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Donald Trump's Solution on Gas Prices
ABC ^ | 4-18-2011 | George Stephanopoulos

Posted on 04/19/2011 5:09:26 AM PDT by italyconservative

I had a feisty 35 minute sit-down with Donald Trump today in which he dug in on the "birther" controversy, answered Club for Growth’s charge that he is a “liberal,” talked about a possible independent run and answered your questions.

But we began with his get tough approach on gas prices:

Trump: Look at what’s going on with your gasoline prices. They’re going to go to $5, $6, $7 and we don’t have anybody in Washington that calls OPEC and says, "Fellas, it’s time. It’s over. You’re not going to do it anymore." I don’t know if you saw yesterday, Saudi Arabia came out and said very strongly there’s plenty of oil. "We’re going to cut back." You know what cutting back means? They’re going to drive up the price even further.

Stephanopoulos: So, what would you do to back up that threat?

Trump: Oh, it’s so easy George. It’s so easy. It’s all about the messenger. They wouldn’t even be there if it wasn’t for us. If it weren’t for us, they wouldn’t be there. These 12 guys sit around a table and they say, "Let’s just screw the United States." And frankly, the rest of the world. …

And Trump was even more specific on what he would do with the Iraq oil fields: seize them.

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I'm just NOT seeing the beauty of a "candidate" Trump. Sure he speaks his mind, but in the mind of the average American? As we say here in Italy, Pazzo!! The man is crazy!
1 posted on 04/19/2011 5:09:28 AM PDT by italyconservative
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To: italyconservative

There’s not a thing that Stephy has to say that I’m in any way interested. This man should be in prison for obstruction of justice, perjury, and suborning perjury from the Clinton years. He’s a worthless, so-called commentator. (blip) I changed the channel.


2 posted on 04/19/2011 5:11:58 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: italyconservative

Molto pazzesco! Trump is not presidential material, and I’m trying to figure out what the Hell he’s trying to accomplish by frothing up the country with this birther stuff.

I’m a birther if the name must be applied, but Trump should stick to that and keep out of public policy discussions. His true colors show, and those colors are not red. More like a purple.


3 posted on 04/19/2011 5:13:19 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: italyconservative

An alleged “Marylander” said;

“Are you telling me that my kids, both born in Maryland, can NOT become President because Maryland doesn’t offer “Birth Certificates”? They ONLY have “Certificate of Live Birth” certificates!”

Frog snot.
They do issue real long form birth certificates here.

I have the short form in a safe in my house and $20 will get me my long form.

Liars, all of them.


4 posted on 04/19/2011 5:17:22 AM PDT by Salamander (Insolence.....I has it.)
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To: italyconservative
And Trump was even more specific on what he would do with the Iraq oil fields: seize them.

Well, GW Bush did promise pre-Iraq War 2 that the Iraqi oil would pay for OUR being there to free Iraq from the tyranny of Saddam.

So, how much oil did we get?
5 posted on 04/19/2011 5:23:13 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: italyconservative

I think trump is saying exactly what a lot of people are thinking. I am not a big fan but at least he has a pair, a lot more than can be said for the a-holes in dc.


6 posted on 04/19/2011 5:24:18 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: italyconservative

I think trump is saying exactly what a lot of people are thinking. I am not a big fan but at least he has a pair, a lot more than can be said for the a-holes in dc.


7 posted on 04/19/2011 5:27:12 AM PDT by muddler (Diligentia, Vis and Celeritas)
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To: italyconservative
"The man is crazy!"

Yeah, crazy like a fox.

8 posted on 04/19/2011 5:27:47 AM PDT by Souled_Out (Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people.)
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To: italyconservative; Huck; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; calcowgirl; ...
You have to read this. Trump’s solution to high gas prices? He will just order the Saudi’s to lower the world oil price and just take Iraq's oil fields with our military(I thought we were supposed to leave, why didnt Trump suggest this to his buddy at the time Obama in 2009 before we started pulling out?) He said it's easy.

Better yet Trump agrees with O Reilly on something. He said the world is flooded with an oversupply of oil that is not being used and OPEC just sets the price to anything they want regardless of supply and demand.

Trump is like those middle of the night ‘get rich’ commercials or better yet those ones that offer a daily pill to make certain part of men's body bigger. This snake oil salesman (and a liberal) shows how weak the anti-Obama/anti-Democrat movement is that he even has a following.

Read yourself: Donald Trump's Solution on Gas Prices: Get Tough With Saudi Arabia; Seize Oil Fields in Libya and Iraq? April 18, 2011

9 posted on 04/19/2011 5:30:44 AM PDT by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: muddler

What you said.


10 posted on 04/19/2011 5:35:29 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: italyconservative

Just order the Saudis to lower their prices? You’ve got to be kidding me. The only thing that will cause the Saudis to lower their prices is competition.

Drill here, drill now!


11 posted on 04/19/2011 5:35:42 AM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: italyconservative

He has no solutions. This is all a commerical for an upcoming show called “Political Apprentice”. Trump is a fraud.


12 posted on 04/19/2011 5:36:47 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Salamander
"“Are you telling me that my kids, both born in Maryland, can NOT become President because Maryland doesn’t offer “Birth Certificates”?"

It is not about the Birth Certificate, it is about meeting the constitutional requirement to become the POTUS. Do some reading to determine if he is a Natural Born Citizens.

Do not let them fog the issue with demands for the BC, that is the subterfuge to convince people that if he shows the long form all is fine. There are many reasons he does not meet the requirements of eligibility to become the POTUS.

13 posted on 04/19/2011 5:37:47 AM PDT by Souled_Out (Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people.)
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To: montag813

Pretty much.. and don’t forget to eat at Ruth Chris Steakhouse! Your a Great American!


14 posted on 04/19/2011 5:38:08 AM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: laweeks
Thank you for your truthful comments on this clown,

Why do we allow this crook and fraud to spread his twisted heavily edited interviews .

15 posted on 04/19/2011 5:38:08 AM PDT by ncalburt (Joy is watching Barry and his Soros media spin machine freak out)
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To: Salamander

Yeah, but if no one confronts them right there and then when they make the statement, it diverts the argument and fools enough people to sustain the lie just a bit longer.


16 posted on 04/19/2011 5:40:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: meyer

Trump is so used to picking up a phone and barking out orders to people who kowtow to his every wish. I don’t think this is going to work with foreign leaders, just because he says so.

His ego is out of control.


17 posted on 04/19/2011 5:40:40 AM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Souled_Out

Just like Ron Paul...

You may be right
he may be crazy
but it just might be a loooonatic we’re looking for

right now.


18 posted on 04/19/2011 5:41:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: italyconservative

What a joke he is.

The simple answer: DRILL, BABY, DRILL


19 posted on 04/19/2011 5:42:32 AM PDT by Reagan69 (Sarah Palin ="who knows, maybe you were sent for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14)
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To: italyconservative
I'm just NOT seeing the beauty of a "candidate" Trump. Sure he speaks his mind, but in the mind of the average American? As we say here in Italy, Pazzo!! The man is crazy!

In the world today, too much sanity may be madness.

Perhaps what we need is a pure crazy MoFo who will lead the world to the decision that we are not to be f----d with.

20 posted on 04/19/2011 5:43:43 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: rarestia
Name anyone else talking this Soros Chicago thug on right now every day in the Barry Obama media !!!!

NO One !

He has the guts and the nuts no one else has and he is talking about Rezko and the vile Apology tours and our crazy anti oil policies not just the certificate issue .

Where is Mittens Romney , we he was crying that Trump was being mean to Barry !

21 posted on 04/19/2011 5:44:05 AM PDT by ncalburt (Joy is watching Barry and his Soros media spin machine freak out)
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To: italyconservative
Sure he speaks his mind

And that's the problem -- his mind. Yesterday he was bragging that his fortune is much bigger than Romney's which, in his view, makes him a better candidate. And a couple days ago, he said we should just seize the oilfields in Libya.

He's starting to make Ross Perot and Jesse Ventura look sane.

22 posted on 04/19/2011 5:44:33 AM PDT by BfloGuy
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To: italyconservative
Is he serious? Seize Baby Seize is his answer?

Don't get me wrong I hate what how the Arab World is manipulating our prices, but seizing oil fields requires a massive build-up of ground troops, and yet another war. And the repercussions on the U.S. would be unpredictable. Drill Baby Drill and thumbing our noses at the Arabs is a much better answer

23 posted on 04/19/2011 5:44:59 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: TomGuy
GW Bush did promise pre-Iraq War 2 that the Iraqi oil would pay for OUR being there to free Iraq from the tyranny of Saddam. So, how much oil did we get?

None!

Because Schmuck Schumah inserted himself with some green weenie objections. Now it all goes to China. (IIRC)

24 posted on 04/19/2011 5:46:16 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month...April.)
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To: Catsrus

Why??? You don’t like that fact Trump is trashing Barry and the Soros media machine !


25 posted on 04/19/2011 5:46:23 AM PDT by ncalburt (Joy is watching Barry and his Soros media spin machine freak out)
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To: montag813
"He has no solutions."

He has all of the solutions.

Do you hear him say not to drill?

The quick solution is to threaten the Saudi's with loss of their protective status and take the payback we are owed from Iraq.

Going over and bowing to them has not worked, now we need to let them know that the game is over.

Donald is the only one with enough balls to stand up for America, all one hears from the other GOP candidates and the FReeppers that do not like the threat of their favorite RINO dropping in the polls is "this guy is crazy".

My favorite line from the movie "Zombieland" applies here:

"Nut up or Shut up"


27 posted on 04/19/2011 5:48:02 AM PDT by Souled_Out (Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people.)
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To: rarestia

He is a stalking horse for Hillary. Destroy Obummer and defeat him so Hillary can run.


28 posted on 04/19/2011 5:49:29 AM PDT by ncfool (The new USSA - United Socialist States of AmeriKa. Welcome to Obummers world or Obamaville USSA.)
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To: PapaBear3625; italyconservative
"Life, as it is."
I have lived for over 40 years and I've seen "life, as it is": pain, misery, cruelty.

I've heard all of the voices of God's noblest creature: moans from bundles of filth in the streets.

I've been a soldier and a slave.
I've seen my comrades fall in battle or die more slowly under the lash in Africa.
I've held them in their last moments; these were men who saw "life, as it is".
But they died despairing. No glory. No bray of last words. Only their eyes filled with confusion, questioning "Why?"
I do not think they were asking why they were dying, but why they had ever been born.

Life itself seems lunatic. Who knows where madness lies?
Perhaps to be too practical is madness.
To surrender dreams, this may be madness;
To seek treasure where there is only trash.
Too much sanity may be madness.

But maddest of all, to see "life, as it is" and not as it should be!
(Courtesy of "Man of La Mancha")

29 posted on 04/19/2011 5:50:46 AM PDT by BlueLancer (You've got to be very careful if you don't know where you are going because you might not get there.)
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To: italyconservative

Seizing Iraqi oil fields and strong-arming OPEC at first, then strong-arming American insurance companies or seizing productive resources in the United States that are used “unfairly” tomorrow. If this guy really means what he says, he is dangerous.

BTW, I met him once—I can say he may be the most arrogant person I’ve ever met in my life.


30 posted on 04/19/2011 5:51:35 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: TomGuy
GW Bush did promise pre-Iraq War 2 that the Iraqi oil would pay for OUR being there to free Iraq

Do you have a link for that claim? I don't recall that being said.

32 posted on 04/19/2011 5:54:08 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: meyer

You said it. What amuses me about Trump is that he thinks the entire world is run in one board room where we simply need the right man in the board room making the right negotiations for all of us and WHAMMO — all problems solved.

Or, he thinks we are all naive enough to think that. Or, since he inherited a lot of wealth to begin with and was raised in a boardroom — maybe he really believes it. The world, including oil, does not run that simplistically. Oil markets. like everything, are the result of millions of different people making deals in their best interest based on market realities.


33 posted on 04/19/2011 5:55:38 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: meyer
Drill here, drill now!

Trump supports that, as do most (probably all) of the other Republican candiates-in-waiting.

Trump: OPEC 'Salivating' over Obama Drilling Bans

34 posted on 04/19/2011 5:56:35 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: PapaBear3625
Oil prices either go back to $60/bbl, or our protection is withdrawn, we pull all our forces out

We removed the US troops from Saudi Arabia back in 2003.

US pulls out of Saudi Arabia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2984547.stm

35 posted on 04/19/2011 5:57:05 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer (biblein90days.org))
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To: TomGuy
Well, GW Bush did promise pre-Iraq War 2 that the Iraqi oil would pay for OUR being there to free Iraq from the tyranny of Saddam.

Yes he did! And as soon as the left started screaming no blood for oil he backed off that...just like every initiative he ever proposed in his 8 years at the helm. If the left said no W just shrugged his shoulders and said 'oh well, I tried' AND GAVE UP!

36 posted on 04/19/2011 5:57:38 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: Souled_Out

You’re correct but Palin’s army on FR refuses to listen. Their goal is to silence any potential opposition to her in it’s infancy and Trump just keepos rolling on and gaining in the polls. It’s driving them crazy.


37 posted on 04/19/2011 6:00:12 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

Yep, Schmuckie and Kerry stopped Iraq from allowing Chevron the development rights and undermarket oil so BP and China got it.

Pray for America


38 posted on 04/19/2011 6:00:19 AM PDT by bray (Hey Oboehner stop crying and start fighting?)
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To: ncalburt
"I see this is the ASTROTURF to shut up and marginalize Trump , he is crazy."

Just more liberal talking points.

You see it every day, Bob Beckel was spewing the same thing on Hannity last night.

Now you see the libs on FR talking the same crap, "He is Crazy".

39 posted on 04/19/2011 6:00:59 AM PDT by Souled_Out (Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people.)
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To: ncalburt

Not saying he is not fighting the good fight, FRiend. I hope he continues to put the screws to Bamster from now until election day. I am more fearful of the unknowns with him, and there are a lot of damning articles coming out about his ties with Soros and Liberals in general.

If he runs, I hope he goes the route of full disclosure, but I doubt he is going to make it very far in the primaries if there are better conservatives in the mix. That, however, remains to be seen.


40 posted on 04/19/2011 6:01:49 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
BTW, I met him once—I can say he may be the most arrogant person I’ve ever met in my life.

Humility is not a politicians best virtue. Not if he ever expects to get elected. No humble person could ever look in the mirror and think that they had what it takes to run this country and it was so obvious that they could convince a majority of Americans to agree. No matter how they ACT in public they're ALL ego maniacs.

41 posted on 04/19/2011 6:03:10 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: Souled_Out
Now you see the libs on FR talking the same crap, "He is Crazy".

LOL! If Trump's crazy I want to shake his hand and see if some of that craziness rubs off on me!!

42 posted on 04/19/2011 6:04:52 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: pgkdan
"You’re correct but Palin’s army on FR refuses to listen."

I consider myself as part of "Palin's Army", so I'm not so sure it is the true fan's of Sarah that is spewing this crap as much as the liberal disruption that is part of the FR group of posters.

Watch, it is always the same posters, with the same talking points that can never state the facts, they just spew liberal thinking and the talking points always line up with the latest WH tactics.

43 posted on 04/19/2011 6:07:07 AM PDT by Souled_Out (Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people.)
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To: BfloGuy
"He's starting to make Ross Perot and Jesse Ventura look sane."


Exactly what I was telling my in-laws yesterday. I fear the Ross Perot scenario all over again!! Crazy rich guys are not the answer me thinks....
44 posted on 04/19/2011 6:09:22 AM PDT by italyconservative (Can a corrupt throne be allied with you- one that brings on misery by its decrees? Psalm 34:20)
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To: pgkdan
"If Trump's crazy I want to shake his hand and see if some of that craziness rubs off on me!! "

Yes, I will take about a million dollars of that crazy, to go please.

45 posted on 04/19/2011 6:09:26 AM PDT by Souled_Out (Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people.)
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To: italyconservative
POEM041711
46 posted on 04/19/2011 6:10:07 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: pgkdan
The idea that he is crazy is......nuts (crazy).

That he seems to be to the left of Olympia Snowe in most matters does bother me though. I like what he's doing with his take-down of Bambi, but I'm not about to jump on the bandwagon of someone who has been to the left of most RINO's.

47 posted on 04/19/2011 6:14:30 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: italyconservative

Trump is a caricature of a conservative. Too bad some Freepers don’t understand that.


48 posted on 04/19/2011 6:16:22 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: italyconservative; All
This is a tactic. I understand Trump's maneuvering on the oil--what his endgame is.

Does anyone remember 1979-1981? Does the Iranian hostage ordeal ring a bell? Carter was ineffectual in dealing with Iran, botched a rescue effort, and was a laughing stock by our enemies worldwide. Reagan, the candidate, basically said if elected President, he would go in and bomb them till kingdom comes (or words to that effect) and bring the hostages out. Within hours after Reagan's inauguration, the Irans cried "uncle" and set the hostages free. Here's the thing about "talking big", though, you HAVE to be willing to follow through on your threats. The Iranians caved and didn't call his bluff. Trump, I surmise, is pulling a page out of Reagan's handbook.

50 posted on 04/19/2011 6:18:04 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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