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1) He's saying alot of the right things at the right time, in a direct no-holes-barred way

2) The pendulum has swung too far to the Left (Democrats) in the US, and now needs to swing back to the Right (Republicans)

3) The rest of the candidates are either unknown or just really bad.

I wouldn't worry tho, I don't think Trump will actually become president, he's got alot of time to implode on himself, which most believe will happen, given his brash and outspoken manner.



While the pendulum has come back to centre from the extreme right.
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McTAVGE, you hit the nail on the head! It scares me to think that the majority of the Republicans who support Trump will vote for him to be our president. I looked at Donald Trump's campaign webpage and the only issue he has is "Immigration", which is the flash point for the idiots who support him. We hear the ultra conservative radio talk show hosts touting Trump and claiming the Democrats as "low information voters", but the Republicans supporting Trump have zero information on his solutions to all the problems he claims he feels the average American suffers. They will vote for him on gut feelings and no intellect. I suspect there are a number of Democrats crossing over to support Trump but claiming to be Republicans. Trump honest? Not in my book. He's a master salesman and he's selling American a boatload of crap. He wants to win for the sake of winning....not to solve American problems. He's in it for himself, which follows his philosophy to bribe people to get what he wants. There are a lot of hands held out in the Federal government, including Congress. He needs a clear path to build in China and Latin America. He doesn't like cheap Mexican labor making it more profitable for his hotel competitors while he imports only Eastern Europeans for his hotels and golf courses. There are HUGE payoffs by being president.
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Why can't people post such stuff under their main accounts?
Sorry, but I believe McTAVG started this thread by asking for an American citizen to answer his question. Am I mistaken?
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Sorry, but I believe McTAVG started this thread by asking for an American citizen to answer his question. Am I mistaken?
You are both fired!!!

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Jimmy Fallon interviews Donald Trump.

Hilarious.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2DgwPG7mAA
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Trump is to the US what Berlusconi is to Italy....bunga bunga
That's funny!
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Could an American citizen explain to an non-American the attraction for someone like Donald Trump?
He makes George Bush seem intelligent.
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He surely didn't do himself a favor with his twitter q & a today
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Vote Trump! He will negotiate and beat China! Oh wait...

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He makes George Bush seem intelligent.
And that makes him an excellent choice for American Presidency!

Did he make his millions himself?..... or inherit them? (I don`t follow things I have no control over)

If self-made then excellent choice. If inherited its even-stevens and doesn`t matter anyway.
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And that makes him an excellent choice for American Presidency!

Did he make his millions himself?..... or inherit them? (I don`t follow things I have no control over)

If self-made then excellent choice. If inherited its even-stevens and doesn`t matter anyway.
his father was rich and gave him opportunity but Donald did make the empire himself.
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Unbelievable comments from Trump, what next internment camps for Muslims??

Muslim databases and 'rabid dogs': GOP in explosion of rhetoric over Syrians
Trump suggests tracking all Muslims in the US, while Carson’s comments mark further low point after House vote singles out people fleeing Middle East conflict

The race for the Republican nomination for the White House took a new turn in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks on Thursday as the front-runner, Donald Trump, called for a database to track Muslims living in the United States, while his closest rival, Ben Carson, suggested refugees of the Syrian conflict should be screened as they might be “rabid dogs”.

As the rhetoric exploded, the House of Representatives voted by an overwhelming majority to stiffen requirements to vet Syrian refugees seeking to enter the United States, and CNN, the cable news network, suspended a reporter for two weeks for reporting the news on Twitter with the comment: “Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish”.

A week after attackers linked with the Islamic State group killed 132 people in Paris, the simmering political debate in the United States rose to a boil, with Trump, Carson, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and others floating new proposals they said would protect the United States from such an event.

Earlier in the week Cruz and Bush proposed a religious test for refugees from Syria – only about 2,200 of whom have entered the United States in the last four years after extensive security vetting – saying that Christian applicants should be prioritized.

By Thursday a religious test for refugees had become a religious test for all Americans for one Republican candidate, with Trump telling reporters he would “absolutely” implement a database of American Muslims and unspecified other measures.

“I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump told NBC between town hall appearances in Iowa. “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,” he added. “We should have a lot of systems. And today you can do it.”

Asked whether there would be a sign-up at mosques, Trump said: “Different places.”

“You sign them up at different places. It’s all about management.”

Asked how the practice of registering Muslims would be different from registering Jews in Nazi Germany, Trump said: “You tell me.”

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum was moved to join the debate on Thursday with an extraordinary statement.

“Acutely aware of the consequences to Jews who were unable to flee Nazism, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum looks with concern upon the current refugee crisis,” the statement began. “While recognizing that security concerns must be fully addressed, we should not turn our backs on the thousands of legitimate refugees.”

A spokesperson for the museum said the statement was not released based on any one statement from a presidential candidate or on the House vote.

“We have been evaluating the situation over the past days and weeks,” said museum spokesman Andrew Hollinger in an email to the Guardian. “The statement was not timed with a specific announcement. It was released when we evaluated the situation and felt that we needed to contribute to the conversations.”

On Thursday, Carson, who has opposed all new entries for Syrian refugees, sought to explain his position at a campaign stop in Alabama with an analogy about rabid dogs.

“If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog,” Carson said. “And you’re probably going to put your children out of the way. That doesn’t mean that you hate all dogs.” The retired neurosurgeon later insisted that his statement only referred to terrorists.

The clamor stateside followed sharp criticism of the Republican position on Tuesday from Barack Obama, speaking in the Philippines where he was attending a regional summit.

“We are not well served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic,” Obama said. “We don’t make good decisions if it’s based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.”

The House vote was widely seen as a symbolic acknowledgment of national angst in the wake of the latest brazen terror attack on a world capital.

Democrat Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, who opposed the House bill, told reporters: “People are scared – it has nothing to do with party affiliation, but people in this country right now are frightened over what they see as a flawed immigration system.”

He said any politician who disregarded “the legitimate and very real fear that’s out there, we’re going to get slapped around”. However he insisted the bill was simply designed to make people “feel better” about a vetting process that was already very rigorous and would never become law.

Cleaver echoed the thoughts of Bob Corker, the Republican chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Tennessee senator told reporters that he thought the administration was undermining its own attempts to convince the American public that Syrian refugees should continue to be admitted.

“Someone needs to explain clearly to American people the processes that we go through before we admit refugees,” Corker said. “To browbeat someone because they are concerned about their kids is not a productive process.”

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his father was rich and gave him opportunity but Donald did make the empire himself.
If Trump would have taken what he inherited from his father and put it all in index funds, and spend all his time playing golf in stead he would be substantially richer now than...

http://fortune.com/2015/08/20/donald-trump-index-funds/

Trump is an example of the joke: What's the best way to make a small fortune? Start with a big fortune.
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Unbelievable comments from Trump, what next internment camps for Muslims??

Muslim databases and 'rabid dogs': GOP in explosion of rhetoric over Syrians
Trump suggests tracking all Muslims in the US, while Carson’s comments mark further low point after House vote singles out people fleeing Middle East conflict

The race for the Republican nomination for the White House took a new turn in the aftermath of the Paris terrorist attacks on Thursday as the front-runner, Donald Trump, called for a database to track Muslims living in the United States, while his closest rival, Ben Carson, suggested refugees of the Syrian conflict should be screened as they might be “rabid dogs”.

As the rhetoric exploded, the House of Representatives voted by an overwhelming majority to stiffen requirements to vet Syrian refugees seeking to enter the United States, and CNN, the cable news network, suspended a reporter for two weeks for reporting the news on Twitter with the comment: “Statue of Liberty bows head in anguish”.

A week after attackers linked with the Islamic State group killed 132 people in Paris, the simmering political debate in the United States rose to a boil, with Trump, Carson, Texas Senator Ted Cruz, former Florida governor Jeb Bush and others floating new proposals they said would protect the United States from such an event.

Earlier in the week Cruz and Bush proposed a religious test for refugees from Syria – only about 2,200 of whom have entered the United States in the last four years after extensive security vetting – saying that Christian applicants should be prioritized.

By Thursday a religious test for refugees had become a religious test for all Americans for one Republican candidate, with Trump telling reporters he would “absolutely” implement a database of American Muslims and unspecified other measures.

“I would certainly implement that. Absolutely,” Trump told NBC between town hall appearances in Iowa. “There should be a lot of systems, beyond databases,” he added. “We should have a lot of systems. And today you can do it.”

Asked whether there would be a sign-up at mosques, Trump said: “Different places.”

“You sign them up at different places. It’s all about management.”

Asked how the practice of registering Muslims would be different from registering Jews in Nazi Germany, Trump said: “You tell me.”

The US Holocaust Memorial Museum was moved to join the debate on Thursday with an extraordinary statement.

“Acutely aware of the consequences to Jews who were unable to flee Nazism, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum looks with concern upon the current refugee crisis,” the statement began. “While recognizing that security concerns must be fully addressed, we should not turn our backs on the thousands of legitimate refugees.”

A spokesperson for the museum said the statement was not released based on any one statement from a presidential candidate or on the House vote.

“We have been evaluating the situation over the past days and weeks,” said museum spokesman Andrew Hollinger in an email to the Guardian. “The statement was not timed with a specific announcement. It was released when we evaluated the situation and felt that we needed to contribute to the conversations.”

On Thursday, Carson, who has opposed all new entries for Syrian refugees, sought to explain his position at a campaign stop in Alabama with an analogy about rabid dogs.

“If there’s a rabid dog running around in your neighborhood, you’re probably not going to assume something good about that dog,” Carson said. “And you’re probably going to put your children out of the way. That doesn’t mean that you hate all dogs.” The retired neurosurgeon later insisted that his statement only referred to terrorists.

The clamor stateside followed sharp criticism of the Republican position on Tuesday from Barack Obama, speaking in the Philippines where he was attending a regional summit.

“We are not well served when, in response to a terrorist attack, we descend into fear and panic,” Obama said. “We don’t make good decisions if it’s based on hysteria or an exaggeration of risks.”

The House vote was widely seen as a symbolic acknowledgment of national angst in the wake of the latest brazen terror attack on a world capital.

Democrat Emanuel Cleaver of Missouri, who opposed the House bill, told reporters: “People are scared – it has nothing to do with party affiliation, but people in this country right now are frightened over what they see as a flawed immigration system.”

He said any politician who disregarded “the legitimate and very real fear that’s out there, we’re going to get slapped around”. However he insisted the bill was simply designed to make people “feel better” about a vetting process that was already very rigorous and would never become law.

Cleaver echoed the thoughts of Bob Corker, the Republican chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The Tennessee senator told reporters that he thought the administration was undermining its own attempts to convince the American public that Syrian refugees should continue to be admitted.

“Someone needs to explain clearly to American people the processes that we go through before we admit refugees,” Corker said. “To browbeat someone because they are concerned about their kids is not a productive process.”

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Very normal. What did you expect in situations like we have today? Muslims aren't doing themselves a favour don't they?
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Very normal. What did you expect in situations like we have today? Muslims aren't doing themselves a favour don't they?
... and you think the infrastructure, once set up, would only be used to keep track of the people you don't like?
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... and you think the infrastructure, once set up, would only be used to keep track of the people you don't like?
"We've decided to extend the Muslim tracking database to all Americans... because, you know, anyone can become a Muslim can't they?"
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1) He's saying alot of the right things at the right time, in a direct no-holes-barred way

2) The pendulum has swung too far to the Left (Democrats) in the US, and now needs to swing back to the Right (Republicans)

3) The rest of the candidates are either unknown or just really bad.

I wouldn't worry tho, I don't think Trump will actually become president, he's got alot of time to implode on himself, which most believe will happen, given his brash and outspoken manner.

The pendulum is still stuck very far right, not least as the Congress is Republican dominated
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If Trump would have taken what he inherited from his father and put it all in index funds, and spend all his time playing golf in stead he would be substantially richer now than...

http://fortune.com/2015/08/20/donald-trump-index-funds/

Trump is an example of the joke: What's the best way to make a small fortune? Start with a big fortune.
Right, because it's well-known that Donald Trump inherited more than $10 billion (or insert imaginary number of your choice, or $35 milllion if you want to be accurate) from his father and squandered it, to the point that he has only 4 billion left.

Regardless of the truth of how The Donald made his fortune, imo it still doesn't qualify him in any way to lead the US and to become its Commander-in-Chief.
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Wandering off track here. This thread's all about Donald J Trump and his presidential aspirations. There are plenty of other threads on EF focussing on keywords such as Muslims, violence, attitudes, etc. -- these would be a more appropriate receptacle for posts such as the last few in this thread.
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