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Donald Trump Cannot be Allowed to Trump the Executive Office

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It made for intriguing conversation at first, but now I’m getting thoroughly tired of all this talk about Donald Trump.

We must give Trump credit where credit is due: he is a shrewd businessman and success story. Despite nearly going bankrupt after his disastrous financing of the Taj Mahal casino, he picked himself up, dusted himself off and rebounded to greater heights in the business world.  But can we ignore the fact that other people paid the price and got screwed when Trump filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy? The creditors he messed with during his fluctuations in wealth accrual — how’d that work out for them?

It amazes me that there are members of the American electorate who are prepared to support Trump. It proves that if you strike a chord on just one issue, in Trump’s case, it’s the Obama birth certificate controversy, you will attract a salivating crowd of lapdogs.  Now it’s cool that Trump has been hounding Obama on the subject of the whereabouts of his birth and what his certificate really says about him. I do not understand why the president won’t simply put the issue to rest, unless he’s just incredibly stubborn.  Gee, do you think? Or, there’s real cause for concern on his part about the information his birth certificate contains.

But does this issue alone justify Trump’s pursuit of the Oval Office? Hardly. Think about it: Is Trump the sort of man who can compromise? Trump will find that he cannot bully and bluster his way through the executive branch. When it comes to the Congress, Trump will meet his match. He cannot just yell “You’re fired!” at John Boehner. (Though, if he did, it would be worth sticking around to see if Boehner started crying.)

Trump has ignored all concerns from the locals of Menie, Scotland with regard to his construction of a golf course there. Though Trump did testify at a Scottish government planning inquiry, the issue of family evictions remains a threat, yet Trump won’t back down. God only knows what deals he struck with Scotland’s government, but the release of Libyan bomber Ali al-Megrahi proves they are easily manipulated.  So there you have it: Trump, who doesn’t need any more cash or can look elsewhere for it, has railroaded his project through a small community in a foreign country. What a hero. This alone speaks volumes about his penchant for foreign policy. 

Grab all the oil in Iraq? Launch a trade war with China? Dude, seriously?

Trump has a capricious history with regard to what politicians he has supported and to whose campaigns he has contributed large sums of cash. If Trump is anti-foreign aid and checks the conservative box for most social issues, then why did he contribute to the likes of Ted Kennedy, John Kerry, Anthony Weiner and Tom Daschle?  If Obama is the product of dissatisfaction with Bush, then how does Trump justify his own condemnations of Dubya? He wants to call Obama the worst president ever, but he previously reserved that moniker for Bush. What gives? Is this man capable of making his mind up about about anything in politics?

Furthermore, how do we know this isn’t all one huge ego-trip and promotion for his show The Apprentice? If Sarah Palin has discredited herself with her own reality show and lapping up the media spotlight, can the same thing not be said for Trump? We don’t need celebrities such that Palin and Trump have become. I know the argument about looking outside the system for presidential material, but this is ridiculous. We need serious and level-headed people who know the system like Chris Christie, Alan West, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, et al.

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  • CHARLES NORRIE

    Probably one of the most silly comments on Lockerbie I’ve ever heard:

    God only knows what deals he struck with Scotland’s government, but the release of Libyan bomber Ali al-Megrahi proves they are easily manipulated

    Why are you Americans so very, very silly.

  • Boeke

    Charles: Americans are silly because we are so eager to believe show-business fantasies.

    Donald Trump is such a fantasy.

    You must realize that trump is NOT a businessman, he is a showman. He inherited his money. And then wasted a lot, like any scion of the rich.

    Then he created the Trump fantasy, complete with beautiful women, gold-plated ceilings, etc. Not one of the people who claim him a good businessman has analyzed his accounts.

    He is a celebrity and uses his celebrity to accrue his personal fortune. He attracts ego-weak millionaires who want to be in business with the Trump glamor. The businesses bear his name but risk none, or little, of his own money, lots of the suckers money, and yield IMMEDIATE commissions, fees, and bonuses to Trump, so he can walk away with an IMMEDIATE fortune.

    He’s a con-man. Anyone who believes anything he says or implies is being very foolish.

  • Baronius

    Mark – I think you’re missing the point. You complained that Trump milked the birth certificate issue, and that he doesn’t fit into conventional political categories. I think that he’s gotten some birther support, but most of the people who are considering him are motivated by the stands he takes that are outside left/right politics. Just as Perot drew from both parties and independents, Trump appeals to people with his business-style approach to government. None of which is to say that I endorse him, or even consider him a serious candidate. But people like the idea of applying business principles to the federal government.

  • Costello

    This is all show business to get people to watch his Apprentice finale. Could have sworn President put issue to rest yesterday.

  • Baronius

    Costello – I’m guessing that this article was in the queue.

  • Costello

    What does that mean?

  • Baronius

    My guess is that this article was submitted a couple of days ago, before the birth certificate unveiling, and that it only made it through the review process today.

  • Boeke

    3-Baronius:

    What IS that “… business-style approach to government.” All I see is that he’s rude to people for no reason. Is that what YOU think is business-like?

  • LynnfromBC

    In answer to :

    Is this man capable of making his mind up about about anything in politics?

    No way Jose….just the bottom line!

  • Glenn Contrarian

    I used to say I hope that the Republican ticket would be Palin/Bachmann – because I couldn’t think of any loonier pair…

    …but then the Republicans, ah, trumped that particular fantasy by accepting The Donald as one of their own!

    So now I’m rooting for Trump/Barbour! Or maybe Trump/Sheen (as in Charlie)! But I think Trump would probably pick a relative unknown, if for no other reason than to protect his own ego.

  • Mark Edward Manning

    Silly, Charles? You guys (I’m guessing you’re Scottish) let al-Megrahi go out of “compassion” for his impending death — meanwhile, the motherf***er is still alive — or you were manipulated by Gordon Brown’s government so Gaddafi wouldn’t cease Britain’s oil supply. Grow the f*** up, Charles.

  • Mark Edward Manning

    Baronius: I get what you’re saying — but I wrote this to argue, “no matter how attractive Trump may seem, take a step back and just think about it.”

    You’re right, this article was in the queue and Obama released his birth certificate the day after I submitted this. I had no idea what was to come, talk about irony. But not that the controversy will stop, Obama is still facing birther criticism — or now Trump and others will move on to his social security forms, college transcripts, etc.

  • Nick

    It’s quite a weird world, considering that the ones who are supposed to rule without any influences don’t do so, and offcourse the billionaires who might just have a word to say manage to impose their own point of view through cash … it’s actually sad you know …

  • pimpin red

    you said you would give 5 million for obamas collage records,but god took 5 million a day from you every your hotels were closed.you need to watch what comes out of your stupid mouth.saten