Borger: Is Donald Trump bankrupting the GOP?
April 21st, 2011
01:21 PM ET
12 years ago

Borger: Is Donald Trump bankrupting the GOP?

Washington (CNN) - At this stage in a presidential campaign, there's always someone (and sometimes it's more than one) who flirts with running and thinks a few things, as in: Why not me? (I'm smarter than the rest of those clowns!) What's the worst that could happen? (I'll be in demand on the lecture circuit!) My fill in the blank (book, TV show) will be assured of take your pick (readers, ratings) and I will be rich.

Or, in Donald Trump's case, richer.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Negative, Ms. Borger.

    The short view says that he may appear to be doing just that. The long term view tells me that he has made them aware of just how extreme that have been sounding to the American people. Republicans looked at him, and saw themselves staring back. Donald Trump may turn out to be the wake up call that Republican Party needed.

    April 21, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  2. Charlie in Maine

    I don't know about money but at a time when more moderate and thoughful Republicans are desperately needed he is leading them in the wrong direction. He is bankrupt of ideas, morals and civility. Not what the GOP needs now or ever,

    April 21, 2011 01:33 pm at 1:33 pm |
  3. Marie MD

    Finally borger! You couldnt't have put it better. Bankruot y and cheating on wives and marrying women who young enough to be your daughter is what this clown is all about. He can't be beaten on low morals by anyone except, maybe, the newter man.
    I think he has ached that stage in life where he goes berserk because nobody cares unless about him!!!!!

    April 21, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  4. Sniffit

    Bankrupting the GOP? Are we talking morally or financially? If it's the former, I can tell you with 100% certainty that he's a day late and a prayer short. The latter...I doubt it. 503(c)(4)s that can take secret donations like Crossroads GPS will show yuo just how fiscally sound the GOP's fundraising efforts are when next summer rolls around and changing the channel doesn't seem to allow you to escape repetitive, factually bankrupt, ideological TV ads paid for by Pfizer or BP or Goldman or Haliburton or Walmart or some such that try to frighten you with McCarthyism and the apocalypse into voting for some right wing extremist plutocrat.

    April 21, 2011 01:38 pm at 1:38 pm |
  5. jordan

    He's just going to be an issue generator, like Forbes in the 90s

    April 21, 2011 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    NO. He is making another option available.......which is truly needed.

    April 21, 2011 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. sara

    All of the Misfits are throwing their hats in the ring based on Their WALLETS....they uses the race of a man as bait! Not buying it! Look at Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann, Barbour and the rest of the MISFITS....In IT to Make Money!

    April 21, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  8. FactCheck

    Can't bankrupt something that has no value. Next!

    April 21, 2011 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  9. sara

    We're getting Dumber by the Day, while the rest of the world is outpacing us in KNOW-HOW as the result of EDUCATION and INNOVATION. We are being Played with this STUPIDITY! And some of us, as sad to say are "eating it up"!

    April 21, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  10. ConservaFascists -aka- Mammon

    You are exactly right Gloria. He knew what the hot button topics of the loonies on the right were and he ran with it. As much as I despise this birther nonsense, I say more power to Trump. He is destroying the GOP from within and that is something democrats can't do. I suspect in another 10 years he'll pretend to run for POTUS again.

    April 21, 2011 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  11. once upon a horse

    EXCUSE ME....EXCUSE ME,,,,,, the Donald even in all his nonsense did make one relevant statement that he would bring the jobs sent overseas BACK to America. I agree with him on that. The Tea Party folks and other Trump supporters though need to read his last book about leadership where he not only says NICE things about President Obama but never even questions him being an American.

    April 21, 2011 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  12. Oregon Calling

    As my 88 year old Grandmother says, "Dump Trump."

    Peace 🙂

    April 21, 2011 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  13. Wilt

    I didn't think it was possible anyone was more arrongant or self-righteous than Obama but Trump meets that criteria. But that all said he has alot more capabilities than the loser in chief. I would not vote for either of them.

    April 21, 2011 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  14. LacrosseMom(real one)

    The Donald is a joke. The mainstream GOP, will not vote for this man. I was once a GOPer, and I can tell you that those in my family who are Republican are baffled by this man! First of all, he is not a church goer. He's been married 3 times, cheated on his wives (think of the skeletons in Donald's closets!) and worst of all........ he has filed for bankruptcy FOUR TIMES!

    When you look at the GOP/Teas group of possible candidates, its a joke!

    April 21, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  15. Sniffit

    "How sad for serious Republicans with real ideas." think they exist...HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Underpants gnomes are less imaginary. Bet you can't wait for the Easter BUnny this coming weekend, eh Borger?

    Oh, don't get me wrong, we know who you're referring to as Very Serious People on the GOP side of the fence. After all, the "news" media has to pick a couple of them to treat as Very Serious People so there can be two sides to every sensationalized trumped-up controversy taht gets ad nauseum bobblehead airtime during the 24-hour cycle. And perhaps on some level they do qualify as "serious" (the same way herpes is "serious"), but they still fail the test of having "real ideas." Trickle-down economics is proven by the historical record to be nothing more than a supply-side unicorn fart. THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE. And we haven't seen nor heard a REAL idea from that side of the fence yet, no matter how hard you try to spin Ryan's unicorn fart budget proposal into being some sort of at-least-it's-a-start breath of fresh air. It's total nonsense and the only reason we have to put up with that kind of purposefully extremist propagandist first bid in what is ultimately a negotiation with vast implications for the health of our economy and our society is because you "news" media clowns treat it as "serious" and "real" in the first place instead of holding it up to the facts and expert opinion and the light of day, disseminating objective, honest information and journalism. 2.8% unemployment and "vouchers aren't the destruction of Medicare/caid"? Right....and the tooth fairy might fly out of my butt.

    April 21, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |