Wednesday, April 20, 2011
This one time pro-choice, universal health care loving, showman once suggested that we impose a one time 14.25% on the rich to lower the deficit. He even contributed to Hillary Clinton's campaign and lavished praise on Barack Obama. Recently, he did a complete 180°, and now he gets mad at the media if they call him out on it.......... Welcome to politics 101, Donald.
Anyone who knows a thing of two about Roe vs. Wade knows that the final decision was based on the following: "The Court decided that a right to PRIVACY under the due process clause in the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution extends to a woman's decision to have an abortion, but that right must be balanced against the state's two legitimate interests for regulating abortions: protecting prenatal life and protecting the mother's health. Saying that these state interests become stronger over the course of a pregnancy, the Court resolved this balancing test by tying state regulation of abortion to the mother's current trimester of pregnancy."...Read this transcript of the interview with NBC's Savannah Guthrie where the Donald does a classic Palinesque.
Guthrie: Is there a right to privacy in the constitution?
Trump: (staring absently) ….I guess there is…I guess there is…. (This is a man who claims to be pro-life).
There is a pregnant pause as he stares at Guthrie.
Trump: Why do you— why just out of curiosity, why do you ask that question?
Guthrie: Well, I’m just wondering how that squares with your pro-life views?
Trump: (pausing) Well, umm, it’s a pretty strange way of getting to pro-life…I mean; it’s a very unique way of asking about pro-life… Why are you, what does that have to do with privacy? How you are…how are you equating pro-life with privacy? (this is a man who has called Barack Obama stupid).
Guthrie: (staring at Trump with a look of “Oh my, oh my”) Well, you know about the Roe V. Wade decision?
Trump: Yes, sure—Look, I’m for pro-life—I’m pro-life. I’ve said it. I’m very strong there and I’m strong on pro-life….
He got a little testy with George Stephanopoulos when he asked him ""You said that you sent investigators to Hawaii and you said quote, 'They cannot believe what they're finding.' What have they found?"..No answer from Trump.
Then Trump did an interview with my favorite investigative reporter, Michael Isikoff who found that Trump hotels and casinos in Atlantic City have filed for bankruptcy protection three times. While Trump blamed market forces, he has long been the chairman of the board for the casino businesses.
In his defense, Trump said he "didn't run the company." Isikoff then asked why he was paid $2 million per year to chair the board of that business. Trump replied: "Excuse me. Because I'm a genius, okay."...Isikoff also found out "that there have been many high profile bankruptcy filings, bad real estate deals, and a trail of ongoing lawsuits accusing him of bad business practices."
"Another questionable move was "Trump University," an online, for-profit business education firm. The attorney general in Texas ordered him to stop using the word "university" in its title. Trump said his company was unaware of restrictions on the use of that word."
.Today Donal Trump is the GOP frontrunner but that will change with the more interviews he gives or does the GOP like tough, crazy, and stupid?Move over Tea Party make room for the Donald.