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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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To: tsowellfan
Donald Trump announces plans to form presidential exploratory committee

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.

61 posted on 07/30/2011 4:01:24 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: EGPWS

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.


62 posted on 07/30/2011 4:10:18 PM PDT by chickenlips (Will, Krauthammer and Rove-the GPS "avoid freeway" route on the road to serfdom)
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To: GoldenPup

ANY third party run by ANYONE will re-elect Obama.


63 posted on 07/30/2011 4:11:03 PM PDT by Moby Grape (Formerly Impeach the Boy...name change necessary after the Marxist won)
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To: tsowellfan
If he does, he's a Soros purchase.
64 posted on 07/30/2011 4:13:19 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves." - Bertrand de Jouvenel des Ursins)
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To: 9YearLurker

Nah. I’d compare Trump more to John Anderson in 1980.


65 posted on 07/30/2011 4:23:55 PM PDT by Jaguarmike
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To: tsowellfan

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.


66 posted on 07/30/2011 4:23:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Mark Halperin - Learned the hard way what happens when you speak the truth on PMSNBC.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I don’t trust people with spray on tans

LOL

67 posted on 07/30/2011 4:25:34 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: tsowellfan

Sorry The Donald but we already fired you! Thanks for the Kenyan Ones phoney BC but kudos for razzling ‘em just the same.


68 posted on 07/30/2011 4:55:35 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: tflabo
Thanks for the Kenyan Ones phoney BC but kudos for razzling ‘em just the same.

Amen to that

69 posted on 07/30/2011 4:56:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: GatĂșn(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)

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.


70 posted on 07/30/2011 5:00:13 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Jaguarmike

I wouldn’t want to confess who may have, in the folly of youth, worked on that campaign...


71 posted on 07/30/2011 5:00:23 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: tsowellfan

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.


72 posted on 07/30/2011 5:01:14 PM PDT by Harley (Will Rogers never met Harry Reid.)
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To: FredZarguna

lmao


73 posted on 07/30/2011 5:01:55 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Harley
If you really want to do something, put your full support and money behind whomever the Republican nominee is.

Good idea! Finally somebody outside of the circular firing squad.

74 posted on 07/30/2011 5:04:01 PM PDT by tsowellfan ( Obamanomic Wreckovery - How's That Change Working For Ya?)
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To: EGPWS

“Oh just go away Ross!”

Exactly! Trump is just playing at it like Perot plus he CRAVES the attention.


75 posted on 07/30/2011 5:18:56 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: EGPWS

“Oh just go away Ross!”

Exactly! Trump is just playing at it like Perot plus he CRAVES the attention.


76 posted on 07/30/2011 5:20:12 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: tsowellfan

If he were truly serious about this, he should primary Obama as a Democrat.


77 posted on 07/30/2011 5:30:41 PM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: at bay

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.


78 posted on 07/30/2011 5:51:59 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. --He that hath an ear, let him hear.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


79 posted on 07/30/2011 5:59:47 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: tsowellfan

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.


80 posted on 07/30/2011 6:07:06 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will vote for Sarah Palin, even if I have to write her in. --He that hath an ear, let him hear.)
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