September 25th, 2007
09:00 AM ET
15 years ago

The Donald: Time for Bush to go into 'hiding'

Watch Trump sound off on politics with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Donald Trump has some advice for President Bush if he wants a Republican to win the White House: Hide.

The business mogul and vocal critic of the Bush administration told CNN's Wolf Blitzer Monday that he thinks the president is a "huge liability" for any Republican seeking the White House. Trump went on to say the best thing Bush can do for his party is to go into "hiding."

"I think President Bush has to go into a corner and hide if a Republican is going to get elected," he said. "There is no way he is an asset. He is a huge liability, and he is going to have to do a big, big hiding act if a Republican is going to win."

Once a Republican nominee is determined, Trump added, Bush "should just go into a corner and say 'Okay, that's it. I am finished. It's over.'"

Trump also reiterated his comments to CNN in March that Bush is "probably" the worst president in American history, saying, "We've gone from this tremendous power that was respected all over the world to somewhat of a laughing stock."

- CNN Ticker Producer Alexander Mooney

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soundoff (537 Responses)
  1. Drommm, NY NY

    Donald, when was the last time you were important? Are you releasing another series? Is the Miss USA pageant coming up? Please go back to your hiding place Mr. "I am so smart".

    September 25, 2007 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  2. mia taw...burlington, vt

    Don't we all just wish this buffoon would just shut the hell up and leave his pursed lips and coiffed rug to his naive eye candy of a wife to deal with!?
    C'mon Donald...just shut the hell up, continue with your American dream, even with the help of the Bankruptcy Courts, (that, oh by the way....I help pay for you low life scum)and leave us all without your assinine, liber left, hateful retoric!
    You remind me of the pond scum that throws their butts and trash out the windows of their cars, and people that could care less about MY environment with your filthy actions.
    AND OH YEH...why can't you just keep your seman spreading piece of hose in your ARMANI trousers and not further contribute to the worlds Fatherless children?!?!
    You're SO fortunate that "DAD" SET YOU UP FOR LIFE, otherwise you'd be on the streets, living under some decaying overpass!
    you make me so disgusted!!

    September 25, 2007 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  3. PAUL, NEW MILFORD, CT

    IT IS TIME FOR DONALD TRUMP TO TAKE A HIKE. THERE IS NO OTHER PERSON I KNOW OF THAT THINKS SO MUCH OF HIMSELF. HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS HE WALK OVER TO GET WHERE HE THINKS HE IS TODAY

    September 25, 2007 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  4. JOEL GOODMAN, palm beach gardens, florida

    Wouldn't it be better if "The Donald" kept his mouth shut and let us think he's a fool, rather than speaking and removing all doubts?
    He and Rosie are a terrific twosome–much mouth and little brain.

    September 25, 2007 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  5. stephanie los angeles, calif

    Three marrigaes latter, and what did he have to say? Bankruptcy, divorce, hookers in front of your casino, and what advice do you have to give??? He's fired.

    September 25, 2007 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  6. Leawood, Kansas

    I don't know, David Boston... if your blue state has such a high IQ, why can't you spell your own party's name correctly?

    September 25, 2007 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. Eric (recently moved to a Blue state and wondering the hell I did that!) Seattle, WA

    To David in Boston MA:

    "I new Donald was a wise man. But I would hope that the bible belt would get a clue and vote for the Demicratic party regardless if he goes into hiding or not. Why is it that the Blue states have a higher population and generally a higher average IQ?"

    Posted By David Boston,MA : September 24, 2007 1:22 pm
    ------------–
    Blue States have a higher IQ? Shouldn't that translate into using proper spelling and grammar?
    Just a thought from a lowly at-heart Red stater.....

    September 25, 2007 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  8. NcicHit, Hillsboro, KS

    "Oh, and if you're going to throw out blue state stats, why is it those same blue states tend to lead the nation in crime, homelessness and poverty?"
    More people on welfare. More people shot down in the streets.

    September 25, 2007 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  9. CAREY, U.S. ARMY

    Boston/Maine – Says...I would hope that the bible belt would get a clue and vote for the Demicratic party regardless if he goes into hiding or not. Why is it that the Blue states have a higher population and generally a higher average IQ?//////

    So...this lib would hope that the Bible Belt would get a clue and become STUPID like Blue-State liberals???

    SORRY – Don Tramp does NOT speak for me, and he's an embarrassment to the USA, and to the world. Then again, so are most liberals, like Billary and Osama-bama.

    September 25, 2007 06:15 pm at 6:15 pm |
  10. MaximusDelta

    So why doesn't donnie go get the little teen queen and go molest another teen under the guise of marriage.

    September 25, 2007 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  11. Los Angeles

    At least both Trump and Rosie see eye to eye on the same thing.

    1. Bush should go hide in Trump's hair.
    2. A Republican will lose in November 08

    September 25, 2007 06:17 pm at 6:17 pm |
  12. Chad, VA

    Republicans should only mention "Bush" if they also use "tax cuts" in the same sentence. Fair or unfair, he's a polarizing figure in the political realm. He needs to let the candidates stand on their own.

    September 25, 2007 06:19 pm at 6:19 pm |
  13. CAREY, U.S. ARMY

    Oh, yeah. Thank GOD for President Bush, a man of Character and Conviction – 2 things Billary and Bubba wouldn't know if it bumped them in the dark...among other things.

    Libs – get a clue! Most of the world has hated the U.S. for decades. Libs here hate the U.S., to include CNN – The Clinton News Network – have done so for decades. Look at the moron from Iran that a liberal university just invited to speak. They'll praise dictators and murderers...then attack Our President and Our Troops.

    The Donald Duck and his liberal friends have NO CLUE. I thank GOD that my Country is NOT like a European Nation; God help us when that happens.

    September 25, 2007 06:20 pm at 6:20 pm |
  14. CAREY, U.S. ARMY

    Posted By Katherine, Albany NY : September 25, 2007 4:50 pm – Great post on Bush! Right on the money, and Donald and Rosie are left-wing buffoons.

    September 25, 2007 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  15. Been Dover, New York, NY

    At least GHWB still has his own hair!

    September 25, 2007 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  16. Farrell, Houston, Tx

    Trump is right, Bush should hide and I know a good place. How about a region in Pakistan since it's been suggested that's where Bin Laden is hiding out.

    September 25, 2007 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  17. Kevin, Chandler, AZ

    Donald,

    It is time you get a respectable hair cut!

    September 25, 2007 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  18. Richard, West Palm Beach, FL

    "As for the number that was lost during 911. We have not passed the number lost on that day in over 4ys of fighting in Iraq. You are mistaken and it goes to show that you do not check your stat's. Alone in the Towers we lost a little over 2900, and on the planes another 400 and then you have the Pentagon. that is in one day. You do the math. We will have to be there a lot longer than 4yrs to get to that average".

    Here are the real statistics: deaths in World Trade Center: 2603 with 24 still listed as missing; American flight 11 had 88 deaths; United flight 175 had 59 deaths; Pentagon deaths were 125; American flight 77 in Washington had 59 deaths; United flight 93 in Pennsylvania had 40 deaths bringing the grand total to 2,974 with 24 remaining officially missing.

    There have been 3,789 U.S. deaths in Iraq including 702 in causes other than combat. So, I repeat:

    THERE HAVE BEEN MORE BRAVE U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN A COUNTRY THAT HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH 9/11 THAN DIED IN THE 9/11 ATTACKS. "You are mistaken and it goes to show that you do not check your stat's. You do the math"

    September 25, 2007 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  19. Still have all my hair, Kent, WA

    The Donald knows more than anyone else about being a laughingstock.

    September 25, 2007 07:18 pm at 7:18 pm |
  20. redneck,pa

    Edit this CNN you liberal usa hater
    Iran keep use a good new source like yours, oh ya he would just have you all killed for being immoral
    Hillary has no chance

    September 25, 2007 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  21. Wright Winguy

    Who let this blowhard have the podium on this issue? What a pompus ..!!

    September 25, 2007 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  22. DaveM in Portland, Or

    I THING HE SHOULD GO INTO EXILE.

    I LIVED IN PERU....AND FUJIMORA WENT INTO EXILE AND IT PROTECTED HIM FROM JAIL FOR ABOUT 10 YEARS. AND I HOPE CHENEY IS HANDLED AS WAS VLADIMIRO MONTISENOS...
    HE WAS LOCKED UP AND NOT HEARD FROM AGAIN

    September 25, 2007 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  23. Rick Shephgard

    Bush main objective has been his program: " No mexcican drug dealer left behind" that program has been a success for Mr. Bush sonce he has left the door wide open for lawless immigration.

    September 25, 2007 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  24. billy, america, us and a

    Sorry but this election has all been figured out long ago by people you will never know about.

    September 25, 2007 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  25. LARRY COONS

    TRUMP YOU ARE JUST A BIG MOUTH AND IF YOU AND SOME OTHER JERKS KEEP SELLING OUR PROPERTY OF THE U. S. A. TO ALL THE FOREIGNERS WE WILL BE THE MINORITIES.

    September 25, 2007 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
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