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Donald Trump: Politics Or Performance?

With a supposed Trump announcement today, Rachel Maddow tries to understand why he is even bothering.

Rachel Maddow turned to Chris Matthews to try and understand what exactly it is Donald Trump is planning to do today. How can anyone consider him a contender for the 2016 nomination with the nonsense he spews? And why is he publishing inflated net worth figures as if to pretend he's running for anything?

I suppose we'll have the answer later on today, though I am skeptical he's got any intention of actually running for office. It seems more like a play for attention or to deflect attention away from something else. Or maybe a new reality show?

Whatever it is, how on earth does he get away with it every time?

Also? Why is it that the Villagers take him seriously? Check this article in the Washington Post. I'll bet that reporter had to take a shower after finishing off this assignment.

Trump’s speech announcing his decision is likely to center on his career and fortune. He is expected to cast himself as an entrepreneur and outsider who is eager to tangle with the party establishment and U.S. economic rivals abroad, such as China.

The financial statement drafted by his office is aimed at demonstrating his success as a businessman, as well as proving to skeptical GOP leaders that he is willing to disclose as much as other candidates at this juncture.

One goal of Trump’s camp is to make the cut for the Republican primary debates this summer and fall, which will require him to rank within the top 10 in national polls, among other factors. By issuing a memo on his finances, Trump believes he will be going above and beyond what will be necessary to win a place onstage, according to people familiar with his thinking.

Mehhhh, just a blowhard being more of a blowhard.


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