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originally posted by: scattergun
**Spoiler Alert*** Yes he may just be screwing around, But what if he isn't?
Why are all the current Presidential candidates keeping their collective mouths shut? They just don't want to make an enemy of him cuz he just keeps on, and on and ell you get the idea here. And so do their advisors, this guy can get media attention in a flat heartbeat. People listen to him just to here who he's picking on. He has never run for political office before. Yes he has "Stirred to Pot" a few times but he has waited for this moment for 15 years. Today it was said could be the perfect storm in politics. All polls are trending the fact that WE just don't trust career politicians anymore. He will take that and run with it. And perhaps he should.
"The Donald", just happens to own far more than a few Hotels and Golf courses. He also owns Banks,Insurance companies and Hospitals.
He can easily finance his own campaign and arrived in Iowa a few hours ago on one of his private 757's.
He has disclosed all his Finances already, and has no tax or IRS issues.
We know more about Mr. Trump than all the candidates except Hillary. And far more than we knew about Obama.
Did I mention those Hotels? Well the last Ten years he has hosted some of the wealthiest people in the world in them. They like Donald.
And I'm sure some of those other candidates have been his guests too...I hope they were behaving.
He gives out millions to support Veterans who actually support him.
A Wharton Grad. Isn't it about time we had a President who had any sort of financial education?
He don't listen to anyone but himself. But that may be just what we need right now. He displays common sense even if it comes out all wrong, and certainly couldn't be worse than some of the hacks we have now...
He LOVES to FIRE people who can't get the job done! Thats why I like the guy. Tell me people working in Washington wouldn't pucker up if he was the boss... He will trim Federal spending like a knife through hot butter. Look if all the stuff they say about him and if his crazy Hair is bothering you, what if he shaved it all off and went full Yule Brenner on us? lol We'd be looking at that guy totally different then...
He reminds me of Teddy Roosevelt our 26th President, talked a lot of SH** and carried a big stick. He also busted all the major unions with anti trust laws and clamped down on the banking and corporate industries. Then he built the panama canal and a huge Navy to protect trade interests. (He had some crazy hair too) not to bad for a guy who was a pretty sick kid, did I mention he took a trip up San Juan Hill?
Anyway, I say give the guy a shot. We may not like everything he brings to the table but it has to be better than these career political hacks that have been sitting up there the last twenty years... Oh.. His foreign policies would actually be better for us to start trading with other countries than invading them. So what if he is serious this time?
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
So instead of voting in the paid off politician it's somehow better to vote in the guy that's been paying them off for decades? How many times has he declared bankruptcy now? And somehow people are claiming he's a good businessman. I also keep seeing people say he's not connected. One isn't as rich and well known as Trump without being connected. Furthermore he's probably connected in the Goodfellas sense of the word as well. One's name doesn't become synonymous with Atlantic City without picking up some mob connections. And finally, what makes you think Trump wouldn't circumvent Congress to get his way? The man's used to being charge and having his will done by underlings no questions asked. How do you think he's going to take it the first time Congress tells him no?
ETA: Oh, and let's not forget his whole birther crusade.
originally posted by: NoCorruptionAllowed
a reply to: introvert
The only part that you got right is that I can't stand Obama. There are a lot of reasons. Mostly his Mafia affiliations, but there is so much more.
And then, today, the National Science Foundation (NSF) delivered news of a pretty shocking poll result: around one in four Americans (yes, that's 25 percent) are unaware that the Earth orbits the sun. Let’s repeat that: One in four Americans — that represents one quarter of the population — when asked probably the most basic question in science (except, perhaps, “Is the Earth flat?” Hint: No.), got the answer incorrect. Suddenly I realized why the Nye vs. Ham debate was so popular.
originally posted by: MrCrowley88
All I have to say, love him or hate him, he made valid points. He has gained my respect..