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- attributed to NY State Judge Gideon Tucker

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Donald Trump for President by the GOP?

Earlier this week, I heard Neil Cavuto of Fox News interview Donald Trump regarding disparaging and dismissive remarks made by GOP Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell. I believe I heard the audio of McConnell's remark but, in any case, I heard about five minutes of Trump blasting anyone and everyone who doesn't believe he could be president.

Aside from Trump's false claims of business acumen, which ignored his firms' several bankruptcy filings over the years, he showed a remarkable tin ear for how the US must conduct foreign policy in the contemporary world. That's a world in which we import 20% of our oil and depend upon foreign borrowers to finance our government deficits.

Trump claimed that the US just needs the right sort of person to tell those who run Mideast oil production 'how it's going to be.' He falsely claimed that those countries 'set the price' for oil. Granted, their production volumes are an important factor affecting market prices for oil. But global demand has just as much effect as supply.

After all, it's a market, remember, Donald?

When asked about McConnell's remarks and Trump's potential ambitions, on CNBC Wednesday morning, former New Hampshire Republican Senator Judd Gregg basically laughed at the notion.

According to Gregg, Trump is fanning the flames of this story because he likes the attention it brings. But Gregg said unequivocally that there is no way Trump would ever receive the GOP nomination for president for the 2012 election.

I agree.

It's hard to see why Trump thinks anyone really wants him to run. Or that he'd be qualified. Except, of course, in his own egotistical mind.

Gregg was so emphatic in his comments that it would be surprising if Trump didn't continue the cycle by replying to the former Senator, as well.

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