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Will The GOP Play Their Trump Card?

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In a recent CNN poll, Billionaire Donald Trump came out on top of a long list of GOP presidential candidates, according to Mother Jones. However, MOJO raises the question, will the GOP forgive Trump for his liberal transgressions?

Trump has a history of donating to Democratic candidates: He has donated to the campaigns of Dems Charlie Rangel (NY), Frank Lautenberg (NJ), Harry Reid (NEV), as well as Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Shumer of New York.

In the last 20 years, these 6 Democrats were in Trump’s top ten list of campaign contributions. Furthermore, Trump has given money to the late Ted Kennedy. He’s also given money to John Kerry in his 2004 run for the presidency, as well as contributing money to the coffers of Joe Biden!

In fairness, he has given money to the GOP; he has contributed to Rudy Guiliani, George W. Bush, and Newt Gingrich. Although, in the case of Gingrich, Trump was probably a victim of one of Gingrich’s many scams.

Incidentally, of $420,000 that Trump has given to political action committees, $116,000 of that went to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. The Donald does like to keep his bases covered, I must say.

Trump likes to change his mind as much on social views as he does with his money; Trump currently opposes same sex marriage and benefits, but in his last presidential run in 1999,he supported same sex marriage, as well as calling for stronger protection of LGBT rights. He further stated back then, that he would include those of same sex orientation in his cabinet if elected. One could say that Trump has more waffles in his ideology than IHOP.

So will the GOP support a candidate who sits on both sides of the fence? I don’t think they will, in spite of the ultra-conservative rhetoric Trump spews forth. Trump is not in this fight for the country, nor is he in it for the GOP. Trump is considering a 2012 run for one reason: Donald Trump.

Trump plans to announce his presidential intentions on the season finale of his reality game show “The Apprentice.” Tying his political ambitions to a ratings grab for his loathsome show is proof that his political idiom is “In Trump I Trust.”

I would think that even the short – sighted Republicans/Tea-Baggers can see through that smoke screen. Then again, they do value greed and self serving agendas over everything else!

http://m.motherjones.com/mojo/2011/04/donald-trump-donation-democrat-president

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  1. April 18, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    He is one hell of a man to figure out. He does more teetering, than two kids on a see-saw.

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  2. April 18, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    No way Trump.

    Go Ron Paul

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    • April 18, 2011 at 7:10 pm

      Do you think Jesse Ventura will be his running mate? They seem like a good match.

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      • April 18, 2011 at 9:08 pm

        Jesse’s to much of a loose cannon for me, his views are fine but not as a running mate for “The Man” Ron Paul.

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  3. carvingoutavoice
    April 19, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I think anyone whose had their own reality show should be automatically disqualified from a bid for the presidency. And let’s not forget Trumps little foray with Bankruptcy. Do we really want him heading up a country that’s already in financial trouble?

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  1. April 19, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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