You all may think I'm crazy,but maybe Trump has just been on an ego trip.

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  1. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    He may never have wanted to make it this far & wouldn't mind having a way out.

    Who in the history of US presidents has ever held the office without first having held another political office?

    Trump has done a lot of things in his life where he was in it for a power trip because he is wealthy.
    Maybe he got in this for the same reason,& never thought he'd make it to the top.

    I mean think of it him being a wise business man,yet clueless about holding public office,let alone the top of the heap.

    I guess time will tell see if my speculations are right,or not.
    If he is really looking for a way out,or he does want to see if he can become the president.
     
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  2. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Someday You'll Hate Amazon Too.

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    George Washington and Ike Eisenhower off the top of my head, I'm sure there must be more.
     
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  3. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thats true SuperCourse,however they both at least had a military background & well used to following orders from their advisors.
     
  4. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Someday You'll Hate Amazon Too.

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    OK, you can add Zach Taylor, U.S.Grant, and Herbert Hoover to the list.
     
  5. ABFer

    ABFer Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I have had some fleeting thoughts about this myself but when I think about how much of his own money he has spent I find it hard to believe that he would throw that kind of money away for the thrill of it.
     
  6. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Someday You'll Hate Amazon Too.

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    Scratch Washington from the list, he was elected president at the Constitutional Convention.
     
  7. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Someday You'll Hate Amazon Too.

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    Yea, I just don't see it, the guys taking a pounding from every direction, plus all of his businesses will suffer, he's become toxic....he's been Palined. The media has turned him into a caricature. The machine wins again. Hillary it is...long live the queen.
     
  8. Rastus

    Rastus ......Deplorable.....

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    Learn your lesson outsiders.
    Anyone who has been around for a while knew this media jihhad was coming.
    Anyone republican would get it. The narrative with Jeb would have tied everything to his brother.
     
  9. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Someday You'll Hate Amazon Too.

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    Guess you're not watching the debate either.
     
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    tutone710 Your Retirement Canceled

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  11. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Someday You'll Hate Amazon Too.

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    It's a machine.
     
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    falconfan Well-Known Member

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    He would not be at this debate and kicking ass if he was faking it.
     
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    Trump is a Hoover type. Wants higher tariffs during a Government-caused Recession. Smoot -Hawley showed what happens. A Trade War Depression.
     
  14. DCM_Doc

    DCM_Doc Well-Known Member

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    I have had thoughts along the same line. Trump ran before & didn't get very far into the campaign. I don't think he really expected to be in this position. As I have said before I think voters are tired of the establishment of both parties.
     
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    I agree. Trouble is, he's as Establishment as they come when it comes to using government. He's been running for Prez since 1990. He just finally figured out how to market himself as an outsider. Both these two need gone. Today!
     
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  18. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    I'm sure that even Trump is shocked that he has gotten this far, but there is no chance that it's still just his ego pushing him forward. He wants to make America a better place, and he is tired of the Establishment politicians.
    Good candidate? Nope. But he's the only chance for change in Washington.
    Both sides constantly complain about the crap that goes on in Washington, yet when an outsider offers to try to fix it, we reject him.
    WTH are we thinking?
     
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  19. Apostolic

    Apostolic Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The way he is so combative with Hillary & the moderators.
    Instead of just attempting to focus on the issues we all want to hear.
    This to me is a sign he really doesn't want to be the next president.
    Or he doesn't care if he wins,or not,just is weird how he handles the debates.
    Seems to also play into the hands of those who don't want him to win.
     
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  20. jimmy g

    jimmy g Kook

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    He's not an outsider. And unless you get 60 conservative senators, the only deals he makes are with his buddy Schumer. Those don't make America great. He needs to stop praising Dems like he has this week. And stop trashing repubs, who he needs.

    He's Trying to Lose .
     

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