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MrMilkdud December 13th, 2015 4:05pm

Do you think Trump says a lot of crazy nonsense off the cuff, or are his outrageous statements carefully calculated to manipulate the media and the public?

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cowboy Proud Father
12/17/15 9:06 am

It's calculated to make Hillary seem to be in the center.

googer11 Minnesota
12/13/15 5:59 pm

I don't think he has any true convictions. He's an egotistical media hound. Sad that we've come to this, that any idiot with money can run for pres.

ButchBrewBaker Pennsyltuckey
12/13/15 5:40 pm

He just spouts off what comes to mind. I don't think he studies the issues at all.

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/13/15 4:59 pm

I think it's a bit of both. I think the really big outrageous statements are probably planned to make a big impact and keep public attention focused on him and away from the other republican candidates.

elianastar FreeSpeech
12/13/15 2:30 pm

He has no filter. He says whatever pops into his head. *Some* is calculated to get a reaction: he *has* to be the center of all attention at all times.

Beyond that, it is classic populist speech-making. Reminds me of the politician in "Brother Where Art Thou."

elianastar FreeSpeech
12/13/15 2:40 pm

Trump is an *entertainer*. What we're seeing is the "Donald Trump for President" show. He is regularly caught saying something without thinking it thru & having to "clean it up," which is why I discount calculated in the sense that he decided in advance everything he intended to say & how. He isn't "packaged" like politicians usually are & that has been a *lot* of his appeal. But he talks *too* much with disregard to results becuz he's going for an *effect* over content.

elianastar FreeSpeech
12/13/15 2:44 pm

It should be concerning to have another person who is *really* good at campaigning... but who may not have the *temperament* or *constitution* to conform to submitting to the confines of executive/legislative/judicial team work.

We don't need another Emperor in Chief who will rule by executive order/action/fiat.

abusara i drink and i know things
12/13/15 2:17 pm

Most asshats I know are of the spontaneous variety. I suspect he's the same.

johnnycub Bronx
12/13/15 11:01 am

I wouldn't be surprised if there was a method to his madness.

Liberty 4,032,064
12/13/15 10:55 am

Calculated. He's staying four steps ahead of the media and most of the other candidates.

corino Utah
12/13/15 10:31 am

I'm not sure which is worse, electing an idiot or electing a liar.

elianastar FreeSpeech
12/13/15 2:31 pm

Either are equally disastrous.

Allsports my world
12/13/15 10:28 am

He plays on the fears of people. He plays the media too. He's a people's fool and weak minded people

12/13/15 10:23 am

He's crazy, bigoted, and would make a bad politician, but he's not stupid. He's crazy remarks are keeping him in the news, trending on Twitter, and at the top of Republican polls.

MogoshKatz Wisconsin
12/13/15 9:44 am

Say what you want about Trump, he's no idiot. Everything he says and does is calculated and nothing he says is an accident. I don't support him but he's not the fool the MSM is trying to make him.

12/13/15 9:43 am

It's Richard Nixon's madman theory. If you get the enemy to think you're about to explode at any moment, you can get them to do whatever you want.

chinito Florida
12/13/15 9:39 am

He is a media master. Everything is calculated and working

rons Thanks America
12/13/15 9:30 am

I think he's says what most people feel.

1samsweeney Make America Great Again
12/13/15 9:23 am

Examples of some crazy nonsense please?

SupremeDolphin They.them
12/13/15 2:33 pm

How about what he's said about banning all Muslim immigration?

1samsweeney Make America Great Again
12/13/15 3:15 pm

I didn't know keeping Americans safe was crazy. I guess commies have a different view on things.

12/13/15 9:21 am

I cannot figure that out. I think it may be a combination, but I'm leaning towards calculated.

jvc1133 61535
12/13/15 9:11 am

It could be and has created interest where needed, but is also a distraction. I will not

jvc1133 61535
12/13/15 9:12 am

vote for him, I'll stay home.