Skip to comments.Trump: I May Run for President if Economy Stays Bad
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 cant 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 dont advocate default," he said. "What I do say is you cant 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 dont respect us any longer, they dont respect our leaders. With all these foreign countries taking advantage of the U.S., unless somebody addresses that problem were 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 its not fun."
YOU GO DONALD!!!
I still think Trump will run third party to keep Obama from losing.
“I still think Trump will run third party to keep Obama from losing.”
Wrong. you have failed to read he is not a socialist.
Do your homework.
I’m not worried the least bit. I have faith in the GOP to nominate a candidate that will be good enough to beat Obama even if there were 4 others on the ticket.
Perhaps Trump is goading Palin in an attempt to get her to announce.
I’d like to see Trump in a field vying for a VP candidate spot.
That would open up our “free trade” fiasco of a non policy front and center in the election run-up. Where it should be.
“Free-trade” republicans are like home owners, voting for termites. Every job lost to outsourcing, drives another voter over to the communists.
That is unsustainable, and will destroy the GOP unless it stops (soon).
Supposedly he quit the run for President because he had some project to work on in Lousianna and several months ago he had mentioned he’d drop out if Alan West was running otherwise he’d choose Alan West as his VP.
Possible. A good thing about Trump running up until the primaries is that he could destroy RINOs like Romney. No way he could ever hurt Sarah Palin in the polls.
Thanks but no thanks, Donald. As things are going going now, a suicidal movement will ensure Obama’s reelection. Your services to that end will not be needed.
Don’t worry (or maybe you should) Rove is dancing around in the shadows starting to get Jeb Bush out there with his never say never interviews.
Note to Donald Trump: Sit down and shut up, a**hole
Nobody CARES what you think.
Please spare us, the American people, the BULLSHIT, rhetoric, postering, and exhibits of mega-ego. Trump is a loudmouth horse's ass who NOBODY really takes seriously on the political scene.
He’s Obama’s ace in the hole. If things look too bad he runs and pulls enough votes from the GOP to re-elect the One. That is if the pay offs will be big enough afterward.
ANY third party run by ANYONE will re-elect Obama.
Nah. I’d compare Trump more to John Anderson in 1980.
Forget this doosh. He has “people investigating Obama and it’s incredible what they are finding”...Yeah Don, just what exactly what “are they finding” there?
This dude is PT Barnum. I liked the fact he made Bammy sweat, but please spare me - he’s a quitter. Islamobama showed his, or should I say “a” birth certificate, and Trump couldn’t walk away with his tail between his legs fast enough.
Plus I don’t trust people with spray on tans.
Sorry The Donald but we already fired you! Thanks for the Kenyan Ones phoney BC but kudos for razzling ‘em just the same.
Amen to that
You can’t remarry if you have a living spouse. Trump has one. Do a little homework. Oh poor guy, wife wanted to party and he just wanted the dog to bring him his pipe and slippers when he got home after a hard day’s work. What rot.
I wouldn’t want to confess who may have, in the folly of youth, worked on that campaign...
Hey Trumpie, we don’t need you. You fulfilled your mission, getting Obama to publish that fake birth certificate. If you really want to do something, put your full support and money behind whomever the Republican nominee is. Maybe when they win they will make you Secretary of Treasury. You have to be about 10,000 time better than Tax Cheat Timmy.
Good idea! Finally somebody outside of the circular firing squad.
“Oh just go away Ross!”
Exactly! Trump is just playing at it like Perot plus he CRAVES the attention.
“Oh just go away Ross!”
Exactly! Trump is just playing at it like Perot plus he CRAVES the attention.
If he were truly serious about this, he should primary Obama as a Democrat.
If you think foul language will disuade the young skulls full of mush, or any dim for that matter, you haven’t watched a tv show or movie since the fifties.
I am often surprised by the rank language that show up on NetFlix versions of old movies I watched years ago on TV, they are often loaded with filth, that networks used to take out.
Expect Network shows to go full soft porn and trash talk since our esteemed courts recently that there was nothing obscene about the wardrobe failure of Janet Jackson.
Frankly Scarlet I don’t live a Damn opened the flood gate in 1938, the year I was born, and I know I will never live to see it revert to The Cleavers or Lucy days. I won’t mention the show Barney Fife was on since I can no longer stomach Lonesome Rhodes.
If trump runs, for certain we’re going to default. This is the guy who’s defaulted on just about every debt he’s ever owned.
Good enough to beat Obama is not nearly good enough, because that would include my cat if I had one.
Don’t fall into that trap, if they go establishment RINO there will be a third party, and likely it would be endorsed by Rush Limbaugh, if you believe what he has been saying lately about the cowardly leadership.
I disagree with your premise that a RINO would get the votes to beat Obama
Trump would outrank all other suits in D.C. !
Some churches teach that, but I haven’t heard much about it since the WWCG went evangelical. Haven’t heard anything at all about Garner Ted’s break off group since he died either.
So which church espouses that today.
Can you collect unemployment AND campaign contributions if you run for president?
“Socialist” has nothing to do with it. Perot wasn’t a socialist either. You might do a little research into Trumps donations. Politics and power can create strange bed fellows. If Trump goes third party, it will prove me correct.
None of that matters - nor his foul mouth nor his ego that 'trumps' all others -
If it looks like Obumbles will lose - he'll jump in as the spoiler to assure four more yrs of "The Won" -
We've seen this before - it's the Clinton Plan
If his reasons for getting in are not the above - then he would run as a republican - not an independent. He KNOWS NO independent could win - but they would return the POS CIC to office - with less than 50% of the vote. That's how they returned Bubba.
Trump needs to to hear from the Tea Party loud and clear: Run HONEST - as a republican, or stay the he*l out,
The world is a much easier place to take when you see it the way Gracie Allen did.
If the economy stays bad (it will) then Trump’s pal, Obama will lose to a Republican (not including Romney who is a socialist). If Trump runs he can pull off enough voters to save the boy king.
He’s such an obvious twit.
Like you I would prefer to see a very articulate, intelligent, right-wing conservative going against Obama with no third party so that it will be a one on one race.
However, I refuse to use the liberal's tactic of sueing or demanding somebody out of a race simply because we do not feel we have a strong enough candidate to win.
The American way of winning is to be prepared for a worse-case scenario by nominating the best candidate that can withstand not just one 3rd party candidate but two or three and still come out on top. The America I know LOVES competition because it helps us improve, get better until we are eventually The Best in the world.
Only a liberal democrat would try to win by sueing the competition out of business instead of improving himself to prepare for the big fight and win.
If Trump's so liberal it would seem he would steal more votes from Obama than he would from a conservative.
I understand what you are saying and you are certainly not alone in that thinking. I do not want to see Trump run 3rd party either. But it would make more sense to prepare for such a situation by choosing an unbeatable candidate. Heck, we just might have a third party candidate and it may not even be Trump. It could be Ron Paul or someone else.
Let's focus on finding a candidate that is conservative and can explain real conservatism to America so that independents and liberals will come to think "Geez! How stupid I was! Conservatism really makes a lot of sense, I AM conservative too!"
If Romney or Pawlenty or Huntsman is the nominee I may vote for Trump.
Yes that is a catch 22 because a RINO will certainly generate a third party challenge. You get the gist of course. Rush has just about assured the leadership, that they will generate a third party if they sell out.
He hasn’t said he would support one but who knows.
He’ll get the independent - we hate everybody - dummy vote. That won’t be enough to win but it will be enough to give Obama a win. His socialist base will stick together.
The problem is that in Trump’s eyes the “wrong Republican candidate” is someone who will stop spending, not someone who will continue down the same path that we are already going down. The wrong candidate wil have an “extremist” or “ultra” tag applied by the MSM.
He’s never had any liquor in his life.
Oh Just stfu
Well, most pastors have given up, but any Orthodox church will teach that and 60 years ago all churches taught that.
I struggled with this over forty years ago, but the fact is I have to obey the law. My first wife was an adulterer who divorced me.
I have been married to the same woman for 39 years now. I prayed for a woman to help me, and God sent her, and I have been greatly blessed. If I am an adulterer then so be it.
Man was not ment to live alone, I guess.
I am sorry. Sounds ghastly.
Maybe God has different answers for different people, I don’t know.