Trump: I May Run for President if Economy Stays Bad


trumpReal estate mogul Donald Trump said Friday he’d consider running for president – again – if the U.S. economy “continues to be bad: and “if the Republicans pick the wrong candidate.”

“I would give it very, very serious thought,” he told CNBC. “There are so many people wanting me to do it.”

The Trump Organization president did not say on which party line he’d run if he didn’t like the Republican candidate.

But he said congressional Republicans have a great opportunity to “negotiate a great, great deal, but they can’t be weak.” He said that any deal to raise the debt ceiling by the Aug. 2 deadline should involve cutting considerable government waste, including repealing the Obama health-care law, which he called “a disaster.”

What he doesn’t want is a default, he said.

“I don’t advocate default,” he said. “What I do say is you can’t be afraid [of a default]. This is the time to settle the problems of years and years of abuse. This is the time for the Republicans to get the country back on track. The Republicans have the cards, the president does not have the cards.”

As he did when he considered a presidential run earlier this year, Trump blamed a lot of the problems in the U.S. economy on “foolish leaders” who allow other countries – principally China and the members of OPEC – to steal jobs and keep the U.S. over an expensive oil barrel.

“People don’t respect us any longer, they don’t respect our leaders. With all these foreign countries taking advantage of the U.S., unless somebody addresses that problem we’re never going to be great again,” Trump said.

He also railed against overregulation and federal bureaucrats who, he claims, are “sitting around doing nothing. It’s just like featherbedding…It’s absolutely sinful.”

Trump added, “you have to cut, cut, cut. I see the waste. I do a lot of business with the government and it’s not fun.”

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  1. At least two stories on Trump and numerous other stories of trivial or dubious significance here at

    Yet, not a single story on such major, substantive stories as the mass shooting in Norway, the Rupert Muroch/Newscorp scandal or the (recent) terrorist attack in Mumbai.


    Just incredible.

    To say nothing of the glaring bias in the selection and presentation of stories. I see numerous lowbrow, screeds bashing President Obama and the Democrats while vindicating and even extolling Republicans. But nothing from the other side. And absolutely nothing from serious, independent, non-partisan, dissident voices. Voices such as those of economists like Michael Hudson and Richard Wolff (whom I just posted quotes from in a different thread), for example, who are just two of the many that point-out how this whole “debt ceiling crisis” is political theater. Voices that criticize both parties. Another example, just one out of many: Robert Scheer, author of The Great American Stickup, who demonstrates how both parties were complicit in creating the financial crisis.

    No coverage whatsoever of Independent Senator Bernie Sanders’ recent words of truth-to-power on the Senate floor, blasting this shameful charade for what it is (on at least two separate occasions).

    Voices that expose the entire political establishment– both parties— for what they are: Two wings of the same bird of prey. An elite, privileged, distinct minority of the population that serves the corporate-military sector at the direct expense of everyone else; the vast bulk of the population. (Remember it was none other than Republican Dwight Eisenhower who warned of allowing the interests of the “military-industrial complex” to trump those of the rest of the nation.)

    In fairness, I do have to give the editors credit for having thus far having posted many of my controversial, dissident comments. Though I can’t help but to suspect that they do so only because they figure it will be good for business; a site like this only needs clicks– as many as possible– to generate revenue from the Ads.