Donald Trump: Debt Kamikaze

Via HuffPo:  Donald Trump To Republicans: Don’t Raise Debt Ceiling, Default Will Prevent Obama’s Reelection.

Video at the link.

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  1. A voice from another precinct says:

    Is Trump selling short at the moment or something? If he’s advocating not raising the debt ceiling, there’s got to be some bottom line that we’re not seeing.

  2. Well, at least in Trump’s case this advice makes sense, as he’s made a career of defaulting on his debts and coming out on top as a result.

  3. Tsar Nicholas II says:

    The hairspray obviously has seeped into and then through the skull.

  4. john personna says:

    Maybe Donald is thinking that he’s skirted default once or twice, and it worked ok for him.