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Trump says weighing run for America's top job, Christie hurt
Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | January 21, 2014 | Richard Valdmanis

Posted on 01/21/2014 5:02:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Outspoken real estate magnate Donald Trump said on Tuesday he may seek the Republican presidential nomination for 2016, adding that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's prospects for a White House run have dimmed since a scandal erupted.

A run for the presidency "is something I would certainly look at," Trump told Reuters. "You know why? I'm unhappy with the way things are going in America."

Trump gave the telephone interview before making a breakfast speech at the "Politics & Eggs" forum at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire - an event that tends to feature presidential hopefuls. Trump did not directly address the idea of a running for office during the speech....

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: New Jersey; New York; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: 2016; celebrityapprentice; chrischristie; krispykreme; trump
Good grief! Are there any Rockefellers or Romneys waiting in the wings?
1 posted on 01/21/2014 5:02:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump should run for governor of New York state or Mayor of NY.

Other than that I really don’t want to hear anything out of him.


2 posted on 01/21/2014 5:03:40 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTW did anyone happen to see Rove on FOX earlier tonight?

He says the tea party will vote for whatever republican is nominated.


3 posted on 01/21/2014 5:05:57 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Will he unveil the long awaited Obama birth cert during the Iowa caucus?


4 posted on 01/21/2014 5:06:32 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It may not bother him, but if ever a man could anticipate IRS scrutiny, it would have to be Trump. With his many corporations and leveraged real estate deals, there’d have to be some law or deal the government could misinterpret as unlawful.


5 posted on 01/21/2014 5:07:25 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump run as a Democrat?


6 posted on 01/21/2014 5:08:35 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: cripplecreek
Trump should run for governor of New York state or Mayor of NY.

Didn't he say recently that he'd run for governor of New York so long as he was unopposed in the primary?

7 posted on 01/21/2014 5:09:02 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: Pearls Before Swine
With his many corporations and leveraged real estate deals, there’d have to be some law or deal the government could misinterpret as unlawful.

All the Democrats would have to do is get one of the networks to pick up "Celebrity Apprentice" for a season and Trump would drop the presidency for the TV show.

8 posted on 01/21/2014 5:10:55 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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To: DoodleDawg

LOL that sounds like “The Donald”


9 posted on 01/21/2014 5:11:09 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Tokyo Rove is wrong. I doubt if many Tea Partier will vote blindly by party lines again. The only way this would happen is if we won some other clear concession instead, like the end of Obama Care, or the end of the EPA, or the UN being moved to Beligium and our contribution being drastically reduced. Real change with immigration laws that would benefit the united states and protect the boarder. That is a possible collateral benefit that I would consider.


10 posted on 01/21/2014 5:12:01 PM PST by lee martell
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

11 posted on 01/21/2014 5:16:46 PM PST by Bratch
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To: cripplecreek
"He says the tea party will vote for whatever republican is nominated."

Did he now?

The Gerber baby has a surprise coming.

12 posted on 01/21/2014 5:18:04 PM PST by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males----the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization.))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I'd vote for Trump.

Trump doesn't share my conservative social values, but frankly, the odds of the Republican nominee, much less the next elected president sharing my conservative social values is really low.

But Trump understands the trade issues and would be really good for America's economy. Plus trump gets things done. He is a quick judge of character, and would quickly have people in place to shape up the government, if anyone can.

And at this point the weak economy is hurting America's social values. Fixing the economy is becoming so important that it's starting to climb the list of social issues.

Plus Trump understands business controls and audits. I bet he could make a serious dent in the corruption in government.

And perhaps most importantly. Trump loves America and I don't he is a globalist. Trump would put America first.

13 posted on 01/21/2014 5:18:07 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: lee martell

I agree. I will not vote for Christie. I will not vote for Trump. I will not vote for anyone who I feel is a socialist even if they have an R after their name.

My top issues:
Honesty. I will not vote for a liar or a fraud. I will not vote for someone who says whatever he thinks he has to say in order to get a vote.

Repeal 0vomitcare.

No amnesty. Close the borders.

Enforce the laws that are currently on the books or else repeal them. No selective enforcement. If voter suppression is a crime, then it’s a crime regardless of whether the perp is black or white. If 0vomitcare is the law, then granting exceptions to favored companies is morally repugnant. Selective enforcement is nothing more than a dictatorship dressed up in euphemisms.

Reduce government. Cut spending. Cut social services. Get the government out of the charity business and out of the education (indoctrination) business.

I doubt there is a candidate who meets all those standards to my satisfaction, but at the very least I want someone who will move the ball down the field in that direction, not someone who continues in the current direction, but just at a slower pace.


14 posted on 01/21/2014 5:25:39 PM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: cripplecreek
He says the tea party will vote for whatever republican is nominated

As we have seen, the GOPe will NOT vote for a Tea Party candidate.

15 posted on 01/21/2014 5:30:52 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump is the comedy act that has to get into festivities at some point.


16 posted on 01/21/2014 5:40:25 PM PST by pallis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trumps needs to focus like a laser on taking Cuomo out. He has ZERO chance of the presidency.


17 posted on 01/21/2014 5:41:37 PM PST by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m not a Christy fan, but I am getting a good laugh out of this.

Evidently De Blasio has refused to plow the Upper East side of New York for political reasons! LOL!

Now, refusing to plow in Seattle is an old story. They won’t use salt, either. They are afraid to get more salt in the salt water of the Sound. They pulled this one year the week before Christmas and told everyone to shop locally. The Seattle reasons were different, though. Seattle hates cars and they hate Christmas.

De Blasio, though, picking what he sees as the wealthy people of the Eastside who didn’t vote for him.


18 posted on 01/21/2014 5:45:10 PM PST by Eva
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To: montag813
Guliani took care of crime in NYS.

Trump can handle the economic problems...and he owes no one.

19 posted on 01/21/2014 5:50:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: DannyTN

All good points.

Trump also has high name recognition even though most people probably have no idea of where he stands politically. That means he might be able to run on a few key issues, such as:
- Smaller government. Promise that many federal employees will hear “You’re Fired!” if he’s elected
- Fiscal conservatism. He should hold his own with anyone the Tea Party likes on this issue
- Fighting corruption and gov’t waste, emphasizing that what happens in government would never be allowed to happen in business, and bringing his business discipline to the job
- Major change in policy to promote business expansion, private investment, and to repeal Obamacare and eliminate or vastly downsize regulatory agencies like DoE, EPA, and Dep’t of Education.
- Strong national defense, return to a military run by professionals not liberal social engineers and wimps.
- Ignore or take neutral stands on social issues.

If he did this, tell me he would not gather very strong support from conservatives, as well as independents and libertarians.


20 posted on 01/21/2014 6:05:56 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I was watching a sermon given by Dr. David Jeremiah at Madison Sq. Garden when the camera panned the audience and sure enough there was Donald Trump. They panned back again later and showed DT for a second time. I’d vote for him if he secured the top of the ticket.


21 posted on 01/21/2014 6:31:28 PM PST by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: generally
Honesty. I will not vote for a liar or a fraud. I will not vote for someone who says whatever he thinks he has to say in order to get a vote.

And that one pretty much takes Trump out right from the start. He's the perfect candidate for the shallow thinking republican version of Obama voters.

I'll vote for someone I have a few honest disagreements with over someone like Trump who just wants to tell me what I want to hear.
22 posted on 01/21/2014 6:31:29 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Sacajaweau

He owes no one. HAHAHAHA He owes every bank in town.


23 posted on 01/21/2014 6:33:31 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: bmwcyle

Trump needs to go back to the circus


24 posted on 01/21/2014 6:35:45 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: bigbob
I think he would garner support. Frankly Trump is likely to be right of the democrat on social issues, though not much. I think your advice to ignore those issues for him would be wise.

He has recently thrown the gay media a bone. Which probably is wise politically, but still leaves him right of what most candidates including GOP candidates are going to be. He's moving in the wrong direction on this issue, but none of them are going to be perfect. I don't think Trump will lead on social issues. And if he did, it would likely be in the wrong direction. He doesn't have a strong value foundation. But if he can just avoid doing damage while he repairs the economy, I'd be thrilled.

Donald Trump Discusses 'Evolving' Gay Marriage Views With MSNBC

My usually stance is to vote the social issues first. Believing that if we honor God in our social polices, He will bless us with wisdom in economic and military matters. I still lean that way, but the economy is tearing at the social fabric, and I'm not hopeful of a leader leading the country right on social issues at this point.

So it might be time to put the country's pocketbook first, so that we have the resources to strive with the other issues.

25 posted on 01/21/2014 6:44:59 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Looks like the race for second place has begun.


26 posted on 01/21/2014 6:46:22 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: bmwcyle
He's worth 3.5 billion according to Forbes Sept 2013

He gets last laugh.

27 posted on 01/21/2014 6:55:01 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Donald Trump Just on Fox News: Bring on the Trade War with China
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2624420/posts

Trump’s Letter to Obama: China Thinks You’re Weak
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2822333/posts

Even Donald Trump Is Warning That An Economic Collapse Is Coming (May Run For President)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2668390/posts

China is "laughing" at the United States, says Trump (VIDEO)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2491166/posts


28 posted on 01/21/2014 7:24:15 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: montag813

Trump—Do It or don’t do it! I think you would make a great Governor of New York—Or help to fund a new 3rd Party—Help to establish the Liberty Party. That or revamp an existing party—Like the NY Conservative Party. Even toss your Fedora in the ring as a member of the GOP. a Trump/Palin Ticket would sound right to me. Trump has a great deal to offer, even as a VP. If he was smart he would go Total Tea Party and reject all of his middle of the road past comments. he hates Cuomo—use the hate to end Liberal/Progressive New York.


29 posted on 01/21/2014 9:15:21 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: bigbob; DannyTN

If he did this, tell me he would not gather very strong support from conservatives, as well as independents and libertarians.
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I agree with your comments PLUS those of DannyTN’s posted above. .........I believe Trump’s business accumen and familiarity with foreign relations would do wonders for reviving the US economy and creating jobs. I also believe he would clean out the social engineering wimps that have taken over the US military services.

I’d never vote for Christi, but I would vote for Trump.


30 posted on 01/22/2014 12:17:20 AM PST by octex
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To: cripplecreek

I hope there are many like us. I think there are. Maybe there are also more democrats who are no longer suckers for the lies they are being fed.

“Read my lips. No new taxes.” I don’t care which party you belong to. I don’t want to be lied to. This was the big lie of Bush I. With 0vomit, there is no way to keep track of all his lies; there are too many to count.


31 posted on 01/22/2014 3:10:52 AM PST by generally (Don't be stupid. We have politicians for that.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

HAHA, where are Trump’s Chumps now?


32 posted on 01/22/2014 5:56:57 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'If you like your Doctor you can keep him, PERIOD! Don't believe the GOPs warnings')
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