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Trump: You be FAIR to Me or I'll Run as an Independent!

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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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So, the Donald is threatening to ruin the election for the GOP if they continue to be mean to him. That's my take anyway. If he runs as an Independent, he'll take a LOT of GOP votes with him.



Trump threatened in an interview published on Thursday to run as a political independent if he does not get "fair" treatment from the Republican Party.

He said any third-party bid would depend on the Republican National Committee's actions during the party's primary selection process, according to The Hill.

"I'll have to see how I'm being treated by the Republicans," Trump was quoted as saying. "Absolutely, if they're not fair, that would be a factor."


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I hope he runs as an Independent! There's not a GOP hopeful that's worth electing, IMO. And if Bernie can pass Hillary, it will guarantee a Sanders presidency!



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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 12:50 PM
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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 12:53 PM
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There is no way the powers that be will allow Bernie to be elected. It will be Hilary and Jeb no matter how much you might want to pretend the election process isn't fixed. I would vote for Trump over Hilary, Bernie, Jeb or any of the other undesirable main-stream candidates.


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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 12:55 PM
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I've said it before and I'll say it again:

Trump has the GOP by the dangly bits.

At the rate things are going, The GOP/RNC is best off giving Trump the nomination and hoping for the best. Otherwise, he'll run Independent and basically assure a Dem win.

ETA: And people still insist he's not a shrewd businessman. If he can, in the span of one month, absolutely take control of the GOP process... Imagine what he'd do in office.

I hope he gets nowhere near the Oval office. I'll say that now. But... Still, there's that morbid curiosity that has me wondering "what if".
edit on 23-7-2015 by ScientificRailgun because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 12:56 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

He donated to Hillary's election in NY and changed to Republican to get on the ticket.

The Clinton's learned the lesson of the "third dog" using Perot to beat Bush I.

History repeats......



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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Raise your hand if you saw this coming!

Another poster on here has laid out quite well how the Donald has a very democrat/liberal background

Looks to me he's always been a Trojan horse to help Hillary.

I bet he does it just to pull votes away from GOP candidates and help the Democrats


The guy is a complete ass



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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What no one is saying,
or should I say believing is that Trump
will also get a lot of Democratic votes.

Particularly if he runs against Hillary.

Why do I forsee him getting Democrat votes as an independent?
For one his actual policy stances are 50/50 Republican/Democrat
so his actual policies will appeal to both sides.

The Democratic party relies heavily on the poor and lower classes
for it's base. That is the reason they are encouraging runaway
immigration, to increase the voter base of poor and lower class.

What they fail to realize is that the poor and lower classes
watch a ton of TV.

They are also more likely to believe that what they see
on TV reality shows is real.

Trump projects an image of being Presidential,
of being someone who knows how to get something done,
of someone who chooses the right people to surround
him and help him make decisions.
In short, he projects a very appealing and convincing
image of a President on television, a reality show,
which many if not most poor see as real and
a true representation of who Trump is.

I see Trump drawing huge numbers of poor and
un or undereducated people to vote for him
because of his TV image.
This is a huge part of
the Democratic base.

The rich thing is not a problem with Trump
because everyone knows he is rich, he doesn't
hide it, he doesn't pretend to be everyman.
It is hypocrisy about being rich that angers
the poor, the way Trump handles it is so
straightforward and "duh" that people don't
seem to mind.

Now as to how Hillary is perceived.
She is seen as someone who
got where she is because of who she married.
(a very unfeminist way of gaining power)
She is seen as a woman who stayed with a man
who publicly humiliated her and
is a laughing stock about his cheating on her world wide.
(again very unfeminist)
She is an extreme hypocrite about being rich, she owns
5 mansions, yet not too long ago claimed she was too broke
to pay the mortgage upon leaving the white house.
She claims to be "everywoman" and at the same time
has the power to literally rope and corral the press who
follow her.
When she speaks she comes off as a snob.

When it comes to the uninformed and un-undereducated
who live for their reality TV.
Trump appears to be much more capable than Hillary.

The polls fail to include the poor, uninformed, and
undereducated who only vote every 4 years.
Since that is a major part of the Democratic base,
I think the polls really miss the mark.

I think that people who see this as a Perot scenario
will be very very surprised when it turns out that
Trump appeals a great deal to the
huge un-undereducated poor lower class base.
Perot was a virtual unknown with no appeal at
all except to far right wing Republicns.
Trump on the other hand is very very well
known, perhaps better know by the majority
of every 4 year only voters than Hillary.
Trump is a totally different ballgame than
Perot.

Unfortunately, most voters in the US are
politically unaware, and vote only every
4 years if that.
Trump is well known to that crowd
of both Republican and Democrats
Because perception is reality in the minds
of this crowd in particular.
Trump appears quite Presidential and quite
capable of running the country to the majority
of voters; who are as we all know dumber
than rocks when it comes to politics.


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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

Maybe Trump knows the political game better than we think?



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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originally posted by: ScientificRailgun
But... Still, there's that morbid curiosity that has me wondering "what if".


I think that's exactly it. I still dont' take him as a serious candidate. I keep feeling like any day now he'll go "ok I'm not running, BUT you can no see me on my new show starting at 8PM EST!" or something to that effect...

President Trump... Now that would be an interesting turn of events



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: Benevolent Heretic

DO IT TRUMP...........DO IT.......DO IT. I wish he would hire someone who could point him in the right directions. Use this ability to get people talking in the right ways.


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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

Your making a false assumption that it's the poor and uneducated who watch reality TV. Hate to break it to ya but most of the poor people I know are less likely to watch those shows than than middle upper class Americans who live bubbles.



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:02 PM
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They are calling him names...

I wouldn't take their name calling either.

Especially, if I was Trump.



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:06 PM
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a reply to: 200Plus




He donated to Hillary's election in NY and changed to Republican to get on the ticket.


He donates to both parties...it's what wealthy people do; grease both sides so no matter who wins, he gets to call in a favor or two.

a reply to: onequestion




Maybe Trump knows the political game better than we think?


Or, more likely, he is doing what he always does...using bully tactics to get his way.



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:13 PM
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He did this too early.

In a few months, other news will pop up, shadowing Trump.

Hillary might speak to the press, Bigfoot might be sighted, aliens will be discovered living among us.

lolz

Who am I kidding, Hillary will never speak to the press. Apologies for that one.

I'm going to wait on getting worried until the debates.

Just me, everyone else (GOP) can wee themselves if they like.



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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originally posted by: whyamIhere
They are calling him names...

I wouldn't take their name calling either.

Especially, if I was Trump.

So he can't handle what he dishes out?



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:14 PM
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whats even more frightening is that no matter what comes out about Trump and how it seems more evident every day that hes batting for the other team.......

his supporters just stick their fingers in their ears and act like they cant hear or see it..........

If you still want Trump at this point, and you consider yourself a conservative, youre just as bad as any other low information voter out there, including those who voted for Obama for "phones" and "Free stuff"

Seriously NO different

because all the information out there points to exactly who this wolf in sheeps clothing is....



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: grandmakdw
What no one is saying,
or should I say believing is that Trump
will also get a lot of Democratic votes.

Particularly if he runs against Hillary.

Why do I forsee him getting Democrat votes as an independent?
For one his actual policy stances are 50/50 Republican/Democrat
so his actual policies will appeal to both sides.

The Democratic party relies heavily on the poor and lower classes
for it's base. That is the reason they are encouraging runaway
immigration, to increase the voter base of poor and lower class.

What they fail to realize is that the poor and lower classes
watch a ton of TV.

They are also more likely to believe that what they see
on TV reality shows is real.

Trump projects an image of being Presidential,
of being someone who knows how to get something done,
of someone who chooses the right people to surround
him and help him make decisions.
In short, he projects a very appealing and convincing
image of a President on television, a reality show,
which many if not most poor see as real and
a true representation of who Trump is.

I see Trump drawing huge numbers of poor and
un or undereducated people to vote for him
because of his TV image.
This is a huge part of
the Democratic base.

The rich thing is not a problem with Trump
because everyone knows he is rich, he doesn't
hide it, he doesn't pretend to be everyman.
It is hypocrisy about being rich that angers
the poor, the way Trump handles it is so
straightforward and "duh" that people don't
seem to mind.

Now as to how Hillary is perceived.
She is seen as someone who
got where she is because of who she married.
(a very unfeminist way of gaining power)
She is seen as a woman who stayed with a man
who publicly humiliated her and
is a laughing stock about his cheating on her world wide.
(again very unfeminist)
She is an extreme hypocrite about being rich, she owns
5 mansions, yet not too long ago claimed she was too broke
to pay the mortgage upon leaving the white house.
She claims to be "everywoman" and at the same time
has the power to literally rope and corral the press who
follow her.
When she speaks she comes off as a snob.

When it comes to the uninformed and un-undereducated
who live for their reality TV.
Trump appears to be much more capable than Hillary.

The polls fail to include the poor, uninformed, and
undereducated who only vote every 4 years.
Since that is a major part of the Democratic base,
I think the polls really miss the mark.

I think that people who see this as a Perot scenario
will be very very surprised when it turns out that
Trump appeals a great deal to the
huge un-undereducated poor lower class base.
Perot was a virtual unknown with no appeal at
all except to far right wing Republicns.
Trump on the other hand is very very well
known, perhaps better know by the majority
of every 4 year only voters than Hillary.
Trump is a totally different ballgame than
Perot.

Unfortunately, most voters in the US are
politically unaware, and vote only every
4 years if that.
Trump is well known to that crowd
of both Republican and Democrats
Because perception is reality in the minds
of this crowd in particular.
Trump appears quite Presidential and quite
capable of running the country to the majority
of voters; who are as we all know dumber
than rocks when it comes to politics.

Sounds to me that he's just playing politics...good on him! Isn't that what they all do? It's just a big game to all of them no matter which party they're part of. Sounds to me that good old Donald Trump just plays it better than the rest. How dare he use the same tactics as them dirty politicians.



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:20 PM
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If you're a Democrat, then you probably love Donald Trump right now. If you're a Republican, then you probably hate Donald Trump right now. If you're a guy like me, then you're probably are just sitting back laughing at both sides.



posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:20 PM
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originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: grandmakdw

Your making a false assumption that it's the poor and uneducated who watch reality TV. Hate to break it to ya but most of the poor people I know are less likely to watch those shows than than middle upper class Americans who live bubbles.



...black and Southern. These viewers compensate for their lack of educational and social advantages by watching more television than any other group except for viewers in the News and Information media type.
...
Low-income females interested primarily in indoor games and other non-intellectual means to higher status and social stimulation. Heavy television watchers, their preferred programming is youth and youth homemaker-oriented; virtually no viewing time devoted to informational or cultural programming.
...
"
www.medialit.org...


"Older Americans and high school dropouts spend the most time watching TV, according to new Labor Department data.
...

economix.blogs.nytimes.com...
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posted on Jul, 23 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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a reply to: grandmakdw

I think you are deluding yourself. I can't think of a single issue that Trump has a liberal stance on. Maybe you'd like to start off by listing a few of those for us.




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