party contracts which the Administration and the Fed-Reserve rely upon to finance the day-to-day operations of a dynasty/empire... all that other $500 billion large movement of funds is just small potatoes compared to the stock-market casino bets which directly effect the huge 'bond' markets

the rates will be increased ONLY when the result will not diminish the income stream the government gets from the derivatives/futures action that takes place daily (Wayy more $$/Impact than the 'officially' vocalized factors)

Trump would upset the apple cart (as it were) by telling the public of the behind-closed=doors/ secretive/ mis represented garbage that appeases the Sheeple instead of informing the masses...which is the current lying protocol of the dynamic Federal Reserve and Treasury that tries (successfully so far
to baffle the masses/public, with BS

the man is painting a bulls-eye on himself ...imho

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posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 03:28 PM
a reply to: St Udio

For effs sake...Trump is a dufus and a pawn.

He has declared Bankruptcy 4 times...and each time in a creative manner that let him pocket the money investors put in.

Icahn lawyer Weisfelner doesn’t place blame for these corporate bankruptcies with creditors, and questions whether Trump’s companies have used Chapter 11 the way its creators intended.

“There’s such a thing as good faith,” he said. “The purpose of bankruptcy laws is to protect companies, their customers and employees, to give them a second chance and to treat claim holders fairly. If bankruptcy is used instead to artificially elevate your equity interests above legitimate creditor claims and avoid obligations then you could argue that’s not what the laws were designed to do.”

He has repeatedly exploited bankruptcy laws to amass a fortune and steal from investors. That is his business model.

The guy is scum.

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 04:59 PM

originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: HomerinNC
Not sure why the dissing on trump, I take it you all are Hillary lovers or want another Bush in office?
At least trump has been forthcoming with some stuff so far, Hillary STILL hasn't released all those emails

Ah yes, start the "not with us then you must be for the other guy" rhetoric. Like pointing out how all your swooning over Trump is just nonsense makes us automatically want to vote for the D and R front runners. The man is only in it for himself and his ego. To think otherwise is just delusional.

Can you imagine the contracts his businesses would get if were elected?

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 06:45 PM
I think that Donald Trump should be the president simply because it would catch TPTB off guard!

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 08:30 PM
a reply to: combatmaster

Who knows what he would do after he attended the secret meeting with the deciders of all nationalities and age groups like Jesse Ventura spoke about after he was elected Governor, only this would be on the next level because it concerns someone who would be holding the Oval office. That story always cracked me up, I would have loved to be a fly on that wall. ~$heopleNation

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 10:30 PM
a reply to: hawkeyenation
Agree but
Really? Jeb Bush?
Im from Brasil and im really worried Bout the future with any of today's politician.

posted on Jun, 17 2015 @ 10:46 PM
Donald trump is to middle class people what Al sharpton and Jesse Jackson are to low income black people, an opportunist.

Trumps key to fame is his perceived wealth. He damages that perception he could lose more than just his ego.

I doubt he will make it past July 16th when he has to have his DETAILED financial disclosure filed , that is liable to legal ramification for fudging numbers.

posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 01:17 AM
Just when one thought the U.S. couldn't become any more of a joke...

posted on Jun, 18 2015 @ 06:45 AM
a reply to: newWorldSamurai

Yes, then imagine how many file for bankruptcy a few years later.

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