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Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldn’t "Deliver The Goods"
Townhall ^ | April 10, 2011 | Greg Hengler

Posted on 04/19/2011 5:42:57 PM PDT by ejdrapes

Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldn’t "Deliver The Goods"

Greg Hengler
Posted at 2:25 PM ET, 4/19/2011

Anyone shocked? Me neither.

Furthermore, are you shocked that on Hannity the other night, Trump expressed how much he liked Reagan. Below the video, you will see an excerpt from his 1989 book, Art of the Deal.



TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: donaldtrump; perot2point0; reagan; trump
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To: AAABEST
"Too many FReepers have a tendancy to sew their lips to the ass of the wrong guy when they allow sentiment to crowd out reason. I remember a sizable portion of such dunderheads were calling for liberal idiot Scott Brown to be President of the United States of America after he won in Mass. You don't hear much from them any longer, but they were all over the place not too long ago. "

The best that can be said about Scott Brown is that he "served his purpose for that moment in time"

The same can be said about The Donald, he is serving his purpose for this moment in time.

101 posted on 04/20/2011 5:37:42 AM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!)
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To: Rudder
So far I like what I see from Mr. Trump. Me too, even if he doesn't have "Conservative" tattooed to his chest.

Trump has said so many thing that need to be said that no other conservative male will say.

103 posted on 04/20/2011 5:45:48 AM PDT by evad (SHUT IT DOWN!)
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To: ncalburt

Don’t namecall Freepers who are rightfully raising the fact that Trump has a checkered liberal past.


104 posted on 04/20/2011 5:48:52 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Friendofgeorge

It’s a misleading headline.


105 posted on 04/20/2011 6:01:45 AM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
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To: ejdrapes

Misleading Headline Alert.


106 posted on 04/20/2011 6:22:02 AM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
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To: ejdrapes

FYI Trumpsters:

Last evening DT was asked about a mega cono project in Florida. He was the front man. They took $45,000 from potential residents. It was NEVER built and the buyers LOST $45,000. They are sueing Trump.
I thought Trumps excuse for his actions were very enlightening.
Trump said IF the building had been built, the potential residents would not get the condos anyway.

Turns out Trump sells his name, he is paid 2 mil
a year to sit on a board, yet claims he has nothing to do with the company.

Now just WHO is the TRUE Con man.


107 posted on 04/20/2011 6:23:38 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: Marty62

Got a link to that?


108 posted on 04/20/2011 6:26:15 AM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
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To: ejdrapes; wmfights; P-Marlowe
TITLE -- Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldn’t "Deliver The Goods"

This is 100% propaganda.

At no place in the article posted does Trump say that "Reagan is a con man." Nor does he at any place say that Reagan "couldn't deliver the goods."

He suggests that Carter didn't perform and he suggests that Reagan is still an open question after 7 years of his presidency.

The copyright on "The Art of the Deal" is 1987, one year before the end of Reagan's term in 1988. Therefore, saying in 1987 that the jury is still out is a fair statement. Reagan's term wasn't even up yet AND Congress had grossly overspent any benefit gained by Reagan's tax cuts.

As an active duty US Army officer at the time, let me say that NO president ever gave me more of a sense of pride than did Ronald Reagan. He is by far the best president of my lifetime, and belongs on Rushmore more than does T. Roosevelt.

109 posted on 04/20/2011 6:49:33 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: ejdrapes

Apparently some FReepers truly believe that Trump became a true blue conservative sometime in January.

right.

sure he did.

lol.


110 posted on 04/20/2011 7:12:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RockinRight

NBC NEWS Last night—Mike Isakoff report and interview.


111 posted on 04/20/2011 7:20:59 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: RockinRight

NBC NEWS Last night—Mike Isakoff report and interview.


112 posted on 04/20/2011 7:21:10 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: jq2
OK, people are following the direction of the mainstream media agenda this week to attack Trump because he’s not reading off the media’s dictated cue cards

Really, what FReeper has condemned Trump for not "reading off the media's dictated cue cards"???

Trump is NOT even close to being a conservative.

113 posted on 04/20/2011 7:22:07 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: sayfer bullets

Trump did join the Reform Party for a short while back in those days of Perot


114 posted on 04/20/2011 7:24:33 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ejdrapes; All

Well Trump would certainly know about cons. He defaulted on a half dozen loans and left investors conned (and broke) through 3 business bankruptcies. When will Republicans be done with this douchebag fraud?


115 posted on 04/20/2011 7:24:33 AM PDT by montag813 (http://www.facebook,com/StandWithArizona)
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To: MrInvisible

Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann have been doing that for months before Trump ever said anything.


116 posted on 04/20/2011 7:25:56 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RockinRight

Do you think Trump and Palin are the only choices?? Why??

I like Palin. Trump is a celebutard trojan horse saboteur and a con man.

I also like Bachmann, I can see myself supporting Cain or West if they get the nomination too.


117 posted on 04/20/2011 7:28:25 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: ejdrapes
Trump is a con man who is sucking all the oxygen out of any conservative alternatives. At least with Mitt or Huck, we have a pretty good idea of the RINO brand we are getting.

Since neither is getting much traction, Trump is the latest con by the enemedia.

Until rank and file conservatives stop allowing the enemedia to pick our candidates, we will continue to alternate between godawful presidents like Zer0 and merely mediocre ones like Bush/Mitt/Huck/Trump.

Get a clue people. Who makes the enemedia throw a hissy fit and attracts mudslinging like nobody else? Hint: Two of them are females from northern states.

118 posted on 04/20/2011 7:28:32 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: CharlesMartelsGhost
He has been a fixture at Tea Party events

Since when??

His donations last year suggests he was vigorously anti-TEA Party

119 posted on 04/20/2011 7:30:31 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RockinRight

Here ya go:
http://www.bing.com/videos/watch/video/nbc-nightly-news-with-brian-williams-trump-i-dont-see-myself/f64a334bc19dc910d254f64a334bc19dc910d254-897473839388?q=nbc+nightly+news+mike+isakoff&FROM=LKVR5&GT1=LKVR5&FORM=LKVR


120 posted on 04/20/2011 7:31:04 AM PDT by Marty62 (Marty60)
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To: ejdrapes
"Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldn’t "Deliver The Goods""

That excerpt does not say that Trump said that. Trump clearly said that about Carter. Trump only questioned whether after 7 years is there anything beneath Reagan's smile.

I can't say whether I'd vote for Trump or not but your post is a "con" that "did not deliver the goods" as the title attempts to suggest.

Piss poor post. You can do better and in an honest manner.

121 posted on 04/20/2011 7:33:46 AM PDT by avacado
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To: GeronL

Palin, Trump, Romney and Huckabee are the only real choices. The others are too unknown, our best hope for West, Cain, etc. is a VP slot.


122 posted on 04/20/2011 7:35:53 AM PDT by RockinRight (Trump's "fake" conservatism is still better than the "real" conservatism of most of the GOP.)
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To: Puddleglum

So when he uses eminant domain to take your property and build a new trump casino... how will you feel so secure about your castle??


123 posted on 04/20/2011 7:39:47 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: RockinRight

I’m voting for a conservative or I ain’t voting.


124 posted on 04/20/2011 7:43:13 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: TheBigIf

125 posted on 04/20/2011 7:46:44 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: ejdrapes

amen


126 posted on 04/20/2011 7:55:36 AM PDT by woofie
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To: ejdrapes

amen


127 posted on 04/20/2011 7:56:02 AM PDT by woofie
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To: ejdrapes

Where’s the quote? Did he actually say word for word what is being claimed. I can’t see where Trump actually said this.

Maybe this is a hit job from the Liberal RINO political establishment.


128 posted on 04/20/2011 8:04:28 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: GeronL
So when he uses eminant domain to take your property and build a new trump casino... how will you feel so secure about your castle??

I need to look into that, but I oppose the use of eminent domain for anything other than absolutely necessary public works (bridges or roads that MUST be built at the most reasonable and cost-effective spot, etc). It didn't stop me from voting for GWB twice, though, and he used eminent domain to build the Ranger's stadium. You have to throw a lot into the hopper - there are no perfect candidates.

129 posted on 04/20/2011 9:15:02 AM PDT by Puddleglum (dance with the horse that brung ya)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner; Jim Robinson

So good I am making it my tagline.
“Trump has had a lot of bad hair days.” - Jim Robinson

Trump is a great self-promoter. Treat any good self-promoter with the caution you’d give to a 220V line or a rattlesnake .. and hold on to your wallet. If he raises some interesting points or issues and attacks Obama for his failings, all to the good for the campaign, but that won’t make him the best nominee or a credible Presidential contender.


130 posted on 04/20/2011 9:18:54 AM PDT by WOSG (""Trump has had a lot of bad hair days." - Jim Robinson)
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To: ejdrapes

With all due respect to Jim, good thing he doesn’t speak for all of us and FReepers will not be hand picking the Republican nominee. The “follow the leader” group think here by some is disturbing for those who proclaim to be conservatives.


131 posted on 04/20/2011 4:31:45 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Don't be part of the Karl Rove/Mark Levin Natural Born Losers Club; Fight Like a Girl!)
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To: ejdrapes

Not to mention all of the flack that Reagan got from conservatives back in the day... and now he’s worshiped like an idol. When Reagan left Beirut, FReepers would have been calling him an appeaser. When he raised taxes, FReepers would have called him a RINO. And when he granted amnesty, FReepers would have called him a traitor.


132 posted on 04/20/2011 4:33:53 PM PDT by streetpreacher (Don't be part of the Karl Rove/Mark Levin Natural Born Losers Club; Fight Like a Girl!)
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To: GeronL

Herman Cain not Trump.


133 posted on 04/20/2011 4:55:10 PM PDT by CharlesMartelsGhost
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