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originally posted by: mOjOm
For me it's just a possible theory that is seeming more possible all the time.
Trump let it be known in the industry that he was thinking about moving the Apprentice franchise to another network, then launched a campaign for president that was never meant to succeed.
February 2015: Trump decides not to renew his Apprentice contract, fueling speculation that he's mulling a run for president.
June 2015: Trump formally announces that he's running for president in a speech delivered from Trump Tower in New York City. Almost immediately, corporations and individuals that have partnerships with Trump - including Macy's, NBC and Univision - begin to sever ties with the mogul because of disparaging comments he made about Mexicans in the speech announcing his candidacy.
2013: Trump forms a presidential exploratory committee and, despite a strong backing from Republican voters, announces that he has no interest in running for governor of New York in 2014.
What is concerning is not only that Trump has skewed the discourse in a shameless direction, but also the fact that he lacks the necessary qualifications and the humility necessary when leading the world. You need experience to be President. Firing people on day one will not restore jobs. Trump’s attention-seeking statements undermine the rest of the GOP as well, a group of individuals who is working hard to bring the country back on track in the way they think is best. As others push forth economic proposals, foreign policy solutions, and relevant answers as to what should be done about the debt, non-politicians like Donald Trump .... are playing the “un-American” card, slandering people they do not agree with in order to de-legitimize them. Unfortunately, their actions de-legitimize the very real efforts of Republican politicians nationwide.
It's another thing to have all that hoping that you wouldn't actually win but instead get more name recognition, etc. but to your surprise actually do win the whole thing and have to do that job when you don't actually want to do that job and never did.
In an open letter to voters supporting Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, the former communications director of Trump’s now-defunct Super PAC said that the former reality television star not only never expected to be the Republican nominee, much less president, but never even wanted to be.
Writing for the website xojane.com, Stephanie Cegielski said that when she was brought aboard as communications director for the Make America Great Again PAC last summer, the instructions from Trump Tower were to make sure that Trump finished a respectable second in the GOP primary. It was made clear that Trump was running not as a serious contender, but as a “protest” candidate.
“I don't think even Trump thought he would get this far,” she wrote. “And I don’t even know that he wanted to, which is perhaps the scariest prospect of all. “He certainly was never prepared or equipped to go all the way to the White House, but his ego has now taken over the driver's seat, and nothing else matters.
The Donald does not fail.
The Donald does not have any weakness.”
originally posted by: mOjOm
originally posted by: MotherMayEye
Trump said he was the type of friends with the Clintons that he donated money in exchange for political favors. They have a long history as friends. He's given Hillary and Bill high, high praise. Records speak more to me than campaign rhetoric.
I remain skeptical.
Ok. That doesn't sound like real great friends to me. That sounds exactly like what I said earlier. Business.
“Trump never intended to be the candidate. But his pride is too out of control to stop him now,” she wrote.
“He doesn't want the White House. He just wants to be able to say that he could have run the White House. He’s achieved that already and then some. If there is any question, take it from someone who was recruited to help the candidate succeed, and initially very much wanted him to do so.”
Cegielski, an attorney and the former vice president of public relations for the Public Relations Society of America, could be dismissed as a disgruntled former employee. The Trump campaign shut down the PAC that she worked for in October.
However, Cegielski said that she supported the decision to shut down the PAC and continued to support Trump “with great passion” afterward. It was only slowly, as she began to look at Trump “as a member of the voting public rather than a communications person charged with protecting his positions,” that she started to feel disillusioned.
In the end, she said, she decided that Trump is not an authentic voice for disaffected Americans alienated from Washington and left behind by the global economy.
Speaking to current Trump supporters, she wrote, “He is not that voice. He is not your voice. He is only Trump's voice.”
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Hazardous1408
LOL!!! Whatever. Good lord. Please don't applaud the masses' misguided typings.