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My common sense tells me "no". My curiosity and desire for entertainment say "yes". It's like watching a train wreck. You know it's gonna be catastrophic, but you want to see what's going to happen anyway.

27 ( +39 / -12 )

Absolutely not. So Magnet, you know it will be catastrophic if DJT is elected, but you want to see what is going to happen anyway ? Wow !

9 ( +14 / -5 )

Not no, but hell no!

We don't need another "right-winger" in the world!

13 ( +21 / -8 )

@Kurobune, yes. I would love to see what is going to happen. Luckily though, I tend to side with common sense over curiousity. So no, I would not want him to win. Given the alternatives at the moment though... The US is screwed.

0 ( +10 / -10 )

It's like watching a train wreck. You know it's gonna be catastrophic, but you want to see what's going to happen anyway

Not if you're on that train, and that's exactly where we are all gonna be if that chump gets elected.

26 ( +28 / -2 )

Clinton or Trump, wow America might have some bad choices to choose from.

11 ( +20 / -9 )

Trump is a business man, not politician. It seems that he can't handle all kinds of politics better. He might make America weak/worse rather than great.

13 ( +18 / -5 )

Yea, no good choices out there. If it comes to Clinton or Trump, I'll go Trump. It's a no brainier on that. Historically Trump is more liberal than conservative. The key is VP choice also.

Hillary is the milli vanilli candidate as several had pointed out in the media last week. Her record also is weak also. Her judgement is catastrophic!

-23 ( +12 / -35 )

Trump would be a nice change, but it will be a lot of work: Many of the useless ObamaJobs will need to be deleted and Gov drastically reduced. The budget needs to be balanced and the debt reduced. The private Federal Reserve needs to be audited and the owners found. Felons like Hillary Clinton will need to serve hard time. A wall with Mexico will need to be built and illegals sent back. Financial laws will need to be rewritten (glas-stegall etc). Veterans administration needs a complete overhaul and injured veterans finally helped. Bring the military back to help with the border and greatly reduce the colonialistic bases and military spending.. CIA overhaul or deletion (drug trade, foreign wars, poor agent ability and investigation ability). FBI/Justice department overhaul (gun running to Mexico and inter-cities). IRS overhaul. NSA overhaul.

= it truly is a disaster and more work than one person can handle. Trump knows a lot of good people though.

-17 ( +8 / -25 )

I can't think of anything worse for America, and the world. It would be a worse wreck than G.W. Bush.

26 ( +33 / -7 )

Opponents of democracy like Trump because his his election would conclusively demonstrate the failure of the American political system. How will the GOP ever be able to order the invasion of another country to topple an authoritarian dictator if we show the world that going our way could possibly lead to the election of a spoiled man-child who was a perpetual failure in business simply because a large chunk of the public is angry about their lives?

MarkGFEB. 29, 2016 - 09:08AM JST Hillary is the milli vanilli candidate as several had pointed out in the media last week. Her record also is weak also.

I'm no fan of Hillary's, but it strains credibility to accuse her of having a weak record in comparison to a candidate who literally has no political record and whose working record in general is littered with failures and bankruptcies.

21 ( +25 / -4 )

If it comes to Clinton or Trump, I'll go Trump. It's a no brainier on that.

As in literally, only those with no brains would go with Trump.

29 ( +36 / -7 )

Wouldn't be my first choice, but better than a Democrat at least.

-36 ( +6 / -42 )

honestly can I ask what appeals about the republicans at all for any normal person

15 ( +16 / -1 )

I read something the other comparing Trump's political ideals to those of Hitler and they are alarmingly similar.

13 ( +17 / -4 )

I'd like Obama to be the president again, if it were possible.

18 ( +24 / -6 )

Sure. America is already a train wreck in progress. And most of the passengers are sound asleep, or worried endlessly about trivial issues. It's now just down to how badly we are going to wreck the train. I'd rather see it happen without war or other violence, and without an overbearing police state.

Its really a roll of the dice at this point, but Trump may have some surprises. Nobody knows what he might do if he is actually put in that position of responsibility. He's a wild card.

With Hillary, we know exactly what we are getting. And it's frightening.

I'll take the wild card and hope for the best.

-12 ( +10 / -22 )

The other alternative will be Hilary, so of course Trump.

-27 ( +9 / -36 )

NZ2011FEB. 29, 2016 - 11:04AM JST honestly can I ask what appeals about the republicans at all for any normal person

Americans are frustrated because we've been sold on "The American Dream" for about a century, promised that if we work hard, we'll prosper. And increasingly, we're seeing that promise is a lie. Apart from Clinton, each major candidate's campaign is a thesis in how they explain that broken promise. Rubio, Cruz, and Trump appeal to "normal people" by telling their audiences that whatever they're unhappy with in their lives is someone else's moral failing. For Cruz and Rubio, the moral failing is insufficient faith and dedication to a purely conservative ideology. For Trump, it's just being a bad person for being different from the people in the audience. Rival politicians are "losers". Mexicans are "rapists". Muslims are "dangerous". If you're unhappy with your life, it's not because you failed or because you made bad choices or had bad luck or because the world is complicated and difficult to understand, it's because you, dear Rubio/Cruz/Trump supporter, are an inherently good person being held back by bad people. That sort of rhetoric has appealed to "normal people" in pretty much every fascist state or dictatorship in modern history.

9 ( +13 / -4 )

A "what if?" kind of documentary would be a good watch ( Trump starring would be great ) but in reality it would disgrace the US.

The very fact that some are taking him seriously has already tarnished that great country's image.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

@Magnet My common sense tells me "no". My curiosity and desire for entertainment say "yes". It's like watching a train wreck. You know it's gonna be catastrophic, but you want to see what's going to happen anyway.

If someone's an independently rich baby boomer, has no children nor family, is full-on misanthropic and loves violent manga, I can see your point.

6 ( +7 / -1 )

All the Trump haters, it's OK... He'll make America great again, for you too !!

-20 ( +5 / -25 )

Only if he brings in people from his social circle of the ultra rich--like vacuous Paris Hilton--to run a government agency that she is totally unqualified for--like the department of education!

3 ( +6 / -3 )

Trump as POTUS, holy frack he`ll make the Bush family look like girl scouts!

8 ( +11 / -3 )

like vacuous Paris Hilton

Bash Trump, don't bash Paris Hilton. Women that hot and rich need not run gov agencies.

she is totally unqualified for--like the department of education!

Are you trying to say American women are not smart? I just know you don't really mean that.

-13 ( +3 / -16 )

I don't want Trump. Then again I don't want Clinton either.

Between the two I'm slightly more likely to to vote for Clinton although I'll probably just stay home.

-7 ( +1 / -8 )

@Wc626, what you wrote is your own extrapolation.

What I meant is who knows what kind of freaks are going to emerge from the Trump entourage. Then again, real NY politicians like Rudy Giuliani would actually make worse cabinet picks than professional techno DJ Paris Hilton. Is there a dance music agency within our vast federal government, by any chance? OSHA for runway models?

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Trump or Clinton is like having to choose between plague and cholera. I think i dislike Hillary more than Trump though, i mean on a personal level. Trump is still a surreal, crazy yet entertaining option for non americans like myself so i guess part of me wants to see what a nutta could do as president, provided i dont live in the said country!

But yes going from Obama to either trump or hillary will be a massive step back for the us on the world stage. It was great to see the usa with a 'normal' man at the helm for once! Sniff sniff!

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

With Trump in the White House, you'll soon hear two sounds: America's death rattle, and Fox News' Rupert Murdoch cackling with glee -- all the way to the bank.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

I really thought the 'yes' votes in this poll would be around 5%, but as I write this they are 25%.

The man just gained an endorsement from the KKK, and when asked about it said that he can't "unequivocally condemn" David Duke or the KKK endorsement. And still, 25% of the people taking the poll support him? Speechless.

5 ( +8 / -3 )

I wouldn't even like to see him become the next dog catcher. He'd wind up hurting the dogs, and they'd get loose anyway.

4 ( +5 / -1 )

And still, 25% of the people taking the poll support him? Speechless.

I don't think you can take most if any of the yes votes as any kind of 'support' for Trump. For many people, especially us non-Americans, it can seem as mesmerising as an impending train wreck; you don't really want people to get hurt, but you can't help watching through your fingers and hoping it'll be really splendiferous. More like a horror movie than real life; we can't really get our heads around the 2-year-long election process.

Problem is that whatever the nutter in the White House gets up to affects all of us, Americans and non-Americans alike; we might not be on the train that's about to crash, but we are sitting in the station buffet that it's about to crash into, and the station buffet doesn't have a door that we can escape out of.

7 ( +9 / -2 )

All I can say is that Americans will get the president they deserve. If the majority are dumb enough to vote for Trump, so be it. We have to respect their choice.

You have to admit that there is something quintessentially American about a shameless loudmouth like Trump. I think that if he picks that morbidly obese man Chris Christie as his VP, they might be unstoppable. The average American will look at this duo and be able to relate to them more than any candidate in living memory.

9 ( +11 / -2 )

@M3M3M3

It's worth pointing out that a blubbery, rich-kid clown like Boris Johnson is taken seriously by some as a future leader of the UK. I would put him above Trump, but there are countries in Europe who look at Johnson shaking their heads.

5 ( +5 / -0 )

I am a registered Republican in the state of Nevada, Clark County, Henderson. Last week we had our Republican caucus here. The caucus hours were between 5pm and 9pm which was a bit of a drag since I worked night shift last week. I was worried about long lines and wanted to cast my ballot before leaving for work, so I showed up at the caucus station at 4:15pm. I couldn't believe it. I was about NO. 400 in line because so many people were showing up early. The demographics of the group were mostly over 50 years old, white, mixed male/female, and a fair amount of non-black minorities. While waiting in the line for the caucus place to open up everyone in my vicinity was talking politics. The overwhelming theme, regardless of the candidate, was that people are fed up with Washington DC; do-nothing Congress, Executive Orders making up/changing laws as they go, national debt, etc. The list was endless. People were really angry. Fortunately for me and work, I was able to enter the caucus polling place, cast my ballot, and leave. When I left at 5:20pm the line had quadrupled and I estimate there were at least 1,000 to 1,500 people in line. Amazing when you think about it.

There was a little old lady (think Grandma-type that baked cookies, warmed your milk, super sweet and nice) standing ahead of me in line. We had quite the conversation and I enjoyed my time speaking with her. Out of the blue a Rubio campaign supporter came up to her and asked, "Excuse me mam, may I have some of your time to speak to you about Marco Rubio?" It was so funny. That sweet little ole lady turned into a fire breathing dragon. Her reply was, "Get away I wouldn't vote for him if you paying me. TRUMP TRUMP TRUMP!" It was so funny how she changed that fast. I'm speaking about an at least 70something year old woman. It was like watching someone having a bi-polar fit.

The bottom line from me. 1. Democratic caucuses/primaries - low to medium turnout Republican caucuses/primaries - record turnout in each state so far This does not bode well for the Democrats in the general election. 2. Republican Establishment totally underestimates the average Republican voter's dissatisfaction with the party which in turn is causing the establishment to go on full panic mode over Trump's ascendency. 3. I predict there will be many Reagan-like Blue Dog Democrats crossing the line and voting Republican if Donald Trump is the Republican nominee. Cruz and Rubio will never appeal to so many people as Trump does.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

As a non-American I say NO... can you imagine what that nutjob would do to the world? Regan was dangerous... this guy would be apocalyptic.

11 ( +14 / -3 )

Who in their right mind would? Even the republican establishment don't want him.But some people up on here seem to.Yikes!

8 ( +10 / -2 )

Given the choice between an old run down health-ridden, short, woman with no experience except at dodging questions and feigning the victim, being connected to Wall-Street and the inside Establishment versus an experienced dominant, tall, independent, opinionated, good-looking CEO with outspoken leadership skills and quick wit. Wow this will be hard for most Americans because they really don't think with their brains they just emote. I put my bet on the guy.

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Anyone but Hillary Clinton please, with the possible exception of Donald Trump.

-3 ( +5 / -8 )

It's worth pointing out that a blubbery, rich-kid clown like Boris Johnson is taken seriously by some as a future leader of the UK.

...And I wouldn't let any of the 'some' you refer to here get their hands on my TV remote, let alone choose a leader. Johnson is a harmless idiot whilst Trump has the very real potential to be a very harmful idiot. Look on the bright side - we'll all be wading through the s##t in the same direction!

4 ( +4 / -0 )

For those wanting Trump as president.

Because he's crazy, and because there are many other crazy leaders around the world (Putin), have you considered having him as president might very easily draw the whole world into war? Would that be fun?

2 ( +7 / -5 )

"The world is against me, and it wouldn't be fair if it weren't" -Donald Trump

-3 ( +1 / -4 )

If the alternative will be Hillary,not only i would like to see trump a president,but i would love to see him two periods president,not only one. Any way,a way from Bernie Sanders,Trump is the best choice.

-3 ( +4 / -7 )

I've written before about how I feel about the American parties here before and I feel that Trump is just a further indication of how the so-called 1% are trying to take over the political system in America. They tried at the last election with Mitt Romney but failed because Romney didn't have the smarts to hide his credentials in public. You could argue that Trump doesn't either, but Trump does have something that Romney doesn't. Charisma. He knows how to market himself and his name. He's made a business of it, and much of the support that he is getting now could well be the result of that rather than any political smarts.

And that's the scary part. It's not as if the American public hasn't done it before. We got lucky last time when Reagan got in, though not without the occasional gaff. Reagan, however, was nowhere near as radically blatant as Trump. Overall, we have to consider that America is a very large military weapon that can be turned to good or to evil. Evil, however, does not need to be intentional - Trump has already upset various people and various countries around the world, from his "let's build a wall to fence off Mexico and make the Mexicans pay for it" to "let's stop anyone Muslim from entering the country, regardless of why". If he were to get in, who's to say what he will do with that power.

3 ( +5 / -2 )

This segment by John Oliver should persuade anyone but the truly starry-eyed that Trump as president would be pure folly and entertainment if not for the fact that he would be in charge of an empire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGc2nN9OguQ

14 ( +14 / -1 )

Some of these comments could be taken right out of the Donald's mouth !

1 ( +3 / -2 )

With such a low voter turnout at 55%? USA has similar politics to Japan which is about 52% last time I looked. With such low voter engagement and terrible civics or history in understanding that Trump is channelling his inner Mussolini, even using his quotes, it's quite sad to think such a person could be a President.

However he's just a nominee. His actual appeal in the population isn't as high. Many stance Rep supporters mention they would just not vote at all. The real sad news is that Clinton might win her nomination versus the more progressive Sanders, who oddly enough polls higher against Trump than Clinton as he is more authentic.

What's even more weird is that Democratic Party black voters vote Clinton and not Sanders. That will be the deciding factor in southern states.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

SensatoFEB. 29, 2016 - 03:04PM JST The man just gained an endorsement from the KKK, and when asked about it said that he can't "unequivocally condemn" David Duke or the KKK endorsement. And still, 25% of the people taking the poll support him? Speechless.

-It is really hard to answer that question since you had Hal Turner as a paid FBI agent/informant and the KKK is known to accept Federal/FBI money. = The KKK (and many hate groups) are actually part of the U.S. Federal Gov and are directly funded by the U.S. Federal Gov and/or FBI. SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) is funded much the same way and acts as a counter to the KKK. = A very complicated arrangement.

Trump should have said: We need to stop the Federal/FBI funding of the KKK.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

All the Trump haters, it's OK... He'll make America great again, for you too !!

No he won't. He'll be too busy building a gigantic prison/jail wall around USA and practice torture during his free time.

1 ( +4 / -3 )

Amerika loves to gloss over the fact that Bill Clinton lost ALL effective global issue negotiating credibility, because of his personal antics. A liar and a cheat, his TRUE legacy. Hillary has less personal or political. NOT to be trusted. However, spineless Liberals don't generally pay attention to such things. Their choices are made according to personality ratings, with deep interest lies rooted in the outcome of the Oscars.

-4 ( +3 / -7 )

John Oliver has dropped the microphone on Drumpf (real family name) in order to shatter the image branding of Trump versus his actual words and actual deeds. Which will win, satire or ignorance? Unfortunately when people are pushed back the natural reaction is to not change. This means those USAers trapped in the Trump mystique are a lost cause. The real impact will be on the general public who have a lot of time to realize just the level of joke and danger he really is. As he becomes the butt of jokes even more than usual, that's not how one gets elected.

is this really the most qualified candidate? Republicans have given the election away. Hopefully this means the end of such a destructive party

3 ( +4 / -1 )

The Drumpfer is clearly a narcissist, which wouldn't be a first for a US president, but he is far along the scale. How is it that with a constitution that speaks of "we the people" and promoting "the general welfare" one of the leading political parties will choose a person to represent it who is sickly into himself?

4 ( +5 / -1 )

People are placing their hopes on the worship of a golden calf. Only this time there's no Moses to come down from Sinai to smash it to pieces. People are right to be worried.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

It's worth pointing out that a blubbery, rich-kid clown like Boris Johnson is taken seriously by some as a future leader of the UK.

Not by me he isn't... in his own way he's as dangerous to the UK as whole as Trump is to America. Euro sceptics support him, the Tory establishment love the posh tw@t but no, wouldn't touch him with a barge pole.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Yes, as there is no better choice amongst the people who are running

-12 ( +1 / -13 )

Yes, as there is no better choice amongst the people who are running

Well, nothing better among the republicans.

4 ( +8 / -4 )

As a non-American, even I'm afraid of the possibility of Trump becoming US President. He's dangerous not just to his own country, but to the rest of the world. Clinton too, I don't think I could trust. I'm surprised people are overlooking the other candidates. Wouldn't Bernie Sanders make more sense as President? At least he seems to possess his sanity, and doesn't give off the impression of being the next Hitler. I'd feel safer knowing he was POTUS than Trump or Clinton.

10 ( +10 / -0 )

He is just the entertainment. Americans will not vote for him in November.

-4 ( +1 / -5 )

can we just impeach them before their elected ? maybe if we had a new group to choose from, their might be one worth voting for !getting tired of voting for the better of the evils.

1 ( +2 / -1 )

MarkGFEB. 29, 2016 - 09:08AM JST Yea, no good choices out there. If it comes to Clinton or Trump, I'll go Trump. It's a no brainier on that.

I guess you're correct. You'd definitely have "no brain" to do what you suggest...

2 ( +5 / -3 )

If you do not know the voting records of the candidates, then you should not be allowed to vote.

Trump's voting record is his business voting records and he has done a splendid job.

-12 ( +4 / -16 )

The overwhelming theme, regardless of the candidate, was that people are fed up with Washington DC; do-nothing Congress

Do-nothing Republican-majority Congress.

5 ( +6 / -1 )

Goodness... I hate this two-party system. It's just pure bullcrap. None of the potential candidates have beliefs that replicate my own. I don't have true representation. We should switch over to a parliamentary system, but then the corporate bigwigs wouldn't get all that they wanted. What a bunch of crap.

0 ( +3 / -3 )

Only if he brings in people from his social circle of the ultra rich--like vacuous Paris Hilton--to run a government agency that she is totally unqualified for--like the department of education!

He said he wants to shut down the department of education, which is one of his smarter positions. I doubt he'll follow through on many of his promises though.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Trump is a billionaire who can finance his own campaign out of his own pocket. That means he doesn't need to receive money from Wall Street and mega banks. Despite his vtriotic and often nasty remarks, he might be good for America and the rest of the world if elected. Many Americans are supporting him because they are fed up with getting sucked by the 1 percent.

1 ( +6 / -5 )

Donald Trump has done a great job for himself and for his family. His kids are healthy ,successful and understand right from wrong. He has a very successful business and believe it or not he is very respected in the business world,all over the world. Maybe America should be run like a business for 4 years. Americans have nothing to lose except face.4 years is not that long and if the people don't like him they will surely get rid of him. American politicians always make grand statements in the beginning,then after winning they tone it down.

Donald Trump is using all of his own resources for his campaign,he has no other reason to become President other than to make America great again. All Americans want America to be great again.It's good for America and good for the world.

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

This segment by John Oliver should persuade anyone but the truly starry-eyed that Trump as president would be pure folly and entertainment if not for the fact that he would be in charge of an empire.

John Oliver is not an American. His opinions are worthless.

-14 ( +3 / -17 )

Donald Trump is using all of his own resources for his campaign

I hope you aren't equating resources to mean money - because he's only loaned his campaign a small percentage of his overall campaign funds, which he can be paid back for up until a certain point. But even then, the loan is only for a small part of his funds, he's mostly working with donor money.

John Oliver is not an American. His opinions are worthless.

When you can't argue with someone's facts, then you need to cut down the person, right? That's a defence lawyer tactic.

Oliver didn't provide opinions, he provided facts. You may not like his opinions, but it appears you cannot argue with his facts.

6 ( +13 / -7 )

"As a non-American I say NO... can you imagine what that nutjob would do to the world? Regan was dangerous... this guy would be apocalyptic."

I'd agree but I don't know why you chose Reagan when there is a far more recent Republican President who was an absolute monstrosity to peace.

Where is that bloodthirsty idiot anyway? Oh, yes, I saw him supporting Jeb....

No more warmongers of any stripe as US President.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Trump cannot do any more harm to the USA than any of the previous presidents have. Time for a change. ANY change from the norm.

-16 ( +1 / -17 )

John Oliver is not an American. His opinions are worthless.

When you can't argue with someone's facts, then you need to cut down the person, right? That's a defence lawyer tactic. Oliver didn't provide opinions, he provided facts. You may not like his opinions, but it appears you cannot argue with his facts.

When we have a comedian reading the tele-prompt as the front-runner for President of the United States then we surely will be in the shit. -Obama is very similar to that already but his tele-prompt use has declined somewhat over the years.

-11 ( +2 / -13 )

Trump equals disaster for the world. Bombers will be in the air during his inauguration. I would never support the Republicans but seriously, what is wrong with John Kasich? He seems to be the only sensible man on the stage during the debates. Notice how none of the others challenge him? They are too st@pid. He actually has definite policies and experience.

4 ( +4 / -0 )

Trump its the ultimate Tv entertainer

Winter is Trumpin

https://youtu.be/I0tE6T-ecmg

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

Trump is so bad for the GOP it is almost like he is a Dem plant, meant to destroy the GOP from within. His appeal is mainly for the very poor and marginalized low-skilled workers, chiefly white working class in culture, who has been left behind by modern capitalism post-industrialism type of economy. The answer to trump is not to demonize his supporters but to find a way to bring them back into the fold. As of now they don't feel either party is listening to them and thus you have Trump and to a lesser degree Sanders.

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

Anyone but the US seems to wish that Obama would stay president. I can't decide whether I'd rather want to see Trump or Clinton as president. Trump puts up quite a show but is he really such a douche? Clinton is just fake. All of the candidates are either out-of-this-world or total nut jobs. Sanders has some decency but it's unrealistic. So basically: screw the election! There's no win situation!

0 ( +2 / -2 )

I say Trump. Better than another liberal in the White House for damn sure. Just look how "great" America has become after almost 8 years of the clown that's been in there. Uhg. I'd rather someone tell me what I may not want to here but it be the truth, than to have someone blow sunshine lies up my arse like Obama and Hillary constantly do.

Now, I am not stating my opinion on this subject here because it is anybody's particular business. I just want to see how many "thumbs down" all the crybaby, angry liberals are going to give me.

I see all the nasty comments about Trump and conservatives always get so many "thumbs up" here from all the angry lefties. Why are you so angry? You've had a lying leftie in the White House for the past 8 years and look what it has gotten America. Pathetic. I guess now we really know what your thumb's up.

Blast away - it tells me that I'm right and that it pisses you off. Makes me smile.

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

Just look how "great" America has become after almost 8 years of the clown that's been in there. Uhg.

Yeah! Damn low unemployment rate, low gas prices, thriving economy, health care for the poor. Uhg.

8 ( +12 / -4 )

Yeah! Damn low unemployment rate, low gas prices, thriving economy, health care for the poor. Uhg.

You're not serious.

Do you even live there? Have you ever lived there? If so, when was the last time? Do you even have any idea what you are talking about? If not, don't make arbitrary comments in an attempt to look intelligent or promote your agenda.

(SMH)

-9 ( +3 / -12 )

Seeing how the powers that be are trying so hard to get rid of Trump, he must certainly be the best choice for the people. They're treating him like they treated Ron Paul, but Paul was way to gentle and let the media ruin his chances. Trump isn't letting them get away with those tactics any more, he fights back.

Anyone other than Trump (among the candidates) would be truly disastrous for everyone.

-12 ( +0 / -12 )

Seeing how the powers that be are trying so hard to get rid of Trump, he must certainly be the best choice for the people

Yeah... that logic doesn't actually work. Nice try though.

2 ( +5 / -3 )

@goldnugget

John Oliver is not an American. His opinions are worthless.

John Oliver is an observer, and has provided a good observation of the current situation. Whatever his opinions might be, they are worth as much as yours.

But then this assumes that the material was all of his own making. If you spent a little time actually examining the evidence he puts forward and its sources instead of casually casting the whole thing aside just because he's not American, then put up your own arguments for or against his view of Drumpf, then people might be willing to listen to you.

6 ( +6 / -0 )

@Strangerland 3:23 PM, JST - ROL, spot on !

0 ( +2 / -2 )

Donald Trump is using all of his own resources for his campaign,he has no other reason to become President other than to make America great again.

Yeah, and the other candidates are financed by those who are fleecing and destroying America.

-10 ( +1 / -11 )

good god yes is my answer just for the entertainment value (sure, of course no way if I was American)

-1 ( +1 / -2 )

* StrangerlandMAR. 02, 2016 - 03:23PM JST Just look how "great" America has become after almost 8 years of the clown that's been in there. Uhg.

Yeah! Damn low unemployment rate, low gas prices, thriving economy, health care for the poor. Uhg.*

Healthcare for the poor existed. Low gas prices due to Saudi Arabia. Damn low unemployment....do you have any idea how unemployment numbers are generated? A more accurate gage is the labor participation rate. Highest ever! Evidently you have no clue.

-5 ( +1 / -6 )

In one word .... NO.

I still don't understand why his supporters aren't more interested in fine details of how he's going to 'build that wall' and 'get rid of ISIS'. All he ever says is that 'It's going to be awesome' or 'we're going to make America great again' -

>>>HOW IS HE GOING TO DO THESE THINGS??? <<<

3 ( +3 / -0 )

My common sense tells me "no". My curiosity and desire for entertainment say "yes". It's like watching a train wreck. You know it's gonna be catastrophic, but you want to see what's going to happen anyway.

I put "yes" for the same reason. ^^" Anyway, I don't even know who would be worse anymore. I doubt there's any real difference between all these guys, despite the appearance.

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

@badsey3

BINGO! Can't really expand on those points. Excellent and on point!

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The people of the USA will get what they ask for, and if they are so keen on Drumpf, I hope they get him. I also hope that the rest of the world backs away slowly when this does happen.

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njca4MAR. 03, 2016 - 07:25AM JST In one word .... NO.

I still don't understand why his supporters aren't more interested in fine details of how he's going to 'build that wall' and 'get rid of ISIS'. All he ever says is that 'It's going to be awesome' or 'we're going to make America great again' -

HOW IS HE GOING TO DO THESE THINGS??? <<<

What is Hillary going to do to make America great again? How about Bernie? Why aren't the liberals more interested in the fine details of how Bernie is going to give away everything free? HOW IS HE GOING TO DO THESE THINGS???

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One thing I do is find out which candidate China, Russia, Middle East, Cuba, and liberal Europe wants for U.S. president, then I vote for the person they do not want!

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Look, the Political divide in the USA is wide. If you ask me it all started with Bill Clinton. Well before Lewinsky came along conservatives went after Clinton over the Whitewater Dev Corp. When they found nothing there they gladly embraced the Monica Scandal. For 6 years straight the Clinton Administration was grilled over Conservative investigations. About the same time, Fox News came on the scene. Fox was and still is blatantly a very conservative channel. Clinton left office and George W, took office. The conservatives, along with Fox News, beat the drum about illegal immigration, abortion, war, Iraq, race, welfare, taxes and big government. They wanted the American of the 1950's back and were not afraid to push a slightly racist theme. And the whole time we fought wars where our military contractors got rich. Fox News, the whole time continued to barrage older Americans and anyone they could brainwash into believing hard conservative values were needed and they daily aired stories that threw fear into the hearts of their viewers. The political divide grew wider and wider. Obama was elected and from day one you could see the hate. Obama was Muslim, he was not born in the USA, he would ruin the country. Ultimately, 8 years later, the USA, other than Obamacare, is better off in my view. I also think Black and White race relations have suffered, but more so do to the media coverage than anything else. Now we're looking past Obama. Interestingly, Fox News hates the Republican frontrunner, Trump, because he is bigger news than they are and he will not do their bidding. The Republican establishment in Wash. DC, hates trump too. Possibly because they believe if he's elected it wont be business as usual. And that actually interests me. Think about it. The Republicans hate him. They're afraid their backroom deals, and pork barrel money may be thrown open to scrutiny. They're afraid Trump will lay bare to the public all their corruption. Also interesting, they might even hate Hillary more than Trump although Hillary would probably prove to be better for them. Ultimately she's not a major liberal, heck Bill's administration proved to be pro big business and quite moderate. One thing is for sure.... this is better than a high budged Hollywood movie to watch.

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Fox News, the whole time continued to barrage older Americans and anyone they could brainwash into believing hard conservative values were needed and they daily aired stories that threw fear into the hearts of their viewers. The political divide grew wider and wider.

They didn't brainwash anybody. They just gave everyone a different angle on wold news and domestic issues. Did CNN brainwash you?? Probably not.

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@Wc626, believe me... they did Brainwash a millions of retired Americans.... my 80 year old mother went out an bought a gun after watching years of Fox News. Even though her neighborhood is one of the safest in the USA. Everywhere I went I heard retired Americans repeating the headlines from Fox News.

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No, but if the choice is him or Hillary, it's a no brainer for me. It would be a reluctant yes, but how sad that it has come down to these two!

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Anybody but Bush.

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I would be OK about Trump. I don't take his wall idea seriously and it will be some good comedy copy- better than with GWB or even Palin. And I'm looking forward to him literally cussing out other world leaders that he doesn't get along with. That's gonna be cool.

But what I like about him is he wants to build on Obamacare and implement a real mandate which is the most important component of it. That is what the USA needs more than anything else. So he won't tear down ObamaCare, just make it stronger. He will also raise taxes because he said he would. Trump = more taxes and more public healthcare because he doesn't want "people dying on the street".

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I worked for the state government. YOU CAN'T HAVE GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BUSINESS REVENUE. I can't understand the liberals and how they think. I am too Japanese. I see FACTS.

TRUMP - 2016!

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I can't understand the liberals and how they think.

You're a very-very smart Japanese. But for saying such, now "you" will be thought of as a "racist" in these JT Forums.

How many people has little Rubio employed? This guy is lagging on this presidential run. Perhaps he can re-run 4 / years later. This Rubio cat is very young-

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Why do liberal people think that spending on a federal employee is necessarily good? Isn't it because they are told that? They have actually NO PROOF. When I worked for the government the staff were continually in meetings in which they planned more work for themselves. So they can look busy. Meeting after meeting. But, the truth was, the top managers knew they had a glut of middle managers who were not necessary. I knew managers and it was common knowledge. The state and federal governments are filled with dead wood. And when anyone tries to tell the public that via Fox News the liberals absolutely refuse to accept it. How do they know? They make assumptions. We also had employees who should have been FIRED long ago.

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His father was involved with the KKK, and his son is a white supremacist, so...

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Actually it might be a good idea if Meinherr Drumpf did become pres.

It might hasten the inevitable revolution.

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Why isn't there an option for "Hell No!" ??

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only an idiot would vote otherwise, Trump would be the only candidate with experience to "fire" and not have a weak back without going through with getting rid of the political garbage in office.

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No Bush. No Clinton. No Trump!

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"When I worked for the government the staff were continually in meetings" Did you really work for the government? Because I know people who also work(ed) for the government and remember different from what you say. Which department did you work for?

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I live in the US, so I feel my opinion is worth more than observers in another country. The border is a horrible problem. The Hispanics themselves say that the I-5 corridor from San Diego to Seattle is the pipeline for drugs and the mules should be stopped on that highway system. It is tragic what the drugs have done to people all over the US. Even Hawaii has been impacted for years and years - just look at their jail and prison websites and see all the drug charges. Has been going on for decades! Anything Trump can do will be appreciated.

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"YOU CAN'T HAVE GOVERNMENT WITHOUT BUSINESS REVENUE. " Yes, but if you invest in a Trump business you will face the same situation when your investment becomes zero from lack of revenue in a business that only benefits the Trump name and NOT the investors. Trump is entertainment, but if you want a real return then go with Warren Buffett or Bill Gates.

"It is tragic what the drugs have done to people all over the US." One major problem is the legality of powerful pharmaceuticals themselves. This is more dangerous than the conventional street narcotics. Some of that stuff prescribed in the USA- you would be arrested for in Japan like those opioid based ones. As you live in the USA you will realize that so many people there are overweight and refuse to exercise and use their actual bodies for natural health, and instead are brainwashed to thinking that pharma is the answer from all those TV commercials.

"Anything Trump can do will be appreciated." They tried with the war on drugs.

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nishikat

"It is tragic what the drugs have done to people all over the US." One major problem is the legality of powerful pharmaceuticals themselves. This is more dangerous than the conventional street narcotics.

Completely agree. Drugs both legal and illegal are largely responsible for the mess the U.S.A. is in. Doctors and psychs get kickbacks from pharma encouraging them to prescribe more and more. Most of the multiple killing/suicide sprees that occur almost weekly in the States are committed by people on psych drugs.

Whatever Trump is or isn't, he isn't a "man of the people." I can't see him doing anything to reduce the power of big pharma.

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Actually it might be a good idea if Meinherr Drumpf did become pres.

We already had a Führer for the last 7 years and it was far from good.

It might hasten the inevitable revolution.

If he could march the Democrats off to remote place, that would be a serious revolution.

Whatever Trump is or isn't, he isn't a "man of the people." I can't see him doing anything to reduce the power of big pharma.

Then who is? And please don't even say Bernie! He will never be president, so let's get that out of the way.

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Yes, Trump is a "man of the people" since he will move public healthcare along. His quotes prove this. He will move ObamaCare along more towards a single payer system. He will raise taxes to help do this.

"We already had a Führer for the last 7 years and it was far from good." One point is Trump could improve on ObamaCare and implement a real mandate. The mandate that already exists is not really a mandate at all.

I like the mandate... (Trump)

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For sure i would like to see Trump next American president.He is much better than other Republican nameless,worthless and powerless front runners,and the best to challenge Hillary.

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For sure i would like to see Trump next American president.He is much better than other Republican nameless,worthless and powerless front runners,and the best to challenge Hillary.

I agree.

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I agree.

So you agree that Trump will move ObamaCare forward to implement a real mandate that Americans can rely on. Good because the mandate with ObamaCare is wimpy.

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I just don't want Hillary in the White House, that's the most important thing for me. At this point, nothing else matters.

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Bass, I'm glad we both agree to bring ObamaCare forward with a mandate with real teeth- even without Obama. Cheers friend!

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That's not what I said, that was the furthest thing. I was talking about about "Trump winning over Hillary," please focus on my exact words. The rest, I could care less.

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No, you are OK with Trump with him wanting to keep the most important component of ObamaCare going - the mandate. I'm glad we both agree with that. Trump said he likes the mandate, you agree and I'm glad about that. I understand that you would rather have Trump with a mandate health care policy rather than a Democrat without one. I'm glad you are sticking to your principles of only voting for a Republican no matter what. Me? It doesn't matter as long as the candidate has a policy for a mandate which Trump does have.

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I'm glad you are sticking to your principles of only voting for a Republican no matter what.

Yes, I would be happy if Trump would defeat Hillary, that is correct and that's all that matters. The rest, you don't speak for me. But nice try

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You do understand that Trump will go full speed ahead with both higher taxes AND more public healthcare. In fact his taxe rate and public healthcare will be more than what Obama's has even been. You are OK about that. Since those are Trump's policies and he will pursue them more aggressively than what Hillary will do then GO TRUMP! Glad you are with me.

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I'm not with you on anything.

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No, you are. You studied Trump's policies, didn't you? I mean I always look at what each candidate wants to do before I vote- on any party. You just vote Republican no matter what? Even though Trump will raise taxes higher than Obama and implement more public healthcare? He also says he wants to let more immigrants in to do jobs that Americans can't. You may or may not be with me but you are with Trump on his policies that I just mentioned above. Glad you are with Trump then.

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No, you are.

With Trump hopefully triumphing over Hillary, yes, I am. On that we do see eye to eye.

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We need highly-skilled people in this country, and if we can’t do it, we’ll get them. (Trump)

More taxes, more public healthcare, and More Mexicans. You agree with that, OK.

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How many people has little Rubio employed? This guy is lagging on this presidential run. Perhaps he can re-run 4 / years later. This Rubio cat is very young-

http://tinyurl.com/Gay-Rubio

In 1987, Rubio’s brother-in-law, Orlando Cicilia, was busted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for his role as a key figure in a cocaine smuggling ring in south Florida.

kind of has the exciting, high energy, Miami party type image that is attractive to young people. A sort of Dan Quayle in high heels. People wonder how close is his past.
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You agree with that, OK.

With Trump moving forward and building, yes, I do.

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OK, glad you agree to Trump (1) Raising taxes to build, (2) building public healthcare and the mandate further, and (3) Opening the doors wide open for immigrants to build up the US more.

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What an absolutely bizarre world we will now live in, idiocracy has come to pass.

Brondo.....

A cartoon character of a man, a reality television star born with more privilege than almost all and no idea of true struggle and hardship, paying lip service to anyone who will listen is the front runner.. the alternatives, a bunch of backwards looking conservatives wanting to roll the states back 100 years. Who embrace ignorance and "decide" the outcomes of scientific studies rather than actually listen to them, who talk about freedom but do everything they can to make sure everyone falls into their narrow view of what is right and wrong. Who blast foreign theocracies while promising to build their own...

Whats it all about some naive dream that everyone can have their own buildings named after them? Mansions and supercars?

Sorry world doesn't and can't work that way, best we all try to help one another to lift the basic level for all, on top of which you are free to achieve... but that doesn't really fulfil the me me me me me want want want narrative does it.

I had the great displeasure recently of assisting a colleague who was over from the states, the disgusting racist, homophobic, bible thumping nutter made me wonder if perhaps Trump isn't the issue but that its a reflection of the fear based and blinded and selfish view of the world many people take.

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hilary is fine with me. Trump is not, but sanders is worse.

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No, Trump should not become President, I'd move to Japan....Oh wait, I'm already living in Japan. Trump has all of his voters thinking that by spending BILLION's on building a wall to keep Mexicans out that that will work but the Mexican are very enterprising people they'll buy $20.00 shovels and build tunnels under the tunnel much like the Drug Cartels do. Trumps friends will be the only ones making money he even says all others will be paid minimum wages, he might have some people fooled but not me.

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Trump says he is a good businessman. Read Forbes Magazine. He has several business going bankrupt regularly. One of latest is trump Hotel in Puerto Rico. If he had invested the money given to him by his father in the S and P 500 average index his wealth would be 3 times what it is now. He could have spent the time learning about international relations, the Constitution and more!

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I should explain about what I said earlier with regard to the "promises" that Drumpf made. The one about the wall and the one about keeping muslims out and so forth. You see I don't believe that Drumpf has the political smarts here to really become a good president. Here's why.

It's quite obvious that a lot of what he did and said at the start of the campaign was all about elevating his image in the eyes of voters that are either disaffected with the current situation or are simply too gullible to exercise reasonable judgement and will swallow any idea of that kind whole, never thinking of the consequences.

Now the problem here is the same as with any politician. Often they will say things to get themselves votes but will renege on their "promises" once they have got what they want, their bum sitting in the seat of choice. Then it's all down to only doing what they want to do. If that doesn't suit your purposes, then tough.

That might seem like a rather cynical view of politics, but no doubt everyone can think of situations where past governments at whatever level have done this, regardless of the party involved. There have been very few politicians over the years that have actually stood up for what they have campaigned for and while those few tend to be venerated by those that come afterwards, they are vastly outnumbered by those that take the money from whoever is rich enough to lobby them. And don't think for one moment that this is a Republican only thing, or even an American only thing.

What this means, however, is that Drumpf is issuing sound bites to those people that have what he wants right now - nomination votes - and will continue to do so should he get nominated so that he gets a chance to become President. Should he get into power, then we get to see what his agenda really is and that's what is worrying everyone; not just the Democrats, not just the media on all sides but the Republicans as well. What I've said here could easily condemn any of the standing candidates on either side, but all we have to go on with Drumpf is his history including his sueball threats, his multiple bankruptcies and his total lack of realistic political experience.

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@warispeace.I could not agree with you more.You hit the nail on the head.'How is it that with a constitution that speaks of "we the people" and promoting "the general welfare" one of the leading political parties will choose a person to represent it who is sickly into himself?'

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Why not!

He is an entertainer after all, at least for a non-american.

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