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Trump: "If the Republicans nominate the wrong person, I'm running." - Vanity
August 4, 2011 | no dems

Posted on 08/04/2011 8:31:07 AM PDT by no dems

Last night on Greta VanSusteren's program, Donald Trump said that if the GOP nominates the "wrong person" and the economy is still bad, he WILL run for President. He then acknowledged that he knows the economy will still be "bad". So, that leaves only one consideration; if he doesn't like the nominee, he's running as a Third Party candidate. He did say, however that he "likes" Michele Bachmann and that he "loves" Sarah Palin. He was very non-committal on Mitt.

Oh boy, the plot thickens.


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Sarah needs to get in there and get the nomination to keep this from happening.
1 posted on 08/04/2011 8:31:09 AM PDT by no dems
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To: no dems

My thoughts exactly...It’s time to “woman” up.....


2 posted on 08/04/2011 8:32:32 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: no dems

Trump: The mouth that roared.

Sorry Donald, your investigators in Hawaii called and said they had some very interesting findings:

You have no chance.


3 posted on 08/04/2011 8:33:00 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: no dems

Yawn.

Trump had his chance and withdrew. If he announces again, he will be perceived as a joke.


4 posted on 08/04/2011 8:33:52 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: no dems

In any case, Mr. Trump should stay the hell out of the election. A few percentage points could make all the difference in several states.

Stay home, Donald. Stay home.


5 posted on 08/04/2011 8:37:10 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: no dems

I agree with Donald Trump on most everything. But that’s only his words. His actions amount to a warm bucket of spit.


6 posted on 08/04/2011 8:37:48 AM PDT by oyez ( America is being pimped.)
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To: no dems
I will not be one bit surprised. I have never trusted this egomaniac. The only thing Trump can do is hand the election to Obama. Perhaps Obama has promised him something.

Look, folks this makes NO sense. He's trying to blackmail Republicans. He must be in Obama's back pocket as he has to know that both Bachmann and Palin will be weak candidates to take on Obama.

Before anyone gets all worked up over what I said, I said NOTHING bad about either Bachmann or Palin--I'm only saying they will not be strong candidates to run against Obama.

This tells me Trump wants Obama and will see to it that one way or the other Obama gets four more years.

7 posted on 08/04/2011 8:38:23 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: no dems

Must be time for another season of “Donald and the Has-Beens” to appear on NBC...


8 posted on 08/04/2011 8:39:09 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: no dems

Democrats nominated the wrong person last time and WON


9 posted on 08/04/2011 8:40:28 AM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: no dems

Oh please, Trump. We do not need your monkey wrench. If nothing else, think about what four more years of Obama, due to being a spoiler, will do to your riches. Virtually anywhere in the world.


10 posted on 08/04/2011 8:41:02 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: no dems

Trump will run if he’s paid enough to do so and it won’t matter who else is running.


11 posted on 08/04/2011 8:41:20 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: no dems

My bet is she announces and he endorses.

Its been the plan since that night out for pizza.

I expect the Donald to make a lot of noise in the MSM for the next month until Palin announces.

He gets to build that ballroom he wishes the White House had and everyone’s happy :)


12 posted on 08/04/2011 8:43:29 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I agree. If he seriously wanted Obama out he would run as a democrat.


13 posted on 08/04/2011 8:44:14 AM PDT by Just A Reader
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To: TomGuy
If he announces again, he will be perceived as a joke.

I'm pretty sure he was perceived as a joke in the first place. Chris Wallace wouldn't interview him because he didn't believe he was sincere.

However, obviously he has good taste (Palin and Bachman are his choices) and I'd vote for him if he was the candidate providing he didn't run 3rd party. If he does that, guaranteed we'll be stuck with 4 more years of Obama and I'm not sure this country can survive that.

14 posted on 08/04/2011 8:46:29 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: Just A Reader
I agree. If he seriously wanted Obama out he would run as a democrat.

That's what I've been saying all along. It would pretty much guarantee a clean 1-on-1 matchup where winning is less of a concern than the amount of damage you do to the incumbent.

If Romney would ever have gotten over his pipe dreams of being the GOP nominee, he could have done the same thing -- he and Obama could congratulate each other on government-mandated health care, bailouts, illegal immigration, homosexual "rights", and abortion support, and just have a slap fight over taxation.

15 posted on 08/04/2011 8:48:11 AM PDT by kevkrom (This space for rent.)
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To: All

More of this interview on Friday. Here is last nights interview and it was one of his better ones:

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/index.html#/v/1093000031001/trump-obama-made-us-laughingstock/?playlist_id=86925


16 posted on 08/04/2011 8:48:17 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

THIS is how 0bama wins in 2012.
He can’t win a two-way race.
But he will win a three-way race.


17 posted on 08/04/2011 8:48:25 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: no dems

Never trust a man with a comb-over.... He is trying to trick you!!!.


18 posted on 08/04/2011 8:48:25 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
This tells me Trump wants Obama and will see to it that one way or the other Obama gets four more years.

Trump does NOT like Obama, he's made that very clear from way back. He is a businessman and Obama is interfering with his business, no businessman likes that.

19 posted on 08/04/2011 8:51:30 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: oyez

You summed it up perfectly.


20 posted on 08/04/2011 8:51:50 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: MrB

You are exactly correct.


21 posted on 08/04/2011 8:51:59 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: MrB

The one way that wouldn’t happen is if Obama is viewed as so odious by America at that time, he actually garners less than a third of the votes. Then it becomes a race between the third party and the Republican.


22 posted on 08/04/2011 8:51:59 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: no dems

I’ve become convinced that there will be a third party no matter who the nominee is this time. They’ve been practicing, running “TEA Party” candidates who are really Democrats.


23 posted on 08/04/2011 8:52:34 AM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: no dems

I thought he said he would “seriously consider” running if the GOP picks the wrong candidate.

I am having trouble taking him seriously at this point. This “I might run” stuff seems to be a way to get his face on camera.


24 posted on 08/04/2011 8:53:19 AM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: TomGuy

“Trump had his chance and withdrew. If he announces again, he will be perceived as a joke.”

Like Ross Perot?

I hope Trump doesn’t run.


25 posted on 08/04/2011 8:55:22 AM PDT by edh (I need a better tagline)
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To: kevkrom

Trump showed his hand and let us know he was an Obama flunky with the birth certificate deal.
He didn’t challenge the authenticity of the released copy and went away silently.
Set up.


26 posted on 08/04/2011 8:57:26 AM PDT by Just A Reader
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To: no dems

This guy is going to ruin the election and guarantee “The Divine One” will control the tides for one more term.


27 posted on 08/04/2011 8:59:48 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Ingtar

They aren’t likely to try the fake tea game in Michigan again.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/michigan-dems-charged-in-forging-fake-tea-party-election-documents/


28 posted on 08/04/2011 9:00:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: MNlurker

There are times that I wonder if Palin is sufficiently Machiavellian to use both Trump and Bachmann as stalking horses, to prepare the electoral battlefield before her entry into the race.

This could be wishful thinking, or tinfoil-hat thinking, or something else entirely. Magic 8-Ball says Answer Unclear, Try Again Later.


29 posted on 08/04/2011 9:01:16 AM PDT by filbert (More filbert at http://www.medary.com--GAME ON!!!)
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To: ozarkgirl
no businessman likes that.

Tell that to Imelt or Soros.
30 posted on 08/04/2011 9:02:33 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: kevkrom; All

Maybe some high profile person like Rush, O’Reilly or Hannity could get that word to Trump: If you really want Obama out of the White House, run as a Democrat; challenge him in every Primary. That would weaken him financially and politically. SOMEBODY TELL DONALD THAT!!!


31 posted on 08/04/2011 9:05:00 AM PDT by no dems (i)
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To: cripplecreek

You’ve got a good point there.

But still, he’s been very critical of Obama.

Why on earth would any business person want interference from the government? Makes no sense.


32 posted on 08/04/2011 9:07:53 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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To: freespirited
I am having trouble taking him seriously at this point. This “I might run” stuff seems to be a way to get his face on camera.

I feel the same way about Perry and Palin.

33 posted on 08/04/2011 9:09:07 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: ozarkgirl

If this guy is threatening to run “third party”, he likes Obama and is willing to help him get reelected.


34 posted on 08/04/2011 9:13:12 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: edh

Perot, for all his vices, was pretty good on the issues. Trump is such a reflexive statist that he might actually steal votes from Obama.


35 posted on 08/04/2011 9:13:54 AM PDT by Captain Kirk
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Interesting that he just likes Bachmann but loves Palin. They had that meeting on the bus tour too. Somthing is going on.


36 posted on 08/04/2011 9:14:54 AM PDT by RED SOUTH (If you liked George W. Bush, youÂ’ll LOVE Rick Perry! Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: Ingtar
If that "third party" sucks votes from Obama, I'm all for it but if it reassures Obama's reelection, I'm sick of these "purists" who are willing to throw elections to the RATs.

Any so-called "conservative" who has run as a "third party" has helped contribute to the destruction we are suffering in the American economy right now!!!

37 posted on 08/04/2011 9:18:02 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: RED SOUTH

Yea, and it smells to high heaven. I don’t trust either one of them now. I saw Palin’s film where she throws the whole Republican party under the bus. There have been troublesome hints all along the way but I’m still optimistic enough to believe that they won’t do this because if they do, it’s the epitome of selfishness.


38 posted on 08/04/2011 9:22:13 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Just A Reader
I think that NBC gave him enough money not to run, but he sees the bigger picture now and will step up if he believes the Republican nominee isn't right for the job.

If Mitt gets the nod, I'll vote for Trump. No. Way. I. Vote. For. Mitt.

39 posted on 08/04/2011 9:26:33 AM PDT by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: no dems
he “likes” Michele Bachmann and that he “loves” Sarah Palin. He was very non-committal on Mitt.

Just about the way I feel.

40 posted on 08/04/2011 9:29:39 AM PDT by McGruff (I am Sarah Palin)
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To: no dems

Sarah encouraged Trump to get back in the running during their last meeting in NY.


41 posted on 08/04/2011 10:09:26 AM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: ozarkgirl

You are more astute than others in this thread. I agree 100%.


42 posted on 08/04/2011 10:13:11 AM PDT by repub4ever1 (Capitalism is not perfect, but it beats all other systems hands down.)
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To: MrB
But he will win a three-way race.

Yup, just like Ross Perot did for X-42.

43 posted on 08/04/2011 10:14:50 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: MNlurker

My bet is she announces and he endorses.

Its been the plan since that night out for pizza.

**********************

Possibly. The whole question is what he means by “the wrong candidate”. An establishment hack, or a more or less conservative candidate?

Probably he was just growling because of the appalling Royal Congress and Perpetual Obligations Act which just passed.


44 posted on 08/04/2011 10:24:09 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: brownsfan
Sorry Donald, your investigators in Hawaii called and said they had some very interesting findings:

Trump works for the Democrats.

45 posted on 08/04/2011 10:26:12 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Huck; BufordP

‘Trump may still save us’ ping!


46 posted on 08/04/2011 10:37:24 AM PDT by sickoflibs (If you pay zero Federal income taxes, don't say you are paying your 'fair share')
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

LOL - you said: I like your (Dem) third party demise, but not my (Rep) third party demise.

You seem to be wedded to the Republican party & would rather have a “win” than principles.

I guess I am one of those “purists” you are discussing. And I dont see a benefit to following either down the path of destruction: Republican socialists who will walk us down the path or the Democrat socialists who will run us down that path.
I prefer principled conservatives


47 posted on 08/04/2011 10:59:06 AM PDT by Villiany_Inc (Those who do not work for their bread have no right to demand butter.)
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To: Villiany_Inc
The REALITY is that with our system there are only TWO viable political parties. I know there are many who are totally deluded that a "pure" party can be developed but it isn't going to happen. Human nature is human nature--we have flaws.

YOU can either get engaged and work to help improve the Republican party or you can help the Democrats. There are no other choices.

48 posted on 08/04/2011 11:21:51 AM PDT by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: TomGuy

Being perceived as a joke is not an impediment to occupying the White House.

49 posted on 08/04/2011 12:02:26 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: filbert

I think Trump and Bachmann might well be in cahoots so might several others, with the goal of putting Sarah Palin in the White House. We will see in October. If that’s the case Donald is a true American—if not—he’s a crass ego ego driven guy. Still, I like some of his ideas and talk. I think he choked on the BC and Hawaii.


50 posted on 08/04/2011 12:17:15 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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