Skip to comments.Trump Hits Back At Rove, GOP Critics
Posted on 04/19/2011 11:23:14 AM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP
Donald Trump fired back at Karl Rove on Tuesday for labeling his possible White House bid a joke, saying the one-time senior adviser to President George W. Bush should be ashamed of himself for the role he played in pushing an agenda that turned voters against Republicans and paved the way for the Obama presidency.
Mr. Trump, the billionaire real estate developer and reality-TV-show star still weighing a 2012 race, said in an interview that the Republican brand was so tarnished after the Bush-Rove years that even Abraham Lincoln couldnt have beaten President Obama in the 2008 presidential race.
Honestly, Karl Rove ought to go back and start thinking about other things because what he did is, he gave us, indirectly through President Bush, he gave us Barack Obama, Mr. Trump said in an interview on The Washington Times-affiliated America's Morning News radio show. In all fairness to [Arizona Sen.] John McCain, nobody could have won that election because of what happened with Roves policies or Bushs policies.
In the wide-ranging interview, Mr. Trump also came out strongly against raising the federal debt ceiling, saying the debate over whether to raise the governments borrowing limit was the strongest negotiating point the Republicans have.
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Looks like Trump pretty much nailed Rove.
Next thing you know, he’ll say Bush was evil and should have been impeacheximpeached. Oh wait...
Trump is no joke, he is a weasel . . . that wears a badger pelt on his head.
The Donald is sure feisty......
Point, Trump. If he can help rid us of the Rovian moderates and help nail Obama, I want Mr. Trump to keep going.
Exactly. Go Donald!
I never paid too much attention to Donald Trump. I knew he made millions by going bankrupt and had a splashy divorce. Then he had a reality TV show that I never saw.
Now I can’t believe the more he says the more I like him.
My thoughts exactly. I don’t think Trump intends to run. He is just having so much fun creating a diversion and making the MSM on both sides, spend countless energy and resources trying to define him.
This will play to our advantage.
Give ‘em Hell, Donald!
You should see Trump against ABC George Step-on-all-of-us morning show! THE BEST YET. George, filibustering all the way, was hot and not in a happy way. Cooly, Trump trumped him....again.
Hey Rove, your ace just got Trumped.
Donald is giving the GOP the enema it so richly deserves.
Pretending to run to the right of the GOP potential candidates, and pretending to be concerned about a birth cert (that even Ann Coulter says is a non-issue) is designed to do two things:
1. Turn the primary race into a food fight, drawing candidates into loaded arguments that can be used against them later; and
2. Aping his fellow hyper-self-promoting-wheeler-dealer-turned-election-scoundrel-arrogant-unstable-untrustworthy-creep...Perot, Mister Trump will run as an indy in order to take conservative votes away from actual candidates.
The hits keep coming! I’m loving it!!
Well, you know, there are a lot of good people here at FR that despise him for this or that and things in the past. But I have to tell you, what he is saying and the positions he is taking in the here and now are spot on.
He’s going to be vetted during the primaries anyway, so let’s just wait and see what happens.
Yes Yes Yes. I just wish he would have said simply “I dont give a &*^% what Karl Rove thinks!!!” but I will take what he did say.
How many would have despised Reagan for getting divorced and once being a Democrat?
Maybe he’s attempting to be one of SP’s Badgers? He’s a joke but I’d agree about his take on Rove, the little turd that he is..
Exactly!! I love the stirring of the pot Trump is doing!!!
Trump is just stirring up the Political World by doing what he is doing. He is shrewd and very clever.
Mark my words, he is doing us a great favor here, and taking all the heat that other candidates can use later without getting labeled or Demagogued.
“saying the one-time senior adviser to President George W. Bush should be ashamed of himself for the role he played in pushing an agenda that turned voters against Republicans and paved the way for the Obama presidency.”
Wonder if Tokyo Rove is feeling like a cornered rat at this point?
I suspect as much, except Perot was more genuine and had a better record.
Beggars can't be choosers, I hear people talking about the wonderful candidates out there - great folks like Bachmann and West - who couldn't draw 40% of the vote against Obama even if they had ten years to make celebrities out of themselves. Right now...and even with a year and a half to go before the election...they can't find more than 10% of the voters who have even heard of them - and the only thing they will ever hear of them is what nastiness the MSM will paint all over them, just like they did to Palin.
Trump is already known by practically everyone, he doesn't need for people to figure out who he is...he's already as well-known as Obama is. Who else do we have that fits that bill? Romney? Palin? Both have been heavily damaged, Romney of his own making and Palin has been ultra-Borked. They can't Bork Trump - he's too damned well-known already.
Trump’s conversion could be fake. If so, his fake beliefs are better than the “true” beliefs of just about any of his Republican competitors. (Although I still favor Sarah.)
Rove and his amnesty BS, he is pushing it and jeb.
Waiting for the Obama Supporters to post the “Trump loves Soros” articles in 3....2....1....
Trump makes good points here.
Karl Rove’s treasonous and Liberal ways paved the way for Barack Obama. In fact, the way Rove and the GOP are acting now...especially regarding OBama Eligibility....they are helping Obama win a second term
When you barely beat Al Gore and John Kerry in elections....you are no genius. You can get a monkey to do that
Trump against the debt ceiling....I guess that will be used as the reason for the GOP to cave in to Obama on this
The wussiness of the GOP will get Obama re-elected. Heck, the GOP, and the Liberal FReeper posters hating on Trump...probably want Obama nominated as the GOP candidate
What Trump says is exactly true. And I love Bush personally.
The last 2-3 years of the Bush presidency were an absolute disaster. Thanks in a large part to Rove advising Bush to appear “above it” while getting hammered in the media.
Excellent. Salt that bacon!
Still don’t know him, he has never filed bankruptcy. But I find his attacks on these clowds really great.
They called Rove “The Architect”
Yeah...Frank Lloyd Wrong.
How many would have despised Reagan for getting divorced and once being a Democrat?
And, being a former Union Boss, too.....
I am more concerned with GOP and GOP Media (Beck, Coulter, Breitbart) giving cover to Obama on the Eligibility issue than Trump changing from Liberal to Conservative. Be more wary of those who are turning liberal (Beck, Coulter, etc)...than those seeing the light
Rove needs to sit down and shut up. He had his chance and like Trump said, Roves claim to fame is that he gave us Obama. I did noticed in the article the greatly over used phrase real conservative. This REAL AMERICAN is sick of reading that phrase.
Better a “Real Conservative” than a “Fiscal Conservative”...the latter, more and more I find, is neither
True, although Perot is a fungus, at least he was a vet.
Trump doesn't know a major from a sergeant major, and never spent a day in uniform. (Just like his secret pal, Obama, eh?)
LOL! Good one!
The Palin worshipers on this forum had better prepare themselves for this one. It will be quite ugly for their candidate. They posted this as a non-issue yesterday, but CNN has taken charge of it and it will be trouble in the coming weeks.
I think we are witnessing a reality show version of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”. The boy who called attention to the Emperor’s naked state, probably was not suitable to be the Emperor, but was absolutely essential to honest public dialog.
Who among our favorite conservative candidates or pundits have had the stones to call Obama, the media or libs on the the fraud they have perpetrated. I think none. Even Sarah Palin & Michelle Bachman spoke out only after Trump proved that you could question Obama’s eligibility and not be destroyed.
I may not vote for Trump, but thank God for the Donald.
And union leader to boot.
Rove was The Architect.
Architect of a destroyed Republican Party.
Fair criticism too.
The past is the past.
People can and do change. Look at Reagan, Whittaker Chambers, and David Horowitz.
Trump’s “conversion” could actually be legitimate. Only time will tell.
But I’m enjoying the hell out of what he’s doing to both the Kenyan usurper and the spineless GOP “leadersdhip” right now.
If Bush would have been even a moderately good president, we'd never have a Chicago neighborhood level Communist for president today.