Donald Trump at CPAC: I’ve made over $8 billion, you know

posted at 12:01 pm on March 15, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Well. That was anticlimactic.

CPAC announced they were inviting Trump last week, ostensibly because his “previous CPAC appearance was hugely popular” and “he’s an American patriot and success story with a massive following among small government conservatives” (small-government conservatives, say what?); but if, as Allahpundit speculated, this was supposed to be some kind of rip-roaring tirade against Obama or Karl Rove or whatever Tea-Party enemy du jour designed to get everyone into the ballroom bright and early and get the crowd revved up… it wasn’t. Trump did hit Karl Rove (“When you spend $400 million and it’s a failure, and you don’t have one victory, you know there’s something seriously, seriously wrong”), but for all the media attention Trump’s presence received, the people actually attending the conference weren’t all that excited. The ballroom was not at all full and there was some mildly assenting polite applause, at best.


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Hopefully he won’t be invited back again.

vegconservative on March 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM

the people actually attending the conference weren’t all that excited

They must be angry that he got Chris Christie’s slot.

Happy Nomad on March 15, 2013 at 12:09 PM

All that $ from a TV show?

koaiko on March 15, 2013 at 12:10 PM

And for all that money, you’re still a buffoon whose self-promotion makes you the butt of jokes from both sides.

I suspect that secretly, you are quite a lonely man.

MelonCollie on March 15, 2013 at 12:12 PM

Well past his expiration date.

stvnscott on March 15, 2013 at 12:18 PM

gotta give him some props, the man’s a real entertainer…

RedInMD on March 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Almost invariably OPM.

Trump does have the cleverness to structure things such than when a venture goes bust it’s the banks in trouble and not him. Donald’s secret of success is to always leave someone else holding the bag.

viking01 on March 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

good thing he knew bankruptcy laws….

dmacleo on March 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

.000000098784 % er.

LetsBfrank on March 15, 2013 at 12:24 PM

gotta give him some props, the man’s a real entertainer…

RedInMD on March 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Yeah, in a Joe Pyne sort of way.

/for those of us who remember joe

Ward Cleaver on March 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

good thing he knew bankruptcy laws….

dmacleo on March 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

Zing!!!

Unfortunately for Trumpet, the courts can’t get him out of a deficit of brains.

MelonCollie on March 15, 2013 at 12:25 PM

DonALL! DonALL! DonALL THump!

[because it's always about meme]

De Oppresso Liber on March 15, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Trump is like a heroin addict. He will tell you everything you want to hear to make himself look better.

Gatekeeper on March 15, 2013 at 12:27 PM

Moss covered.

crash72 on March 15, 2013 at 12:28 PM

I don’t understand why you guys let that combover near your events. Don’t you see what a goldmine he is for the Dems and what an embarrassment to you?

Time Lord on March 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

I used to listen to joe pyne when i was about 13-14 on late night radio. That was before I discovered rock and roll on WLS. You must be an oldster like me.

UncleZeb on March 15, 2013 at 12:35 PM

Donald’s Liberals’ secret of success is to always leave someone else holding the bag.

viking01 on March 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Heh.

gryphon202 on March 15, 2013 at 12:36 PM

I will watch this later, but I certainly hope he gave us the day and time for the next episode of Apprentice!

Marcus on March 15, 2013 at 12:48 PM

And lost 10 billion. How many bankruptcies has he had or his LLC or whatever? Most was Dad’s making anyway

Hummer53 on March 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Well, I was pleased that he bluntly said that immigration reform for the GOP is a loser and that it will only result in 11 million more democrats. He’s dead right.

KickandSwimMom on March 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Wonder how many people in the room heard my groan when he said that. High likelihood since nobody was clapping or cheering. Pompous a$$

SteveInRTP on March 15, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Trumph is a lot like Obama. It’s ALL about Trumph, ALL THE TIME.

GarandFan on March 15, 2013 at 1:23 PM

Sarah Palin’s next act: Candidate or ‘Kardashian’?

http://www.politico.com/story/2013/03/does-sarah-palin-have-a-second-act-88886.html

n January 2009, Sarah Palin had the world on a string. A potential Republican presidential field-clearer for the presidency, every sentence she uttered was news. A Fox News contract awaited her. So did book deals.

Four years later, Palin is without a clear option for elected office — or a clear sense she has an interest in any position of real public influence. She never took an active, leadership role in the tea party movement, beyond showing up at a scattered handful of events and talking it up on television. For many Americans, her name is now primarily a punchline and if she is envisioning a comeback, it may simply be too late.

…..and even ED ROLLINS and Kelly “Obama Dinner Dozen” Ayotte have a place to comment in the article.

PappyD61 on March 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

good thing he knew bankruptcy laws….

dmacleo on March 15, 2013 at 12:22 PM

…EXACTLY!…what a clown!

KOOLAID2 on March 15, 2013 at 1:39 PM

Trump and Palin are just celebrities in the gop like Kanye and Robert Downey are in the Dem party.

Good for a laugh, but only in it apparently for the celeb status and attention.

PappyD61 on March 15, 2013 at 1:41 PM

He can say whatever he wants about how much money he’s made. But, the Forbes 400 list (the richest people in America) which came out in Sept 2012 shows him with a net wealth of $3.1B, and he is #128 on that list.

littlekittie on March 15, 2013 at 1:45 PM

Ain’t easy inheriting a large fortune and keeping it intact. He’s a PR Porn King.

lexhamfox on March 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Romney gave a very good speech. Watching this America-loving, decent and honorable man once again punctuated the devastating loss we suffered in November.

Basilsbest on March 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM

Ain’t easy inheriting a large fortune and keeping it intact. He’s a PR Porn King.

lexhamfox on March 15, 2013 at 1:47 PM

Is this your best rotten remark? How about the bankruptcies? The goofy hair? The fact that he is only 158 or 212 on Forbes list?

He inherited $35 million, according to reliable sources. What amazes me is the baseless Dem attacks that are given the value of gold by “conservatives”.

KickandSwimMom on March 15, 2013 at 1:11 PM

If Bill Maher hates him he is doing something right.

IlikedAUH2O on March 15, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Not too strong on Atlas Shrugged , are y’all?

I don’t know him, personally, from Adam.

But I can list specific Trump accomplishments. He went into extremely risky ventures in business and otherwise.

The most recent adventure was doubting our POTUS’s birth certificate.

Nutty? Maybe. So is spending millions of dollars and clogging the courts instead of supplying a piece of paper.

Look up the ice rink he finished for NY.

Then list something Bill Maher has built.

Then think on who is really setting the table on this thread.

IlikedAUH2O on March 15, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Trump is about as conservative as Obama.

Axion on March 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

Trump is about as conservative as Obama.

Axion on March 15, 2013 at 3:01 PM

the same was said about Mitt.

Now we have people crying about him.

IlikedAUH2O on March 15, 2013 at 5:27 PM

Way to go, CPAC. Give Trump a microphone and keep GOProud behind the barriers. Why do you think Republicans are failing so miserably? The majority of this country laughs at Donald Trump. They do not respect him. His politics are as rapidly changing as my nephew’s diapers. Until conservatives get serious about really having a Big Tent, we will be suffering through more Barack Obama’s every four years.

mfrantom on March 15, 2013 at 6:50 PM

His buildings are fugly.
His hair is freaky.
His ego is monumental (equal or greater than Obamas).
He has filed for bankruptcy four different times.
With that how much has “The Donald” lost?

kregg on March 16, 2013 at 7:29 AM

And like most Billionaires he seems to be a member of the party in power.
As much as I disapprove of Soros … at least we always know where he stands.

kregg on March 16, 2013 at 7:33 AM

the same was said about Mitt.

Now we have people crying about him.

IlikedAUH2O on March 15, 2013 at 5:27 PM

That’s because a disturbing portion of the right is mentally incapable of voting 3rd party even when the choices are Marxist and Marxist-lite, and is thus forced to spin even the author of Romneycare as somehow being massively different from Obama.

I swear it’s like a disorder where you can’t bear to eat anything but spinach and brussels sprouts, so you tell everyone how good they taste and deride anyone who says your palette is dreadfully limited.

MelonCollie on March 16, 2013 at 7:39 AM