Trump Still Pretending He Might Run for President

Donald Trump is in the middle of yet another public plea for attention by pretending he might run for president. He went to a New Hampshire event populated by other Republican presidential wannabes like Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee and talked about something he undoubtedly knows all about:

Billionaire Donald Trump framed himself as a job-creating anti-politician in a preview of his potential 2016 presidential pitch to a crowd of conservatives in New Hampshire Saturday.

Speaking at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, a gathering of conservative activists and figures organized by Americans for Prosperity and Citizens United, Trump told the crowd that “we need somebody who’s gonna get things done, and politicians are all talk and no action.”

“All talk, it’s all bull—-,” he added. “It’s all talk, and it’s no action.”

You mean like someone who repeatedly pretends he’s going to run for president and talks incessantly about it in every election cycle but never does it? That kind of bullshit, Donald?

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  • Kevin Kehres

    Narcissus would have been stunned by Trump’s self-absorption.

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    … If Narcissus could bear to tear himself away from his own reflection for a bit, yeah.

  • Usernames are smart

    You mean like someone who repeatedly pretends he’s going to run for president and talks incessantly about it in every election cycle but never does it?

    I’d settle for anyone who isn’t a contender for the worse comb-over/wrap-around since Sam Donaldson golden toupee award.

  • Trebuchet

    Uhh, Donald? You’re fired!

  • StevoR : Free West Papua, free Tibet, let the Chagossians return!

    @ ^ Usernames are smart : Yup.

    Difference between Trump and Narcissusv -aside fromTrump’s larger ego that is?

    Narcissus still has his own hair.

  • Trebuchet

    Oh, and this from an earlier post about that NH conference is the most awesome putdown of Trump ever:

    Speakers at the New Hampshire Freedom Summit, which was sponsored by Citizens United and Koch-backed Americans For Prosperity, included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders should they run.

    Donald Trump also spoke.

  • dingojack

    Trump Still Pretending He Might Run for President hasn’t got mummified squirrel on his bald pate

    FIFY

    Dingo

  • sunsangnim

    Nothing says you’re a job creator like telling people, “you’re fired!”

  • Larry

    As a job creator, Trump has been great for bankruptcy court clerks. I’ll give him that.

  • dogmeat

    Trebuchet,

    I would argue that the comment was a major putdown of the Republican party as well. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and Mike Huckabee are top tier contenders? Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Eisenhower must be spinning in their graves.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    Donald Trump, the only narcissist is history who lacks all self-awareness.

  • iknklast

    I imagine every comedian in the country is wishing Trump would actually run.

  • Synfandel

    An “anti-politician”?! If he runs for president, he’ll be a politician.

  • http://www.holytape.etsy.com holytape

    Trebuchet,,

    “included Senators Ted Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee all of whom would be top tier presidential contenders ” I think that is a euphemism for the euphemism “leaving an upper-decker.”

  • The Gregarious Misanthrope

    I, for one, look forward to the quadrennial “Running of the Trump.” Is it in Pompous-lona again this year? I wonder who’ll be gored.

  • cptdoom

    Please run, Donald, but remember that you’ll have to prove you’re actually a “billionaire” and no, a billion pennies does not count.

  • lpetrich

    I marvel at how long the Presidential race has been taking. Some decades ago, the candidates only got started late the previous year at the earliest in order to have a showing in Iowa and New Hampshire. But they’ve been getting started earlier and earlier, and this time around, they started right after the most recent Presidential election day, judging from Marco Rubio’s interest in going to Iowa a few days later.

    On the Democratic side, everybody has been talking about Hillary Clinton being the front runner, but she is being cagey about her Presidential plans.

  • Nick Gotts

    But they’ve been getting started earlier and earlier, and this time around, they started right after the most recent Presidential election day, judging from Marco Rubio’s interest in going to Iowa a few days later. – lpetrich@17

    I’m just surprised no-one has yet declared their candidacy for the 2020 election.

  • robnyny

    Alleged billionaire.

    He’s lost:

    the casinos

    the football league

    the airline

    the big building in Chicago

    the Plaza Hotel.

    It’s possible he is a billionairel. It just doesn’t seem likely. OPINION!

  • Al Dente

    According to Forbes Donald Trump is worth $3.9 billion. He’s #396 on the list of the world’s billionaires.


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