Trump gives advice to the GOP

Miami /
Jul.July 26, 2011 07:00 PM

Whereas the threat of default weighs heavily over Wall Street and the American economy, Donald Trump sees it as an opportunity for political maneuvering. In a video Gawker posted that was released by Donald Trump, the real estate mogul said he wants Republicans to hold out from getting a deal done and ensure that the American debt brings about President Obama’s demise. “Nobody is going to remember [House Speaker John] Boehner or anybody else [from the GOP],” he said. “They’re only going to remember [President Barak] Obama.”

He later hedged a bit from that statement, saying that if the republicans can strike a deal that’s “wonderful for our country” — which, in his mind, means one that eliminates “Obamacare” — “that takes predence over everything,” even if it means Obama gets re-elected. But Trump said he doesn’t think that’s in the cards, so “don’t be stupid,” he said. Hold out.

The advice shouldn’t be unexpected considering the source, Gawker said, calling The Donald “America’s foremost lover of declaring bankruptcy.” [Gawker]


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Donald Trump, Eric Trump and Donald Trump Jr with 1125 South Ocean Boulevard (Premier Estate Properties, Getty)
Trump’s Palm Beach estate listed for rent asking $208K a month
Trump’s Palm Beach estate listed for rent asking $208K a month
A photo illustration of prominent guests at the Witkoff wedding (via Instagram)
Nuptials Mar-a-Lago style: Donald Trump, Don Peebles, Barry Sternlicht among real estate elite at Witkoff wedding
Nuptials Mar-a-Lago style: Donald Trump, Don Peebles, Barry Sternlicht among real estate elite at Witkoff wedding
Donald Trump and Grant Cardone (Cardone Enterprises)
Presidential surprise: Donald Trump kicks-off Grant Cardone’s 10X Growth Conference
Presidential surprise: Donald Trump kicks-off Grant Cardone’s 10X Growth Conference
Donald Trump and The Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach (Getty Images, LoopNet, iStock/Illustration by Steven Dilakian for The Real Deal)
Trump’s toilet triumph: Guests of the former No. 1 will have more places to go No. 2
Trump’s toilet triumph: Guests of the former No. 1 will have more places to go No. 2
Eric and Lara Trump with 502 Bald Eagle Drive in Jupiter (Getty, Google Maps)
Trump town: Eric and Lara buy home near Don Jr. in Jupiter
Trump town: Eric and Lara buy home near Don Jr. in Jupiter
Fontainebleau Miami Beach, Jeffrey Soffer and former President Donald Trump (Ebyabe/Wikipedia, Getty, iStock)
Gambling portability a no-go in Florida this year for Jeffrey Soffer, Trump
Gambling portability a no-go in Florida this year for Jeffrey Soffer, Trump
Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle with 494 Mariner Drive (Getty, Google Maps)
Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle buy $10M Jupiter mansion
Donald Trump Jr., Kimberly Guilfoyle buy $10M Jupiter mansion
Gil Dezer (Photos by Sonya Revell)
The Closing: Gil Dezer
The Closing: Gil Dezer
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...