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Trump: Bush probably worst U.S. president [was pimping Hillary for Prez in 2007]
WND ^ | March 16, 2007 | WND

Posted on 04/04/2011 5:44:20 AM PDT by ejdrapes

Trump: Bush probably worst U.S. president

Businessman and "Apprentice" television star Donald Trump blasted President George Bush today, calling him "probably the worst president in the history of the United States," and blaming his 2004 victory on the Democrat ticket.

Appearing on CNN's "Situation Room," Trump was asked by host Wolfe Blitzer his opinion of Democrat presidential candidate John Edwards.

"I don't know him," Trump answered. "People like him. I know people that like him very much, but I really don't know him."

Trump went on to say that Edward's experience as John Kerry's 2004 running mate was a negative in his estimation.

"Well, I think that's a huge negative, because that was a shame that that race was lost, because look what we have right now," Trump said. "It's a disaster. So, you know, I would probably be inclined not to like him on the basis that he lost an election that should have been won. That election should have been won."

Trump noted that the blame fell on Kerry as well.

"He's a friend of mine. But I'm so upset that he blew it," he said.

"I think Bush is probably the worst president in the history of the United States. And I just don't understand how they could have lost that election."

The entire transcript of Trump's interview with Blitzer can be read here.

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


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And we're supposed to believe this guy is a conservative republican? Just because he goes on O'Reilly and bashes China and OPEC and asks Obama to produce his birth certificate? Conservative my arse.
1 posted on 04/04/2011 5:44:23 AM PDT by ejdrapes
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To: ejdrapes

OK so where are all the “real” conservatives? Hiding under their desks?


2 posted on 04/04/2011 5:45:52 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: ejdrapes

Trump is a true looney is he believes Carter and obamma are better presidents than Bush!


3 posted on 04/04/2011 5:48:36 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: ejdrapes

Bush is safe. LBJ already meets all requirements.


4 posted on 04/04/2011 5:50:27 AM PDT by Seruzawa (Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for good a blaster kid.)
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To: ejdrapes

Well these statements should dispel all doubt about how big a village idiot “The Donald” really is.

Better to keep one’s mouth shut and be thought a fool, rather than to speak and remove all doubt there, The Donald.


5 posted on 04/04/2011 5:51:24 AM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: rawhide

Bush’s eight years had more mistakes than Obama’s two. The handling of Katrina was a nightmarish bungle. “Brownie,” anyone? No Child Left Behind. The list goes on and on.

Now, if Obama had eight years, he’d probably have MORE mistakes than Bush at his current rate.


6 posted on 04/04/2011 5:51:28 AM PDT by walterandrews
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To: ejdrapes

Yep. And we’re supposed to bash Glenn Beck for thinking this wighead is a phony baloney. Which he is. Don’t be tools for this egomaniacal assclown.


7 posted on 04/04/2011 5:51:28 AM PDT by montag813
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To: ejdrapes; rawhide

I have a theory that Trump’s newfound conservatism is really an attempt to divide conservatives a la Perot in order to help Obama. Just saying ...


8 posted on 04/04/2011 5:52:02 AM PDT by rimtop56
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To: ejdrapes

As I’ve said previously. I won’t vote for Trump, but I’m cheering him on like hellfire in his personal crusade to find Obama’s birth certificate.


9 posted on 04/04/2011 5:52:05 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: ejdrapes

If you look at Trump’s political contributions record, you’ll find that he has donated to every sleazebag in office.


10 posted on 04/04/2011 5:52:31 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: ejdrapes

Trump is a populist. And when I say populist, it means he’s saying whatever he thinks will make him popular.


11 posted on 04/04/2011 5:53:18 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: ejdrapes

If the Rug is a “conservative republican”, then I am a SEIU, ACORN supporter.


12 posted on 04/04/2011 5:53:24 AM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: ejdrapes

I’ll wait to see if he runs and what his issues are.. Fact is Trump is more of a Conservative on more than a few major issues that Bush was/is


13 posted on 04/04/2011 5:53:33 AM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: ejdrapes
RE :”And we're supposed to believe this guy is a conservative republican? Just because he goes on O’Reilly and bashes China and OPEC and asks Obama to produce his birth certificate? Conservative my arse.

I agree with your point, Bush was a very crappy president but Trump jumping on the Obama-stimulus band-wagon in early 2009 shows he is hardly what we are looking for. He was for TARP too.

14 posted on 04/04/2011 5:54:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: ejdrapes

geez would somebode please get this walking carpet (rug) out of the way before he screws things up for 2012?


15 posted on 04/04/2011 5:54:18 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: rimtop56

Yep. He is Perot. And even more annoying.


16 posted on 04/04/2011 5:54:47 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: ejdrapes

>> And we’re supposed to believe this guy is a conservative republican?

Trump is a loudmouth blowbag. Trump serves Trump only, and no particular ideology or principle. He’d call himself a Rastafarian if he thought it would play well in Peoria.

Still it’s fun to watch him beat Odumbo about the head and shoulders with the BC thing. I wish him great success in that endeavor. But POTUS? No way.


17 posted on 04/04/2011 5:55:15 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ejdrapes

Considering Bush turned out to not be that much of a conservative, this isn’t a good way to start an argument.

If you dig deeper, Trump also liked Reagan and didn’t like Carter that much, but says Carter is a better ex-President than he was a President (arguable, but nowhere near as bad as saying he was a “good” President).

He still voted for, and contributed to Bush. He just became disappointed in him as his second term wore on.

I can’t really disagree, but I’d never say he was the “worst president” we’ve had. That’s a bit over the top.

Trump has to prove himself, but I don’t discount him simply due to these comments.


18 posted on 04/04/2011 5:55:56 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: ejdrapes

Just the fact that John Kerry ‘is a friend” tells you everything you need to know about Donald Trump. I’m sure he dislikes Obama. Kerry’s bitter rant about how voters are sucked in by “catchy slogans” tells you that Kerry is bitter about Obama’s win. Obviously he thought his Dem voters were too smart for such tricks. That said, the only reason Trump is running as a Republican is because 1) Obama will surely get the Dem ticket next time out and 2) After Obama, this nation will not be feeling friendly toward the Dems.


19 posted on 04/04/2011 5:56:27 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: Lib-Lickers 2

DING DING DING!


20 posted on 04/04/2011 5:56:51 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: sickoflibs

Trump’s motives are so transparent. He blamed Bush for his bankruptcy instead of placing the blame where it belongs : himself.


21 posted on 04/04/2011 5:57:59 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: sickoflibs

>> Bush was a very crappy president

Compared to what?

Carter, Clintoon and Odumbo are very crappy presidents.

Bush is #2 behind Reagan since WW2, IMHO. At worst, #3 behind Reagan and Eisenhower.


22 posted on 04/04/2011 5:58:11 AM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: ejdrapes

Telling.


23 posted on 04/04/2011 5:58:28 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: sickoflibs

So was McCain, and Bush himself. As well as Herman Cain I think. And many Freepers, at least grudgingly supported the first TARP.

The bank portion of TARP for all it’s horror actually turned out to be a net profit. I’m not saying it was right, but ended up a net profit.

Now, the Fannie/GM/etc part...well that’s a whole ‘nother ball of wax.


24 posted on 04/04/2011 5:58:35 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: walterandrews

Katrina was not Bush’s mistake. The press covered for the Dem mayor and the Dem governor and pushed an agenda that many Americans fell for. Bush made some foolish choices but the main problem in that entire saga was the press - right down to their pretense that the people weren’t actually shooting at their rescuers. We watched history being re-written right as it was occurring.


25 posted on 04/04/2011 5:59:27 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: rintense

Where did he do that?


26 posted on 04/04/2011 5:59:28 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: ejdrapes

Trump panders to knee jerk reactions but lacks real substance.


27 posted on 04/04/2011 6:02:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: screaminsunshine

Are real conservatives allowed on TV?


28 posted on 04/04/2011 6:03:55 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rintense
RE :”Trump’s motives are so transparent. He blamed Bush for his bankruptcy instead of placing the blame where it belongs : himself.

The LAST thing we need is another open borders-bank bailout-corporate government stimulus-pumping born millionaire as a Republican candidate. He is a just another corporate snake oil salesman who is trying to take advantage of the current vacuum to get on TV. He belongs back on The View with Rosey.

All we need is a expert in (personal business) bankruptsy in charge of a government that creates it's own money.

29 posted on 04/04/2011 6:05:38 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: RockinRight

RE :”So was McCain, and Bush himself. “

That is your argument FOR Trump ??? LOL


30 posted on 04/04/2011 6:07:34 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: walterandrews

Wrong, wrong, and wrong. Katrina, in particular was not an error, at least in reaction to the crisis. Bush was in front of the problem while the idiot governor and mayor mishandled the situation entirely. If anything, it was a PR error for the White House.

Obama has run our economy into the ground. Bush maintained low unemployment, a great business environment, and pro-growth strategy. We saw a bad situation on the tail end of his second term, but that doesn’t erase otherwise historically good numbers during a time of multiple crisis - a falling economy when he entered the White House, 9/11, Katrina and a housing bubble many years in the making. Did Bush do everything right? Absolutely not, but he did a lot more things right than wrong. Comparing his time to Obama’s first two years of massive government expansion, crippling ant-business policies and international cow towing to commies and tyrants is simply incorrect.


31 posted on 04/04/2011 6:09:15 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Yup. However most big-business types donate to both sides. Trump has donated to Hillary AND McCain, to Gillibrand as well as Tom Coburn and George Allen.

It’s basically a way to keep a target off your back with regard to your business interests. A sad fact of today’s political world, but that’s what it is.


32 posted on 04/04/2011 6:10:10 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: ejdrapes

Trump , at best, is a moderate,slight left leaning Democrat or a very liberal RINO.


33 posted on 04/04/2011 6:10:55 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: sickoflibs

It’s been years since that happened. There have been some blips lately, but I think those were on businesses that bear his name, but he doesn’t himself really run or have all that much involvement in.

Devil’s Advocate: Isn’t a guy who can bring himself back from the ledge financially worth looking at?


34 posted on 04/04/2011 6:11:51 AM PDT by RockinRight (C'mon people - enough with the FR circular firing squad.)
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To: ejdrapes; All
Trump noted that the blame fell on Kerry as well. "[Kerry's] a friend of mine. But I'm so upset that he blew it," he said. "I think Bush is probably the worst president in the history of the United States. And I just don't understand how they could have lost that election."

CAN YOU IDIOTS STOP BASHING GLENN BECK NOW?

How utterly, unbelievably stupid to be a tool for this assclown Trump.

35 posted on 04/04/2011 6:12:09 AM PDT by montag813
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To: ejdrapes

Bush was sooooo bad - but the democrat ticket in 2004 was worse.

Now there’s some profound political insight.

meh.


36 posted on 04/04/2011 6:12:46 AM PDT by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: rintense

Perot was 100% right BTW.


37 posted on 04/04/2011 6:13:31 AM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: ejdrapes

Trump the Chump. Just what we need,,,the host of a reality show as president.


38 posted on 04/04/2011 6:13:44 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ejdrapes

Donald Trump-— appalled by trade deficits with China and oil producing nations
George Bush-— He could care less. His attitude is free markets will take care of all that plus GW is an internationalist
DennisW-— I am not an internationalist and neither is Donald Trump.

Donald Trump-— put troops on the Mexican border
George Bush-— Amnesty para sus amigos
Dennisw -— we need some xenophobia to counteract our loony toon open borders policies


39 posted on 04/04/2011 6:14:07 AM PDT by dennisw ( The early bird catches the worm)
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To: RC one; All

By the way Perot started the outsourcing of IT workers..


40 posted on 04/04/2011 6:15:42 AM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: ejdrapes

No one ever considered him a conservative. He is a celebrity playing politics.

4% unemployment under Bush. Nuff said.


41 posted on 04/04/2011 6:17:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: rimtop56
I wouldn't be surprised. How come Trump didn't bring up O's birth certificate in 2007 or 2008? Why is it such a big deal to him now?
42 posted on 04/04/2011 6:18:12 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Barack Obama is an incompetent boob)
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To: walterandrews

“The handling of Katrina was a nightmarish bungle.”

You have no clue


43 posted on 04/04/2011 6:18:32 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: walterandrews

IBFZ


44 posted on 04/04/2011 6:18:35 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: dennisw; All

Wow it is amazing when someone talks like a populist you fake conservatives looks like the biggest suckers in the world when someone says the supposed right thing. The free market is way to go..


45 posted on 04/04/2011 6:18:50 AM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: AppyPappy

Unemployment is your only measure of a President?

Obama today we have Bush cause it did.


46 posted on 04/04/2011 6:19:13 AM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: ejdrapes

So this idiot would have preferred Kerry over bush nd believes George W Bush was the worst US president? This guy is worst than a RINO. He’s a dem.


47 posted on 04/04/2011 6:19:57 AM PDT by plain talk
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To: KevinDavis

now that it’s the norm, he doesn’t have a choice if he wants to remain competitive and that doesn’t change the fact that he was right in 1992 when he warned us of the “giant sucking sound”.


48 posted on 04/04/2011 6:20:06 AM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: walterandrews
Right-o, Bush should have known that the New Orleans disaster management plan was a joke, and personally driven all these buses to the Superdome.
49 posted on 04/04/2011 6:20:11 AM PDT by Jack of all Trades (Hold your face to the light, even though for the moment you do not see.)
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To: RockinRight
I discount anyone upset that John Kerry didn't win in 2004. Sure Bush wasn't a rock ribbed conservative, but the worst President ever? More so than Wilson, FDR, Nixon, Ford, Carter or Clinton? Please....
50 posted on 04/04/2011 6:21:43 AM PDT by ejdrapes (Barack Obama is an incompetent boob)
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