Skip to comments.Donald Trump bashes President Bush(Flashback 2008)
Posted on 04/03/2011 6:21:21 AM PDT by Son House
ABERDEEN, Scotland - The Donald to W: "You stink."
Donald Trump trashed President Bush Tuesday as a "terrible" President who has destroyed the world economy - but insisted the global crunch wouldn't stall his planned $2 billion golf resort.
"We have a President in the United States who's terrible. He stinks," Trump said.
Trump said he can't wait to see Bush head back to Texas after the November election is done.
"Hopefully, we'll have a good, new President, whoever he is," Trump said.
He praised both major party candidates - Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic nominee and John McCain, his Republican counterpart.
"[Obama] has done an amazing job," Trump said. "He came from nowhere."
The tycoon called McCain "a friend of mine" who made a stunning political comeback.
Either will be better than Bush, said Trump.
Trump, who was in Scotland on personal business and not for U.S. politics, told a hearing on his planned megaresort that the economic climate has dramatically worsened since he first started buying land north of Aberdeen for the project.
Trump openly admits his harsh criticism of Bush, he has never tried to duck this.
Trump is a sideshow freak on the political spectrum. This is all being done to enrich himself. Stop covering this 2 time bankruptcy, no credit BS artist. He rips people off and blows so much hot air the ice caps will actually melt. Forget him, his hair, his TV show and his ridiculous proclamations. He is not serious, except for enriching himself.
Trump’s right. The Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama administration has destroyed 200 years of American exceptionalism and prosperity. It is literally all gone, flushed down a toilet to create and sustain two distinct looter classes—the welfare poor and the socialist rich. This nation was created by and for the free individual citizen and they’ve created a system where a self-sufficient person who earns everything he has is just a sucker. If you’re rich, there’s a gravy train to ride and if you are lazy, there’s another gravy train.
The rest of us are just gravy.
You should see some of the Trump threads on Free Republic. I am stunned at how people want this guy as President. It is scary and I can’t believe it. We are in trouble if people find Trump conservative.
He should have had enough information by June 2008. In February, when McCain won the Republican nomination, I was saying McCain should have been telling Democrats pick either candidate, theres no difference.I could tell the difference in February(and probably long before that), why couldnt Trump?
Well, seems O’Reilly is giving him 3 weeks to get back to him on the abortion issue, does a conservative really has to ponder that one? Or is it fiscal/conservative and social/liberal?
Also, if you look at Trump's praise for Obama ("He came from nowhere") it's not like he supported his policies. Just that he became popular so fast from "nowhere".
If this is true, is there any logic for this Trump donation?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has received the fourth-largest amount of Trump’s contributions, including $4,800 in the successful 2010 campaign against Tea Party favorite Sharron Angle.
I think all were equally bad in their own way.
Glad you are so tuned into the inner workings of the Trump’s mind and motivations—I assume you feel he has no authentic interest in getting to the bottom of the con man Obama’s manufactured persona (by the way,good morning, Obot).
Donald Trump gives opinionated blowhards everywhere a bad name . . . . .
I tend to agree. He’s like Morton Downey Jr. right now.
I remember that ‘miss me yet’ of Bush going around long before they put up the billboard, yes, Bush deserved criticism, but was he going to be worse than the democrat candidate?
How about the praise for Obama and McCain? He is a blowhard...and certainly not a conservative.
More evidence that he’s simply trying to split the conservative vote in the primary.
GW Bush was a disappointment. He was strong out of the gates, but finished a distant third or fourth.
“Donald Trump bashes President Bush”
I’m no huge fan of Trump, but there was a lot about Bush to bash in my opinion.
“Flying Monkey Alert”
So amazing, this orchestrated push to discredit Trump by “freepers” using sensitive conservative hot buttons JUST as Trump is pulling back the veil on Obama.
You know, it stinks to high heaven ol ‘Son”.
Methinks you are waging a counter-intuitive ops to throw folks off Obama’s stinkin’ scent by going after Trump.
Guess you guys have once again been dispatched (here we go, so predictable) web-wide to disguise yourselves and attack any Obama detractors that pose real threats to the con man.
You won’t get ahead of it this time.
He declared bankruptcy twice, talk to people who have done business with him, the word is he a lying scumbag and I will leave that there.
People who can’t pay their own massive debts, twice, should not be preaching financial responsibility.
This freak is a genius at self promotion, he does not want to run for president, this is to get airtime. Now suddenly he is a birther - conjured up out of thin air to get massive tv coverage and it is working. He does this every election - starts making noise about populist beliefs, get a lot of coverage and then drop out on the eve of the primaries. It helps his other business interests and free advertising.
Pro-life, give me a break.
He can keep his Victoria Secrets girl friends and his hair stylist. He is not real!
Are you kidding? Really are you kidding?
If Trump wants to see something that stinks, he should watch his TV show.
“GW Bush was a disappointment.”
And that’s his up-side. He was an embarrassment and was incompetent on so many levels. We might’ve been able to survive Hussein’s administration if Bush hadn’t started the ball rolling downhill while in office. Pathetic.
Am I kidding about what?
Snooki fan, eh?
Hang in there. Soon she will be as much of a legend as JLo!
GW Bush was a disappointment. He was strong out of the gates, but finished a distant third or fourth.
Could it be because he had a democratic controlled congress that would not work with him on any level?
Yeah that 4.5 percent unemployment was a real downer.
That’s right. Even after the financial hit of 9/11, Bush had the economy in good shape until the Dems took Congress in Jan 2007, began trashing it, and blaming it on him.
What did Bush do as president to maintain that?
Also, if Bush's policies were so great how did the collapse happen at the end of his presidency?
Democrat Congress elected in Nov of 2006. Please, check the charts.
born June 14, 1946 in Queens, New York, NY (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)
Frederick Christ Trump, born October 11, 1905 in Queens, NY, died June 1999 in Queens, NY
Mary Ann MacLeod, born May 10, 1912 in SCOTLAND, died August 7, 2000 in Queens, NY. Arrived in US October 5, 1935. Married January 1936. Naturalized as a US Citizen March 10, 1942.
Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)
Donald Trump is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Comrade Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.
Call it ‘vetting’ the candidate, you can decide anyway you want, but this conversation should happen.
Oh, man that is funny if not sad.
Bush's policy of cheap, and I mean cheap, money is what set the ball rolling for massive debt.
Bush grew the Dept of Education by 100%.
Chris Cox, under Bush, let the uptick rule die allowing massive speculation in the markets.
Bush pushed for tax dollars to be used pay down payments on homes for minorities and illegals.
Oh, and don't forget, Bush wanted a "new America" where we would all be speaking spanish...
|We are now one of the largest Spanish-speaking nations in the world. We're a major source of Latin music, journalism and culture.
Just go to Miami, or San Antonio, Los Angeles, Chicago or West New York, New Jersey ... and close your eyes and listen. You could just as easily be in Santo Domingo or Santiago, or San Miguel de Allende.
For years our nation has debated this change -- some have praised it and others have resented it. By nominating me, my party has made a choice to welcome the new America.
Our future cannot be separated from the future of Latin America.
As I speak, we are celebrating the success of democracy in Mexico.
George Bush from a campaign speech in Miami, August 2000.
Here is an excerpt of a good critique of that speech:
In equating our intimate historic bonds to our mother country and to Canada with our ties to Mexico, W. shows a staggering ignorance of the civilizational facts of life. The reason we are so close to Britain and Canada is that we share with them a common historical culture, language, literature, and legal system, as well as similar standards of behavior, expectations of public officials, and so on. My Bush Epiphany By Lawrence Auster
You people have to stop believing what you see on tv. Are you seriously gonna blame Bush for the financial collapse in 2008 and not give him credit for the low unemployment and economic growth prior to 2007? I have the charts on my PC but don’t know how to post them. I will email them to you if you like.
And, Jorge Bush vetoed all of those spending bills, right?
Agreed that it is time to call Bush what he was. A big spending incompetent. He had a GOP congress for a large portion of his term. Yet he allowed the wall street banks to have 40 to 1 leverage courtesy of his treasury secretary in 2004 waiving the leverage rule. That is a big part of what brought things down.
He allowed his big business Texas buddies to flood the US the with cheap and illegal Mexican labor. He blew a hole open in the budget with spending. He went into Iraq with way too few troops.
In the end, I really can only support the guy for his handling of 9-11 which was outstanding leadership and his two conservative Supreme Court picks.
He left on out on the birther too, Trump told O’Reilly he thinks it was in America. Then why ask for the birth certificate?
Look, I’m no expert on the economy. All I know is that we were in great shape until 2007, when the Dems took over Congress and started the spending binge.
What policies, be specific, did Bush do to keep unemployment down?
What policies, be specific, did Bush employ to secure the future?
How did he cut spending from 2000 to 2006? How did he reduce the size of the federal govt?
What policies did he implement that would curtail spending and reduce taxation. You can't use the Bush tax cuts of 2003 because he never did another thing to cut taxes.
If it weren't for 9-11 we never would have had those tax cuts.
To find out who the father is.
If it's truly Barack Obama (Sr.) that proves Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama the US Resident is NOT a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN.
Yes, I’d even have to put Joe the Plumber higher on that note. At least Joe has had a notable epiphany, and because of the situation, is a seemingly better advocate for the conservative side.
“Bush pushed for tax dollars to be used pay down payments on homes for minorities and illegals.”
I doubt this. The Republicans tried to reform Fannie and Freddy but didn’t succeed. You can see some of the debate and procedural give and take on Youtube.
You’re kidding, right?...
How ‘bout for starters:
Runaway spending (Congress controls the purse strings, but what did he do to rein them in?)
Lack of border enforcement
Turning a blind eye to “legal” slavery (illegal immigrants who are already here - not sending them home)
Department of Homeland Security (and a myriad of other intrusive Constitution-stomping surveillance operations)
Allowing the Democrats to run the housing market (again, he’s one of the checks and balances - why didn’t he use it?)
Entering a war and not allowing us to fight it and get it done
Backing off of the search for Bin Laden and Zawahiri (wouldn’t want to upset Pakistan after all)
Expanding the Department of Education
Never pulling out his veto pen for anything
Collaborating with some of most left wing members of Congress (like Ted Kennedy) on legislation
And on and on and on...
I used to come back on my left-wing friends who would complain about Bush: “I don’t know why you all are complaining, Bush is the best Democrat the Republicans ever elected!”
Yeah, but what true conservative ever thought Obama would be anything other than the complete disaster he turned out to be. The Donald has not proved himself to be any more conservative than Huckabee or Mitt.
It's also having another effect; It's changing the boundaries of the upcoming campaign in a very welcome way. I'm happy that he's in the fray just for that reason, even if all that you say is true.