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  • Trump To Back Romney

    02/02/2012 7:15:45 AM PST · by Dysart · 188 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-2-2012
    Donald Trump will endorse Mitt Romney for president, sources with knowledge of the endorsement tell CNN.
  • Breaking: CNN, ABC report Trump to endorse … Romney; Update: WaPo confirms it’s Romney

    02/02/2012 9:06:38 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 103 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 2, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, isn’t this starting to resemble a certain reality-game show on television? Or would I be fired for pointing that out? Last night, reports surfaced that casino and real-estate tycoon Donald Trump would endorse Newt Gingrich in Nevada today, just two days before the binding caucuses. This morning, both CNN and ABC say that Trump will now endorse … Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney will receive Donald Trump’s presidential endorsement Thursday, sources with knowledge of the endorsement told CNN. Trump will make the announcement in Las Vegas, two days before the Nevada caucuses. ABC is a little more specific about its...
  • Trump Is Still Not Ruling Out a Run at the White House

    10/20/2011 4:57:53 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 34 replies
    Daily Ticker ^ | 10/19/11 | Peter Gorenstein
    Trump Is Still Not Ruling Out a Run at the White House By Peter Gorenstein | Daily Ticker – 17 hours ago Donald Trump is still not ruling out a run for the White House in 2012. The outspoken critic of President Obama may decide to throw his hat back in the ring, after toying with the idea earlier this year, he tells The Daily Ticker in the accompanying interview. This time though, he'd look to run as a third-party candidate, rather than as a Republican. "I will tell you if the wrong candidate is chosen and if the economy...
  • Why Donald Trump dropped out as a potential Republican presidential candidate

    05/18/2011 8:01:07 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 55 replies
    Yahoo!© news/The Daily Caller ^ | May 17, 2011 | Jeff Winkler
    The only thing quicker than Donald Trump’s maybe-run as the GOP presidential candidate will be the time spent wondering why he bowed out... Political insiders [said] The Donald’s biggest obstacle was not how serious he might actually be, but how to attract the talent needed for a serious run. “For him to be taken seriously he probably has to come up with somebody with some credibility,” said one long-time Republican strategist. “I don’t think he can run this thing with his internal Trump organization. Not that those people may not be capable, but to be taken seriously he’s gonna have...
  • Herman Cain: Trump is a bully who was unsuitable for the presidency

    05/16/2011 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 68 replies
    “That is very good,” Cain said this afternoon of Trump’s exit from the political stage. “…I’m very proud that I have never held public office because most of the people in Washington, D.C., they have held public office.”… “I was never threatened or concerned about Donald Trump in the first place, to be perfectly honest, because bullying, being a bully is not a leadership strategy, not if you want to lead the United States of America,” Cain told a group of Iowa reporters this afternoon. “And so I was not surprised he is not running.”
  • BREAKING: Trump not running for president

    05/16/2011 10:02:53 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 74 replies
    BREAKING: Trump not running for president By: CNN Political Unit (CNN) - Real estate mogul Donald Trump will not run for the Republican presidential nomination, he said in a statement released Monday. Full release: "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the...
  • Donald Trump Not Running for President

    05/16/2011 10:01:30 AM PDT · by massmike · 477 replies
    Donald Trump is not running for president. "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency," Trump said in a statement Monday. "This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country," the real estate mogul and reality show star continued. Story developing…
  • Breaking: Trump won’t run

    05/16/2011 10:12:49 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | May 16,2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Does this mean that Donald Trump’s media tour was nothing more than a self-serving publicity stunt? Perish the thought: Donald Trump announced Monday that he will not run for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Despite months of speculation and a brief pop in the polls, Trump said in a statement that he was “not ready to leave the private sector.” Nothing proved that more than his oxygen-sucking clown act in pandering to conspiracy theorists. Did anyone seriously think that Trump was serious about running for the nomination? Hardest hit — Charles Krauthammer?
  • Trump Falls Back to Earth

    05/10/2011 12:19:55 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 05/10/11 | Keith Koffler
    Donald Trump’s support among Republicans has collapsed in the wake of President Obama’s release of his long form birth certificate, according to a new survey by the Public Policy Polling. PPP, which in April gave Trump sole possession of first place among Republican voters, now has him back in the pack with the support of just just eight percent, tied with Ron Paul. According to the new poll, which was performed May 5-8, Mike Huckabee now leads among potential GOP candidates with 19 percent, narrowly ahead of Mitt Romney, who has 18 percent. Newt Gingrich is at 13 percent, Sarah...
  • Trump Collapse Confirmed: New Poll Has Him Tied With Ron Paul

    05/10/2011 10:04:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/10/2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    We're thinking the odds that Trump never runs for the GOP nomination are fading. A new poll of Republican primary voters from PPP found that his support plunged from 26% last time to just 8% this time. That puts him tied with Ron Paul. Perhaps "winning" the birth certificate fight has undermined his only point of relevance in this race, although his negatives have always been sky high, with a huge block of voters always saying they'd never support him. Trump is one point ahead of Michelle Bachmann.
  • Has Donald Trump's presidential run been canceled?

    05/05/2011 10:09:28 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 50 replies
    LA Times ^ | 05/05/2011 | James Oliphant
    American commandos eliminated Osama bin Laden this week. Did they also liquidate Donald Trump's presidential run? A week ago, Trump was riding high. President Obama had been forced to go on television to confirm for the world what most of it already knew: that he had been born in the United States. True to his nature, Trump claimed credit -- and immediately embarked on a tour of New Hampshire in what seemed like a victory lap, as he talked incessantly about running for president. But there's an old axiom in Washington: The more time the media -- and everyone else...
  • Staging of Obama photo taken after TV announcement of bin Laden's death.

    05/04/2011 3:33:11 PM PDT · by Sprite518 · 49 replies
    REUTERS vis Drudge Report ^ | 5/4/2011 | Al Tompkins
    “As President Obama continued his nine-minute address in front of just one main network camera, the photographers were held outside the room by staff and asked to remain completely silent. Once Obama was off the air, we were escorted in front of that teleprompter and the President then re-enacted the walk-out and first 30 seconds of the statement for us.”
  • Levin Attacks Trump now, but used selective amnesia to shill for Romney

    04/25/2011 9:19:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 76 replies ^ | April 25, 2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The greatest president in my lifetime was Ronald Reagan. I proudly voted for him twice. In 1980 and 1984, as just about 99% of those who voted for him, I was unaware he had been a Democrat (as I had been). I was also unaware Reagan had been a union president, or as Governor of California, he signed the Therapeutic Abortion Act of 1967 and had contributed to Democrats. But so what? By today’s standards, the SIX time union president Reagan would be a Democrat union “thug.” But who cares? None of this would have made the slightest bit of...
  • Medical Deferment Allowed Trump to Avoid Vietnam War

    04/30/2011 6:36:30 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 154 replies · 1+ views ^ | April 30, 2011 |
    After taking credit for President Obama releasing his long-form birth certificate to quell doubts about his citizenship, real estate developer Donald Trump may have to release his own records to address questions about his past. Donald Trump, who claimed this week that a high draft number kept him from fighting for his country in Vietnam, actually received a series of student deferments while in college and a medical deferment after graduation, according to Selective Service records. The Smoking Gun first reported the revelation after obtaining the paperwork from the National Archives and Records Administration. But it's still not known what...
  • The Trump Rule: His History of Sexism

    04/30/2011 12:01:05 PM PDT · by South40 · 35 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4/30/2011 | Ujala Sehgal
    Fresh off the allegations that Donald Trump's various "birther" and affirmative action conspiracies about President Obama were racist, now the spotlight is being shone on Trump's long history of sexist, if not downright sleazy, comments about women. In a column for the Washington Post, Anna Holmes brings up the "Trump Rule," as described by beauty queen Carrie Prejean, in her book about the Miss USA pageant. According to Prejean, the Miss USA pageant had a requirement that contestants parade in front of pageant owner Donald Trump so he could separate out those he found sexually appealing from those he did...
  • Vanity: Why is FR shilling for Donald Trump? I thought this was a conservative site?

    04/28/2011 3:55:41 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 150 replies
    Self | April 28, 2011 | Self
    Someone please explain. Name me one conservative principle he stands for and has stood for through the years. I get that people like seeing him slap around Obama and push the birther issue. But why make excuses for the fact that he's moderate to liberal? He's given lots of money to Democrats, called George Bush evil and said Nancy Pelosi should have impeached him. He's advocated for universal healthcare and supported a wealth tax. He's trashed Paul Ryan's budget and thinks slapping a tariff on China will solve our entitlement problems. The guy is not a conservative. Why are so...
  • Whoopi Goldberg Thinks Trump Is Racist

    04/27/2011 2:09:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 100 replies
    NRO ^ | April 27, 2011 | Nat Brown
    Today on the view, Whoopi Goldberg criticized the “birther” conspiracy theory (and Donald Trump continually bringing it up) as racist: “I’m getting tired to trying not to find things slightly racist. It is very difficult, on a daily basis, to see this stuff and not say, you know, this is what it is. I have been raised to think, ‘Well, maybe that’s not what they mean. Let me figure it out.’ But, being black, when you say, ‘Y’know, this is racist,’ 9,000 people say, ‘Oh, you’re just playing the race card.’ Well, you know, I’m playing the damn card now.”
  • So, Donald Trump, Now That Obama Has Released His Birth Certificate, Release Your Tax Returns

    04/27/2011 7:32:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/27/2011 | Henry Blodget
    A week ago, Donald Trump said he would release his own tax returns when Obama released his birth certificate. Well, now Obama has released his birth certificate. So, Mr. Trump, when can we see your tax returns?
  • Jackson: Trump birth talk is race "code" [documented retreat on civil rights enforcement."]

    04/26/2011 4:50:23 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 30 replies
    Navigate: POLITICO Ben Smith Jackson: Trump birth talk is race "code" Main Content Jackson: Trump birth talk is race "code" - Ben Smith: Jackson: Trump birth talk is race "code" April 26, 2011 Categories: Blogs Jackson: Trump birth talk is race "code" Rev. Jesse Jackson told POLITICO today that the birther movement is part of a larger pattern of rollbacks against civil rights and and an attack on the legitimacy of the nation's first African-American president -- reserving special ire for developer Donald Trump and his renewed interest in the conspiracy theory. "Any discussion of his birthplace is a code...
  • Trump: 'Iowa Is Very, Very Important to Me' ('I'm a very conservative person')

    04/25/2011 10:55:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/25/2011 | Dave Eberhart
    Real estate mogul and TV personality Donald Trump says he’ll announce whether he is running for president after the May 22 final installment of his hit show "The Celebrity Apprentice," but in the meantime, it’s all about location, location, location – and that location for Trump is Iowa. "Iowa is very, very important to me," he tells The Des Moines Register. "I love what Iowa represents. It represents to me a work ethic that a lot of other places don't have. And I think I'll do well in Iowa because, you know, my ethic is very much like the people...
  • Cal Thomas: Voters shouldn't buy into a Donald Trump candidacy

    04/24/2011 9:39:32 PM PDT · by TheDingoAteMyBaby · 84 replies
    Sun-Sentinel ^ | April 25, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    In bridge, a trump card is held in reserve for winning a trick. In politics, Donald Trump is anything but reserved and appears to think he might trick enough voters to win the next presidential election. There's plenty to draw on when critiquing a possible Trump candidacy. His multiple marriages (three) and affairs provide fodder for the media and contrast poorly with President Barack Obama's "family values" image as husband of one wife and father of young daughters, whom he clearly loves. In recent weeks, Trump has been trying to gain a toehold in the evangelical community, which is especially...
  • Is Trump too good to be true or will he save America?

    04/24/2011 11:33:16 AM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 38 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | April 24th | Louis Martini
    I have never been a big fan of Donald Trump, but if he can cash the check his mouth has written, I might cheer him on. He says the kind of things that many Americans already feel. Let’s send the United Nations packing along with all their hypocritical, self-righteous BS where they belong, to some third world, disease ridden country. There would not be a UN without America’s checkbook. After all, the more we pay, the more they ridicule us. China and all of their communist, crap laden products can go to hell. We don’t need them anymore than we...
  • Trump’s Eminent-Domain Empire

    04/23/2011 7:05:23 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 165 replies
    National Review ^ | 4/22/2011 | Michelle Malkin
    Don’t be fooled by the Donald. Take it from one who knows: I’m a South Jersey gal who was raised on the outskirts of Atlantic City in the looming shadow of Trump’s towers. All through my childhood, casino developers and government bureaucrats joined hands, raised taxes, and made dazzling promises of urban renewal. Then we wised up to the eminent-domain thievery championed by our hometown faux free-marketeers. America, it’s time you wised up to Donald Trump’s property-redistribution racket, too. Trump has been wooing conservative activists for months and flirting with a GOP presidential run — first at the Conservative Political...
  • Trump offers support for Ind. senator's birther bill

    04/22/2011 7:55:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 26 replies ^ | April 22, 2011
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Questions about President Barack Obama's birth certificate continue to make news as Sarah Palin, Donald Trump and others question the his citizenship. Now the so-called "birther" issue will be the subject of a vote at the Indiana Statehouse, and Donald Trump has weighed in on what's going on here. A committee in the state Senate will vote Monday on a birther resolution. State Sen. Mike Delph (R-Carmel) is a proponent of the birther movement. He wants proof pf American citizenship required for candidates for president, and he points to his pocket copy of the Constitution for support....
  • Republican Presidential Hopefuls Get Religious Scrutiny Before 2012 Primary Campaign

    04/22/2011 7:58:35 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 23 replies ^ | April 22, 2011 | DEVIN DWYER
    Call them "born again" undecideds: Republicans exploring bids for the presidency in 2012 have ramped up their religious fervor and sharpened answers to questions about faith in an effort to court social conservative voters in key early primary states. "I believe in God. I am Christian. I think the Bible is certainly, it is 'the' book," real estate mogul Donald Trump told the Christian Broadcasting Network last week after catapulting to second place in a poll of unofficial GOP presidential contenders. But as voters begin to scrutinize the lives of a wide-open field of unofficial GOP presidential contenders, several personal...
  • Trump, Palin, Bachmann Turn Tea Party into Kingmaker for 2012

    04/21/2011 6:18:36 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | April 21, 2011 | John Mercurio
    For a loosely organized coalition, the tea party has displayed remarkable unity since it emerged in early 2010. But that discipline is being tested in the run-up to the 2012 GOP presidential primary as three top Republicans aggressively court the conservative movement. Those Republicans – former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Rep. Michele Bachmann and billionaire developer Donald Trump – are motivated by distinct agendas that may or may not include a presidential campaign. But all three would-be candidates are forcing tea party activists to make some important decisions as they try to grow into a more enduring force in American...
  • Trump Breaks Through the MSM Iron Curtain

    04/22/2011 12:31:06 PM PDT · by libstripper · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | April 22, 2011 | Fred Dardick
    - Fred Dardick Friday, April 22, 2011 Billionaire Donald Trump may be a publicity junkie and questionable presidential material. Athough who am I to say, just look at what we got right now—but he makes for one awesome Obama attack dog. With the self assurance that only money, power and celebrity can buy, Trump has been knocking down the walls the main stream media have erected around the President to expose parts of his background that liberals would prefer never see the light of day.
  • Gallup shows Trump tied with Huckabee among GOP primary voters (Romney Close Behind)

    04/22/2011 11:49:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 68 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/22/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Keep one thing in mind when looking at the data from Gallup’s latest poll of the Republican field. Their sample includes “Republican-leaning independents” as well as registered Republicans. That’s important, because it helps explain Donald Trump’s sudden resonance in the field: Donald Trump debuts in a first-place tie in Gallup’s latest update of Republicans’ preferences for the party’s 2012 presidential nomination among potential contenders. Trump ties Mike Huckabee at 16%, with Mitt Romney close behind at 13%. Sarah Palin is the only other potential Republican candidate to earn double-digit support.The April 15-20 Gallup poll finds Trump leading the field among...
  • Donald Trump: Magnificent Bastard

    04/22/2011 2:07:58 PM PDT · by TruthHound · 42 replies
    It has come to my attention that there are still a few people in the world that I have not offended. I'd like to fix that by endorsing Donald Trump for president. But not for the reasons you might think. This morning I read a news item saying that some folks at NBC think Trump might be pretending to run for president to boost ratings. The story noted that ratings for his TV show are up 20% lately. I laughed out loud because sometimes I forget that at least half the country doesn't realize he's just screwing with the media....
  • Trumped Up (Must reading - This is the Trump Truth File)

    04/20/2011 1:33:10 PM PDT · by Notary Sojac · 76 replies
    National Review ^ | 20 April 2011 | Daniel Foster
    If one were drawing up a list of Donald Trump’s first principles of business, “Fake it ’Til You Make It” would probably be at the top. One of the young Trump’s more clever business tactics involved hiring workers and machines to push dirt around his frequently stalled or underfunded real-estate developments to present visiting potential investors with the illusion of industry. And he has developed a long-running reflex to offer unsolicited — and largely unverifiable — assessments of the strength and virility of his portfolio to anybody who will listen, perhaps in an effort to erase memories of the four...
  • Trump Hits Back At Rove, GOP Critics

    04/19/2011 11:23:14 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 201 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/19/2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    Donald Trump fired back at Karl Rove on Tuesday for labeling his possible White House bid a “joke,” saying the one-time senior adviser to President George W. Bush “should be ashamed of himself” for the role he played in pushing an agenda that turned voters against Republicans and paved the way for the Obama presidency. Mr. Trump, the billionaire real estate developer and reality-TV-show star still weighing a 2012 race, said in an interview that the Republican brand was so tarnished after the Bush-Rove years that even “Abraham Lincoln couldn’t have beaten” President Obama in the 2008 presidential race. “Honestly,...
  • Rasmussen : Obama 49%, Trump 34%

    04/18/2011 9:06:45 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | April 18, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports
    President Obama leads Donald Trump by 15 percentage points in a hypothetical 2012 match-up, but the president is unable to top the 50% level of support even against an opponent some are deriding as a joke. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that the president earns support from 49% of Likely Voters nationwide, while Trump attracts the vote from 34%. Given that choice, 12% would vote for some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) Only 65% of Republican voters would vote for Trump over Obama. Among voters not affiliated...
  • Donald Trump's Political 'Pit Bull': Meet Michael Cohen (Big time Democrat Activist)

    04/18/2011 9:38:49 AM PDT · by MNJohnnie · 51 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04-18-11 | MICHAEL FALCONE
    The man behind Donald Trump's possible 2012 presidential campaign is a registered Democrat who voted for Barack Obama in 2008. Not only that, but Michael Cohen, an executive at the Trump Organization who doubles as Trump's chief political adviser, once volunteered for 1988 presidential candidate Michael Dukakis and worked for a Democratic member of Congress.
  • Donald Trump: Iraq Oil Will Make Us a Fortune

    04/14/2011 1:03:32 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Donald Trump said Iraq oil can make the US "a fortune," in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. Iraq, currently occupied by US forces, has $15 trillion in oil reserves, second behind only Saudi Arabia, said Trump. If the US were to get its hands on some of that oil, it could make money and pay back its allies like the UK for their involvement in the Iraqi invasion and occupation, he said. Trump mentioned that the US financial cost of invading and occupying Iraq totals $1.5 trillion. To justify taking Iraqi oil, Trump said if the US were...
  • Eric Cantor disses Trump for president [Cantor slams Donald's push on Obama's eligibility]

    04/13/2011 2:15:35 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 43 replies
    WND ^ | April 12, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    When it comes to a possible run for the presidency by Donald Trump, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is apparently not among those in the real-estate tycoon's camp, citing Trump's push to make sure President Obama is constitutionally eligible for the job. During an interview on CNN's "American Morning" today, Cantor was asked, "Would you support a Donald Trump candidacy, especially with all this birther talk?" The Republican from Virginia said, "No, I don't think he is really serious when we launch a – see a campaign launched on the birther issue." CNN host Kiran Chetry then asked, "But don't...
  • Could Donald Trump be secretly setting the Ground Zero Mosque up for an eminent domain defeat?

    09/09/2010 11:12:29 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 36 replies
    Hillbuzz ^ | 09/10/10 | Hillbuzz
    Go ahead and laugh at him, the way Gotham City laughs at the playboy antics of Bruce Wayne, and yes, his hair is more ridiculous and hard to believe than Charlie Crist’s marriage to novelty-products heiress Carole Rome, but Donald Trump is every so (not-often-enough) often Batman under all that bluster. He’s offering to buy out some of the Muslim investors in the property they want to build the Ground Zero Victory Mosque on. He’s offering 25% above the actual value of the land. The Muslims will refuse, because the front company Islam setup for this conquest monument, Cordoba House,...
  • NY mosque investor declines Trump's buyout offer

    09/09/2010 2:57:00 PM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 65 replies ^ | 09/09/2010 | Staff
    NEW YORK — Donald Trump's offer to buy an investor's stake where a mosque is planned near ground zero is falling flat.
  • Video: Trump Rips Ground Zero Mosque

    09/02/2010 3:27:09 PM PDT · by careyb · 17 replies
    The Hope For America ^ | 9/1/10 | Donald Trump
    On David Letterman.
  • My Fitna: Where is Donald Trump on Ground Zero Cordoba Initiative (Park51)?

    08/17/2010 9:18:18 AM PDT · by hausermann · 9 replies
    8/17/2010 | hausermann
    Somebody please get a message to New York developer and fame-hound Donald Trump. Here is a way to do two things he is great at: 1] Stay forefront in the media eye with a hugely popular topic (the Mosque at Ground Zero), 2] Gather investors for a NYC real estate project. The way I understand it is that the Imam Rauf's Cordoba Initiative, now renamed as the much more benevolent-sounding Park51, requires that the old Burlington Coat Factory (not an historic landmark, mind you) AND the adjacent property owned by ConEdison be acquired. Here's an idea: Use capitalism and the...
  • Donald Trump 'seriously' considering running for president in 2012

    10/05/2010 2:53:38 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 84 replies ^ | Oct. 5, 2010
    Donald Trump said today he's "seriously" considering running for the presidency in 2012. "For the first time in my life, I'm actually thinking about it [running for president]," Trump told Fox News Channel. He added, "I see what's going on with this country and it's never been worse. What's happening is a disgrace." "The Apprentice" host cited what he called the "unfair" trade relationship between America and China and the administration's inability to utilize the country's top business talent in trade negotiations as his main reasons for mulling a run. "I love this country, we have a great country ......
  • Trump: Rove Needs to Retire

    04/22/2011 6:36:20 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 90 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2011 | NewsMax
    Donald Trump, fresh from a Gallup poll showing him tied with former Gov. Mike Huckabee for the lead in the Republican race for the White House, is firing back at GOP strategist Karl Rove for calling Trump a "joke candidate." Trump, who says that Rove has proven himself to be out of touch with Americans, released the following statement to Newsmax: "Karl Rove is a loser. He is doing the Republican Party a great disservice by trying to stop the discussion about the president not being able to present his birth certificate to the American people – or to assure...
  • Karl Rove: Trump's Got a 'Thin Skin'

    04/22/2011 6:37:14 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 85 replies
    NewsMax ^ | April 21, 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Republican strategist Karl Rove says President Barack Obama is taking delight in the fact that Donald Trump is pressing so hard for him to produce his birth certificate, “because that’s exactly what Obama wants conservatives to do.” Speaking to Sean Hannity Thursday on his radio show, Rove also questioned Trump’s conservative credentials. Hannity started the interview by asking Rove why he was going after Trump. “Well, I think Trump’s got a thin skin — I don’t think I’m going after Trump,” Rove said. “A guy who says that he doesn’t know what Ronald Reagan is hiding behind his smile, and...
  • Poll: Donald Trump Beating Entire GOP Field by 9 Points (PPP Poll)

    04/15/2011 9:54:31 AM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 217 replies
    TPM ^ | 04/15/2011 | Jon Terbush
    A new PPP poll released on Friday shows Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential primary race by much more than a hair. In fact, the poll shows the brash real estate tycoon turned reality TV show host posting a large nine-point lead on the nearest competition. It's the latest in a flurry of recent surveys to show the Donald running strong in the GOP field, but it's the first to show him all alone at the front of the pack. Trump garnered 26% of the vote, followed by Mike Huckabee (17%), Mitt Romney (15%), Newt Gingrich (11%), and Sarah Palin...
  • Pa. Bill Would Make Obama Prove Natural Born Citizenship

    04/14/2011 7:58:33 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 25 replies · 1+ views
    LancasterOnline.Com is reporting that a bill was introduced in the State House yesterday, April 13, that would require presidential candidates to prove that they are natural born citizens of the United States, as required by the U.S. Constitution, before getting on the Pennsylvania ballot. The bill was drafted by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-12) and has 23 co-sponsors according to LancasterOnline. Metcalfe is reported as saying it was drafted in response to the debate regarding President Obama's birthplace. One supposes there will be sneering at Metcalfe from the usual suspects but if one sits back, takes a deep breath and considers...
  • TRUMP: Obama's Presidency May Be The Greatest Scam In The History Of The United States

    04/10/2011 9:55:29 PM PDT · by Clairity · 131 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 10, 2011 | Henry Blodget
    Donald Trump says his investigative team is still digging up evidence that President Obama was born in Kenya (or, at least, wasn't born in Hawaii). In a letter blasting the New York Times for blasting him, Trump lays out his evidence. He also accuses the liberal press of being complicit in what may be the "greatest scam in the history of our country."
  • Franklin Graham would consider backing Trump

    04/22/2011 4:44:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 22, 2011 | Jordan Fabian
    The Rev. Franklin Graham, a politically-influential evangelical leader, said Friday he is open to backing billionaire businessman Donald Trump for president should he run in 2012. Graham, who along with his father the Rev. Billy Graham have advised multiple presidents, told ABC News that he likes what Trump has been saying while flirting with a presidential bid. "Donald Trump, when I first saw that he was getting in, I thought, well, this has got to be a joke," he said. "But the more you listen to him, the more you say to yourself, you know, maybe this guy's right." Asked...
  • What Donald Trump’s Popularity Means for the Rest of the 2012 Field

    04/18/2011 4:15:22 PM PDT · by HorowitzianConservative · 40 replies
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | April 18, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Before I sat down to write this article, I pinched myself just to make sure I was awake and today’s subject wasn’t some weird dream. But alas, talking heads on both sides of the political spectrum really are seriously entertaining the possibility of President Donald Trump. At the Daily Beast, Jim DeFede reports on why several Florida Tea Partiers have said they’re backing the Donald: "We need a real businessman," said Linda Kogelman, 63, a retired postal worker. "The lawyers don't know how to run the country. They bow down to too many people." Kogelman said no one else in...
  • Trump Tells Hannity: Bill Ayers Wrote Obama’s Book

    04/16/2011 6:01:41 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 16, 2011 | Scott Baker
    Newsmax: “Somebody said, ‘What’s his [Obama’s] biggest asset?’ He is politically lucky. He really is. He’s led a charmed life. Well, the media is letting him get away with it.” Trump went on to discuss Obama’s past associations with retired college professor and co-founder of the Weather Underground Bill Ayers, the controversial Rev. Jeremiah Wright and convicted real estate developer and political fundraiser Tony Rezko. Trump asserted that Ayers wrote Obama’s best-selling book “Dreams of My Father” and that Obama sat in Wright’s congregation for 20 years while Wright “spewed hate against white people.” Obama dropped his friends when the...
  • Trump Takes on Koran: It Teaches a 'Very Negative Vibe"

    04/13/2011 9:21:40 AM PDT · by Yet_Again · 23 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 4/12/2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Donald Trump believes the Koran teaches a “very negative vibe.” And, he’s also a Christian. That’s what he said during an interview with CBN’s David Brody that aired this morning on the “700 Club.” His comments, included below, were in response to Brody’s question about whether or not Trump has concerns about the Muslim holy book:
  • the donald on the spot

    04/12/2011 9:18:41 PM PDT · by stickywillie · 131 replies
    4/12/11 | stickywillie
    There's been all sorts of speculation on FR on whether trump is actually a stalking horse, helping the democrats to remove obama, or a potential 3rd party candidate to split the Republican vote, from a Conservative. Rush talked about exactly that today, and about having the Donald on to discuss these thoughts, and he said he could get him within a week......I'm surprised freepers aren't already on this topic, like a duck on a june bug. 1st time I've started a post.