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Thu Jun 18, 2020, 04:52 PM

Question: Would Drumpf still have run for prez

if President Obama hadn't eviscerated him to his face (with just cause) at the White House Correspondents Dinner?

My sense is that Trump was leaning toward running but was not totally on board until Obama skewered him like a modern-day Cyrano at the WHCD. That was the moment imo that Trump vowed to undo everything Obama had accomplished.

Trying to plumb Trump's mind is best left to professionals, of course, but that's my take. While writing this, it occurred to me that creating flowcharts of Trump's decision-making process in various situations over the past 3+ years could yield some truly hilarious results. Any software engineers out there willing to take a shot? (Just give me a credit if your book is a best-seller.)

In no way, shape or form do I hold our former leader responsible for our current state of affairs, which calls for some new adjectives to describe properly the depths to which we've sunk. Just curious as to what DUers think.

Apologies if this has been discussed before. A cursory DU search didn't return any similar posts.

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Reply Question: Would Drumpf still have run for prez (Original post)
Lord Ludd Jun 2020 OP
safeinOhio Jun 2020 #1
jpak Jun 2020 #2
Lord Ludd Jun 2020 #7
Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #3
tinrobot Jun 2020 #6
ProfessorGAC Jun 2020 #9
Arkansas Granny Jun 2020 #11
former9thward Jun 2020 #4
maxsolomon Jun 2020 #8
Lord Ludd Jun 2020 #10
alittlelark Jun 2020 #5

Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 04:58 PM

1. Confucius once said

Before you go on a journey of revenge,
First dig two graves.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 05:04 PM

2. Yah blame Obama

Not Trump's racist base

Or

The fucking Russians

Try again

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Response to jpak (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:17 PM

7. Kindly read my 4th paragraph again. 'kay?

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 05:07 PM

3. I think he ran as a publicity stunt. He never meant to win, but his massive ego

wouldn't let him step down. He knew he wasn't fit for the job and he didn't want the duties that go with it.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:14 PM

6. Yes. It was about ego and money.

The Obama thing may have factored into his decision, but it wasn't about Obama.

Ultimately, it was about publicity and getting more money as a media figure. Remember, he was trying to renegotiate with NBC at the start, then when that deal tanked, he wanted create his own network to rival Fox.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:50 PM

9. Campaigning Is The Only Things PINO Likes

The rest of the gig, not so much!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #9)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 07:05 PM

11. When he's campaigning he's the center of attention, which is his favorite place to be.

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 05:08 PM

4. Trump talked about running in the 1980s.

Long before Obama. In the 90s he flirted with the Reform Party before that went off the rails. I doubt the dinner had a single thing to do with his decision.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:42 PM

8. The Birther crap started before that dinner.

But I believe the humiliation focused his resentment.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 07:00 PM

10. My thought exactly. nt

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Response to Lord Ludd (Original post)

Thu Jun 18, 2020, 06:04 PM

5. tRump has DESTROYED the R party.

Almost NO ONE under the age of 40 will vote for them.

Perhaps 'We The People' needed a hard slap in the face to SEE REALITY.

tRump IS that hard Slap.

Let's see how many r STOOOOPID enough to still try and support him.


I see a rainbow at the end of this hailstorm.

Perhaps Obamas insults at the dinner were the catalyst for the CHANGE this country needs.

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