If this man is not a double agent I'll be amazed.
Is it possible that Donald Trump is a secret socialist liberal?
As I quietly eat my salad and listen to the three men talk, I am struck by their reverence for the boss, to whom they unwaveringly refer as Mr. Trump, even among one another. The notion that Trump is a credible threat to run for president is treated with nothing but credulity even when were off the record, and even when theyre carrying on private conversations they dont know Im eavesdropping on.
In a way, it makes sense. The day after the 2012 election, I spoke with one of Trumps confidantes about his political appeal to working-class men in flyover country. If you have no education, and you work with your hands, you like him, the confidante told me. Its like, Wow, if I was rich, thats how I would live! The girls, the cars, the fancy suits. His ostentatiousness is appealing to them. The more time I spend with the yes-men, the clearer it becomes that Trump has surrounded himself with a similar type. They are the outer-borough kids who made good, and they are hypnotized by his grandiosity. Trumps lavish lifestyle and his brash proclamations that everything he touches is the best, the greatest, the most incredible all of it contributes to an illusion of electability within his inner circle.
I can actually see this happening. He'll have some rant about the Republicans and Democrats being the same party and he's the only one who can provide something different and great for America (and some more extreme racism)Best case scenario:
Trump stays in the top tier until after a couple of primaries, loses the GOP nomination, but decides to run as an independent because of his ego.
Please let this happen.
He seems to be doing much better than anyone ever expected, if this Jon Stewart video is anything to go by: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZXK5NwvySQ#t=8m48s
Ranked #2 in a national Republican poll as well as Iowa and New Hampshire.
I'm convinced 4chan is behind this, though I would actually love to see him win the primaries and go against Hillary. Would make for the most entertaining election of all time.
There's sixteen or so different options to pick from, and everyone's heard of Trump. He's definitely picking up some far right loons who agree with everything he's saying, but we're still only talking about 13% of people being polled.
"I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me - look at the job in Washington - I have many legal immigrants working with me. And many of them come from Mexico. They love me, I love them," the 2016 GOP contender said in an interview with NBC News. "And I'll tell you something, if I get the nomination, I'll win the Latino vote."
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/donald-trump-immigration-jeb-bush-cnnTrump On Retweet About Jeb's Wife: 'No, I Don't Regret It'
Donald Trump said he doesn't regret retweeting a racially charged remark about fellow 2016 candidate Jeb Bushs wife, in a sit-down interview with CNN Wednesday.
Although Trump said he didnt authorize retweeting the message -- #JebBush has to like the Mexican illegals because of his wife -- he doesnt regret sending the message, saying he believes Columba Bushs Mexican heritage influences his stance on immigration.
"No, I don't regret it," Trump told Anderson Cooper. If my wife were from Mexico, I think I would have a soft spot for people from Mexico. ... Ive heard shes a lovely woman, by the way.
Trump also responded to a Washington Post report earlier this week that despite his remarks that immigrants entering the U.S. illegally are ruining the country, there are undocumented workers on the construction site of Trumps new luxury hotel in DC.
Trump said he only wished the Post had named names so that he could fire any undocumented workers.
I wish they would give us some names, we would get them out immediately, he said.
Although he shifted some blame on the projects contractor for hiring the workers on site, Trump said the buck "absolutely" stops with him and that he cant guarantee all workers on his projects have legal immigration status.
The full interview airs tonight on CNN at 8 p.m. EDT.
Not sure how keen GAF is on silly chrome extensions, but this one adds real, ridiculous Donald "@BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman" Trump quotes to every mention of his name. I'm crying.
what are they going to say? "we support immigration" -- they don't
maybe they can say something like
'we have, ya know, a modicum of human decency - like, at least a shred of decency - and so we're gonna come out and say that Trump is a jerkface and we don't think all Mexican illegal immigrants are rapists or killers or criminals and we also don't think Jeb thinks Trumps comments are hurtful because his wife is Mexican. I reiterate we're still against illegal immigration, but like holy shit Trump is an asshole. Like I just want to confirm we're not that awful. We're still pretty awful, but even we have limits.'
This guy has 3 million followers on twitter.
Too bad they are on the losing side of history with same-sex marriage and greater promotion of equality between races.
the republican base loves everything trump is saying. if they come out against him then they risk alienating the voters. most serious contenders are going to sit around waiting for donald to fizzle out and never really get into it with him.Why haven't the GOP come out and denounce him?