Donald Trump says the Republicans are 'terrible, terrible, frightened negotiators'
Donald Trump is not at all impressed by the congressional Republicans like Eric Cantor and John Boehner and their brand of negotiating. Wednesday the boisterous billionaire was on Fox News and gave Greta Van Susteren an earful like only The Donald could.
"Well, the Republicans are doing another el foldo," Trump said in regard to the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations between GOP leaders and President Obama.
"They did one during the lame-duck session, where they brought Obama, like a phoenix he rose again. He was gone. It was over. And all of a sudden, they just allowed him back into the game. And now they're doing another one but at a much higher level. This is incredible," Trump complained.
"The fact is the Republicans are terrible negotiators," the author of the bestselling "Art of the Deal" continued. "One of the things that most bothered me when I was thinking about running and when I was leading in the polls, I would look at some of the decisions these people were making, and I couldn't believe it. You look at what Paul Ryan has done with Medicare, where he wants to knock out and destroy Medicare, whether he is or not, certainly the perception is that he is.
"The Apprentice" host concluded by saying, "The fact is, Greta, they are terrible, terrible, frightened negotiators. And I just can't believe they are doing this."
Thursday, Michael Cohen, co-founder of ShouldTrumpRun.com and special counsel to the billionaire, wrote a piece that appeared on ABC's The Note blog that, in part, said there is still interest in Trump running for president.
"Despite Mr. Trump’s Republican withdrawal from the Presidential primary race, [there have been] never ending phone calls and e-mails to shouldtrumprun.com, demanding that I get Mr. Trump to reconsider, continue," Cohen wrote.
"The million plus visitors to the site, all worried for our country, are all asking where in the world is Donald J. Trump? The underlying theme in their message is 'we agree with the common sense principles Mr. Trump has put forth.' Nevertheless, none of our elected officials have embraced them to make America great again."
None? Perhaps Cohen should have titled his piece, "Save us, Obi-Don Kenobi, you're our only hope."
-- Tony Pierce
Photo: Donald Trump makes a point as he walks with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in New York City as they make their way to a scheduled meeting Tuesday, May 31, 2010. Credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle