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Donald Trump says his determination to conclusively resolve President Barack Obama’s place of birth resonates with GOP voters, and he doesn’t care if Karl Rove criticizes the effort, because it was the Republican strategist’s failures that led to a botched Obama presidency in the first place.
Trump also told Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Thursday Obama’s decision to send armed drones into Libya is “a little late” to save the many lives lost, was another sign of his weak leadership, and if he was president he would just go in “and take the oil.”
“Well it’s a little bit late, his whole thing is a little late — he takes so long to make decisions,” Trump said. “And he might have been better off making no decision, or going in early, because so many people have been killed in Libya — it’s unbelievable — it’s a carnage. So, I just don’t think he knows what he’s doing
Van Susteren asked Trump what he would do if he was president, considering it has been some two months since Obama said Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi must go: “I would go in and take the oil — I would just go in and take the oil,” Trump replied. “We don’t know who the rebels are, we hear they come from Iran, we hear they’re influenced by Iran or al-Qaida, and, frankly I would go in, I would take the oil — and stop this baby stuff.
Van Susteren then wondered why Trump thought he was getting so much heat from Republicans — including GOP strategist Karl Rove —for insisting Obama reveal his birth certificate from Republicans. “Well, I don't think I'm getting a lot of heat. First of all, I think Karl Rove has a loser issue,” Trump said. “If you look at the Republican Party, 75 percent of [GOP voters] think there is something to it; 25 percent think he wasn’t born in this country — in the meantime . . . I’m leading, or tied for the lead, in virtually every poll.
Originally posted by Sinnthia
How is he going to just take the oil? Is he going to personally fund his children in a family funday ground war or is he going to ask us to pay to send troops into another ground war? Or is he just going to go over there and talk tough? Maybe someone should get him an internet connection so he can take a look at that BC like the rest of us and then concentrate on this ground war he is gonna run on.
The guy's not presidential material, he's a greedy speculator and opportunist. So he'd just go into Libya and get the oil? Just like we did under Bush Jr. with Iraq, and how did that work out for us?
Out of the two, I would prefer Trump. And, not because he's white (to put a halt to all you real racist out there ready to pounce). Because he is a successful busniess man and at this point, we need that.
In 1991, unable to pay a $3.5 billion loan, he declared business bankruptcy. He also came close to filing personal ruin. At the time, his personal debt was estimated to be around $900 million. Due to the bankruptcy, banks and bondholders lost millions.
Not even a year later, Trump Plaza Hotel folded and Donald had to declare bankruptcy. Again, he worked out a deal where he’d give up 49 percent of the hotel to Citibank and the other lenders and he’d get more time to pay the loan back. It took him two years to repay most of his debt with many sacrifices. He had to give up the Trump Shuttle.
The bankruptcy saga didn’t stop there. In 2004, Donald filed for bankruptcy protection and restructured his debt. He reduced his ownership of Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts to 27 percent and gave bondholders stocks to help lower his debt and then stepped down as CEO.
Unfortunately the reemergence didn’t last long. On February 17th 2009, Donald Trump filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a debt ratio of $50 million in assets to his $500 million in debt. This filing made the third bankruptcy for Trump Enterprises.
Originally posted by sligtlyskeptical
Trump basically said that he would just go in and steal their oil. That is the character of this potentioal Presidential candidate. The fact that anyone could actually consider voting for him befuddles me.
Donald Trump personifies what is wrong with this country. A complete lack of morality. And for the record I haven't been to a church for 15+ years.