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Donald Trump Makes Bid for Republican Ticket

Posted June 26th, 2015 at 12:49 pm (UTC-5)
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The Art of the Con, by Donald Trump

 Kevin D. Williamson – National Review

Trump brings out two of the Right’s worst tendencies: the inability to distinguish between entertainers and political leaders, and the habit of treating politics as an exercise in emotional vindication.

Whatever Trump’s appeal is to the Right’s populist elements, it isn’t policy. He is a tax-happy crony capitalist who is hostile to free trade but very enthusiastic about using state violence to homejack private citizens … and has tried to use eminent domain in the service of his own empire of vulgarity…

“But he speaks his mind!” shout the Trumpkins. Indeed, he does, in a practically stream-of-consciousness fashion … The value of speaking one’s mind depends heavily on the mind in question, and Trump’s is second-rate.

“He’s the candidate who will take the fight to Hillary!” protest the Trumpkins. Maybe, maybe not: He is on record as a supporter of Herself… 

Executive Producer and host Donald Trump (C) speaks about the NBC television show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in California, on Jan. 16, 2015. (Reuters)

Executive Producer and host Donald Trump (C) speaks about the NBC television show “The Celebrity Apprentice” in California, on Jan. 16, 2015. (Reuters)

Donald Trump: A Mexican-American’s Take on Businessman’s Clownish Presidential Bid

Ruben Navarrette –

…In the United States, now that Donald Trump has filed the necessary paperwork with the Federal Election Commission, the ranks of Republican presidential hopefuls expanded to include an anti-Mexican clown. 

“The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems,” Trump said to supporters at Trump Tower where the real estate mogul declared his bid for the GOP nomination. “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best…They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” …

As a Mexican-American, it’s easy to take offense at Trump’s comments on Mexico. What’s difficult is taking them seriously.

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Donald Trump’s Resume Backs His Run for President

Jonathon M. Trugman – The New York Post

While many question his presence in the race, 2016 may be the year in which America is in desperate need of a suave, successful businessperson like Trump — or former HP CEO Carly Fiorina — to solve what ails our economy….

There’s no doubt that most Americans are hurting right now….

The single most important issue is jobs, and Trump is well aware of it. Getting the job market back on its feet will not be easy, but Trump has built a global business that employs thousands of people — from contractors, plumbers and electricians to investment bankers, lawyers and accountants — whom he pays quite well. So he actually knows what it takes.

The Donald could very well live up to his claim, which was vintage Trump: “I will be the greatest jobs president that God has ever created.”



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