I am just a novice political watcher I admit. I pay close attention, I read a lot, I try and analyze as many of you fellow RedStater’s do. So here is what I see, that I have not seen explicitly written anywhere, which may be something of interest.
Donald Trump is in this to play Kingmaker. That’s it. He doesn’t like Jeb Bush.
Only one candidate to date has met privately with Donald Trump and it coincidentally happens to be the only candidate that has refused to attack him. [mc_name name=”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”C001098″ ]
Is there anyone who believes that Donald Trump does something like meeting the Texas Senator without first considering it? Would he have taken Jeb!’s phone call and/or met with him? Now I can’t be 1000% sure but I have tried to find other instances in this ‘election season’ that Trump has met with others on the trail. I looked around, I Googled, I just can’t find anything.
What I have found is articles of people trying to get [mc_name name=”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”C001098″ ] to engage Trump but he deflects and chooses not to. Starting at 3:06 of this Meet the Press video he refuses to engage on Donald Trump.
CRUZ: I salute Donald Trump for focusing on the need to address illegal immigration. The Washington cartel doesn’t want to address that. The Washington cartel doesn’t believe we need to secure the borders. The Washington cartel supports amnesty, and I think amnesty is wrong and I salute Donald Trump for focusing on it. He has a colorful way of speaking. It is not the way I speak. But I’m not going to engage in the media’s game of throwing rocks and attacking other Republicans. I’m just not going to do it.
Curiously though, [mc_name name=”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”C001098″ ] is willing to subtly jab at Jeb! of late in an article from yesterday over on CNN.
There are candidates in the field who attempt to change their position to do better in primaries, and Jeb Bush has demonstrated a remarkable candor defending positions,” said Cruz, a Texas senator. “Jeb Bush has been straightforward and consistent and candid about his embrace of amnesty and Common Core, and I respect that he is willing to stand for those principles.
Trump does not like Jeb! At the debates he wouldn’t take the 3rd party pledge because he would need to respect the person. From the debate transcript:
TRUMP: I cannot say. I have to respect the person that, if it’s not me, the person that wins…….
I believe that refusal was his lack of disrespect for Jeb! without saying it.
The last piece of this puzzle creates the final question: Why would Donald Trump not want the Presidency if he can actually win it?
One word: Business.
He is a business man. He would not want to divest his business interests to take a job that pays him next to nothing compared to what he can do alone. If you don’t believe he has been questioned on this I refer you to the Daily Mail. He claims he didn’t run in 2011 because his kids weren’t ready to run the business. Now just 4 short years later he says they can.
Billionaire Donald Trump says his three adult children – Ivanka, Eric and Donald Jr. – are prepared to take over his business empire if he decides to run for president.
‘I have three children now who are grown and could run it,’ he told Daily Mail Online in an exclusive interview at a New Hampshire forum for Republicans seriously considering bids for the presidency.
‘When I looked last time, they really weren’t prepared, and they weren’t ready,’ Trump said, referring to his brief flirtation with a candidacy in 2011. ‘But now they’re ready – Ivanka and Don and Eric…’
Moments later the real estate magnate clarified that ‘my children and my executives’ could take command of The Trump Organization, a sprawling real estate empire whose brand valuation alone is rumored to be in the billions.
It does go through his mind. He thinks about it. I personally, and it’s just my opinion, do not believe a man as conceited and narcissistic as Trump would hand the reigns of his company over for either 4 or 8 years.
My prediction you ask? You heard it here first. Trump wants [mc_name name=”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”C001098″ ]. At some convienent point he will drop out and send his support and endorsement to [mc_name name=”Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)” chamber=”senate” mcid=”C001098″ ]. Being a New Yorker I’ll end with a little Billy Joel. I maybe right, but I may be crazy.