The End of Trump

I never liked the idea of Donald Trump for President, but I understood why others might disagree. Not anymore:

While he had harsh words for the outgoing president, he had a much different opinion of President-elect Barack Obama.

“I think he has a chance to go down as a great president. Now, if he’s not a great president, this country is in…

  1. Gus Marvinson

    This Trump for President facade will crumble soon enough. The foundation is already cracking, just as it did for Chris Christie.

  2. Franco

    Just like Trump does on his Apprentice shows, don’t fire him now – he’s gets too much attention. Keep him around for a while for the ratings. I’m interested in hearing him interviewed by Rush today.

    Trump was never a statesman and he’s brash and speaks out mostly out of self-interest. So he said this stuff in 2008 because it was the thing to say and probably good for business and his image. That’s how he rolls, and we all know it. The question remains whether he has some sincerity, that he woke up and realized America is headed for disaster, which is also in his personal self-interest.

    But the fact that he’s announcing whether he will run or not on the Apprentice tells me a lot.

  3. MBF
    Franco: The question remains whether he has some sincerity, that he woke up and realized America is headed for disaster, which is also in his personal self-interest.

    I don’t buy it. Is there anything, anything at all, in his past that should lead us to believe that he supports the Tea Party sentiment of drastically reduced government influence over our lives?

    I heard him for a minute in the car last week on the Hannity radio show. Sean asked him about the Ryan budget plan. Trump hemmed and hawed and basically distanced himself from the plan while making sure to note that he thought Paul Ryan was a smart and courageous man. He ended his obfuscation with some platitude about “protecting the seniors, we must protect the seniors.”

    So far as I can tell, conservatives like him because he rips on Obama and says that China took all our jobs and wealth.

  4. Franco
    Mark Belling Fan

    Franco:

    I don’t buy it. Is there anything, anything at all, in his past that should lead us to believe that he supports the Tea Party sentiment of drastically reduced government influence over our lives?

    No, there isn’t. I am extremely skeptical on several levels.

    1. If he is sincere about running in the first place

    2. He’s an egoist and I expect everything he ever does is for Trump. He’s appealing right now to conservatives and those of us who see the media as the key player for Democrats but he’s not ever going to be reliable ideologically.

    3. If he starts getting traction as a real candidate whether he will say something stupid and skew the race.

    He’s not my candidate -but I love hearing the way he talks and how he goes right at the media. I’m thinking he’s softening them up and he’s hurting Obama by boldly declaring that Obama is a bad President and basically incompetent. That has to be hurting Obama because no one else dares say this

  5. Mollie Hemingway
    C

    Nevermind Trump, check out what HUNTSMAN says about Obama!

  6. Cal Lawton

    Stupid me threw away a vote on Perot way back when. I learned my lesson. Trump has nuked his own fridge.

  7. Aaron Miller

    Trump said the exact opposite in his interview with Rush today: that Obama is a terrible President. Two-faced, indeed.

    Mollie Hemingway, Ed.: Nevermind Trump, check out what HUNTSMAN says about Obama!

    Thanks.

  8. Xennady

    “That has to be hurting Obama because no one else dares say this.”

    The problems of the GOP field- and why Trump has made such a splash- summed up right there.

    If no other GOP hopeful will actually go after Obama and say the harsh but true words that reflect the grim reality- why shouldn’t Trump be frontrunner?

    “Trump said the exact opposite in his interview with Rush today: that Obama is a terrible President. Two-faced, indeed.”

    What happened in the intervening two years? Well, Obama turned out to be a terrible president.

    It isn’t two faced to recognize reality, and learn from it.

  9. Aaron Miller
    Xennady:

    “Trump said the exact opposite in his interview with Rush today: that Obama is a terrible President. Two-faced, indeed.”

    What happened in the intervening two years? Well, Obama turned out to be a terrible president.

    It isn’t two faced to recognize reality, and learn from it.

    You know, Drudge linked to that article this morning and I just assumed it was a recent interview. I’m embarrassed now that I see the 2008 timestamp and “president-elect” further down in the article. Thanks for the correction.

    Still, I’m wary of anyone who trusted Obama at any time. It was very plain during the 2008 campaign that Obama is a liar, unprincipled and inexperienced.

    And what Trump said about Bush doing “whatever the hell he wanted” shows he bought the Left’s narrative hook, line and sinker. If he has since changed his mind, good for him. But I doubt his judgement.

  10. reidspoorhouse

    No way is Trump a serious candidate.

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