Is Donald Trump hurting himself? (thanks to Brexit)

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    http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/27/politics/donald-trump-brexit-response/

    Article has much more.
     
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    Orlando, sure, but how did the Brexit offer Trump (or Cankles for that matter) a "political opening?"
     
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    It gave him a chance to act like a proper head of state, showing that he had an actual grasp on international politics. Instead he just treated it like yet another excuse to get free publicity.
     
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    I supposed he could have uttered bloodless banalities such as Hillary: "We respect the choice the people of the United Kingdom have made." Real deep analysis there.

    In fact, Trump's statement that "When the pound goes down, more people are coming to Turnery" show more economic perspicacity that Hilllary's safe, cautious, and poll-tested Brexit press release.
     
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    I think the issue where he gaffed is that he was congratulating the UK, and even specifically, the people of Scotland in their voting to exit the EU...

    .. When all of Scotland voted to stay in the EU. Major faux pas...

    BL.
     
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    The best Donald Trump political ads are the ones where he's talking.
     
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    Whether faux pas or not, I'm looking forward to a pro-American Trump presidency after 8 demoralizing years of Obama's America-last sentiments, Obama's dangerous and deadly international bungling, and Obama's scary deals made for crony enrichment.
     
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    I voted for Obama twice but damn he is hell bent of turning the military into a social science project.
     
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    Trump will be pro-Trump, not pro-American. With his response to the Brexit he has made it clear that if economic chaos will help his businesses he will support it. If an economic meltdown on his watch will help him buy up property cheap it's a safe bet to say that he would support policies that would cause our economy to melt down again.
     
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    he's running for office. the press corp follows him to the bathroom. any chance he gets in front of a camera will be used for both his political gains and yes his business exposure. I'm okay with both as he's both a candidate and a business man. the left exploits everything just the same if not worse.
     
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    You are describing world nemesis George Soros, who famously made tons of dough playing with currency. Who, by the way, has lost a bit of his gloss with his financial defeat on Brexit.

    "How George Soros Lost Money In a Bad Brexit Bet"

    http://fortune.com/2016/06/27/soros-pound-brexit/


    Trump will do no such thing as benefiting from politics the way that Democrats are extraordinarily good at doing.

    (Boeing deal one of the more recent).
     
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    You do know you can't run business while being president don't you? so no he has a choice be a president or be a business man he can't be both.
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    really so trump didl to admit he profits when america fails? seems you missed that announcement.
     
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    I think technically his kids now run the business.
     
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    not if you listen to him.
     
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    Sue him.
     
  16. Raid, Jun 28, 2016
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    It seems GW Bush did a lot of international bungling himself (Iraq war "mission accomplished", or unwanted personal contact with the Chancellor of Germany), and made many deals for crony enrichment (Haliburtion). What are your examples for Obama?

    Oh, oh that made me laugh so much! Please tell me that's a joke. Oh man, a business tycoon bent on personal glory will not abuse his power to benefit himself. Oh that's... priceless!
     
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    No trump has that tied up
     
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    Americans are dying from Obama's bungling. BIG difference.
     
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    That was the Ghancellor of Ghana. :p
     
  20. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Geez C and G aren't even that close, typo fixed.
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    ... and 4100 American soldiers died in Iraq from 2003 to 2008. A war based on discredited intel and pushed through by GW Bush's office. Do you actually have examples?
     

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