Trump Strategy: If It Ain’t Broke…

by FOXNews
April 24, 2016

Donald Trump showed no signs Saturday of “toning it down” on the campaign trail, attacking the Republican establishment and presidential rivals — after attempts to be “more presidential” and assurance from a top adviser a day earlier that the GOP front-runner would show more restraint.

Trump said at a rally in Bridgeport, Conn., that “being presidential is easy” but boring.

“I have to keep you people entertained and awake,” Trump told the crowd of about 1,000. “Have you seen Hillary Clinton using a teleprompter … . People starting yawning. It’s a disaster.”

He also returned to calling Clinton, the Democratic presidential front-runner, “Crooked Hillary” and the argument that the Washington Republicans’ system of awarding delegates for primary and caucus wins is “rigged.”

Trump appeared unwilling to spare anybody on Saturday, suggesting GOP rival Ohio Gov. John Kasich change the spelling of his last name so that it could be more easily pronounced. And he returned to calling his closest primary rival, Texas GOP Sen. Ted Cruz, “Lyin’ Ted,” after referring to him as “Senator Cruz” after Trump’s commanding victory Tuesday in the New York primary.

34 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • Gary Smith says:

    He thinks he can bluster and bully his way in

  • Seedman says:

    Trump is a Democrat running as a Republican. It used to be that Republicans were attacked most in the general election. Donald has changed that from within.

  • champion2211 says:

    This is it. Vote Trump

    This is WHY Trump has such a following.

    Many have asked me if I support the republican party?

    Here is a letter someone sent to the RNC. You be the judge.

    Dear Representative,

    From the time I was able to vote I voted republican. I am 80 and have a great deal of respect and influence with hundreds of senior ball players who also network with thousands of others around the country.

    I received your questionnaire and request for money and strongly agree with every question as I have since Obama was elected. Unfortunately the one question that was missing is “What has the republicans done for the American people?” We gave you a majority in the house and senate and you never listened to us. Now you want our money.

    You should be more concerned about our votes not our money. You are the establishment which means all you want is to save your jobs and line your pockets… Well guess what? “It’s not going to happen” You can shake in your boots when I tell you our movement is for TRUMP and he hasn’t asked for a dime.

    You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self destruct course but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in a state of New York .

    If you really want to know how the majority of people feel? And this applies to both democrats and republicans, read below, it says it all.


    You’ve been on vacation for two weeks, you come home, and your basement is infested with raccoons. Hundreds of rabid, messy, mean raccoons have overtaken your basement. You want them gone immediately… You call the city, 4 different exterminators but nobody could handle the job… But there is this one guy and he guarantees you to get rid of them, so you hire him. You don’t care if the guy smells, you don’t care if the guy swears, you don’t care if he’s an alcoholic, you don’t care how many times he’s been married, you don’t care if he voted for Obama, you don’t care if he has plumber’s crack…you simply want those raccoons gone! You want your problem fixed! He’s the guy. He’s the best. Period

    Here’s why we want Trump, yes he’s a bit of an ass, yes he’s an egomaniac, but we don’t care. The country is a mess because politicians suck, the Republican Party is two-faced & gutless, and illegals are everywhere. We want it all fixed! We don’t care that Trump is crude, we don’t care that he insults people, we don’t care that he had been friendly with Hillary, we don’t care that he has changed positions, we don’t care that he’s been married 3 times, we don’t care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell, we don’t care that he doesn’t know the name of some Muslin terrorist. This country is weak, bankrupt, our enemies are making fun of us, we are being invaded by illegal’s, we are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hasid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don’t even recognize the country we were born and raised in; “AND WE JUST WANT IT FIXED” and Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what the people want. We’re sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, Republican Party, and sick of illegals. We just want this thing fixed. Trump may not be a saint, but doesn’t have lobbyist money holding him, he doesn’t have political correctness restraining him, all you know is that he has been very successful, a good negotiator, he has built a lot of things, and he’s also not a politician, he’s not a cowardly politician. And he says he’ll fix it. And we believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.

    Also we don’t care if the guy has bad hair.

    We just want those raccoons gone.

    Out of your house.


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  • champion2211 says:

    Trump it doesn’t matter what you call them, they will still do what’s wrong and lie about it. They are the poster children for dishonesty and lying. If they tell you something believe the opposite. Then you will have the proper picture. Trump will tell it like it is and spare no one his rath. Just as he has been doing since he started this campaign. He is the best choice for President but it is hard to see him there because of all the criminal activity Hillary and some govenors have been doing by their mandates to give felons a place to vote for Hillary. I guess she lost the black vote because she lied to them as she always does in hopes that they believe she cares for them. She doesn’t care for anything about them except their votes. She is ruthless criminal and liar. If they could read more they would know she will lie to get what she wants. Why do you think Trump will do the best for us all? He loves America and Americans. He will close the borders to stop the illegal aliens, terrorist and those that don’t belong. Then it is time to remove the Syrians, terrorist muslems. and on and on. Every thing to keep Americans safe, something Obama has not done or what Hillary will not do also.

  • paulyz says:

    The People do not need or want “another” politically correct politician, they are the ones that caused all of our problems. Just hope he stays out of unnecessary discussions that aren’t important. Go Trump!

  • Bay0Wulf says:

    Personally I am waiting for the day that Trump can turn away from pointing out that Cruz and Kasich have lots of “Dirty Laundry” and are just another pair of Empty Stuffed Shirts and can start laying into Hillary.

    I am looking forward to Trump throwing EVERY crummy thing that Hillary has done on the table where the ENTIRE Country can see it.

    No-one has seriously taken Hillary on for her misdeeds in and out of Politics. There are still Millions of people who are not familiar with her complicity in several extremely bad ideas and personal bad moves. Pro Hillary and democrat types in general put their hands over their eyes and deny that she is unsuitable in ANY context. Its time that someone started ramming this stuff down their throats.

    She points and says that Trump “has no experience” but with “experience” like HERS … With HER “Track Record” laid out in broad daylight for Everyone to see … I would expect her to FINALLY be taken to task for All of Her various CRIMES and Misdemeanors …

    I SO look forward to this …

    1. Wildeagleone says:

      And I would suggest he also list in no particular order, all the Democrats that have helped her on her way. And God forbid she emulates her husband’s actions and enjoys sex in the oval office with her “friends”

  • DrBillLemoine says:

    Trump is going to be Trump no matter what handler or coordinator or tactician tells him. He’s been wildly successful with a tiny fraction of the public in his campaign and won’t change. He doesn’t realize his 40% of primary/caucus voters equaling 10% of Republicans and some new converts or cross party voters is only 4% of the electorate. Meanwhile his anti-woman, anti-Muslim, anti-minority positions make him unelectable under any circumstances. Think Goldwater/Lemay in 1964 and you have the upcoming election results–total boondoggle, perhaps permanent fracturing of the tottering GOP. Citizens United Koch money can’t overcome the votes against a pure entertainer or even a hated government-shutdown-artist Cruz or an egotist (R-OH) Gov. Kasich.
    No party lacking popular aims for the middle class and special sub-groups of women, Latinos, blacks and workers can prevail over any Democrat. All the Repubs do now is reduce, retract, roll back and stonewall. And no Trump flair can overcome that lack of appeal.

    1. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

      He may not appeal to you, but he appeals to millions of democrats who will be voting for Trump, Sanders people have been talking to Trumps people, and if Sanders does not get the nomination at least 40% of Sander’s supporters will vote for Trump. Trump also has the majority of the independents, and a good portion of so-called minorities.
      Trump has done, and is doing what the G O P said that they wanted to do, but have not made a serious effort since Bush 1 to do any of it.
      Then you have the Religious Right, who make up about 20% of the population, most of them appear to be for Cruz, but there are not enough of them to tip the scale.

      1. DrBillLemoine says:

        Agree, there may be a Sanders backer who loves the ‘Apprentice’ show and votes Trump, but they are also characterized by me as know nothings like Trump supporters. Those folks who backed Cruz shutting down government that cost $40 billion wasted dollars, might also shift to Trump in the general election, but so many ‘never voted’ folks will still not vote for either candidate. We have to gauge by certainties, know factors proven in prior elections and 1964 Goldwater is the standard for extremists, the 2 right wing frontrunners now.
        Plus you overlook the cross party voting, the simple interest generated by a tv star and first billionaire running for president which fall away facing policy differences with any Democrat. Your ‘minorities portion’ is tiny for any Republican.
        Trump is doing nothing more than voicing the fears and phobias of extreme voters on the right. Already the anti-Trump forces, anti-Cruz cadre, pro-middle class workers, women, Latino, Black, college students, anti-Wall St. forces are mobilizing against Republicans. Most see an election, electoral and statewise debacle for the GOP. Apparently your hopes out weight rationality as 4% support cannot be expanded to any majority you would like. GOP regulars, impressionable moderates and disaffected Democrats are not going to remain with Trump and have PACs, tv ads and word of mouth against him far ahead of the convention.

        1. ricktenny says:

          “dr” your purpose is too thinly veiled.

          A shill for Hilliary and Bernie

          1. DrBillLemoine says:

            You may be surprised that, unlike you, many of us progressives have our own thoughts and positions. Curiously you have none.

          2. Eleanor Cummings says:

            Hillary is paying out $1M for her new batch of internet trolls. If it walks like a duck ……………..??

  • jea2comments says:

    Trump is an interesting candidate, I love his candidness and his “don’t take any guff attitude”. He’s like a breath of fresh air, and I love that he “tells it like it is.” I love that he is NOT politically-correct. Political-correctness is the gooberment’s way of attacking our first amendment, freedom of speech. IF they can shut you up, THEY win. If you keep speaking your mind, YOU win, and we as Americans win! There isn’t a single politician running that has ever created a job. None of them know anything about money, except how to spend it. They care nothing about illegal immigration, and you didn’t hear one peep about the issue until Trump brought it up, he ran his campaign platform on the issue. Anyone with a half an ounce of brains can see we got big problems in this country and we need solutions quick!

    1. SDofAZ says:

      Well said and Trump is the one who brings the real issues to light. The rest of the politicians including lying Ted follow suit. Otherwise, none of this would have been brought up or become an issue and we would have had the same old crappy candidates. And you are right, sparks will fly if Priebus pulls a stunt.

      1. jea2comments says:

        Yeah, wait till nomination time. It’s going to get very interesting. Good luck to Trump tomorrow on Tuesday as five more states are coming up for their caucuses. It’s looking good for Trump. Lying Ted has to go and Kasich…he’s just an embarrassment to the party. Heard now that Tricky Ted and Kasich are now in an alliance together against Trump. Wow, two losers who know they can’t win honestly, join forces in order to impede Trump’s campaign. Nothing seems to be too low for these two little dirtbags. I don’t think they can outwit Trump though, he’s too smart for them, and he’s got lots of money to fight them with. 🙂
        Trump 2016!!!

    2. Wildeagleone says:

      And if the voters aren’t given their choice, there will no longer be a
      republican party

      1. jea2comments says:

        Exactly. When the Republicans won control of both the House and the Senate, they had the power to change things in a positive way, and yet they did NOTHING! In fact because of them, and along with the democrats of course, this country is spiraling downward. This tells me that the Republicans and the Democrats are now on the same page. The veil has been lifted, and we the people can finally see the political process for what it is, and the word that best describes it and them is: Corrupt!!!
        If Trump doesn’t get the nomination that he rightfully deserves, then Trump voters should write his name in on the ballot – in the write-in space. I will NOT tolerate the RNC telling me who THEY are going to pick for me as THEIR choice of nominee running for prez. For me it’s either Trump or no one! And I agree with you, that IF the people are robbed of Trump, it will destroy the Republican Party, and pave the way for the rise of the Independent Party or third party. Americans are disatisfied with both parties and they are treading on very thin ice. At some point Trump may be forced to run third party due to RNC’s under-handed tricks including buying-off delegates (and stealing delegates away from Trump to give to Cruz). IF Trump ends up running Third party – Independent Party, I’m voting for him anyhow!

  • maxx says:

    The GOP is totally baffled because all of their “anointed ones” for the most part have been rejected by the people. Does this mean that the American people have finally opened their eyes to see the corruption inherent in politics? I sure hope so. It becomes pretty simple, at this point if you understand the corruption in politics, what to do. Government has been spiraling into socialism for over 6 decades. If you want to put an end to that people need to stop doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome. That is the definition of “insanity”. If you want to beak the strangle hold of corrupt government, stop voting for the people that have done nothing to improve your life. Stop voting for the incumbent candidate unless you have absolute undeniable evidence that they have done something to improve your life. So if you are not better off than you were 4 years ago, send the SOB back home to actually work for his or her own living, instead of becoming a millionaire on your dime. In fact, because serving in government is supposed to be a service to the public, like being in the military, senators and representatives should not be paid anything but a daily per diem to cover the cost of living away from home. Government service was never meant to be a wealth building lifetime career. Term limits should be the norm not the exception. Political offices should be changed as often as diapers and for the same reasons.

    1. I Seigel says:

      “Does this mean that the American people have finally opened their eyes to see the corruption inherent in politics? I sure hope so.”

      Not really. It just means that a big chunk of the American people are misinformed, undereducated, selfish, whining and not paying attention. Trump just about said it himself: ““I have to keep you people entertained and awake,”

  • Dick says:

    Kick ass Donald

  • Anthony says:

    Go Trump, do not change, God Bless you and yours.

  • Patrick Driscoll says:

    Trump should tell it like it is. After 7.5 years of PC BS it is time to get back to kicking ass and stop this obuma fag routine.

    1. I Seigel says:

      Bill Maher tells it like it is, too. He’d make a good candidate, don’t you think? Or Jon Stewart? Or Glenn Beck? How about Art Bell?

  • Upaces says:

    That is the last we need is a politician to “smooze us;” then turn right around and IGNORE US!

    The politicians know exactly what we as citizens need; and it isn’t their back room deals, basically they make FOR THEMSELVES. vs. what they promised.

    WE can’t even tell the DEMS or the REPUBS anymore!.

    How many politicians do you know that kept their campaign promises?

    How many politicians do you know that EVER CREATED JOBS?

    Trump knows how to brng the economy back as well as creating jobs.


    1. maxx says:

      The reason for not being able to tell the difference is because there is none. We are governed by an oligarchy in Congress as well as an oligarchy within the supposed three co-equal branches of the federal government. There is no longer any element of branches providing a “watchdog” service to prevent corruption of overreach.

    2. JOE WATSON says:

      I Agree! Too bad the NRC does not see it that way. If they pass him by – Millions of his voters will simply not vote for Any Senate or Congress Republican running for reelection! They might still vote for the Nominated Candidate So As Not To Vote for Hillary….but not the others. Watch and Mark my Word. Hopefully the delegates in attendance will have thought this out too!
      Interesting to see Why Kasich or Cruz Feel they will get the switch over delegates – could be they will switch from Cruz or Kasich to Trump that way insuring Trump Wins on the Second Ballot. What Do you Think?

    3. downdraft says:

      Yep…we need a sharp as a razor “Junk Yard Dog” to clean things up for us…
      Go Trump…our Junk Yard Dog

      1. Wildeagleone says:

        If he continues on this path the Dems have the entire govmnt in their pocket and that means this country is gone for ever or worse case scenario, chaos and civil war

      2. Upaces says:

        Then people turn right around to talk about him being a (I am going to spell this badly, “Trump IS a Narcissist.”

        Since when is knowing what you know WORKS vs. what hasn’t been working for a very, very long time.

        Personally? I’d rather hear the truth vs. being smooozed.

        By the Way? If you haven’t read it yet, Politicians have decided to get rid of Social Security. I contacted TWO different SS Offices. You know what their answer was?

        “We ARE VERY SOLVENT.”… They just want OUR $$.

        I read an article a few days ago that Obama wants to give THE ILLEGAS SOCIAL SECURITY.

      3. I Seigel says:

        Oh, so you’d hope that Trump would be appointed Attorney General? By Clinton?!?!? Not a chance.

    4. champion2211 says:

      If you find a politician that will comply with their campaign promises beware as he will just take it out of the taxes so we have to chip in more to cover his promises. Those promises need to come out of their pockets, not ours. They are just sorry individuals that are there just to fill their own pockets.

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