It is so dumb that I am sure it cannot be beat in the next two days.
From the New York Times on July 7:
Would Donald Trump Quit if He Wins the Election? He Doesn’t Rule It OutFrom the story by Jason Horowitz:
The traditional goal of a presidential nominee is to win the presidency and then serve as president.
Donald J. Trump is not a traditional candidate for president.
Presented in a recent interview with a scenario, floating around the political ether, in which the presumptive Republican nominee proves all the naysayers wrong, beats Hillary Clinton and wins the presidency, only to forgo the office as the ultimate walk-off winner, Mr. Trump flashed a mischievous smile.
“I’ll let you know how I feel about it after it happens,” he said minutes before leaving his Trump Tower office to fly to a campaign rally in New Hampshire.
It is, of course, entirely possible that Mr. Trump is playing coy to earn more news coverage. But the notion of the intensely competitive Mr. Trump’s being more interested in winning the presidency than serving as president is not exactly a foreign concept to close observers of this presidential race.Ya think?
Media-ite took the Trump quote to heart:
The remark is unlikely to quell wariness from GOP leaders about Trump’s suitability and capacity to take the campaign seriously.I would think that would elate Republican leaders who opposed Trump because his VP pick would become president.
And Red State orgasmed:
That’s right. While all the Branch Trumpidian cultists will contort themselves in unimaginable ways to twist away from this, Trump has earlier suggested that he’d leave the actual governing of the nation to his vice president, while he served as the Ronald McDonald of the government. Nothing more than a promotional gimmick for the office, in order to sell t-shirts, those dumb hats, and maybe some commemorative plates.Oh I am pretty sure the Times headline will make it to the sequel: "Trump the Establishment."
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