Billionaire real estate mogul Donald Trump on Monday dubbed President Barack Obama “an unlucky president” and said that Republicans should be winning the election in a “landslide” rather than the close contest pollsters are predicting.
“We have an unlucky president he’s been unlucky for this country,” declared Trump appearing by telephone on the “Fox & Friends” broadcast. “Everything he touches turns to trouble. They talk about his foreign policy. His foreign policy is a disaster. The Middle East is exploding. With all the billions and trillions — not billions — trillions we’ve spent there — it’s exploding. Our economy stinks. He’s an unlucky president for this country.”
|Donald Trump dubbed President Obama "an unlucky president."
Trump said that he has known business people over the years who have suffered a similar affliction.
“Their businesses go bad no matter what happens,” he explained. “The economy can be good. Anything can happen. I’ve known many of them over the years — businessmen, they’re unlucky. He’s an unlucky president.”
The host of the hit NBC show "Celebrity Apprentice," Trump paid the Obama re-election team a backhanded compliment.
“You have to say one thing about Obama: He’s got an amazing team of people around him — amazing,” he observed. “Anything anybody says about Obama, they immediately attack them and put everybody on the defensive. We need somebody to go in there and really attack because otherwise they’re going to lose the election.”
Insisting that GOP nominee Mitt Romney should be enjoying a wide lead over President Obama, Trump said “it’s too early to say” if the Republican team is lacking in some way.
“The Republicans are doing something wrong,” he said. “Their convention was not good. The Democrats had a much better convention. Something is wrong with the Republicans and they have to get tougher and smarter or they’re going to lose this election and it’s almost impossible to lose.”
He warned that Republicans do not appear to be reaching the millions of Americans who are out of work.
“Everybody that doesn’t work is voting for Obama. And that’s a lot of people,” he explained. “I don’t know why. It should be the opposite. People that aren’t working should be voting for the Republicans. You look at what’s going on in the inner city where [Obama] is tremendously ahead in the inner city, and yet they have 50 and 60 percent unemployment. It should be the opposite. Somebody has to explain this. Somebody has to go out and explain this from the Republican Party.”
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