In displaying his vitriole and quick temper, has Mr.Trump disqualified himself for POTUS?
ABSOLUTELY! John Adams and Andrew Jackson are perfect examples!
I don't know that I would use the term, "disqualify," based upon the numerous and varied opinions of the American public. Perceptions count for much.
The Trumpster is outspoken, blunt and bold, to say the least. The polls at this particular time seem to be telling us, these are character aspects Americans can admire and cheer on. This stems from the high degree of frustrations we have, given the current situations.....none of which are positive nor even acceptable.
Whether we like Donald or not...and whether we're HOPING he is chosen to run in the actual election, I doubt he will.
IMHO, Mr. Trump is going to burn himself out and do himself in. He is saying most of the right things and he's popular. However, TALK as we know is cheap.
WHAT in the long run and for the LONG TERM, does Donald Trump plan for all the ills and woes of the U.S.A??? He needs to start presenting his PLAN...or just go back to NY and be the "World's most successful Business man." (according to him).
When I listen to him intently, watch him speaking and really pay attention....Truthfully, I do not see a "POTUS."
I think so, I agree with much of what he says but I hate the way he says it. I want someone who can be forthright and honest but also someone who knows how to be and act like a gentleman. His words and attitude are simply not becoming of a leader.
The two I currently like are Ted Cruz, who I have said is Trump minus the money. And Carly Fiorina, I have yet to come away unimpressed when I see her speak or being interviewed.
Well, would you want a guy with that short a fuse to have control of our military? Would you want him anywhere near the nuclear launch codes?
Hmmm, my life has taught me never to trust someone who is busy hiding how they really feel. Most people harbor thoughts that are bad that they keep to themselves. I kind of am interested to know what someone I might vote for is really thinking. Better the devil you know. "I won't say what I really think because then I will not get elected" is really the sort of dishonesty that causes politicians to say one thing to get elected and then do totally different things. I grow weary of this pussy footing political correctness crap. It is making the world homogeneous. It seems like his job right now is to lead in the polls. Seems as though he is effective at that while being brash at the same time. Like I said hmmm.
Trump is not qualified to be POTUS for any reason whatsoever. He will sell himself to the highest bidder---there's a reason why he gave millions of dollars to the Clinton campaign. I wouldn't want him making secret deals with Iran on the side and I wouldn't put it past him. Trump lives for Trump. Period. He has zero moral character. His only concern is to puff himself up, yet he acts like a buffoon.
In having watched his performance in the first Republican debate, I can tell you that he dodged every single question pertaining to his business record. He lied consistently. But to answer your question, his quick temper is troublesome. Never for one moment, have I ever taken Trump seriously, nor will I ever in the future. He is a braggart with a massive ego. There is no way he can become the nominee for the Republican party. His 15 minutes of fame will burn out in due time.
He gets 30, but that's only because he can afford to buy the other 15. I am far from being Mr. PC but this guy even rubs me the wrong way.
Superkev......You can say that again for me! He's outrageous.
He was never a viable candidate, and what he displayed the other night was pure Trump. On the other hand, I do think the interviewer targeted him with very personal questions, which I felt was discriminatory and wrong.
In a true debate, a general question is supposed to thrown out to the contestants, with each having a chance to respond. Asking trump about his comments about women, etc. was way out of line, and I don't blame him for being upset.
I'm no fan of his, but he is showing a lot of moxy stating what many people think but are afraid to say. This is why his polls are so high. People are sick of political correctness, and this is why many find him attractive.
He would be a terrible POTUS, but at least he is not afraid to say what he thinks.
People are not "afraid to say" what Trump is saying. They just don't have the pulpit to say it, which is what makes him attractive for saying what they wish Republicans and Demos would get down to saying.
I would much prefer they ALL stop "saying" anything...and just get down to necessary ACTION, before we all disintegrate where we stand!
Paula said, "I would much prefer they ALL stop "saying" anything." Amen to that. It seems forever that politicians have been campaigning and talking and they never shut up and get down to business.
The term debate is being constantly misuse. In a debate, each person would answer the same question, and it would be very boring with that many candidates. This was a forum or something like it. It was a beauty pageant for candidates.
I don't think so. George W. Bush had a vitriolic and quick temper, so that apparently is not a disqualification. I am not a republican and have no intention of voting for Donald Trump anyway, however, I will defend him on this issue. I think what he was trying to say and it came out wrong was that she came after him with "blood in her eye." That is a common phrase where I come from, and as a former reporter who tried to treat my interviews with more courtesy, I sanction his right to say it -- I just wish he'd said it right.
I think Mr. Trump has an agenda completely different from actually winning the presidency, and that he's enjoying every minute of what he's doing. Hard to imagine Trump as a puppet (president or any elected official) when he prefers to be the top dog -- the puppeteer.
Rand Paul stated that Trump buys politicians and indeed he does and no doubt owns most of them. I suspect he prefers to own the president rather than to be the president, so I think he will drop out once his real purpose (and I don't claim to know what that is, only that there is one) is accomplished.
I don't think The Donald has disqualified himself because the majority of the electorate are eating it up. They love him for not being shy and for saying what he thinks. For saying all the things they would like to say if only someone would listen.
I won't vote for him under any circumstances, but he knows what he's doing. He didn't become a billionaire by being stupid. He turned his inherited 200 million into 8 Billion. He's used to living the posh life and he's used to getting his way and not having to be nice about it. He grew up in wealth and he knows how to handle it.
Notice most of the other candidates on the stage weren't too mean to him because he has a nice fat purse and they all have their eye on it whether or not he already owns them.
Mr. Trump will accomplish his purpose, whatever it is, before the nominee for the Republican Party is chosen and The Donald will by then have played his part in determining who that nominee will be. He will back out during the primaries and he will again pick up the control bar that he uses to control his puppets -- if he ever put it down.
In the meantime, he will take pleasure in disrupting the Republicans and their party, and I will enjoy the entertainment value of it all. If the presidential election process, that gets longer and longer, isn't good for entertainment, then what purpose does it have? The trick is to watch it unfold like a good movie, and not get too emotionally invested because no one cares how we all feel anyway, least of all those people who supposedly represent us.
Thank you Paula. Trump knows what he's doing and he's got most everyone doing exactly what he wants and expected them to do.
His agenda could be to get Hillary elected! How weird is THAT to think about??
TIMETRAVELER2, the thought has crossed my mind.
Setting up a third party bid would give sure defeat to the already fractured Republican/Tea Party. Could that be the ultimate goal of the disparaging remarks? Certainly insulting Hispanics and women has already gone a long way toward a GOP loss.
Well, he did give 100K to the Clinton Foundation, and he has given more money to Democrats than Republicans. However, one man who doesn't need Trump's money is Jeb Bush---and that's a good thing.
Savvydating, Mr. Bush has a Super-Pacwith more than a hundred million in it, and he isn't financing his own campaign, so I think he wants money from anywhere he can get it like any other candidate.
Au fair, I enjoyed your full comment. I suppose Super Pacs do their thing regardless, but I do see Jeb distancing himself from Trump. At any rate, once Trump leaves, he may very well support Hillary, just as he always has.
Savvydating, during the debate all the candidates were differential in varying degrees. They do want his contribution if they can get it, and there is risk in offending his supporters -- currently he is the front runner.
I imagine many ppl had a suspicion about Trump doing this FOR Hilary. BUT..he has seriously Bad-mouthed her numerous times, so I doubt it, unless it's all part of his game? He is shameful & disgraceful. If this is what Billions do, I'll stay poor
au fait, I did not notice any particular deference. Actually, I thought they wanted this debate to be less about Trump, & more the others getting their turn to speak. But, I'm a hopeless optimist...
Paula, Trump does have to be convincing that he is truly a Republican, etc. Savvydating., only Rand Paul was disrespectful to Trump. True none licked his boots, but they were extremely respectful if you prefer that characterization.
I watched the debate. I didn't see that anyone was showing deference. It seemed more like a thing of 'I wish the moderators will stop giving Trump so much time, consequently, I will not engage him." Guess we all see thru our own lenses,
I pray the last sentence here is wrong this time around, and that touring the country and meeting real people will introduce some much needed political sobriety. The social media isn't much better at staying on track.
Demas, The Donald isn't the only Republican who makes racist and sexist comments. The Republican Party is waging a war on women. Savvy, everyone sees the world through their own lens. Unfortunately some people see only what they want to see.
I doubt that Mr. Trump is in it to win it, and if by some fluke he does win the nomination, I think he will wiggle out. I don’t worry about him being nominated. But I am enjoying the way he tells it like it is and has the other candidates all shook up.
The interesting thing now is that none of us are at all sure what his game is. Good poker?
DWJ..LOL...good poker or just obnoxious behavior, classless antics and a totally out-of-control EGO....w/ more multiple choice to come! His ratings are about to take a serious DIVE.
Why are you interested?
Is there a reason to use words like vitriole and quick temper?
The question has made a conclusion with any foundation.
What do you really want out of this "question"?
More than his attitude and temper, Mr. Trump has the problem of not understanding government. He like many past candidates will say that government has to be run like a business. That is incorrect. The job of government is not to make money. It is to provide services. Reducing the deficit is an important goal, but it cannot be done at the expense of the services afforded to the people. As a reporter, I have heard this same rhetoric that Trump is voicing at the local and state level. Sometime these people win, but only one term. People should stop worrying about the deficit, which is not the same as you, or I, being in debt, and should be more concerned with the services we provide the poor, the elderly, the disable, the wounded soldier, the mentally ill, the homeless and others. We need to repair our infrastructure and continue scientific research.
We do not have to worry about Iran having a nuclear weapon. They are going to have one. Iran is a sovereign nation, and they can develop a nuclear weapon. I rather the U.S. be involved than North Korea. We are finally recognizing Cuba as a legitimate country. Maybe we will now do something about the people held at Gitmo.
We are the most powerful nation in the world. We hold this position because we abandoned the practice of isolationism and have used our resources to help others. Yes, we have been in too many wars.
However, isn't one war too many.
Trump may be a great business man. I would not want to work for him. He is not a political leader. Based on the recent debate, when his poll numbers start dropping, and they will; he may form a third part. That will split the conservative Republican vote as Ross Perot did against George H.W. Bush and almost assures a Democratic victory. It could be Hillary Clinton, but if Joe Biden enters the race, he will become the candidate of choice.
We're on the same page. Agree with everything you say until you get to Joe Biden. He's a great guy, and I would vote for him another time, but not this one.
I agree with you, and Au fait both. my 2 ¢ the candidates want to be president for the sake of winning that position and they care nothing about anything or anybody, but to carry out the agenda of their puppeteers.
The great politicians and the obese federal government is how we got to today. The US continues to decline, and it is the politicians and government that are fueling is movement.
How could the country run any worse than it is today.
Every person mentioned as a presidential candidate is opposed by someone. Will someone tell me who they think the perfect candidate is. Do not give me a description. Give me the name of this person. Our problems are in congress, not the White House.
I'm always wrong about politics so what do I know? I never believed the current holder of the office of president would be elected a second time. I never thought the person who held it before him would get elected one time. I never thought Trump would last past a single debate. I'm wrong as always. At this point in time, I think the only disqualification for being president of the United States is not getting enough votes on election day. Other than that, it seems there are no disqualifications.
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