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Trump: I May Run for President if Economy Stays Bad
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Posted on 07/30/2011 2:40:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan

Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday he'd consider running for president — again — if the U.S. economy "continues to be bad: and "if the Republicans pick the wrong candidate."

"I would give it very, very serious thought," he told CNBC. "There are so many people wanting me to do it."

The Trump Organization president did not say on which party line he'd run if he didn't like the Republican candidate.

But he said congressional Republicans have a great opportunity to "negotiate a great, great deal, but they can’t be weak." He said that any deal to raise the debt ceiling by the Aug. 2 deadline should involve cutting considerable government waste, including repealing the Obama health-care law, which he called "a disaster."

What he doesn't want is a default, he said.

"I don’t advocate default," he said. "What I do say is you can’t be afraid [of a default]. This is the time to settle the problems of years and years of abuse. This is the time for the Republicans to get the country back on track. The Republicans have the cards, the president does not have the cards."

As he did when he considered a presidential run earlier this year, Trump blamed a lot of the problems in the U.S. economy on "foolish leaders" who allow other countries — principally China and the members of OPEC — to steal jobs and keep the U.S. over an expensive oil barrel.

"People don’t respect us any longer, they don’t respect our leaders. With all these foreign countries taking advantage of the U.S., unless somebody addresses that problem we’re never going to be great again," Trump said.

He also railed against overregulation and federal bureaucrats who, he claims, are "sitting around doing nothing. It's just like featherbedding...It's absolutely sinful."

Trump added, "you have to cut, cut, cut. I see the waste. I do a lot of business with the government and it’s not fun."


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: default; economy; election2012; globalism; lookatmelookatme; perot2point0; trade; trump; trumpery
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1 posted on 07/30/2011 2:40:50 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: tsowellfan

Oh just go away Ross! (I mean Donald)


2 posted on 07/30/2011 2:42:30 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: tsowellfan

"Trump part deux"

3 posted on 07/30/2011 2:43:29 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: tsowellfan

Too many wives; he is living in adultery along with about 50% of America


4 posted on 07/30/2011 2:44:30 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: tsowellfan

Been there, done that.


5 posted on 07/30/2011 2:45:29 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: EGPWS

He was done when he repeatedly used foul language in a public speech.

Donald, stick a fork in yourself, you’re done.


6 posted on 07/30/2011 2:46:13 PM PDT by at bay ("We were all in agreeance of that."--slutmom jury foreman, Larry Mokirlyjo)
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To: tsowellfan

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Donald can start by giving us all that incredible information his investigators supposedly dug up on Hussein’s eligibility. Trump’s a clown and his shtick is old and tired.


7 posted on 07/30/2011 2:46:38 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: tsowellfan

Oh, great. We get to hear more useful idiot “conservatives” show up on FR and rehash the “this guy has my attention...he’s the only one with the guts to take on Obama” stuff.


8 posted on 07/30/2011 2:46:48 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: tsowellfan

It is a sad state of affairs when Obama can make you look like a thin skinned elitist with no management skills.


9 posted on 07/30/2011 2:47:26 PM PDT by Eyes Unclouded ("The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." -George Carlin)
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To: yldstrk

Not only that, do you suppose he could have a problem with bimbo eruptions?


10 posted on 07/30/2011 2:47:46 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: tsowellfan

OMG! no no no no no !

Perry and or Palin and no more, enough is enough. We need to pick our candidate and stop this endless second guessing.


11 posted on 07/30/2011 2:48:04 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Doogle

If we were really serious about saving government money we’d nominate Rudy. We’d get a two for one. President and First Lady all in one package.

http://youtu.be/4IrE6FMpai8


12 posted on 07/30/2011 2:49:06 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: tsowellfan

The Trojan Trump is at the gate. Ready to roll in as Mr. Third Party—after having duped a dangerous number of people to believe that he is motivated against Obama, rather than as the guy who will let him win with 43% of the vote.


13 posted on 07/30/2011 2:49:57 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tsowellfan

I don’t think we need President Combover. Besides, he’ll never release his financials as he promised. The guy is a buffoon.


14 posted on 07/30/2011 2:50:04 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (There's a revolution "brewing".....)
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To: at bay
He was done when he repeatedly used foul language in a public speech.

Yup, that was the exact moment he flamed out. I'm guessing he was a little lit up, but that is no excuse for giving public speeches calling people mother*******.

15 posted on 07/30/2011 2:50:04 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: tsowellfan

If you think the Democrat’s plans for taxes are bad, wait until The Donald shows you how he plans to solve our debt crisis through the use of ‘eminent domain’ over your bank account.


16 posted on 07/30/2011 2:50:53 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: tsowellfan

“if the Republicans pick the wrong candidate”

i.e. someone that would beat Bummer. Yeah, we get your Perot game Donny. You’ll be handsomely rewarded for this treachery, I’m sure.


17 posted on 07/30/2011 2:51:08 PM PDT by Christian Engineer Mass (25ish Cambridge MA grad student. Many conservative Christians my age out there? __ Click my name)
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To: tsowellfan

bump.


18 posted on 07/30/2011 2:54:15 PM PDT by ken21 (dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Longbow1969

I’d rather have someone speak from the heart than scripted tele talk. ‘My muslim faith and 57 states’ spoke by a US president is more offensive to me as an American than hearing mother*******


19 posted on 07/30/2011 2:54:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: tsowellfan
He isn't going to run. His name probably hadn't appeared in a newspaper in a couple of days so he needed to throw this out. I bet his net worth isn't nearly as high as he wants people to believe and because of that he will never run for anything.
20 posted on 07/30/2011 2:54:41 PM PDT by Conservative Actuary
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To: BillyBoy
Oh, great. We get to hear more useful idiot “conservatives” show up on FR and rehash the “this guy has my attention...he’s the only one with the guts to take on Obama” stuff.

There will always be people looking to waste their votes on the next Perot. We just have to hope that an equal number of dunderheads on the left are willing to flush their votes down the crappy on the Green party. Maybe Nader will run again!

21 posted on 07/30/2011 2:55:09 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: tsowellfan

Can I recommend Harry Reid as your VP, being he’s benefited from all your support in 2010?


22 posted on 07/30/2011 2:55:34 PM PDT by Son House (The Economic Boom Heard Around The World => TEA Party 2012)
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To: tsowellfan

Yawn!


23 posted on 07/30/2011 2:56:00 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Longbow1969

If the Republicans pick the wrong candidate — i.e. Romney — then I’m onboard for a third party, whether it’s Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul or whomever.

Remember, 19 years ago, Perot supporters from the Reform Party helped build Free Republic. Freepers are absolutely *not* ideologically tied to the Republican Party.

.


24 posted on 07/30/2011 2:56:16 PM PDT by bobk333
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To: tsowellfan

No celebutards!


25 posted on 07/30/2011 2:56:30 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: BillyBoy

We get to hear more useful idiot “conservatives” show up on FR and rehash the “this guy has my attention...he’s the only one with the guts to take on Obama” stuff.

- - - - -
You know, I have heard that line (or similar) from supporters of at least 6 different candidates/potential candidates on here. I’m beginning to think its a disease.


26 posted on 07/30/2011 2:56:34 PM PDT by reaganaut ( "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: tsowellfan

Trump trumps BO.


27 posted on 07/30/2011 2:57:35 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: tsowellfan

Why can´t President George Bush be re elected ?
Stupid question from an european i suppose ?
I would like to see President George Bush at the white House again.a great President who care for the USA and the world.

God Bless America.


28 posted on 07/30/2011 2:58:13 PM PDT by Christian1
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To: BillyBoy

I didn’t read it that way - more like taking on the GOP and their weakness when the cards are in their hands.


29 posted on 07/30/2011 2:58:49 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Rudder

Trump trumps BO.

- - - -
My brain damaged cat could trump BO.


30 posted on 07/30/2011 2:59:08 PM PDT by reaganaut ( "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind but now I see")
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To: tsowellfan

“Plans for building Trump Tower in New Orleans are officially dead”
Published: Thursday, July 28, 2011, 7:24 AM

http://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2011/07/plans_for_building_trump_tower.html


31 posted on 07/30/2011 2:59:28 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

ALL business are pulling back and some going under. That’s BO’s legacy and, also, his intent.


32 posted on 07/30/2011 3:02:14 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name
I’d rather have someone speak from the heart than scripted tele talk. ‘My muslim faith and 57 states’ spoke by a US president is more offensive to me as an American than hearing mother*******

If "speaking from the heart" includes dropping a bunch of F-bombs and generally making a fool out of himself in public speeches then no thanks.

Trump the clown is nothing but a self promoting buffoon. He is not a conservative, he is a chameleon who thinks he can fool the masses with is over the top antics.

33 posted on 07/30/2011 3:04:12 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: tsowellfan
I've seen all the arrogance I want to see in Barack Hussein Obama. I don't need Mister Ego, Donald Trump, getting in the way of a Republican victory in 2012. Aside from the fact that Trump isn't a conservative, wants to do a 'Ross Perot" and run 'Third Party', handing the election to Obama, he has tremendous 'baggage' including, I'm sure, many, many people he has screwed over in business deals and, of course,the potential for bimbo eruptions galore. And what is this narcissist nonsense about "if the Republicans don't nominate the 'right' candidate" Donald Trump will run? Who is the 'right' candidate? Romney? Palin? Someone in-between. Trump's galloping arrogance is highly annoying. He may be rich but he is not half as smart as he thinks he is. Like many rich men, he is talented in a few specific areas of life. Also like many rich men, I'm sure Trump surrounds himself with sycophants that constantly tell him how brilliant he is. His offensive cursing during a public speech demonstrates a lack of discipline and, frankly, no class. He should do what some tell Sarah Palin to do: stay on the sidelines, challenge Obama - but don't run. In Palin's case it's because some are convinced (by the MSM) that she can't beat the very vulnerable Barack Obama. In Trump's case, his not running would open the door to more viable candidate(s) that don't have Trump's 'baggage', his lack of class (despite his millions) and his faux conservatism. Go away, Donald!
34 posted on 07/30/2011 3:08:20 PM PDT by Jim Scott ( "Game On!" - Sarah Palin)
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To: Longbow1969

I never said he was a conservative. He’s hardly a buffoon - he doesn’t feed off taxpayers like some ‘do nothing’ politicians. They wouldn’t make it in private business where you MUST produce and do what you are hired to do!


35 posted on 07/30/2011 3:09:21 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: tsowellfan

Does this mean the next season of Apprentice has been completed?


36 posted on 07/30/2011 3:12:12 PM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: tsowellfan

Trump is a Red Herring!!!


37 posted on 07/30/2011 3:12:23 PM PDT by Peanut Gallery
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To: yldstrk
Too many wives; he is living in adultery along with about 50% of America

150 million wives! Yikes. That is too many.

38 posted on 07/30/2011 3:12:52 PM PDT by FredZarguna (I won't say the album art was exactly a turn-off, either.)
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To: tsowellfan
OK, Donald, it was kind of cute when you were calling Obama out for a while, but now you've just become tiresome.

Go fire somebody or put more hairspray on or something, but please go away.

39 posted on 07/30/2011 3:12:55 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: tsowellfan

Not this again....


40 posted on 07/30/2011 3:13:19 PM PDT by Absolutely Nobama (What do you get when you add Obama to an economic depression ? O-ppression.)
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To: bobk333
If the Republicans pick the wrong candidate — i.e. Romney — then I’m onboard for a third party, whether it’s Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul or whomever.

This would just show how the Pubbie party is so entrenched in elitism. You better believe that a 3rd party would rise. Probably not enough to beat Big Ears but then when & where do you draw the line. I've heard for decades with the saying - just wait until next election. I'm done with their procrastination. 1st kick Boner out of the leadership, win the Senate & put primary candidates up against these RINOs. Lose the seat if necessary but DO NOT support a RINO. As these libs have done - it's our way or the highway. Now is our time for the same, whether that upsets the likes of Laura Ingraham, who I've lost a lot of support for because I had her way up on my list. Say No & Hell No to these libs & RINOs.

41 posted on 07/30/2011 3:14:52 PM PDT by Digger (T)
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To: tsowellfan

And Trump will complete his work for Obama.


42 posted on 07/30/2011 3:14:58 PM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: yldstrk

“he is living in adultery...”

Please explain and document.

1. His first boring wife, among other things, loved parting at night. He just wanted to go home and rest after a hard days work (but she wanted to party the night away).

2. His second wife was caught having an affair with someone else.

Do a little homework.


43 posted on 07/30/2011 3:18:01 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: tsowellfan

AJNTSA!


44 posted on 07/30/2011 3:18:17 PM 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: tsowellfan

Trump is not the problem. He’s right. Just as Ross Perot was right before him.

Trump can be neutralized entirely, by one or more candidates putting down their “we are the world” koolaid, and standing up unapologetically and publicly to the “free trade” globalists.

Unless and until that happens, Trump remains a massive potential threat in 2012.

Rightfully so.


45 posted on 07/30/2011 3:18:25 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (We are not tea partiers ... we're good tea partiers. Life-long tea partiers)
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To: bobk333
If the Republicans pick the wrong candidate — i.e. Romney — then I’m onboard for a third party, whether it’s Donald Trump, Sarah Palin, Ron Paul or whomever.

Pretty much the only way I'd even consider voting 3rd party is if I was certain it would replace the Republican party almost immediately. Other than that, no. Like it or not our winner take all system basically allows for only 2 major party's and I'm not going to waste my vote on 3rd party's that can't win and only serve to divide the right of center vote. We don't have the option of coalition government, so if the right of center vote split, and the left stuck together we'd be in danger of even losing elections in deep red states.

Trump is a clown, so I'd never vote for him. And what would the point of a Ron Paul 3rd party run be? We already have a libertarian party. I will say this though, I might make one exception. If the GOP actually nominates Romney and Governor Palin ran as a 3rd party candidate, I'd be inclined to vote for her. As she is my preferred candidate anyway, I am heavily biased in her favor. But my reason wouldn't be just that I like Palin. I am prepared for the fact that I may not get my candidate of choice. The danger with Romney is that he is so counter to the direction conservatives are moving that if he won it might have the effect of blunting the continued emerging conservative revolution. We'd be right back to having defend a RINO President, the way we were when Bush was in office - and the way we would have been had McCain one.

46 posted on 07/30/2011 3:19:48 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: reaganaut
You rang?


47 posted on 07/30/2011 3:20:31 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
Unless and until that happens, Trump remains a massive potential threat...

...to conservatism.

48 posted on 07/30/2011 3:21:02 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: mnehring

Saw this thread and the old song, “Send in the Clowns” started going through my head.


49 posted on 07/30/2011 3:22:20 PM PDT by KC Burke
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To: Christian1
Constitution of the United States, Amendment XXII. http://www.usconstitution.net/xconst_Am22.html.

Washington set a two term precedent; such was his stature that it was informally honored by every President until the massively egotistical Roosevelts same along. Teddy served most of McKinley's term when he was assassinated, and tried to run against his own Party for a third term and failed. His cousin FDR tried and was successful.

After the War the Republicans restored Washington's (correct) belief that one shouldn't aim to be el Presidente for life by getting the Amendment passed.

50 posted on 07/30/2011 3:23:12 PM PDT by FredZarguna (I won't say the album art was exactly a turn-off, either.)
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