Skip to comments.Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldn’t "Deliver The Goods"
Posted on 04/19/2011 5:42:57 PM PDT by ejdrapes
Greg Hengler 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.
Trump Flashback: Reagan Was A "Con" Man Who Couldnt "Deliver The Goods"
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.
I agree with Jim Robinson - Trump is NO conservative; he's a charlatan.
I have said good things and bad things about every president that has served me.
None were perfect.
Beleve me, any regard I have Trump is held with high reservation and caution. Truth is, I don’t know who or what to believe any more. Brewer really blew my mind today - now Bachman’s stock went up. I like Palin, but she won’t dissasociate herself from McCain - and that really bothers me. I don’t have much hope at this point in the game.
Anyone who falls for Trump is going to be disappointed. He is not a conservative. There is actually a very good chance that he doing all of this intentionally to undermine the conservative movement. To draw votes away from conservative candidates.
“are you shocked that on Hannity the other night, Trump expressed how much he liked Reagan”
All the left does that now. Except Hilllary, who, last we heard, stands by her 1983 leftist principles to hate on the man.
No, it doesn't bother me a bit. After all, of all the Republican candidates announced, unannounced, Trump is so far down the list that he is second or third on the DEMOCRAT list.
I’ve been interested in Jim Robinson’s position. Do you have the thread where he makes a stand?
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 problem with being a modern populist is that every thing you ever said is available all the time to anyone.
You’re right, Trump is no conservative and I question if he’s even a Republican.
"Trump has had a lot of bad hair days. Just like Romney. Two bad hair guys who are more liberal than they are conservative and both run-of-the-mill liars and political whores. Either will say anything to get ahead. Just working the system the only way they know how. Charlatans."
133 posted on Monday, April 18, 2011 8:15:49 PM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
What does it go on to say further about Reagan? It seems that the discussion of him cuts off in the excerpt before the book fully sets out what is said in it about Reagan.
Looks like The Donalds free ride is over from the right. Just ask Myth Romney how far Reagan bashing gets you with the base.
The other question I have is why are Trump and Carter meeting at all? That there is something to look into. There appears to be a previous relationship.
What was beneath Reagan’s smile was integrity. Something Trump doesn’t seem to recognize.
You're right. A belligerent bunch of bastards they were.
When big mouths get shut up:
“Anyone who falls for Trump is going to be disappointed. He is not a conservative.”
Exactly. He’s a shrewd businessman, looking out for number one. I do, however, enjoy him sparring with the MSM, like George Step on op u lus...lol
I keep visualizing Trump saying “Hillary, you are fired” and “Salazar, You are fired” ...
No, he’s not. He states a generality without names. Again, the part at the bottom about Reagan is cut off before it actually gives an example of how Reagan fits the generality.
Trump reminds me of a carnival barker at the state fair.
I remember in 2007 every political pundit was saying Clinton vs. Guilianni in 2008. We know how that played out, so at this point we can let the candidates jockey, those in front today will more than likely fade as the election gets closer.
If Republicans are looking for a successful businessman Herman Cain is a much better candidate than Shecky Green aka Donald Trump.
Who do you, "Love"?
I also very much enjoy seeing Trump raise the issues that he does and take on the MSM also.
I also wondered today whether or not he could help the conservaitve movement by distracting the left-wing.
As long as he is taking shots from the left then conservatives are free to wait in the wings until right before the primaries and suprise.
If Trump runs as a third party candidate though then he is obviously trying to hurt the conservative movement. Right now though he may be helping by taking on all of the attention and pushing the issues that he does.
I would not bother with that poster .
That poster trashed Meg Whitman non stop .
He advised people not to vote for Meg to stop awful Moonbeam Brown !
He never said a single unkind word about Moonbean but worked real hard to help Meg Whitman lose.
But — someone like this can be swayed.
An ideologue cannot.
And let’s face it, I don’t think we have a good hand for the election. The good ones have been eliminated by the media attack machine.
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 and going off track recently. He’s a threat to those who control the news message.
This clip is from his 1987 “Art of the Deal” book which I have right here.
This excerpt of the book above is from the 2nd chapter chapter “Trump Cards: The Elements of the Deal”.
This chapter contains 11 tips of advice to consider when making business deals.
Here are the 11 subheadings in the chapter:
Think Big, Protect the Downside and the Upside Will Take Care of Itself, Maximize Your Options, Know Your Market, Use Your Leverage, Enhance Your Location, Get the Word Out, Fight Back, Deliver the Goods, Contain the Costs, Have Fun
In “Deliver the Goods”, he’s questioning (in 1987) Reagan’s ability to deliver after 7 years as president. We all know looking back now when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989 and the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, that Reagan did deliver on the goods. Trump today admits it himself the same looking back, as he said so himself that Reagan was a great president recently several times.
As I’m looking through the chapter, I noticed a somewhat relevant quote from the “Fight Back” section. This may apply to some who are critical of Trump today. Here’s Trump’s quote back then:
“Even if I never went on the offensive, there are a lot of people gunning for me now.
One of the problems when you become successful is that jealousy and envy inevitably follow.
There are people - I categorize them as life’s losers - who get their sense of accomplishment and achievement from trying to stop others.
As far as I’m concerned, if they had any real ability they wouldn’t be fighting me, they’d be doing something constructive themselves.”
Who'd have ever imagined Trump to be a Perot wannabe?
The Donald ...as always is out for himself.
Somebody forgot about The Donald when they were handing out tickets down at the Fed for the New Yorkers at the bailout trough the last coupla years. He’s gonna remind them of it from now until the election.
The more he talks, the better we know him...
Thank you. Seems I miss alot of the action around here! :O
And as a direct result, California, with all its oil (more than Oklahoma) and resources and advantages is pursuing the false good of the erdgeist and mandating a phony “green economy” so as to become our Greece.
First we must eliminate Trump as a potential candidate, then we can vote for True Conservative candidates...except that there aren’t any. But don’t let that deter us, Trump must go even if it cost us the election.
In his book “Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and in Life” (published in ‘07, at a time when a Presidential run wasn’t really something he was discussing) he says “I was more into the Ronald Reagans of the World” when discussing Carter’s failings.
I don’t see the words “con man” in your clipping from his book, either.
He went on in “Think Big and Kick Ass in Business and in Life” to say that Jimmy Carter was better as an ex-President than a President. Aside from his more recent senile ramblings during Obama’s campaign, I’d say this is true.
You don't hear much from them any longer, but they were all over the place not too long ago.
I didn't forget. Many also wanted Jan Brewer on a ticket too.
Here’s the situation:
Mr. Bohener is sitting in his chair crying.
The Republicans are wishing upon a star that Barney Frank invites them to his next dinner party.
And Mr. Trump is throwing jabs, uppercuts and body blows at the enemy.
So far I like what I see from Mr. Trump.
Trump is a liberal P.O.S. Nothing more, nothing less.
Who are idiots?
People considering (I emphasise this word, we’re ALL vetting him) supporting a man who has already aired out all his skeletons (thanks to the media), with the ability to communicate, who is able to sell himself, and has the ego and confidence to match up to the greatest con man to ever become President?
Or - people supporting a fine and decent woman who associates herself with Senator Amnesty, has negatives higher than anyone else running (except perhaps Newt), and has been borked so badly she has no prayer of ever winning the general election?
I’m not really sold on anyone. However, I’m enjoying Trump because he’s making people talk about issues that need talked about. Yes, he has some explainin’ to do.
The “Sarah or Bust” attitude at FR is going to rip this entire place apart. We have GOT to stop this.
They don’t like him at DU...can’t be all that liberal.
Agreed on Cain...but how can we get him “out there?”