Trump to China: “Listen, you motherf***ers, we’re going to tax you 25 percent”

posted at 2:55 pm on April 29, 2011 by Allahpundit

Via Mediaite, which has excerpts from last night’s F-bomb cavalcade. One of our commenters in Headlines watched the clip and observed that Trump is basically a leftist caricature of Republicans brought to life. Precisely — but with the caveat that something like 20 percent of the GOP wants to embrace the caricature. (That number might already be slipping.) He knows he’s too compromised on conservative principles to get traction with the base so he overcompensates with tell-it-like-it-is populist bravado aimed at framing himself as the ultimate regular-guy outsider. Calling the Chinese MFers is the logical extension of that; if he can’t address economic anxieties with a serious policy solution, at least he can do it with rhetorical empowerment. That’s why Reagan, who did have a serious Cold War strategy, didn’t have to say “Tear down this motherf***ing wall” instead.

Just to follow up on the point about leftist caricature, though, I’m intrigued by this tidbit from his trip to New Hampshire:

Even as reporters assailed him with questions this week about the president’s birth certificate, Mr. Trump sought to dispel any notion that his candidacy is a public relations gimmick. He dangled the idea that reporters would be “surprised” by what he announces next month, soon after his NBC television show ends for the season on May 22.

“When the show is over, I will be free to announce,” he said. “I think you will be surprised at a number of things, but I think you will be surprised at what my announcement is.”

He’s not dumb, so he surely realizes by now that he has no shot at winning. As much as voters may enjoy this sort of “f*** the world” pandering on the stump, they’re not going to entrust the nuclear arsenal to a guy prone to rhetoric like this. Remember how Howard Dean, another man of righteous rage, was ahead in the polls until the primaries began and he suddenly realized that he was a bit too “much” for most Democrats? Trump will experience that too. So he’s almost certainly not going to run, in which case, what will the “surprising” announcement be? If he walked out and admitted that this has all been a goof aimed at seeing just how far he could get in the GOP polls using lowest-common-denominator populist rhetoric, it’d be one of the great pranks of all time. Liberals would go from loathing him to building statues of him in an instant. I know he’s not going to say that — realistically, he’ll give some excuse about being “better able to influence the process on the outside” or whatever — but still. It’d be epic. Content warning for what follows, if you please.


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He knows he’s too compromised on conservative principles to get traction with the base so he overcompensates with tell-it-like-it-is populist bravado aimed at framing himself as the ultimate regular-guy outsider.

And it’s disturbing how many fish in the conservative camp are swallowing it hook, line, and sinker.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Methinks the Donald has been watching his blu-ray copy of “Patton” a tad bit too often.

pilamaye on April 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Because there’s little that Obama can do about the present, the White House plans to focus on the future.

“Independent voters have two problems with the president,” a White House official said in a West Wing interview last week. “One, they didn’t expect him to be a big-spending liberal. I’m not saying he is, but he didn’t campaign that way and circumstances, like saving the economy, forced us to spend a lot.” The official did not want to be quoted on the record describing Obama’s electoral weaknesses.

The second problem, this official conceded, was that Obama had so far not lived up to his promise to change the way Washington works. The reason: health care. These voters were horrified by what they saw going on under the hood. “The issues, which were all in our favor, were eclipsed by the process.”

WTF

Leaning Forward

Leading from Behind.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Remember how Howard Dean, another man of righteous rage, was ahead in the polls until the primaries began and he suddenly realized that he was a bit too “much” for most Democrats?

Exactly.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

And it’s disturbing how many fish in the conservative camp are swallowing it hook, line, and sinker.

What can I tell you.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

“Tear down this motherf***ing wall” instead.

Good one, Allah. But my favorite’s still, “The bombing begins in five minutes, MoFos.”

Pasalubong on April 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM

The fade begins. He’ll be out by June.

rrpjr on April 29, 2011 at 3:01 PM

It makes me believe, even more, that Trump’s real plan is to run third party, siphon off 10% of the Republican vote, and get Obama reelected. He’s talking the populist mad-as-hell third party lingo now. To what end? It’s not going to get him the Republican nomination. It’s going to get him the margin, running third party, to reelect Obama. That must be his goal.

RBMN on April 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM

Old: Jumped the Shark

New: Trumped the Shark

portlandon on April 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM

So far Trumps issues are price controls and protectionism and speak “truther” to power.

But as long as he keeps going after Obama he is still doing us some good.

If he turns his anger to our side. We need to proceed very carefully. We don’t want him to say a pox on both their houses.

If his Obama hate is real, an independent run is unlikely.

Unlike Perot an Independent run only helps Obama.

petunia on April 29, 2011 at 3:03 PM

And it’s disturbing how many fish in the conservative camp are swallowing it hook, line, and sinker.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

This.

Watching people on “my side” treat Trump as if he had even the slightest bit of legitimacy makes me want to find an uninhabited island somewhere and declare it a new country.

Hollowpoint on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Trump’s biggest stunt and credit will always be how he exposed the media as the Obama buttcrawlers they are.

It’s not racism to make Obama accountable. He s/b and will be judged by his incompetence in 2012. NO one left to blame, no one.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

It probably won’t make any difference, but here I go….

Drill Here, Drill Now, Build the Columbia Refinery Here,

shall I go on? *crickets*

Kini on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

And it’s disturbing how many fish in the conservative camp are swallowing it hook, line, and sinker.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Trump’s a loudmouth celebrity, but it’s symptomatic of a far more insidious disease, if you ask me.

Huck Schmucks: Maurice Clemmons wasn’t a big deal.

Mitt Twits: Romneycare wasn’t a big deal.

Trump Chumps: Vera Coking wasn’t a big deal.

Palin detractors: Quitting office makes her unelectable.

Me to Trump: Liste, you motherf***er! I’m not buying the sh!t you’re shovelling!

gryphon202 on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

The only reason Trump is even being considered is because of the total failure of the GOP to do anything other than bend over and take it up the tailpipe.

sharrukin on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

No. Way.

Bwahaha.

nickj116 on April 29, 2011 at 3:05 PM

He advocates universal health care, huge taxes on the rich to pay off the national debt, and more gun control…but hey, he swears! That’s good enough for some people!

I’ve had one or two people on here tell me that my swearing actually makes them uninterested in how conservative I am.

Funny.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 3:05 PM

If f-bombs are the new “litmus test” for candidates, I’ll stick with the king.

Samuel L Jackson/Andrew Dice Clay ’12!

portlandon on April 29, 2011 at 3:05 PM

WTF

Leaning Forward

Leading from Behind.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Thanks so very much for that mental image.

I’ll have a large palate cleanser to go, please.

TexasDan on April 29, 2011 at 3:05 PM

Just in case everyone didn’t catch it, MadisonConservative is deeply disturbed. And so is AllahPundit, apparently.

People know what Trump is. But at least he’s not a candy-butt.

DaydreamBeliever on April 29, 2011 at 3:06 PM

What can I tell you.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

How many times have you posted a link and then said “game over man, game over” in the last few months, but you keep expecting politics as usual, but that’s ok keep being surprised.

DFCtomm on April 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Whether he is serious or not is the real question. But it is obvious from the crowds reaction that people are thirsting for this type of tough talk and he is the only Republican giving it to them. If in December the field is set with Romney, Pawlenty, Gingrich & Trump being the candidates, I sure wouldn’t bet against Trump.

jmell7 on April 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Saves us Allahpundit. You’re are only hope.

WashJeff on April 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Premature ejaculation. Plus, Robert Shrum looks like Mao in that picture.

“The economy trumps Trump”

Did Shrum, the eternal loser, not see the headlines yesterday and today?

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

Old: Jumped the Shark

New: Trumped the Shark

portlandon on April 29, 2011 at 3:02 PM

It’s all combed-over.

the_nile on April 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

I don’t think conservatives are falling for it. They’re just saying early on that we want a fighter who will go straight after Obama.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

China responds to its number one deadbeat debtor:

“F.. you, pay me.”

TexasJew on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Trump makes all the squishies afraid. The RINOS, the ideological liberals, the neocons, the palinistas, and all the beltway insiders, including the backseat pundits. Just for that, everyone else should love the guy – combover and all.

The very fact that he is not a diehard conservative is exactly what will sell him to the Reagan democrats and liberals tired of obama. THAT is how you win elections.

So pull your hair out, people, and comb over what is left.

LOL

keep the change on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Did Shrum, the eternal loser, not see the headlines yesterday and today?

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2011 at 3:08 PM

S/b headlines on the economy. It will be “the economy, stupid”, as Carville knows it.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

So let me get this straight. People on the right are cheering on a candidate because of his rhetoric and ignoring his glaring flaws?

America tried that recently, and it’s not working out too well.

Slublog on April 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

China responds to its number one deadbeat debtor:

“F.. you, pay me.”

TexasJew on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Seriously. Does he really think the people who hold TRILLIONS of dollars worth of our debt are going to be scared of him/us? And who are the morons clapping for that?

Pasalubong on April 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Trump is trying to change “Hail to the Chief” to “Send in the Clowns.” Mazel tov with that.

MJBrutus on April 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

I don’t want my leaders intentionally being this vulgar and crude. The current WH occupants are vulgar enough.

lonestar1 on April 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

He’s not playing by anyone’s rules but his own, boom or bust. Not getting all betarageous over potty mouth. The guy knows how to work a crowd. I watched the entire 30-minute speech and it was alphalicious.

RepubChica on April 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Saves us Allahpundit. You’re are only hope.

WashJeff on April 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Nooooo. Trump’s your only hope. He’s going to jab a finger in Beijing’s face and they’re going to do ‘zactly what he says. It’s just that easy. Solving problems is so damn easy!

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

There goes the Focus On The Family endorsement. It appears that Trump is not afraid of either the Chinese or the church ladies . We already know he is not afraid to be called a racist by Obama’s government media 10 times a day. If he keeps this up, Karl Rove may have to consider suicide.

jimw on April 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

The very fact that he is not a diehard conservative is exactly what will sell him to the Reagan democrats and liberals tired of obama. THAT is how you win elections.

So pull your hair out, people, and comb over what is left.

LOL

keep the change on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Have fun winning the Reagan Democrats, while the Reagan Republicans stay home. Trump is dangerous. Even more than Obama.

portlandon on April 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Not running. For those who can take it, listen again to Crazy Larry’s Trump rant from the other night. For all his socialist rhetoric, the guy knows NBC entertainment from his West Wing days. NBC has already renewed Trump’s show and he knows it. Total gimmick for ratings.

http://www.mediaite.com/tv/epic-lawrence-o%E2%80%99donnell-hammers-nbc-demands-they-reveal-trumps-future-plans/

davek70 on April 29, 2011 at 3:13 PM

When you have O’Donnell wishing to have Trump’s liver delivered on a platter, you know Trump lives in their brain, like an incurable cancer.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Pasalubong on April 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

The worst part is that he actually thinks that they have jack sh-t to do with the horrific mess of our making. Yeah, “The Donald,” blame the Chinese for the mountain of debt that we’ve poured down the toilet chasing “social justice.”

MJBrutus on April 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM

I have never trusted anyone who has a combover.
They’re always hiding something.

Badger40 on April 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Allah…didn’t you tweet something the other day about some Trump product line being made in China?

flipflop on April 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM

portlandon on April 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Exactly. Conservatism wins. Period.

kingsjester on April 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM

I watched the entire 30-minute speech and it was alphalicious.

Who needs principles when you’ve got alphalicious?

By the way, one of the reasons I’m glad Trump is running is that it exposes just how fraudulent so much of the RINO-baiting is. People like me get ripped on from time to time for not being conservative enough, yet this guy has at one time or another been a heretic on virtually every single right-wing core belief — really, every one — and yet he’s instantly forgiven just for talking really, really tough. Hilarious.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

The only reason Trump is even being considered is because of the total failure of the GOP to do anything other than bend over and take it up the tailpipe.

sharrukin on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

This.

Knucklehead on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

The only reason Trump is even being considered is because of the total failure of the GOP to do anything other than bend over and take it up the tailpipe.

sharrukin on April 29, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Yep. I would only add this: Every time a real conservative stands up, shows real spine and a pair of steel they get respect.

dogsoldier on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

So let me get this straight. People on the right are cheering on a candidate because of his rhetoric and ignoring his glaring flaws?

America tried that recently, and it’s not working out too well.

Slublog on April 29, 2011 at 3:11 PM

But don’t forget, Slub — Trump is electable. Palin isn’t.

Or something.

gryphon202 on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

There goes the Focus On The Family endorsement.

Actually, you know who this rant hurts the most?

Franklin Graham.

davek70 on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

I have never trusted anyone who has a combover.
They’re always hiding something.

Badger40 on April 29, 2011 at 3:14 PM

I’m stealing that. Thank you!

Pasalubong on April 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Yep. I would only add this: Every time a real conservative stands up, shows real spine and a pair of steel they get respect.

dogsoldier on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

That’s funny. Every time I speak up on Sarah Palin’s behalf, all I hear about is how “polarizing” she is. She’s not showing real spine?

gryphon202 on April 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Leaning Forward

Leading from Behind.

Schadenfreude on April 29, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Pass the bill to find out what’s in it.

pedestrian on April 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Watch out for the Rabbit Hole ahead… You’re about to enter the Twilight Zone.
-

RalphyBoy on April 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

THAT is how you win elections destroy liberty.

keep the change on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

More accurate characterization, IMHO.

Badger40 on April 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

People like me get ripped on from time to time for not being conservative enough, yet this guy has at one time or another been a heretic on virtually every single right-wing core belief — really, every one — and yet he’s instantly forgiven just for talking really, really tough. Hilarious.

The only way to defeat the RINO squishes is to elect a liberal!

Slublog on April 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Trump probably knows he doesn’t have a chance with conservatives but is making hay while the sun shines.

God bless you, Donald. Someone needs to call out The One, and you really have nothing to lose.

Really, the American people ought to let Barry return to the unshaven days of morning stink and walks with his daughters.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcWBlvbYwH8

disa on April 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

Oh and as I said in the headline thread require the communist logo to be prominently displayed on every item being imported from the PRC.

Let people know who they are supporting. The tax will be unnecessary.

dogsoldier on April 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

People know what Trump is. But at least he’s not a candy-butt.

DaydreamBeliever on April 29, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Neither is Jesse Ventura. Wanna vote for him?

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

By the way, one of the reasons I’m glad Trump is running is that it exposes just how fraudulent so much of the RINO-baiting is. People like me get ripped on from time to time for not being conservative enough, yet this guy has at one time or another been a heretic on virtually every single right-wing core belief — really, every one — and yet he’s instantly forgiven just for talking really, really tough. Hilarious.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Really, you’re a loser. A sad fool. I was just talking to Melania about that.

Pasalubong on April 29, 2011 at 3:17 PM

By the way, one of the reasons I’m glad Trump is running is that it exposes just how fraudulent so much of the RINO-baiting is. People like me get ripped on from time to time for not being conservative enough, yet this guy has at one time or another been a heretic on virtually every single right-wing core belief — really, every one — and yet he’s instantly forgiven just for talking really, really tough. Hilarious.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Bingo, and it’s not too different from the commotion people made over Chris Christie. Conservative on some issues, liberal on others that people cared about…but hey, he YELLED!

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Andrew Dice Clayesq
I f&%kin” love ut!

esnap on April 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM

The only thing that Trump does and does well is take on Obama head on without kissing his hindquarters first. Trump is about to be coupled with Gov. Palin and this is so unfair to her.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Just in case everyone didn’t catch it, MadisonConservative is deeply disturbed.

DaydreamBeliever on April 29, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I’ll never dispute that.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 3:19 PM

By the way, one of the reasons I’m glad Trump is running is that it exposes just how fraudulent so much of the RINO-baiting is. People like me get ripped on from time to time for not being conservative enough, yet this guy has at one time or another been a heretic on virtually every single right-wing core belief — really, every one — and yet he’s instantly forgiven just for talking really, really tough. Hilarious.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Don’t look at me. I’ve criticized you mildly on only a handful of occasions. Besides that, I have been consistent in my dislike of Trump, and completely factual in my reasons for disliking him.

AP, on the other hand, near as I can tell, you’re a good egg. I enjoy reading your stuff here even if it does raise my hackles every now-and-again.

gryphon202 on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Slublog on April 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

I don’t understand how a guy who has supported Liberal causes all his life is suddenly considered a Conservative. Don’t get me wrong. I’ve enjoyed the stew out of the way he gets under Scooter’s skin. But, vote for the 21st Century P.T. Barnum? I’d sooner vote for Mitt. At least his hair looks better.

kingsjester on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I heard that Trump actually uses cheap Chinese labor in some of his own businesses..If this is true I guess it is just another example of Trump pretending to be something he is not.

Terrye on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

gryphon202 on April 29, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Gryph, you wont hear me giving you any crap about Mrs. Palin. She’d make a great President.

dogsoldier on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I don’t think conservatives are falling for it. They’re just saying early on that we want a fighter who will go straight after Obama.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

This.

EternalVigilance on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

jmell7 on April 29, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Your first mistake is thinking that Trump is a Republican.

onlineanalyst on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

And it’s disturbing how many fish in the conservative camp are swallowing it hook, line, and sinker.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

I think you are wrong in your analysis…they don’t want Trump, they want someone who just talks to the point, doesn’t fluff around the issues, just states the facts directly.
Not saying Trump is all that, but what people are enamored with is his straight forewardness.
When Bush called the journalist that name, libs whined, but the rest of the country was saying “’bout time”.
I loved it when Trump stated “don’t ask stupid questions” to the gal from WSJ.
It is so simple, but politicians haven’t caught on…closest being Palin.
Talk straight, answer the questions, don’t get pushed around, and the voters will decide.
Trump is just better than Obama, but far from being serious candidate…except he may be able to wake a few of them up.

right2bright on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Trump to China: “Listen, you motherf***ers, we’re going to tax you 25 percent”

Heh.

But I fear that Allah could have it exactly right with his nightmare/fantasy of Trump suddenly announcing that we’ve all been Punked and he is really an Obama supporter who just wanted to show you how many Nutters are in the GOP camp.

Don’t worry, dear Hot Air Trump-sniffing Nutters – it’s all good. We need you to cleanse your palates, save face however you can, and get serious some time soon.

There’s a war to win here, kids!

Jaibones on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

I heard that Trump actually uses cheap Chinese labor in some of his own businesses..If this is true I guess it is just another example of Trump pretending to be something he is not.

Terrye on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

It’s true. His own clothing line.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM

Dont write him off. He will run as an indy. He taps in to the anger and frustration Americans have with politicians–particularly those in Washington.

He has more guts than any other candidate out there. I am not saying that I love the guy, but that its nice for a change to hear someone say what we all think (obama, china, middle east, etc).

Dismiss him at your own peril.

joepub on April 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM

By the way, one of the reasons I’m glad Trump is running is that it exposes just how fraudulent so much of the RINO-baiting is. People like me get ripped on from time to time for not being conservative enough, yet this guy has at one time or another been a heretic on virtually every single right-wing core belief — really, every one — and yet he’s instantly forgiven just for talking really, really tough. Hilarious.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Ain’t that the truth!

Terrye on April 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM

I don’t think conservatives are falling for it. They’re just saying early on that we want a fighter who will go straight after Obama.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

This said it better…

right2bright on April 29, 2011 at 3:21 PM

And it’s disturbing how many fish in the conservative camp are swallowing it hook, line, and sinker.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

Yes, yes, yes … but come on, MC — this is funny as hell, don’t you think?

Jaibones on April 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

And it’s disturbing how many fish in the conservative camp are swallowing it hook, line, and sinker.

MadisonConservative on April 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM

I’m wondering if his Tea Party support should actually be indicative of something else – maybe more people are involved in the Tea Party because they want to “stick it to the man” rather than because they are conservatives. Sure, there is a wide overlap, but something tells me that not all Tea Partiers necessarily have a well thought out political ideology other than “stop taking my money to do things that I don’t give a sh!t about”. They want to back an outsider who gives voice to their feelings – which shows why Trump and Palin share supporters.

miConsevative on April 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

That’s all we need. Another S#!$ talker. WE already have one now.

Hummer53 on April 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Actually, you know who this rant hurts the most?

Franklin Graham.

davek70 on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Heh.

the_nile on April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Every time a real conservative stands up, shows real spine and a pair of steel they get respect.

dogsoldier on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Sarah Palin has done some of that as well, but she may not be running. I hope she does.

The problem the United States is facing isn’t going to be solved by limp wristed tweaking of a few things here and a few things there. It is going to take fundamental change to the way we do business and most Republicans don’t want that to happen any more than the Democrats do.

sharrukin on April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

and yet he’s instantly forgiven just for talking really, really tough. Hilarious.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Forgiven by who? A few perhaps. I enjoy watching Trump drive failbama around causing all sorts of funny gaffes, but that’s as far as it goes. I suspect that’s probably true of most conservatives.

dogsoldier on April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Hilarious.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Sad, and pathetic, and true … and still funny as hell, AP. Come on — let’s all laugh our a**es off together.

Jaibones on April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Nooooo. Trump’s your only hope. He’s going to jab a finger in Beijing’s face and they’re going to do ‘zactly what he says. It’s just that easy. Solving problems is so damn easy!Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Typically, they are. It’s politician who pretzel-ize themselves that make problems seem harder than they are.

SouthernGent on April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

kingsjester on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Not just supported with words…he’s actually provided campaign funding so liberals can win political office. That’s what gets me so irritated over the Trump bubble.

Slublog on April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Trump, A Joker??

Rand, too??…..Bachman?? ….Palin??

I say let all the “Jokers” fight it out, tooth, nail, and bloody stump! They are OUR Jokers, and as such, any one who emerges as our candidate must get our votes…At least our “Jokers” are American, and I am NOT referring to place of birth, but mindset! ..Think back…Has their Joker ever exhibited an American action…an American thought….an American belief…..an American sense of humor ….I think not!…Obamacare is socialized medicine …His Foreign Policy is cowardice….His thoughts, Marxist ..and his beliefs are Islamic…His persona is haughty, aloof …His manner, contrived…
Where is that American exceptional-ism?.. American pride…or just plain ol’ American common sense??….Where is that good ol’ American exuberance and spark??
Yeah! ..You Betcha…. I have a favorite, (not Trump but I’ll vote for any one of our Jokers over the Non-American, whichever of OUR Jokers emerges victorious, perhaps torn, bloody, and/or battered, but with head held erect, proud…..and definitely AMERICAN!!!

b4lucy on April 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

Sure, there is a wide overlap, but something tells me that not all Tea Partiers necessarily have a well thought out political ideology other than “stop taking my money to do things that I don’t give a sh!t about”.

miConsevative on April 29, 2011 at 3:22 PM

As sophisticated as I like to think I am, that’s about how my political philosophy boils down.

gryphon202 on April 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

I don’t think conservatives are falling for it. They’re just saying early on that we want a fighter who will go straight after Obama.

John the Libertarian on April 29, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Oh yeah, this too. The Trump critics just can’t seem to grasp this for some reason.

Knucklehead on April 29, 2011 at 3:24 PM

I’m glad Trump is running is that it exposes just how fraudulent so much of the RINO-baiting is.

What’s funny is the left is now calling him a racist.

More hardy har har!

Kini on April 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

One of our commenters in Headlines watched the clip and observed that Trump is basically a leftist caricature of Republicans brought to life. Precisely — but with the caveat that something like 20 percent of the GOP wants to embrace the caricature.

Well in Alinsky auxiliary fashion, you have certainly been trying to make a “leftist caricature” out of him, but you are still failing.

HalJordan on April 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

I think the number of people who take Mr. Trump serious are the same exact number of birthers. I resent that he has been promoted (by the media) as some kind of Republican icon. On what basis? In what way is this different from when the media asks Republicans to explain Rush Limbaugh or Glen Beck. Republicans are such weak sisters that the media can just plug in any useful villain at any given moment. Is there nothing all of these people can stand behind?

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Trump’s surprise announcement: (pick one)
A.) “I have decided to sell everything I own and pay off 1/3 of the national debt.”
B.)”I have decided to join a monastery-a silent order.”
C.) “I have decided to shave my head and sell my locks on ebay-one strand at a time-which should pay off all the national debt.”
D.) “I have decided to get into therapy to deal with my anger management problem and to overcome my narcissism.”
E.)…

3dpuzzman on April 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Slublog on April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

I know. And just like Scooter, as long as The Donald has himself, he’ll never be alone.

kingsjester on April 29, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Trump 2012.

Let’s go.

dee4hill on April 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Solving problems is so damn easy!

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Solving the problem of preserving and defending our republic may be simple (i.e. follow the goddam constitution), but sometimes I wonder if you don’t have “simple” and “easy” confused.

gryphon202 on April 29, 2011 at 3:26 PM

The only thing that Trump does and does well is take on Obama head on without kissing his hindquarters first. Trump is about to be coupled with Gov. Palin and this is so unfair to her.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2011 at 3:18 PM

She should use Trump as contrast, when his hype wave subsides.

the_nile on April 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM

What are Trump’s thoughts on Sarah Palin?

Abby Adams on April 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM

sharrukin on April 29, 2011 at 3:23 PM

Yeah, I agree, they’re liberal lite country club RINOS.

dogsoldier on April 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Would Obama want to share the debate stage with this man?

joepub on April 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM

I don’t understand how a guy who has supported Liberal causes all his life is suddenly considered a Conservative.

kingsjester on April 29, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Some of us are confused by how a guy like Paul Ryan who votes for more spending and larger government is suddenly considered the go to guy for budget cuts.

We also wonder why Boehner was being considered to stalwart warrior for the right given his history. That silliness seems to have dissipated following his AND RYAN’S cave to the Democrats.

The irrational hypocrisy can be found all over the place.

sharrukin on April 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM

and yet he’s instantly forgiven just for talking really, really tough. Hilarious.

Allahpundit on April 29, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Who is that indulges in Christie “porn” at every opportunity? At least Gov. Christie has some governing credentials to back up his bravado but it’s tough talk just the same.

Cindy Munford on April 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM

What are Trump’s thoughts on Sarah Palin?

Abby Adams on April 29, 2011 at 3:27 PM

I’m sure he’ll find a way to work the words “China” and “loser” into his answer, whatever else the case may be.

gryphon202 on April 29, 2011 at 3:28 PM

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