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Donald Trump

Posted: 18:57 08 Aug 2015
by Ade the green
Please, in all that is holy can somebody stop him?

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 11:38 09 Aug 2015
by andyr1963
Come decision time, when (not if) he has made himself to look a complete political fool, then his support will collapse totally.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 13:34 09 Aug 2015
by Greenrod
We have one madman in Putin, another would be a disaster.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 14:39 09 Aug 2015
by chronicgreen
You mean you don't trust Donald 'the mullet' Trump with the World's largest nuclear arsenal?

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 16:12 09 Aug 2015
by Ade the green
It's a scarey thought, not only what comes out of his mouth but what he must be thinking.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 16:13 09 Aug 2015
by harry's sandwich
There's a few nominees who seem a lot more dangerous than Trump, check out Scott Walker or Rick Santorum.

The last two Republican canditates have come from the moderate wing. In 2016 they could send a real lunatic up for election.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 16:19 09 Aug 2015
by RNHGreen
God bless America...

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 18:02 09 Aug 2015
by mike_gss
chronicgreen wrote: You mean you don't trust Donald 'the mullet' Trump with the World's largest nuclear arsenal?


Why not? We trusted idiots like George W Bush and Ronald Reagan with it. Don't get me wrong, I'm in no way a Trump fan (except after sprouts) but I suspect the US advisors and staff are WAY more sensible than some of the material they have to nurse around the White House and Capitol Hill.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 18:04 09 Aug 2015
by pilgrimage
Potential leader of the western world.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 08:45 10 Aug 2015
by Quinny
Nope, according to my American friends (mostly, but not exclusively, Democrats), although he is currently a front-runner in the Republican nomination race, he isn't likely to win it: they all point out it is very early in the election race, and there have been several other front-runners in recent months: Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich, hell even Michelle Bachmann had a spell in front of the polls. And even if he did win the nomination, he'd be ripped apart in the debates if he had to go up against someone like Hilary Clinton. There is one theory that those standing against him are more than happy to allow him in the race because Trump makes them look good (and that's saying something when you've got the likes of Cruz or Chris Christie in the running). And although he may be leading the race at the moment, he's also leading the charge for the candidate Republican voters would be most dissatisfied to them, and while he has a 23% approval rating, 59% have an unfavourable opinion of him. Although Democrats would be more than happy for Trump to lead the Republican charge to be the next POTUS, he won't get the nod.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 11:40 10 Aug 2015
by mike_gss
Quinny wrote: Although Democrats would be more than happy for Trump to lead the Republican charge to be the next POTUS, he won't get the nod.


Sounds like the Tories' view of Corbyn - although he probably will get the nod.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 11:41 11 Aug 2015
by pilgrimage
If he isn't chosen he may stand as an independent, assuring democrats of victory.

Re: Donald Trump

Posted: 13:28 11 Aug 2015
by Quinny
Yep, that is the nightmare scenario for the GOP: 54% of his supporters have said they'd vote for him as an independent, while only 20% have said they'd back whoever gets the Republican nod: that's as good as a 4-7% loss for the Republicans - enough to tip the balance in a lot of swing states.