The Donald Makes Serious Presidential Noises

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Trump

Ladies and gentleman…the new Ross Perot? Only with better hair, more charisma and worldwide fame?

ABC has the scoop…

Real estate mogul and reality show star Donald Trump is mulling a presidential bid and says he’d be willing to spend $600 million of his own money to make it happen.

“I have much more than that,” Trump, a Republican, told ABC News’ Ashleigh Banfield in an interview that aired today on “Good Morning America.” “That’s one of the nice things. I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich. So if I need $600 million, I can put $600 million myself. That’s a huge advantage. I must tell you, that’s a huge advantage over the other candidates.”

So the idea here is that Trump is a Republican and he’s saying he would run as one in the primaries. And if he doesn’t win the nomination, he would consider an independent run.

Excuse me…what? How could The Donald be so dumb?

If he loses the Republican nod, he’s done. And he has to compete against all the other Republican nominees. Why even do that? Go independent, avoid the primary mess and attack everybody and make them all unelectable. How he doesn’t see this is baffling.

Either way, if he really does decide to run the presidential race will turn into a three ring circus of epic proportions with Trump and Palin being the show ponies. Honestly, I think this benefits Obama more than hurts him because on one hand you have the serious candidate and on the other you have the party that can’t seem to get their s**t together and find a leader.

Stay tuned!


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12 Responses to “The Donald Makes Serious Presidential Noises”

  1. Tillyosu Says:

    I love how Obama is automatically the “serious” candidate while Trump is one of the unserious candidates. I guess Trump is so bad at business that he’d blow $600 million on a totally unserious shot at the presidency.

    But honestly, what makes Obama more serious than Trump? I mean, here you have a guy who went to one of the top business schools in the country, and now manages one of the most successful real estate development companies in the world. I would argue that he’s a stronger candidate than Obama was when he first ran for president.

    I guess you could argue that since Trump was on a reality show, that somehow makes him unserious. But let’s face it, reality tv is a part of American life now…just like Facebook was when Obama utilized it, or like Arsenio Hall was when Clinton used it. Did that make them unserious too?

    You could also argue that Trump is undisciplined, and that discipline is the most important characteristic in a presidential candidate. Normally, I would agree 100%. But there comes a point when too much discipline and caution is a bad thing. I think after four years of Obama’s total political cowardice, the people will be ready for someone with a little more courage and little less discipline.

  2. WHQ Says:

    I love how Obama is automatically the “serious” candidate while Trump is one of the unserious candidates.

    Um, Obama’s already the president.

    I would argue that he’s a stronger candidate than Obama was when he first ran for president.

    This is no longer relevent, even if true. See above.

  3. Mike A. Says:

    “I guess you could argue that since Trump was on a reality show, that somehow makes him unserious. ”

    yes

  4. kranky kritter Says:

    See, now THIS I find to be in poor taste.

    The answer to Trump for President is just NO. No. No debating it. No taking it seriously. No making hair jokes. No allusions to the recent roast. No apprentice jokes. No making it about Barack Obama. No pointing out small areas where one could argue he has relevant experience. No nothing. Just no. No.no. no. 1001 times no.

    Trump’s candidacy is going to get way too much attention simply because it has entertainment value. He loves the attention and the buzz. Well FUC|< him. He's not our next president. Period. No way.

    No discussion to extend the meme. He's not up to the task, and I refuse to entertain the prospect seriously. From this point forward, my response is as follows:

    I do not personally believe that Donald Trump is close to being up to the task of being the President of the United States.

    I encourage everyone else to kill the meme by echoing this sentiment.

    [If absolutely necessary, i suppose maybe we could have a one week period where we all get our jollies out, as long as we agree to speak with one voice at the end of that week and say "Get the FUC|< outta here. No, really. Out. Now. No way.]

  5. Mike A. Says:

    KK, you’ve put into words what went through the reptilian part of my brain when I saw the post. All I could manage was one word

  6. michael mcEachran Says:

    @ Tillyosu: “But honestly, what makes Obama more serious than Trump?”

    Um. Because the Donald thought is was wise to be “roasted” by The Situation, Lisa Lampinelli, and other classy acts on the recent Celebrity Roast thing. The black, dick, screw, cum, fat and ugly jokes were a very professional way to kick of a Presidential run, I thought.

  7. michael mcEachran Says:

    Whoops – sorry Kranky, I hadn’t fully read your post first. Tilly, what I meant to say was: I don’t consider him up to the task.

    KK – That’s wasn’t as satisfying as my first response. It will be difficult to stick to your direction, but I’ll do my best.

  8. Jacob Says:

    Oh, don’t mind Tillyosu.

    He’s just doing what they’re paying him to do. Not China, obviously. But someone.

  9. Tillyosu Says:

    Well I guess that settles it. Trump will not be our next president because…KK says so. And because he’ll have a hissy fit if we even talk about it.

  10. WHQ Says:

    I’d suggest reversing the causality, Tilly. KK says Trump won’t be our next president because Trump won’t be our next president. KK will have a hissy fit (if that’s what you want to call it) because the idea is so stupid (because Trump won’t be our next president).

  11. Buwahaha Says:

    KK–interesting display of passion! What about Trump grinds your gears, politically?

  12. kranky kritter Says:

    The idea that more than a few random a-holes would seriously consider him as a possible President is what grinds my gears. He’s the epitome of a guy born on 3rd base who thinks he hit a triple.

    The more I thought about it, the more I like the “one week you get it out of system” guideline. Smoke ‘em while you got ‘em. Next Sunday is the last day.

    I don’t believe there’s any way enough Americans would ever vote for the ego known as Trump. I’m not even convinced he’s doing this because he wants the job or really thinks he’s willing to go through what it would take to run an actual serious campaign (give speeches across the country, become educated on the entire range of issues, campaign, caucus, go 24-7, kiss babies, wear a plaid shirt, go toe to toe with hostile reporters and opponents who won’t fawn over him, answer questions about his infidelity. bankruptcy, and nepotism-fueled career, etc].

    It’s a pure “ego stroke” play, at the expense of our time and attention.

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