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Donald Trump attacks Obama's dealings with Tony Rezko
International Business Times ^ | April 11, 2011

Posted on 04/11/2011 6:35:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Obama “never did a deal in his life except with Tony Rezko,” said Donald Trump on Fox News.

“People should look into that one,” he added.

Trump once again went on the offensive against Obama. His previous point of attack was doubts over Obama’s birthplace. Now, it’s the latter’s long history with Tony Rezko, who Hillary Clinton in 2008 called a “slum landlord.”

Rezko is am Illinoisan political fundraiser who was convicted for fraud and bribery in 2008. He was accused of using his political position to extort money from businesses seeking contracts from the Illinois Teachers System Board and the Illinois Health Facilities Planning Board.

Back in the 1990s (before Rezko’s offenses took place), two companies owned by Rezko gave the first ever contributions to Obama's Illinois Senate campaign. In the 2000s, he served on Obama’s U.S. Senate campaign finance committee.

In 2005, Rezko’s wife bought a lot adjacent to a house Obama purchased for $625,000 and subsequently sold a part of it to Obama. The deal generated much controversy back in Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign.

Trump went on to say that the President of the United States needs to be able to “deal properly” – something he said Obama isn’t able to do because the latter “never did a deal in his life except with Tony Rezko” before assuming the presidential office in January 2009.

Trump criticized America’s “deal” with China, which will have the latter making a “$300 billion profit” this year. In prior interviews, Trump also criticized America’s deal OPEC and blamed it for high oil prices.


TOPICS: Illinois; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: birthertrump; obama; rezko; trump
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Very few people outside of Chicago or political junkies (like us) have even heard of Tony Rezko. Looks like that's about to change!!
1 posted on 04/11/2011 6:35:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

2 years into the nightmare & this is completely untouched by the foreign-state-run media.

“Imagine if it was a republican”


2 posted on 04/11/2011 6:37:13 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: Liz; sickoflibs

bump


3 posted on 04/11/2011 6:37:50 PM PDT by GOPJ (Understanding the Koran: http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump is playing the role of useful idiot. His decision to go after Obama is a real problem for Team Bambi given Trump’s profile in the public eye.


4 posted on 04/11/2011 6:39:08 PM PDT by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump-Palin??


5 posted on 04/11/2011 6:39:20 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

why is trump the only one going after obama??? where is romney, pawlenty, there rest of the bozos going after this shady loser?


6 posted on 04/11/2011 6:41:14 PM PDT by exist
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To: Renegade
Trump-Palin??

You're 10 days late on that one.

7 posted on 04/11/2011 6:41:41 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Hit, move on, hit, move on

... and the author of my “Art of War” books said Sun Tzu wasn’t for political battles...

8 posted on 04/11/2011 6:42:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Yippee Obama just got engaged as as a celebrity apprentice.

Donald's got nothing to lose and everything to gain in this fight.

Bring it on!

9 posted on 04/11/2011 6:42:43 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As I’ve said before Trump is done with the anti american, anti bussiness obama.


10 posted on 04/11/2011 6:43:49 PM PDT by DCmarcher-976453 (SARAH PALIN 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump is tapping right into what Americans like the best..and that is great stories like this where the mud really flies.

Note that the Obots have just got up having been knocked down in round one. Round two, and they are flat on their backs again.


11 posted on 04/11/2011 6:43:49 PM PDT by crz
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To: exist
".....where is romney, pawlenty, there rest of the bozos going after this shady loser?"


They're just being the usual gutless bunch of RINO turds they've always been.
12 posted on 04/11/2011 6:44:35 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Similarities?

Photobucket

13 posted on 04/11/2011 6:45:33 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Obama - as big a lie as the number 4 on a roman numeral clock...and so few bother to notice!)
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To: exist

The “bozos” are in hiding waiting for the next election.

Right now, I’d campaign and vote for Donald. At least the guy’s got some gonads to stand up and tell it like it is.

Go Donald!


14 posted on 04/11/2011 6:46:14 PM PDT by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: exist

Pawlenty already commented that he thought this was a non issue.

Romney is playing it coy. He thinks he can move in after the dust settles.

Palin..well, she is trying to play the middle ground also, Except she has flip flopped on it lately. First, it was a distraction and embarassment, and now its OK.
She lost my support after that one.

The only one who isnt chicken shit is Trump.


15 posted on 04/11/2011 6:48:18 PM PDT by crz
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To: Emperor Palpatine

The Donald has it over them.

He has success in real life, been up and down, warts are out in the open, and he talks like a common person, but is very smart....

The debates should be fun ............


16 posted on 04/11/2011 6:48:41 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: ScottinVA

The initials are same as Tea Party


17 posted on 04/11/2011 6:49:41 PM PDT by Renegade
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To: not2worry

” Right now, I’d campaign and vote for Donald. At least the guy’s got some gonads to stand up and tell it like it is.”

Live in Fla, and I can tell you more and more people are liking what they see from The Donald


18 posted on 04/11/2011 6:50:14 PM PDT by patriotspride
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To: GOPJ

Trump, running for President, completely bypasses Republican candidates, and GOES FOR OBAMA JUGULAR!

My dreams are getting better all the time. Trump, hot on the trail of the Muslim Marxist!


19 posted on 04/11/2011 6:51:19 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watch as Fox News goes in the tank with the rest. Tea Party Paranoia is sweeping Washington DC.


20 posted on 04/11/2011 6:53:23 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks and so do the RINOS.)
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To: misterrob

“Trump is playing the role of useful idiot”

To whom? Or to what?


21 posted on 04/11/2011 6:53:30 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why wasn’t he asking all these questions when 0 was running?
Well at least someone has some nads.


22 posted on 04/11/2011 6:56:55 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Renegade
Trump-Palin??

Palin-Trump.

23 posted on 04/11/2011 6:58:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since we’re going back to things that should have been aired when he was running, how about his violation of the Logan Act and his campaigning for the murderous Muslim/Communist Odinga on the American taxpayer dollar?


24 posted on 04/11/2011 6:59:48 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08
Patience my FRend, patience.

This is political guerrilla warfare. Obie will never see the next attack coming...

25 posted on 04/11/2011 7:04:51 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: patriotspride

I hear ya.

The naysayers simply prefer a candidate that sounds like a politician. I guess the addiction to political speak is hard for some to break free from. If someone like Donald had come around in 2008, Obama would have never been elected. Donald is a breath of fresh air.


26 posted on 04/11/2011 7:06:50 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: screaminsunshine

Fox new should have been talking about this, but instead they were holding poison fish and sting rays.


27 posted on 04/11/2011 7:07:29 PM PDT by Battle Axe (Repent, for the coming of the Lord is neigh.)
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To: exist

why is trump the only one going after obama??? where is romney, pawlenty, there rest of the bozos going after this shady loser? “ ===========================================

The WON has hired Trump to dish the dirt early, get it out there, then it’s all cleaned up and forgotten by election Tuesday, November, 2012? The rest of our guys parakeet Trump, but in no way appear to run straight at Obama. Lack of experience, confidence and gravitas. All for naught. Trump can not make it through our primary after the White House reminds us of Trumps non-conservative life.

Aren’t I awful tonight? Pass more chocolate.


28 posted on 04/11/2011 7:09:33 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Battle Axe

Fox is in the tank with the rest of them. I guess they are taking the “Good Cop” role for the Saps who believe what they hear in the Media.


29 posted on 04/11/2011 7:10:59 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks and so do the RINOS.)
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To: GOPJ

Trump is firing on all cylinders carpet bombing obama daily.


30 posted on 04/11/2011 7:11:26 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If Donald keep lobbing hand grenades into the Oval Office one of them might just find their mark.
31 posted on 04/11/2011 7:15:05 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Yeah right. Like Trump is going to be anyone’s second banana. And Palin’s? lol


32 posted on 04/11/2011 7:16:03 PM PDT by Huck (Will we still be using U6 when the pubbies are back in charge?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Political “Art of War”. He will keep probing soft spots until Obie loses it...


33 posted on 04/11/2011 7:16:36 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 to be the year of ME!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump is on Greta. Greta says that Trump is doing a great service to the Dem Party by bringing up the BC issue. He still stands firm. Hmmmmmmmm.


34 posted on 04/11/2011 7:17:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thank you Donald. You are a breath of fresh air. DC needs to be fumigated.


35 posted on 04/11/2011 7:19:27 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: Christian Engineer Mass

“Imagine if it was a republican”

35 years ago Bush missed a dentist appointment. The media nearly crucified him. Fake but accurate.


36 posted on 04/11/2011 7:19:27 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The MSM is the greatest threat to America.)
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To: Renegade
Trump-Palin??

No.. Trump should run in the Democrat primary against Obama.

37 posted on 04/11/2011 7:19:58 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

Now, there’s an idea!


38 posted on 04/11/2011 7:24:12 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Get ready for the MSM declaring that Trump gas no political experience.


39 posted on 04/11/2011 7:24:30 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The MSM is the greatest threat to America.)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Greta is a Democrat, a lawyer and a Scientologist.


40 posted on 04/11/2011 7:28:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ('As a kid, I got three meals a day: Oatmeal, miss-a-meal, and no meal.' Mr. T)
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To: misterrob

Oh I think Trump is far more than an idiot


41 posted on 04/11/2011 7:28:41 PM PDT by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: misterrob

Oh I think Trump is far more than an idiot


42 posted on 04/11/2011 7:28:51 PM PDT by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: not2worry

Me too


43 posted on 04/11/2011 7:30:41 PM PDT by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: patriotspride

I just heard Trumo on Greta amazing!


44 posted on 04/11/2011 7:32:04 PM PDT by mel (I DONATE to FR monthly...Do You?????)
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To: LibsRJerks
Now, there’s an idea!

After all "The Donald" is really a liberal on most issues. Imagine Obama being forced into debating him in the primaries. That is where Trump could do the most damage.

45 posted on 04/11/2011 7:32:20 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: exist

Because someone is using him to soften up the target. Not sure who at this point, but Trump is the perfect guy to do it.


46 posted on 04/11/2011 7:35:51 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If The Donald wants to toss some money around, why doesn’t he delve in to the alleged wild limo ride in Gurnee and the unsolved death of Donald Young?


47 posted on 04/11/2011 7:38:22 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Correct


48 posted on 04/11/2011 7:38:59 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama's 2012 Slogan: "We've got what it takes, to take what you've got"!)
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To: exist

They are scared. Anyone who has been in politics for 10 minutes knows you don’t throw stones because they will come back at you. The Donald, he doesn’t care..he has a life outside of politics.


49 posted on 04/11/2011 7:42:19 PM PDT by panthermom (Proud Mom of an Infantry Soldier)
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To: patriotspride
Live in Fla, and I can tell you more and more people are liking what they see from The Donald

Lots of folks in Florida are ex-New Yorkers and will vote for The Donald in a heartbeat. So will the City's union guys. I find it amusing that posters on this board who have never uttered a good word about New Yorkers are mesmerized by Trump, the quintessential New Yorker.

I wonder what the connection is between Donald Trump, Rahm Emanuel and his brother Ari who is Trump's agent. Rahm left the White House on less than friendly terms. Trump donated to Rahm's mayoral election . . . could Rahm be passing on insider information as a form of revenge. As they say, politics makes strange bedfellows.

50 posted on 04/11/2011 7:44:34 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland
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