Donald Trump says Mitt Romney won't win GOP presidential nomination

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  • Doug10 Roosevelt, UT
    April 23, 2011 12:57 p.m.

    I see the party is at it again. Ripping itself apart from the inside.

    I feel bad for Mitt as every time someone says something negative about Trump such as bankrupting a company or two Mitt has already done that too.

    Mitt is probably already out of meaningful things to say as he has been crossing the country for the past two years licking his wounds in public and repeating every rumor, Obama was not born here, is a Muslim, will kill the country. How many times does he expect to get a rise out our party when he shows up singing the same song?

    Mitt stand up and be a man and tell us how you will get more jobs in this economy. How will you develop economic trade to benefit this country?

    These two are has beens and the DN is trying to beat a dead horse and get a rise out of the readers.

    Utah doesn't vote nor do they really determine who will win the presidency otherwise Obama would not be the current elected leader.

  • Igualmente Mesa, AZ
    April 22, 2011 3:18 p.m.

    The Donald is the Republican's "Al Sharpton".

    And Romney is the Replublican's "elephant in the room". No one wants to vote for a Mormon, because his personal belief system is too extreme for the religious right.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    April 22, 2011 12:44 p.m.

    I have to agree with some of these other folks. The "bible belt" down south is a *huge* GOP stronghold. They were going ape when it was thought that Obama *might* be a Muslim. I know people who still believe that rumor. Do you really think they are going to vote for someone who isn't a Born Again Evangelical Christian?

    North Carolina is already a battleground because Charlotte and Raleigh are full of Blacks, Hispanics and the poor... who traditionally vote Democrat. Which is why it went to Obama... and guess where the Dems are holding their convention this year? *Charlotte, NC.*

    South Carolina, Georgia (outside Atlanta), Tennesee, Alabama and Mississippi are all just full of good old fashioned white folks. They're more Tea Party than GOP... God, Guns and "Drill baby drill!" They'll vote for whomever the Tea Party tells 'em to vote for.

    So we're really looking at a GOP that is about to be split in two... which is bad news for those hoping to get Obama out of office.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2011 12:24 p.m.

    At the end of Bush's term, he told Hannity that Bush was the worst. Trump is the result of the spin large whatever people want to hear that unfortunately works.

  • Johnny Triumph American Fork, UT
    April 22, 2011 10:50 a.m.

    Laughable since NPR reported yesterday that the White House views Romney as their strongest threat.

  • Furry1993 Somewhere in Utah, UT
    April 22, 2011 10:27 a.m.

    To DeltaFoxtrot | 8:50 a.m. April 22, 2011

    "One thing Trump does well... make money. One thing this nation isn't doing... making money."


    Yeah, right, sure. He makes money so well that his companies went bankrupt.

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    April 22, 2011 8:50 a.m.

    I have to say... I'm intrigued by the possibility of Trump getting a nomination. The man's got enough clout he could run as an independent if he wanted to.

    Perhaps it's time we put a business man in the White House instead of a career politician.

    One thing Trump does well... make money. One thing this nation isn't doing... making money.

    I'm sure he's got his own agenda and his social policies may be questionable at best... but if he can find a way to turn our economy around and make America profitable again, more power to him.

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    April 22, 2011 8:22 a.m.

    At this point, I think my cat could run and BEAT Obama. And if my cat had the business and private sector experience of Romney, so much the better.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    April 22, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    There's no "Trump University", either.

    Imagine. A man whose casinos go bankrupt, claiming to be a genius businessman.

    His lies about Obama show the depth of his intelligence ("I read it in an email I got forwarded from my second cousin and I forwarded it to everyone I know")

    Folks: No matter who's elected, it'll be the economists who decide how to approach the economy. GWB sent you checks with his name on them; Obama gave you a tax cut when he first entered office.

    Y'all remember Bush's tax cuts.

    You don't even remember Obama's tax cut in 2009.

  • Bearone Monroe, UT
    April 22, 2011 7:55 a.m.

    Oh No!! We have to listen to this tripe over and over again until June? Why is this even news? Trump may have made some smart moves in his life, but he has made some really dumb ones as well.

    Presidential material? Maybe of "Trump University" but not of my beloved country!

  • atl134 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 21, 2011 11:51 p.m.

    "2) Southern evangelicals will vote for Charlie Sheen before they'd elect a Mormon. Sorry, but it's true.

    I actually don't think that'll be an issue for him since he's not going to win the southern states in a primary anyway. He's gotta focus on blue states and fiscal republicans. Leave the red states for Huckabee or whoever wants to be most anti-abortion. It would be rather ironic for the Republican nominee to come from winning all the blue states though but that's his path. In the general I still don't see it being too much of a factor since he'll still win all the southern states anyway. The only ones where it might be in play are some toss up states like Virginia or North Carolina but those aren't as evangelical as the deep south. Of course... a Republican has to win those two if they're going to beat Obama.

  • Barack Mysocksoff Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 21, 2011 11:39 p.m.

    The Donald will be the best president we've had in generations, probably since James Polk or Chester Arthur. He's got what it takes: a pristine track record, an strong yet humble demeanor, and an uncanny ability to garner respect from everyone that watches him.

    The Donald in 2012!

  • rvalens2 Burley, ID
    April 21, 2011 11:11 p.m.

    I won't vote for Romney, Trump or Obama.

    I'm hoping a 3rd Party Candidate can come in and give us all a real alternative choice. Someone who doesn't carry all the baggage and is still competent.

    Is that too much to ask? (I hope not.)

    Ya, I know I'm probably living in dreamland. I'm just tired of all the broken promises and lies.

  • BobP Port Alice, B.C.
    April 21, 2011 11:09 p.m.

    I am active conservative LDS. Romney flips and flops around more than a beached fish.

  • Yorgus Manila, UT
    April 21, 2011 11:06 p.m.

    Trump is correct, Romney will not win the nomination. But then, neither will Trump. Like Romney, he has vacillated on too many issues that are important to the Republican base, including abortion and nationalized healthcare. The party formerly associated with Lincoln will choose someone from its conservative wing, possibly Huckabee, to appease the Tea Party faction, which is now too strong to ignore in the nomination process.

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    April 21, 2011 10:44 p.m.

    The GOP needs to tell "The Donald"..."You're Fired!"

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    April 21, 2011 10:39 p.m.

    Trump is not a free-marketeer. He proposes a 25% tariff on Chineese imports as a way to bring jobs back to the USA.

    Can he really get republican support?

  • NWCL INDP Murray, UT
    April 21, 2011 10:35 p.m.

    Trump = Coo Coo!

  • ATC Stockton, CA
    April 21, 2011 10:22 p.m.

    I think Trump comes with too much baggage to be serious. I do think that he would have a better chance in the general election than the primaries because he can go toe to toe with one person on the economy, but in the primaries there would be too many targets and the candidates could easily move away from the economy and focus on other issues.

  • 79Ute Orange County, CA
    April 21, 2011 10:18 p.m.

    And this from a person who in last two weeks has learned that Obama wasn't born in Hawai'i! I wouldn't vote for someone with the analytical skills he demonstrates on the birth issue.

  • DeepintheHeart Lewisville, TX
    April 21, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    Donald Trump would be the wrong choice for the GOP. He's a self-serving liberal who is more of an attention getter than anything else. He has shown no particular political philosophy, just the personal, passionate accumulation of wealth. I'm all for him making his millions, but I am not in favor of asking him to run the executive branch of government or represent the United States to the world. Wrong choice. And if he runs, and if he comes in second, will he try to split the GOP like Perot did? Disaster; that would guarantee the ruin of our country by giving Obama four more years.

  • Veracity Morgan, UT
    April 21, 2011 10:02 p.m.

    Wow...KJB1...and when was it again...remember the year, day and time that the world will end?

  • Elcapitan Ivins, UT
    April 21, 2011 9:50 p.m.

    Trump is a loose cannon. His idea in Iraq to grab their oil is crazy. Why would we ever want to start another war in the Middle East in these edgy times. Our soldiers would be "nuts" to serve in such a war.

    Romney is level headed and experienced. He is also a very moral person. Get his book and read it...better still, he reads it on an audio CD and he is inspiring and intelligent. It is worth the time to get his real views. The Romney care he helped set up in Mass. is what the voters wanted when they elected he helped them set it up. Mass. is liberal. Mitt knows the Mass. health program would not work nationwide. Health care is a state by state issue. It will not work otherwise because there is too much cheating. I am a senior citizen and midicare is a wide open venue for both doctors and patients alike to take advantage, even cheat. The Federal govt. does not have the skill to run it efficiently, even with the help of insurance companies.

  • B Logan, UT
    April 21, 2011 8:36 p.m.

    When it is all said and done, the people will get the leadership they want and deserve.

  • sergio Phoenix, AZ
    April 21, 2011 8:27 p.m.

    Trump is prettier than Romney, and Trump has more money; and in American politics that is about 75% of the game.

  • greenman108 Petaluma, CA
    April 21, 2011 7:47 p.m.

    Andy wrote: "I want to believe Romney has leadership and legitimate ideas on how to deal with our extremely precarious economic situation, but to date I've only wanted to be inspired by him, I've never really been inspired by him. "

    A real issue for Romney supporters to address is his actual business experience. When he was a businessman, he was a corporate raider. He fired people and sold off the parts of companies. How does his actual business experience translate into improving the lot of the citizens and economy of the USA?

    I happen to like that as Gov. of Mass. he worked with the Dems in Massachusetts to come up with a universal health care plan. However, during his stint as Gov of Mass, the percentage of new jobs in his state, Mass, was only better than 3 states: Michigan and Ohio (auto industry collapse) and Louisiana, which had two hurricanes. His actual results were very poor, re job creation.
    He knows how to fire people.

  • Politicallyminded Spanish Fork, UT
    April 21, 2011 7:45 p.m.

    Trump is an idiot, and he is not going to run. This is a publicity stunt, plain and simple.

  • xjam54 Lehi, UT
    April 21, 2011 7:30 p.m.

    They are both unelectible and won't survive the primaries. The republicans will either select as their presidential canidate some milk toast goofuss like
    McCan't or some right wing nutcase. The democrats can hardly wait. If you want to know my personal thougts on government here it is:

    Government should be the SERVANT not the MASTER.
    How should government serve?
    By PROTECTING rather than PROVIDING.
    What should government protect?
    Anything more is tyranny.
    Anything less is anarchy.

  • greenman108 Petaluma, CA
    April 21, 2011 7:13 p.m.

    I find it amusing that the deseret news pokes at Trump with the poll results of Utah.

    Is there a registered voter in America who does not expect the members of Gov Romney's own faith to vote for one of their own?

    What would be 'interesting' about the poll numbers is whether the 88% who prefer Romney to "the" Donald are ALL members of the same faith, or if there are any members of Romney's faith who prefer Trump.

    Please dont pretend for a second that the poll of citizens of Utah is useful in guessing the outcomes in Iowa or South Carolina. We know that Romney now considers his vacation home in New Hampshire his 'residence'. How convenient to claim to be a homeboy, when campaigning in New Hampshire.

  • KJB1 Eugene, OR
    April 21, 2011 7:07 p.m.

    And neither will Trump, so there you go.

    As for Romney, he has two big problems:

    1) Romneycare.
    2) Southern evangelicals will vote for Charlie Sheen before they'd elect a Mormon. Sorry, but it's true.

    I actually think that Romney could be a formidable opponent for Obama, but he'll never survive the primary. I'm guessing that Pawlenty will be the last man standing by default and that Obama will win a narrow victory on Election Day. Guess we'll see.

  • Andy Cottonwood Heights, UT
    April 21, 2011 7:04 p.m.

    I don't like Trump and disagree with his reasoning, but he is right, Romney doesn't resonate with voters. If he wins the Republican nomination then he will merely be another John Kerry. i like Romney, but he comes across as another stiff, rich white guy. He tells funny jokes about his hair and his dog on top of his car, but what serious policy has he shown leadership on...other than healthcare with a mandate.

    Tough because I want to believe Romney has leadership and legitimate ideas on how to deal with our extremely precarious economic situation, but to date I've only wanted to be inspired by him, I've never really been inspired by him. Sorry Mitt, but we need someone who doesn't want it so badly you can see it written on his/her face.

  • Screwdriver Casa Grande, AZ
    April 21, 2011 6:53 p.m.

    Why would anyone want trump to be president? He's led a few companies into bankruptcy allready. Publicity stunt - again.

  • JedMerrill Park City, UT
    April 21, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    Funny. Romney is WAY ahead of Trump when it comes to knocking off Obama, and in fact is the only candidate that is even close as of this morning.

    Can Romney win the GOP nomination? He's #2 in Iowa, #1 in New Hampshire and Nevada (the second and third states to decide), and #1 in Florida by a mile.

    Trump could be good for the primary, but I'd bet on Romney to win, and to do the best job in the Presidency.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    April 21, 2011 6:39 p.m.

    Does anyone believe a word of what this megalomaniac blowhard says?

    He's as wrong about Obama, as he is about Romney.