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The number one Republican right now, folks! A racist bigot who loves to make tit-for-tat offensive remarks because, "He said an offensive remark first!" and is welcomed by GOP supporters all over! Well done, Republican party -- your true colors have been shown once again.

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@smithinjapan

Your right, attacking McCain is number one Republican right now, folks! You never served in the military and what do you know. . Trump owes big apologies to people that served in the military.

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Donald Trump = American Chicken Hawk. John McCain = American Hero. I know which one I support.

Seriously, has politics in the world's leading democracy really got so bad? Who is Trump's running mate? His toupee? He's alienated the military and the veterans. He's alienated the Hispanics. He's alienated the Asians as well. And he is still a frontrunner? What does this tell us about the American electorate?

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This story is just made up. I don't support Trump but the article picks up one line from his speech to create a controversy.

He never said McCain wasn't a war hero he just mentioned that the "people who weren’t captured", referring to the war veterans returning, get no recognition and should.

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This is great. The more dissent amongst the Republican ranks, the more likely they are going to destroy themselves from within like in 2012.

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Why does the Republican party have so many candidates but Democrate have only 3? It is well known in the business world that Trump went bankrupt to save his billions in fortune. Do Americans want such a person as president? He looks and seems scarry.

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The US election is unbearably long and Trump's antics are at least providing a bit of entertainment. There will be more GOP lunatics who'll provide WTF moments over the coming months and will refuse to be outcrazied by this upstart. Wait until the subject of science comes up - these people will make Trump look look sane.

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A hall full of people (even if, as he claims, up to 20,000) will not win an election. i have said it before, it amazes me how many people succesful in business are actually weird or bigoted or not quite right in the head . Trump. Al-Fayed. Richard Desmond. Beardie. Just to name a few.

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When you see both parties talking bad about someone, then you know he must be a threat to them both. Funny how the Dems back in 2008, said similar things about McCain. Case in point, I received a forwarded email from one of my relatives talking about the three other times that McCain had lost an aircraft, and was somehow allowed to continue to fly because his father was a top Admiral, or how it was McCain's plane that inadvertently ignited a rocket while still onboard the USS Forrestal that caused the devastating fire. So you see on and on how the game is played.

Like Trump or not, he is making some sense. As far as being racist, why don't those of you who are not of Mexican decent (in reference to his supposed comments) go down to Mexico and see what the local populace actually thinks of non-Mexicans, or how the Mexicans who are Black (yes there are some) or more native tribes (the real Mexicans) face discrimination, or the comments that they make towards Obama. I believe one Univision commentator was relieved for comparing Michelle Obama to a character from Planet of the Apes.

What Trump has done, is bring up the issues to the front just as those in power do in their private meetings, without the carefully scripted comments as to not offend anyone. The comments he makes are probably made on both sides of the aisle. Just look at some of the disdain that Hillary has shown people and the way she treats the press.

People need to stop clutching their pearls, and get off the fainting couch and find out what the candidates are talking about rather than watching some cat video on You Tube.

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The hypocrisy amongst Republican leaders is astounding. Both Bush III and Rick Perry publicly supported the massive campaign to smear John Kerry's military record in 2004, at a time of national hysteria ratcheted up by the Bush II war administration as they milked the horrors of 9/11 to pursue their insane agenda in the middle east. At the Republican National Convention in New York of that year, party delegates even mocked Kerry by applying bandages on their faces and various other body parts with Purple Hearts drawn on them.

Republican politicians really are the lowest of the low. Lower in fact.

This is why the Trump clown car isn't going away. 'Baggers love him. Nutjobs love him. He will continue smashing into the GOP clown car until they nominate Bush III. And then Trump's ego will demand he run as an independent.

The implosion of both campaigns under the sheer weight of their own breath-taking stupidity is going to be classic viewing.

Go Trump!

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As far as being racist, why don't those of you who are not of Mexican decent (in reference to his supposed comments) go down to Mexico and see what the local populace actually thinks of non-Mexicans, or how the Mexicans who are Black (yes there are some) or more native tribes (the real Mexicans) face discrimination, or the comments that they make towards Obama.

So just to clarify, you're saying that it's ok to be racist against Mexicans?

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The Des Moines Register, being a private enterprise, may well call for Trump to withdraw, but the GOP itself would face a debilitating rebellion if it attempted to do the same - as well as the threat of Trump running as an independent. As such, he is guaranteed a place in at least the first GOP debate, slated for 8/6.

While most pundits continue to insist that Trump is simply the flavor of the month a la so many others were in 2012, they may be wrong 2016 has so many other candidates to split the vote and no clear front-runner. At any rate, Trump is the wrench in the GOP works that cannot be removed. All those who researched the GOP post-2012 postmortum must be sobbing in their beer.

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Trump, best thing to ever happen to the republican party. He has zoomed out to lead the clown car. He just may win the nomination. Rich, white, racist, clueless, angry, out of touch, vain, old, he is the perfect leader for the republicans.

BTW, many vets think McCain is a fake. Some have written that he turned on his country while a POW in order to get favors from the enemy. One thing for sure, he was one of the worst pilots during that war. Regardless it was crass for Trump to insult vets who have been captured. But his supporters love it because Trump is telling like it is. What a bunch of rubes, but that is no surprise. These people supported Palin.

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According to Colonel Ted Guy, John McCain’s commander as a POW, McCain collaborated with the enemy.

McCain is accused of giving information that led to the downing of 60 US aircraft

McCain is accused of training North Vietnamese air defense personnel

McCain is accused of making over 30 propaganda broadcasts against the US, broadcasts he moved to have classified when he was elected to the senate

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The Republican party will implode some day...

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Trump insults another group or person and his poll numbers go up, the opposite of what pundits think will happen. Perhaps it's just time to admit that Trump is tapping into the ugliness that the GOP has become. Trump is the Republicans gift to the Democratic Party.

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According to Colonel Ted Guy, John McCain’s commander as a POW, McCain collaborated with the enemy.

McCain is accused of giving information that led to the downing of 60 US aircraft

McCain is accused of training North Vietnamese air defense personnel

McCain is accused of making over 30 propaganda broadcasts against the US, broadcasts he moved to have classified when he was elected to the senate

Oh, DO TELL US more Fizzbit! fascinating stuff. Aside from this lowlife ditching wife after wife due to cancer or car accidents that left them shorter and less beautiful, and marrying "beauty queen" and money, it is no wonder how LOW this man can go!! It would not surprise me though that Trump "might" become president. People in Germany thought that the tactless and bigoted and nasty man named Hitler would amount to a drive-by politician, (they were after ALL cultured--Bach, Goethe, etc) but lo and behold! If Trump ever became president, then it would be a very similar script. Go after the Mexicans (deny rights, due process, break up families, jail the innocent until proven guilty, then it would be the Chinese, then Japanese (he still is in the 1980s and has a huge chip on his shoulder about trade), then e unions next, etc, etc, etc, etc, Tactlessness, rudeness becomes the default way of treating everyone! Bye bye america , I say.

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Maybe Americans want a president witih entertainment value. But in that case, I think Jay Leno would have been a much better choice than Trump. Above, I said that Trump went bankrupt to save his billions in personal fortune, but now I learned that he went bankrupt many times to save his billions of personal fortune. Well, considering the state of the US geovernment finances, maybe he is the one!! He can lead the US through bankruptcy.

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One way or the other, America will get the leader it deserves!

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The GOP have been a joke for years now & trump is ...............well what a great many repubs actually want ........theatre of the bizarre & a horror wrapped into one.

As for the hero stuff, I just want to say the use of HERO in the USA has gone way way overboard so as to lose its meaning LONG LONG ago!

Lets just watch the GOP continue to looks the jack a$$es most of them are

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“I love to see them jump all over him ‘cause they’re just giving him a clear road. I love it!” said Trump supporter Frank Candelieri, 89, from Merrimack, New Hampshire. Candelieri, a World War II vet who said he won a Purple Heart for being wounded in the Battle of the Bulge, said he wasn’t offended by Trump’s comments."

Well, there you go! One thing you have to give Trump, he ain't afraid to criticize members of the Republican Party.

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All the repub trolls "willfully blindness"... Dump the Trump! McCain is a war hero... trump, just a zero.

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Trump is leading the polls because people are fed up with the political establishment in Washington DC, illegal immigration and political correctness. That's why he's being attacked by the liberal media and competitors for the Republican nomination. The wind blows hardest at the top of the flag pole.

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the 24-year-old graphic designer described Trump as an inspirational figure who draws conservatives and disaffected voters eager for a candidate “who tells it like it is,”

This is GOP speak for, "I support an idiot." George Bush and Sarah Palin fall in the same category. If you like "straight talk" then vote for Bernie Sanders.

Maybe Americans want a president witih entertainment value.

You betcha! But one of the reasons why we have such a long election process is to vet the candidates. Some of us (read: all Democrats) are hoping Trump can stay in the race as long as he can. He obviously can't win the Presidency but he will be a stain on the GOP until he's out, but we don't want him to stay too long because he might eclipse the other moronic things the GOP candidates say. We need to make sure there is plenty of time for them to present their 1950s platform to the younger generation.

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When you see both parties talking bad about someone, then you know he must be a threat to them both. Funny how the Dems back in 2008, said similar things about McCain. Case in point, I received a forwarded email from one of my relatives talking about the three other times that McCain had lost an aircraft, and was somehow allowed to continue to fly because his father was a top Admiral, or how it was McCain's plane that inadvertently ignited a rocket while still onboard the USS Forrestal that caused the devastating fire. So you see on and on how the game is played.

But you can't say that, it's the past and ONLY the Dems have the right to bring up past issues or ANY issues for that matter that pleases or displeases them, conservatives don't have that right. Come on, how can you forget that simple Cardinal rule?

Like Trump or not, he is making some sense.

Definitely when it comes to illegal immigrants and the border.

As far as being racist, why don't those of you who are not of Mexican decent (in reference to his supposed comments) go down to Mexico and see what the local populace actually thinks of non-Mexicans, or how the Mexicans who are Black (yes there are some) or more native tribes (the real Mexicans) face discrimination, or the comments that they make towards Obama. I believe one Univision commentator was relieved for comparing Michelle Obama to a character from Planet of the Apes.

100% agreed. Trump is virtually fighting, insulting and calling every Republican names, the only one to do so, funny and he's a conservative?? NOT by a long shot. A liberal when he came out back in 1984 and a liberal now in 2015. No one in their right mind believes that he's a conservative. I think that when he started to flirt around with the idea, he started saying outlandish things and this time he started to talk about an issue that is dear to most Americans and that is, the border he started that street talk about how he would fix it and his fresh boldness appealed to a lot of people. Trump tried to see how many people would support him and because so many did, his ego grew and decided to jump into the election and then decided to call himself a Republican. Let's see how long this liberal loon will stay in the race.

What Trump has done, is bring up the issues to the front just as those in power do in their private meetings, without the carefully scripted comments as to not offend anyone. The comments he makes are probably made on both sides of the aisle. Just look at some of the disdain that Hillary has shown people and the way she treats the press.

Not to mention that the liberal press has given her a pass, which has a lot of people including and most importantly for her independents, if she can't corner them, she's finished and over 52% of them don't trust her and that is VERY BAD.

People need to stop clutching their pearls, and get off the fainting couch and find out what the candidates are talking about rather than watching some cat video on You Tube.

Liberals rely as well on Think Progress and the Daily Kos to get their bulk of....information?

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'he might eclipse the other moronic things the GOP candidates say.'

Not possible. Just wait for the evolution question. I truly hope that question comes up again. It's like watching grown men soil themselves in front of the nation and looking proud of it. I can imagine the Taliban tuning in and finally realizing they have something in common with the imperialist infidels.

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Adios Trumpet

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New Poll: "Trump surges to big lead in GOP presidential race."

Trump: 24% Walker: 13% Jeb!: 12%

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/poll-trump-surges-to-big-lead-in-gop-presidential-race/2015/07/20/efd2e0d0-2ef8-11e5-8f36-18d1d501920d_story.html

And, FYI, Trump being a clown, a racist, a blowhard, a poser, a drama queen, a charlatan and jerk are features of his candidacy, not a bugs. It is why the base likes him.

Because that is the base of the Republican party.

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Trump supporters say McCain started the spat by calling several thousand Trump supporters who attended a recent campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, “crazies.”

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A serious candidate should never offend experienced media persons,

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Since all publicity is good publicity, the media should STOP giving this Bozo anything at all. Ignore him!!

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You guys are so wrapped up in the charade you don't even have a clue about what is going on. This circus is all a big show to make Jeb Bush look like the best candidate. And you know what? The idiots are going to put another Bush in office!

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This sounds crazy but he might actually win running as independent. If he gets enough supporters, he doesn't need Republican party backup and he doesn't need any Super Pac funding since he has enough money already. At worst his antics will only support the Democratic nominees by showcasing Republican presidential soap drama on national stage.

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"The Des Moines Register, Iowa’s largest newspaper, published an editorial Monday night calling on Trump to drop out of the race. “Trump has proven himself not only unfit to hold office, but unfit to stand on the same stage as his Republican opponents,” the Register said." - article

The Register has it right.

Trump's brand of "truth" telling seems to only invest in racial hatred. From Birthers to Mexican Rapists, Trump has been out front with contempt based on the color of his target. His other investment in "truth" seems to be to attack a five year POW as another target for contempt.

The market has decided. Trump has damaged his brand to the point he is relying on only the most delusional to carry water for him. His legion of Corporate allegiances has evaporated and Trump is learning what most good businessmen know. The taint of racism and disrespect for the Veteran are poison. The market has decided, Trump is poison for business.

So far Trump has only succeed in placing his image next to the hood of the KKK and spitting on American Veterans.

Anyone who cheers for either is neither American or human, and it looks like the American GOP-Tea is cheering for both in the guise of he Trump's "truth telling".That's a pretty neat trick for sixteen days of campaigning, Trump really is some kind of Messiah for "the crazies".

Why should McCain apologize to those who cheer Trump's racist arrogance?

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Trump never went bankrupt personally. Some of the businesses he created did, and that is capitalism and how it works. You do not granish salries or personally belongings in a bankruptcy unless they were used as collateral. Simple. Go study.

Say McCaine was a hero since he was captured is like saying all the survivors of the concentration camps were were heros because they survived. Wrong. Please study the meaning of the word heroe.

Look up McCaine's voting record befor spouting off about him both positively or negatively.

Thanks

Go Trump...Go

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JapanGal JUL. 22, 2015 - 03:31AM JST Say McCaine was a hero since he was captured is like saying all the survivors of the concentration camps were were heros because they survived. Wrong. Please study the meaning of the word heroe.

It is a fact that McCain got shot down. But he did survive five years of hellish conditions in a North Vietnamese prison camp. He did serve his country well. Unlike Trump. While McCain was serving his country, risking his life in a war, Trump was received four deferments to stay out of that war because he had rich daddy. Trump is a insult to all the veterans.

Trump doesn’t really have a platform beyond how great Trump is and what idiots everyone else are. He can’t explain issues he probably doesn’t understand. It is easier by far to just to insult the people who hold positions he opposes rather than try to articulate, and fail, at developing positions of his own.

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Trump is establishing a hotline and email address for veterans to share their stories on how the Veterans Administration should be reformed. He pledges that if elected president he will take care of the veteran complaints “very quickly and efficiently like a world-class businessman can do, but a politician has no clue.”

Best outcome that has come out of this race to date.

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Lizz JUL. 22, 2015 - 04:04AM JST Best outcome that has come out of this race to date.

For how long? Few month? That is it for him. It's only a matter of time before Trump quits.

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Do we really want a "business man" who has filed for bankruptcy 4 times to be running the "biggest business in America"? I don't think so. Plus he waited a week after announcing his bid to fill out the paperwork. Is this the man we want running the White House?

I think he's just out there to throw controversy into the ring, but what he's really doing is showing the world how messed up the Republican party is. I think he's trying to get all the republican runners to converge together as one, trying to get the party back to where it was in the 70's and 80's. But if this is what it takes then they don't deserve to be a political party, its just showing another reason to show how screwed up the Republican party is.

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And, FYI, Trump being a clown, a racist, a blowhard, a poser, a drama queen, a charlatan and jerk are features of his candidacy, not a bugs. It is why the base likes him.

I'll agree with you on everything except for the racist part, everything else, can't argue with.

Because that is the base of the Republican party.

Hmmmm...think so? Gee, what is the base of the Democratic Party besides being thieves and liars?

You guys are so wrapped up in the charade you don't even have a clue about what is going on. This circus is all a big show to make Jeb Bush look like the best candidate. And you know what? The idiots are going to put another Bush in office!

But it's ok to put another Clinton in office????

It is a fact that McCain got shot down. But he did survive five years of hellish conditions in a North Vietnamese prison camp. He did serve his country well. Unlike Trump. While McCain was serving his country, risking his life in a war, Trump was received four deferments to stay out of that war because he had rich daddy. Trump is a insult to all the veterans.

Trump knew this time he really put his foot in his big mouth, but his selfish ego just won't back down. Had he apologized and walked back his comments, he'd be ok, but what Trump doesn't understand not only is he bad for the GOP, but he is slowly damaging himself in big business and anyone No matter how big they are can fall, just ask Brian Williams. The longer he acts like a jerk, the more irreparable damage he is creating for himself.

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For how long? Few month? That is it for him. It's only a matter of time before Trump quits.

_____ This presidential campaign may not helping Trump financially or image-wise for the moment although his businesses are very strong and I doubt it is doing any lasting harm. He can certainly absorb the impact of a call center which will probably be handed over to whomever he endorses in the case of a withdrawal.

And he will have results by the weekend—or during the debate. Collecting and using information is what business winners do well.

Good for Donald.

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I notice Hillary is not bashing Trump but about all of GOP candidates are too busy talking against Trump to make Trump more popular.

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No matter how public divided on Trump style of delivering speech, he does make a point. Sort of like "why we do this while we can do that" no nonsense politic solutions. US Public want something related to them on daily life basis, not just getby what washington pull out of hat and say "by principal guidance this is how youbought to do it". Every us election need a new theme.eg Obama " change" Well Trump is "this is how i do it" Business style approach. American dont care so much about future, they want action today.

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I notice Hillary is not bashing Trump

She doesn't need to. He is doing a good enough job of it himself.

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One of the lessons learned from the Vietnam POW experience was a revision to the Code of Conduct for POWs. During the conflict, POWs were not expected to reveal information, and it did the job well. However, after debriefings upon their return, military officials realized the POWs are humans, and each human has a specific breaking point. So it has been revised somewhat, to reflect that. What they teach in SERE (Survival, Evasion, Rescue, Escape) school for military personnel is that you at least try to hold out for as long as you can. Most likely if your command knows you have been captured, they will go through and change call signs and settings so that anything you do give, will not be effective.

McCain endured a lot, and has nothing to be ashamed of in his service to the Nation. However, he did use his time as a POW to help launch his career as an politician. There are other POWs from the conflict, and yes they have gone on to do some great things, but I don't recall them only standing on the point that they were a POW. They may have some credibility with certain military issues, but McCain has failed in numerous other areas in his political life that had nothing to do with his time as a POW. Heck Bob Dole lost the use of his arm in WW2, and when he ran he really didn't bring that up at all. But is seems that the very same people who thought McCain was a weak choice back in 2008, and didn't really support him until he brought on Sarah Palin are now all in a huff about Trumps comments.

Is Trump brash and shoots off his mouth, yes. At least we know what we are getting. Rather have someone up front with me so I can see what he is up to, rather than some smooth talker who speaks in "political speak" that sounds good but will screw one later down the road and then cast blame on someone else or because I wasn't "enlightened" enough to fully understand.

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sfjp: McCain's lack of skills and cowboy antics caused the lost of many Merican aviators and those on the ground. That is not a hero.

Mr. Trump is able to see theough the fog as he is not mesmorized by the dollar signs bating him to bend.

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Trump used to support Hillary against Obama at Dem primary. Maybe she prefer him to be her opponent? She knows Trump more than any GOP candidates.

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McCain isn't a hero for getting shot down. He's a hero for putting his butt in a plane and flying it over enemy territory. He accepted the risks and part of that was the chance that he could be shot down, captured, and tortured. And that's what happened. Seems cheesy to pretend it's some kind of cop out that he was only shot down and not killed.

William Wong: No matter how public divided on Trump style of delivering speech, he does make a point. Sort of like "why we do this while we can do that" no nonsense politic solutions.

Sounds like another one of those "if we ignore the bigotry you can really see the points he makes." I guess some of us can't gloss over the bigotry so easily. And what he's doing to McCain is criminal. How can we expect a President to handle situations where one of our soldiers is captured after hearing him say that? Who the hell would want to put their lives on the line only to be downgraded if they get captured?

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@Japangirl, the point is that these are companies that he own and he runs. He runs them! And they went bankrupt more than once. Is that someone we need runing the US? Well, of course, the US is already bankrupt, so the point my be moot. But still.

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Trump supporters say McCain started the spat by calling several thousand Trump supporters who attended a recent campaign rally in Phoenix, Arizona, “crazies.”

Trump spr back, almost all of candidates spat on him,

Each Trump spat back Trump's point up.

I used to think jeb vs Hillary but now I think Pul vs H. or anyone who ignore Trump vs H

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Gokai: Capitalism is based on dreams and taking chances. Most small businesses fail within the first five years, but the few that don't could fail later down the road. The man knows what he is doing.

As all presidents from Obama backwards, they acted like venture capitalists, trying new ideas and often failing. Almost everything Obama has tried has failed. But it is good to try new things. His Cuba thing will be his only asset when he is done.

Change is good. I would like to see atrump give it a shot.

Sure beats the dynasty syndrome we are stuck in now.

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@JapanGal, At least we agree in one thing. I'm not American so it is none of my business, but on the other hand, the US influences everyone. The US does not need another Bush or Clinton. But Trump? There are about 360 million Americans. Can't they find someone decent?

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The politics in USA is a major problem for the country in every aspect of the name "politics".

However, Mr. Trump has started something that was critically needed in the USA. That is to bring up "reality" and "truths" behind the facts, although specific data may be different. After all, all statistical data can be manipulated by those who get the data and those that interpret that data. It is not the specifics but what the data "reveals" that is the issue.

Regardless of who may become the final candidate for presidency, this open and controversial debate was sorely needed to bring not just the USA but the entire world back into perspective. For that Mr. Trump has done a great service to humanity, not just the USA. For USA as with Greece and many other developed and advanced nations, including Japan, the majority of the population was and still are out of focus with "reality" and "life" on earth as are living it. Too many people are "pretending" to be living an "honest" and "meaningful" life using others for their own personal benefit without taking responsibility for their thoughts, speech and actions.

At least Mr. Trump is "forcing" not just the politicians but the media and even the academics to start thinking much more seriously about what USA was and is really about in relation to the world.

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kazetsukai: "However, Mr. Trump has started something that was critically needed in the USA."

No... not at all. Not when his game is, "You said something bad about me (or my supporters), so I'm going to react like a petulant child and do this!" McCain called people at his rally crazies, so he said what he said about McCain. Today Lindsay Graham called Trump a "nutcase" (or something similar) and Trump decided to publish the man's private phone number online, saying, "I did it for fun because of what he said about me!" This has nothing to do about "reality" and "truth", and everything to do with a child who has too much power and apparently carte blanche to say and do as he pleases. Imagine this man as president and what he would do if another nation made an off-color remark about him -- and no, it would NOT be justified, whatever his tantrum-like reaction was. "Japan doesn't want to accept the American beef (we will force on them)? NUKE 'EM!"

And the Republicans are scared out of their minds when it comes to dealing with him, but they have reaped what they sowed with this man -- they deserve to have a crackpot like him with a DOUBLE DIGIT lead now. That's right -- the top Republican now leads by double digits.

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Was he bankrupted and now billionaire? He may love this bashing His backer may be thinking he will rescue USA from bankrupting

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And the Republicans are scared out of their minds when it comes to dealing with him, but they have reaped what they sowed with this man

Sorry, first of all, it has absolutely nothing to do with being scared. Second, Trump (as much as I hate it) has the right to be in the race and if the people like him (I understand why) then you can't change that. Reaped what they sow? Boy, oh boy, Smith....

-- they deserve to have a crackpot like him with a DOUBLE DIGIT lead now. That's right -- the top Republican now leads by double digits.

I wish I could say the same about you Dems and Hillary and LOL Sanders, but the truth is, it's sad that these tow losers are even in the race, pitiful doesn't even come close.

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The Landscapers in my neighborhood... Heros... The blind lady that stopped a run-a-way shopping cart from hitting my car... Hero.

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It is exactly because "IT IS POLITICS" that an open and direct, be it controversial, liked or disliked, issues that must be brought forth for discussion, consideration and evaluation.

The very fact that everyone here are "participating" and making your case be it relevant or not that makes the political process worth its existence. Not just freedom of the press or speech; it is what people must do to "co-exist" meaningfully and effectively for the survival of humanity.

The important thing for the USA is to have the controversial issues brought forward in the open and discussed and argued so that a meaningful solution can be found. It is not necessary or required that people agree to everything or to be socially acceptable as much as being morally and ethically consistent and sincerely think, say and act for the society and nation in which he/she chooses to live in.

Trump talks of "issues" and in politics, that often relates to race, religion, sex, personalities and everything else that people may be thinking as important to them at that time. The key is to concentrate and look at the issues and not those things which play on people's emotions to misdirect, misguide and often misinform.

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Look what Trump accomplished in just one week! Imagine what he'll create as President! What a genius!

Just look how many Republicans are ready to vote for The Donald. That seems right instep with their last turn in the White House. Arrogance, ignorance and too rich to care. GOP-Tea and Trump, America's final solution.

Trump2016 - This Time It's Racial

July 7 - In the wake of Macy's decision to stop carrying Trump menswear, clothing company PVH Corp. says it's winding down its licensing deal with Trump, which was scheduled to run through 2018.

The PGA of America says it is moving its Grand Slam of Golf from Trump's Los Angeles course. The PGA of America says the move was made by mutual agreement with Trump.

July 6 - ESPN, a unit of Walt Disney Co., says it won't hold its ESPN Celebrity Golf Classic at Trump National Golf Club in Los Angeles.

July 4 - Panama joins several other Latin American countries in dropping out of the Miss Universe pageant.

July 3 - NASCAR says it won't hold its season-ending awards ceremony at the Trump National Doral Miami.

July 2 - New York City officials say they are reviewing the city's contracts with Trump in light of his comments. -- Reelz says it will air the Miss USA pageant but says Trump won't make any money from the telecast.

July 1 - Macy's says it will stop carrying an exclusive line of Trump menswear, including shirts and neckties. -- Serta says it is winding down a licensing agreement for its Trump Home mattress collection and won't renew the deal when it expires at the end of 2015. -- Rapper Flo Rida, scheduled to perform at the July 12 Miss USA pageant, drops out, meaning all of the announced performers have quit. Hosts and several judges also have backed out.

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I think it's fair to say that if you support Trump then you are most likely able to look past his bigotry.

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The issues that Trump bring up are the very issues both political parties so far has "declined" or chose to "ignore" or decided to "keep light" just so that they can get "elected".

The point of this election as all others could be is to find and elect meaningful "leadership" that is willing to "address" and "attempt to resolve" problems we call issues that faces the nation. It has nothing to do with personal issues other than "character" and "ability". We found that out with all past presidents and especially with Mr. Obama.

Even if Mr. Trump does not get the nomination or elected, the heat and the fervor of the political "process" is what was important for the USA. He has brought that back with a vengeance.

Regardless of the "hurt" and "damages" people may "imagine" at this time, the "process" has been "invigorated" by Mr. Trump. The dust will "settle" when all the truths and facts are brought forth in the "open". That is something ALL governments do not and have not done in a very long time and was wanting.

It is my sincere wish and hope that the people will look, listen, and think rationally and meaningfully "evaluate" the issues along with the facts and truths now being "exposed" and brought out in the open. This election will literally "determine" the future of the world, whether we may like it or not.

The entire world leaderships and the people (if they are aware and care at all about world peace and survival of humanity) are looking at what will be the outcome.

The only questionable part is "really what the current President" has "laid the "foundation for?" for the world, by his actions and inaction. There are much too much that hangs on the "edge" of drastic changes brought about by this President, that any new President will "inherit" and must "deal" with.

For that it will take an honest, open and direct leader to bring the country together and move in a meaningful direction. For Japan and the world, US "leadership" as a country can determine the future of its "peaceful" existence. There are NO other country that has the "principle" and the "power" to uphold "peacefulness" as we know it today.

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I think it's fair to say that if you support Trump then you are most likely able to look past his bigotry.

What bigotry?

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What bigotry?

Calling Mexicans rapists for one.

And before you tell me he was only talking about illegals, go look at the transcript of his speech and pointed out where he was only talking about illegals. I read the transcript. That statement was not made in the context of illegal immigrants.

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http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2015/07/22/alien-crime-wave-in-texas-611234-crimes-2993-murders/

illegal aliens in the USA:

In Los Angeles, 95% of some 1,500 outstanding warrants for homicides are for illegal aliens. About 67% of the 17,000 outstanding fugitive felony warrants are for illegal aliens.

There are currently over 400,000 unaccounted for illegal alien criminals with outstanding deportation orders. At least one fourth of these are hard core criminals.

80,000 to 100,000 illegal aliens who have been convicted of serious crimes are walking the streets. Based on studies they will commit an average of 13 serious crimes per perpetrator.

Illegal aliens are involved in criminal activities at a rate that is 2-5 times their representative proportion of the population.

In 1980, our Federal and state facilities held fewer than 9,000 criminal aliens but at the end of 2003, approximately 267,000 illegal aliens were incarcerated in U.S. correctional facilities at a cost of about $6.8 billion per year.

At least 4.5 million pounds of cocaine with a street value of at least $72 billion is smuggled across the southern border every year...

56% of illegal aliens charged with a reentry offense had previously been convicted on at least 5 prior occasions.

Illegal aliens charged with unlawful reentry had the most extensive criminal histories. 90% had been previously arrested. Of those with a prior arrest, 50% had been arrested for violent or drug-related felonies.

Illegal aliens commit between 700,000 to 1,289,000 or more crimes per year.

Illegal aliens commit at least 2,158 murders each year – a number that represents three times greater participation than their proportion of the population.

Illegal alien sexual predators commit an estimated 130,909 sexual crimes each year.

There may be as many as 240,000 illegal alien sex offenders circulating throughout America. Based on studies, they will commit an average of 8 sex crimes per perpetrator before being caught.

Nearly 63% of illegal alien sex offenders had been deported on another offense prior to committing the sex crime.

Only 2% of the illegal alien sex offenders in one study had no history of criminal behavior, beyond crossing the border illegally.

In Operation Predator, ICE arrested and deported 6,085 illegal alien pedophiles. Some studies suggest each pedophile molests average of 148 children. If so, that could be as many as 900,580 victims.

Nobody knows how big the Sex Slave problem is but it is enormous.

The very brutal MS-13 gang has over 15,000 members and associates in at least 115 different cliques in 33 states.

The overall financial impact of illegal alien crimes is estimated at between $14.4 and $81 billion or more per year. Factor in the crime as a result of the cocaine and other drugs being smuggled in and the number may reach $150 billion per year.

Now, I am NOT saying all Mexicans or all Aliens commit crimes, but a vast portion of illegal aliens do.

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And what does that have to do with anything?

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It doesn't mean that the stats he was quoting makes for an accusation that the man is a bigot. Saying something supposedly inappropriate doesn't equate to being a bigot, racist, sexist, homophobic or anything else. The man has a loose tongue is brazen, bold and direct with NO apologies, but the man doesn't have a history of being a racist or a bigot, a loudmouth, definitely! And I'm not even a fan of Trump's, but I understand why so many people are and I understand why people like him and or at least his boldness. This is what drives me nuts with liberals. You guys always do this! If you are going to accuse someone of being something, have at least something to show for it. If Trump had a extensive and long history and a trail of being a full on bigot. I would understand, but what he said wasn't really out of line, but the way he said it...could have been said a little better and with more tact.

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You posted an article about illegal aliens. Read the transcript of his speech - he wasn't talking about illegals. His statement was made in the context of Mexicans, not illegal immigrants.

So your article is irrelevant to the fact that the guy is a bigot.

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You posted an article about illegal aliens. Read the transcript of his speech - he wasn't talking about illegals. His statement was made in the context of Mexicans, not illegal immigrants.

He is? Just because he made a comment about Mexicans? Typical Left garrulous talk as usual. Ok, please provide and show some proof that Trump is an all out bigot and absolutely hates Mexicans, if you can do that, I'll give you a full apology.

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If a statement calling Mexicans rapists isn't enough for you to consider him a bigot, nothing will be.

But that doesn't change the fact that he's a bigot.

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If a statement calling Mexicans rapists isn't enough for you to consider him a bigot, nothing will be.

But that doesn't change the fact that he's a bigot.

Uh-huh, Ok, so you are just throwing out accusatory statements with NO proof whatsoever. Thought so and why am I NOT surprised...

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so you are just throwing out accusatory statements with NO proof whatsoever.

Hah! No proof? You mean other than the proof I provided, right?

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Proof meaning, No proof. So we'll just say, you think and feel that he is a bigot, but you can't read his mind or his heart that he is? But when it comes to Obama if anyone judges him, we shouldn't go into the mind of the anointed one, regardless what he does, but Trump we know?

Boy, you libs are really all over the place.

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No proof other than his bigoted statements.

I guess he could be lying. But if there's one thing you can say about trump, he doesn't come across as a liar.

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Conservatives are pill-pushing rapists. Some of them, I'm assuming are good people.

I hope no one defending Trump here has a problem with that. Im also happy to give statistics that show that conservatives have been convicted of rape and drug use. Murder, too. Don't try to run from straight talk, amigo.

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None of us know what is in his heart, he may be a bigot and he may not. I believe Obama is a racist, but do I have proof, NO. But judging by his actions, I would say so, but that is just my opinion.

The difference being that Trump has spoken his heart, with bigoted comments. Obama has not. That's why you don't have proof and I do.

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The difference being that Trump has spoken his heart, with bigoted comments.

Trump is a businessman, a star, a promoter, a provocateur. The man runs his mouth all day and says things to get a rise out of people and the polls. Trump is always thinking about Trump first. You don't know the man and you can't unequivocally and emphatically say, he's a bigot without providing substantial proof to back it up. Again, if you can prove otherwise you are just speculating.

Obama has not. That's why you don't have proof and I do.

What proof?

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The difference being that Trump has spoken his heart, with bigoted comments.

Trump is a businessman, a star, a promoter, a provocateur. The man runs his mouth all day and says things to get a rise out of people and the polls. Trump is always thinking about Trump first. You don't know the man and you can't unequivocally and emphatically say, he's a bigot without providing substantial proof to back it up.

He gave all the proof himself by calling Mexicans rapists. If you want to apologize for him, go ahead, but you can't retract the things he already said very publicly.

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He gave all the proof himself by calling Mexicans rapists. If you want to apologize for him, go ahead, but you can't retract the things he already said very publicly.

I'm not. As I said, I'm not a Trump supporter and I don't really like the guy, but I do agree with him on immigration, that's about it. But I'm not going to call him a bigot because I don't know, none of us know and to say that confidently is a bit scary to me frankly, I think to assume something without substantial proof will discredit your argument. We can't go by what his words only, because he's says things all day.

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We can't go by what his words only

That's all we can go by, unless you know some secret mind reading technique that the rest of us don't.

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No, but I try to give people when they make gaffes particularly like that a Benefit of a doubt.

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He`s talking about illegals causing crime. Everyone knows that and people just keep twisting his message because they like be on his back. Clinton is a thug and a day or two after the email and Benghazi stories broke they were quickly suppressed. Dem are ok with that?

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No, but I try to give people when they make gaffes particularly like that a Benefit of a doubt.

I think of the last leader of the US who was gaffe prone - GWB. Are we going to get books full of GWBisms if Trump wins?

He`s talking about illegals causing crime. Everyone knows that and people just keep twisting his message because they like be on his back.

No need to twist his message. Did you read the transcript? He wasn't speaking in the context of illegals when he made his comments.

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He`s talking about illegals causing crime. Everyone knows that and people just keep twisting his message because they like be on his back. Clinton is a thug and a day or two after the email and Benghazi stories broke they were quickly suppressed. Dem are ok with that?

I'll give Dems and libs credit on one point, they vote the partisan party line down all the way NO MATTER lock step, regardless what's right or wrong and that's it! Compare that to, unlike conservatives that scrutinize and methodically take way too much time in finding the appropriate candidate.

I think of the last leader of the US who was gaffe prone - GWB. Are we going to get books full of GWBisms if Trump wins?

Oh, Bush did have Good ones indeed, can't deny that. But Trump has his on unique Trumpisms which in some cases are funnier.

No need to twist his message. Did you read the transcript? He wasn't speaking in the context of illegals when he made his comments.

Question, If Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz or Hillary Clinton said that, would you be just has critical? Would you judge them as bigots as well? How about if Obama would say it? Or would you just say, "it's a gaffe, nothing more?"

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Question, If Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz or Hillary Clinton said that, would you be just has critical? Would you judge them as bigots as well? How about if Obama would say it?

Yes. Particularly if it was Hillary or Obama.

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I just don't believe it, No way, but that's just my personal opinion.

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Of course you don't. For you, party lines define what is right. For me, right is irrelevant of party lines. I'll praise a good Republican, and condemn a bad democrat. It's a fundamental difference between us.

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Of course you don't. For you, party lines define what is right.

No, I just go by you limbs and your history and it's always one-sided, a rule for libs and one for conservatives.

For me, right is irrelevant of party lines.

WHAT???? ROFL! Ok.

I'll praise a good Republican, and condemn a bad democrat. It's a fundamental difference between us.

Keep telling yourself that.

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Above, I said that Trump went bankrupt to save his billions in personal fortune, but now I learned that he went bankrupt many times to save his billions of personal fortune.

Technically you can say he was bankrupt since he owed more debt than he had in assets. Legally he has never been personally processed bankruptcy claims. (The old Rosie O'donnell "bankrupt" claim)

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/donald-trump-was-a-stock-market-disaster-2015-07-22

Trump Hotels and Casino Resorts (DJT stock) is now renamed. => they do this to wash the slate clean. You see many crappy businesses use this tactic also. Many common people believed in Trump and bought DJT stock.

Trump Hotels & Casino Resorts lost money every single year that Trump ran it as a public company.

It is already well-known that Trump’s businesses have passed through Chapter 11 four times over the past 25 years. Creditors have lost billions along the way. But as most of this has involved complex debt arrangements between Trump, his various business entities and dozens of banks, the details can easily get lost in the shuffle. Trump himself says he has merely been “smart” to use the corporate laws — including the bankruptcy code — to his advantage.

I believe Trump has no chance to be president. But is being paid to promote himself (must be alot with all the personal damage he is creating for his company) this way to discredit people that want real change in the USA. = Audit Private Federal Reserve Bank and physical gold holdings. Expunge "Patriot Act" etc.

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I believe Trump has no chance to be president. But is being paid to promote himself (must be alot with all the personal damage he is creating for his company) this way to discredit people that want real change in the USA. = Audit Private Federal Reserve Bank and physical gold holdings. Expunge "Patriot Act" etc.

I completely agree.

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I'll give Dems and libs credit on one point, they vote the partisan party line down all the way NO MATTER lock step, regardless what's right or wrong and that's it!

You could say that for 80% of Americans supporting either on or the other of the two major parties in the US.

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Trump the chump ... what a complete embarrasment for his kids. I wonder if they are as dysfunctional as their dad.

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Yes, Trump is a chump. Couldn't have said it any better. The sooner he moves on to his next reality tv show the better off all of us will be. That said, he is right about the seriousness of the illegal immigration problem. Not all illegal immigrants are rapists but any rape, murder, theft, etc. that occurs as the result of the presence of an illegal immigrant in the country is a crime that should have been prevented. Kate Steinle and many others should still be alive today.

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Trump is no chump. Trump is the inevitable result of 20 years of right wing Republican hate politics.

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America does have a serious problem with having too many illegal aliens and not even knowing where a lot of them are really from... No other country on earth would tolerate 12 ~ 17 million illegals living in their country.... some of whom are encouraged by politicians to vote even though its illegal.... bah

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