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Donald Trump Flirts With The Birthers

Geez. This guy again?


Ugh.

But what bothers me most about Trump is not so much his flirtation with birtherism (though that is awful). What bothers me is this:
Real estate mogul and reality show star Donald Trump is mulling a presidential bid and says he'd be willing to spend $600 million of his own money to make it happen.

"I have much more than that," Trump, a Republican, told ABC News' Ashleigh Banfield in an interview that aired today on "Good Morning America." "That's one of the nice things. I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I'm very rich. So if I need $600 million, I can put $600 million myself. That's a huge advantage. I must tell you, that's a huge advantage over the other candidates."
... or this ...
He took a similarly tough stance on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who is repelling rebel forces in his war-torn nation. The U.S. is considering pushing the United Nations to broaden the use of force against Gadhafi beyond simply a no-fly zone.

Speaking of Gadhafi's brutal use of force against civilians and rebels in Libya, Trump said he'd be for a "surgical strike" on Gadhafi.

"If we could surgically strike and stop that from happening, I'd be for it, but not to get into a war," he said, adding that he believed the president had missed a chance to do just that.
But then he goes on to say that the U.S. should stop being the "policeman for the world". Well, which is it Donald? You can't advocate for surgical strikes on a sovereign nation and decry that the United States should concentrate on economic issues instead of policing the world. That is talking out of both sides of your mouth.

Christian Heinze at GOP12 says:
I'd take this as the first sign that he's at least mildly serious about running.

You don't lay it on the line like that and risk getting branded an extremist just to drum up publicity. Even if you're Donald Trump.
... but I disagree. Trump is nothing more than a media-whore. Plain and simple. He's continuing to tease the media into thinking that he's going to run for President because he wants the attention.

Trump is no more qualified to be our nation's Commander in Chief than Sarah Palin. But maybe he can eek out a few more viewers for NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice"...