Trump to Malzberg: I Was Vilified for Obama ‘Birther’ Challenge
Newmax ^ | Feb, 4 2013 | Todd Beaman
Posted on Tuesday, February 05, 2013 12:03:14 PM by Codetrader
Billionaire businessman Donald Trump told veteran radio broadcaster Steve Malzberg on Monday that he was vilified by the mainstream media for offering to donate $5 million to charity if President Barack Obama released his college transcripts.
Trump’s Announcement is …
Youtube ^ | 12/24/12
Posted on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 12:21:38 PM by CitizenM
Well…the “announcement” is not what anyone thought or expected. It does not expose anything about Obama. Rather, it is a challenge from Trump to Obama asking him to release his college records and passport information in exchange for a $5 Million contribution to Obama’s favorite charity. Watch.
Donald Trump is again predicting President Obama will start a war with Iran solely to help his chances of getting re-elected this November.The billionaire developer made his forecast both on the Internet and television Tuesday, initially tweeting: “Just as I predicted, Barack Obama is preparing a possible attack on Iran right before November.”
By Daren Jonescu Friday, February 3, 2012In the spring of 2011, Donald Trump threatened to start a revolution within the Republican Party, appealing to the naive among Tea Partiers by promising to take on President Obama as no one else could. All too many members of the conservative media, including even some highly reputable ones, took his nonsense seriously.Even after abandoning his prospective campaign, he sought to keep his name in the news by reserving the right to run as a third party candidate if he was not satisfied with the outcome of the GOP nominating process.
Now, at last, he apparently feels that his threats, promises, and reservations have dragged the Republican Establishment around to a position he can live with—which happens to be exactly the position the Republican Establishment has been taking from the outset.And that’s not all.
Not only has Trump endorsed Mitt Romney, but he has also revived his third party blather, warning that Romney’s nomination is the only result which will guarantee his loyalty to the Republican Party.
Hotair ^ | 12/28/2011 | Tina Korbe
Posted on Thursday, December 29, 2011 3:47:14 PM by SeekAndFind
Ah, but of course. All those undecided Iowans and unenthusiastic Republicans across the country lack but one thing: The nudge in a particular direction only a Donald Trump endorsement could provide. Never mind that Trump’s attempt to moderate a debate collapsed. Never mind that every time he reenters the discussion, somebody’s bound to bring up his birtherism to the detriment of his broader message. Never mind that, last week, he changed his party affiliation to “unaffiliated” to preserve his right to run for president of himself as an independent. “Millions of people” still look to Trump to decide which of the current GOP candidates they support — at least according to Trump. The Washington Post reports:
“Everybody wants it,” Trump, referring to his endorsement, said in a phone interview. “I have millions of people waiting for me to do it.”
Trump’s outsize confidence in himself as both kingmaker and potential king should make any serious presidential candidate wary of being endorsed by him, some political scientists say.
“Outsize confidence” barely begins to describe it. Just to ascribe that much importance to any endorsement reflects a misunderstanding of the very nature of endorsements, at least according to some polls.
In general, most Americans say endorsements are not important to them in deciding whom to support for president. In a 2007 Gallup poll, the latest numbers on the subject, 61 percent said endorsements from “prominent people” are not important to their decisions, while 37 percent said they were important, including 16 percent who said they were very important. Democrats were somewhat more likely to say endorsements mattered.
Donald Trump Backs Out of Debate, Floating Independent Bid
ABC News ^ | Dec 13 2011 | Matt Negrin
Posted on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 3:16:42 PM by worst-case scenario
Donald Trump has backed out of moderating a Republican debate because, he says, he’s still considering running for president as an independent candidate.
In a statement on Tuesday, Trump said that GOP candidates are “very concerned” that he will announce an independent candidacy after “The Apprentice” ends, and that they won’t agree to a debate with him unless he rules that out. Which he won’t do.
“It is very important to me that the right Republican candidate be chosen to defeat the failed and very destructive Obama Administration, but if that Republican, in my opinion, is not the right candidate, I am not willing to give up my right to run as an Independent candidate,” Trump said in his statement. “Therefore, so that there is no conflict of interest within the Republican Party, I have decided not to be the moderator of the Newsmax debate.”
Trump was scheduled to moderate the Dec. 27 debate in Iowa, though only two Republican candidates had agreed to be there — Newt Gingrich, the technical front-runner, and Rick Santorum, who has trailed in polls.
The Donald had flirted with running for president early in the year, but he said he was abandoning that decision in May, after President Obama made public his full birth certificate, which Trump had demanded be released. At the time, Trump insisted in a statement that “if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election.”
Hotair ^ | 12/09/2011 | Ed Morrissey
Posted on Friday, December 09, 2011 3:17:55 PM by SeekAndFind
If Michele Bachmann thought that The Donald would take her refusal to attend his Newmax debate on December 27th quietly, Trump made it clear this morning on Fox Business’s Don Imus show that he’s going to hold a grudge. In talking with Imus, Trump said that Bachmann discussed making him her VP pick if she won the nomination, and that he sees Bachmann’s snub as a sign of disloyalty:
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Did Bachmann really discuss making Trump her running mate? I’d assume that any such discussions would have been purely speculative and non-committal, but even so, a Bachmann/Trump ticket would be a little mind-bending. Right now, Bachmann’s emphasizing her social conservative credentials in Iowa in an attempt to run to the right of both Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, and it’s a little difficult to see how that works into considering Trump as the running mate. (It’s even more difficult to see Trump actually taking a second-banana position and not embarrassing the ticket later on down the road, too, with his self-promoting antics.)
That would make another good reason for the other candidates to skip a Trump-moderated debate, but it’s now looking as though there won’t be one anyway. Even the two people left on the dais for this want Trump to repudiate his assertion that he might run as an independent in the general election, which Trump tells Imus he won’t do. That will probably mean that the two committed participants might find other things to do.
The Hill ^ | 09/26/2011 | Alicia M. Cohn
Posted on Monday, September 26, 2011 4:35:48 PM by SeekAndFind
Businessman Herman Cain is the next Republican presidential candidate in line to meet with business magnate Donald Trump.
“Yes, it’s true,” Cain tweeted Monday. “@THEHermanCain will sit down with @realdonaldtrump in NYC on October 3.”
According to Trump, all of the GOP candidates have reached out to him for his support in their presidential campaigns. Cain, fresh off a high-profile straw poll win in Florida over the weekend, is the latest member of the field slated for a meeting with Trump.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry met with Trump in New York City two weeks ago and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney had a meeting with Trump planned for Monday afternoon. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) reportedly met with Trump earlier this year.
Trump has said he is still considering jumping into the race as a candidate himself and could run as an independent if he doesn’t like the eventual nominee.