Delusional Donald Trump Says He Would Have Beaten Obama In 2012



Shameless self-promoter Donald Trump is once again trying to draw attention to himself, as the informal 2016 GOP presidential sweepstakes begin in earnest, this weekend, at the Iowa Freedom Summit. Trump made headlines on Friday for telling the Des Moines Register what flaws he saw in the Republican candidates. However, his biggest whopper came at a private dinner when Trump boasted:

I was leading in every poll. … I regret that I didn’t stay in. I would’ve won the race against Obama. He would’ve been easy. Hillary is tougher to beat than Obama, but Hillary is very beatable.

Mr. Trump has a remarkably selective memory. Apparently, he remembers his brief lead in GOP polling, early in 2011. However, he conveniently forgets that his polling numbers collapsed from 26 percent GOP support in April to 8 percent support in May. Not only did he not lead in the polls, he was a distant fifth place in the Republican field, by May of 2011.

Trump is again teasing the American public by suggesting that he is interested in running for the White House again in 2016. Not that Americans are especially interested. The Donald plays this game every four years but never ultimately chooses to run. Trump is strongly disliked by American voters now. Despite his delusions of grandeur, he was also loathed in the run-up to the 2012 election. He may try to fool himself, but one reason he never entered the presidential contest is because he would have lost badly. Polling from 2011 shows that he was deeply unpopular in the crucial swing states that decide Presidential elections.


Ironically, Trump laments that Mitt Romney was a poor candidate to challenge Obama. Of course, Mitt Romney’s main political liability was that he came across as an economically tone deaf rich guy who couldn’t relate to the struggles of ordinary working Americans. It’s hard to imagine that Donald Trump would have sidestepped that political narrative. He is every bit as out of touch as Romney. On top of that, Trump appears more petulant. The media would have had a field day with his campaign, and voters would have rejected him quite handily. This is something Donald probably knows deep down. He chose not to run because he knew his candidacy was doomed from the start.

Naturally, Mr. Trump is not alone in Republican fantasy land. Former Bears football coach, Mike Ditka, once told a North Dakota crowd, that he regretted not running for the Illinois Senate seat in 2004 because he “probably would have won”. Consequently, had President Obama never won that Senate seat, he would not have been able to use it as a springboard to launch himself into the White House four years later.

Republicans who have gone up against Barack Obama have lost every time. Donald Trump may fancy himself a strong candidate, but public opinion polls do not support his claims to being electable. He can tell himself he could be, should be, would be, President Trump some day. However, as long as he is unable to convince voters to agree with him, it’s not going to happen.

34 Replies to “Delusional Donald Trump Says He Would Have Beaten Obama In 2012”

  1. Mr, Rump, or is it mr. bankruptcy? I believe he needs medical help. He couldnt beat Romney, who lost BIG to Obama, you might say landslide…Don, you’re not the guy. You dont got “it”.

  2. In the real world– there was only one reason that Donald Trump could not defeat PBO in 2012– he was Donald Trump.

    You see, reality “trumps” RW Delusional World every time– just ask PBO: he won both times (in a landslide).

  3. I blame the media for pretending these carnival barkers are actually viable enough to give them the airtime.

    Palin is out there running her mouth too. It’s like a 2fer of stupid today.

    Bush and Romney not moving the needle leaves room for idiots like these to take up oxygen.

  4. And if his mom had been a buzzard instead of a harpy he’d be able to fly is tubby rear to work. Ifs and Buts are this schill’s MO.

  5. The greatest ‘political capital’ these folks have is self-delusion. Not a good way to attract the electorate.

  6. If you can stomache it, you can watch the republican nut jobs in Iowa on c-span.

    Prett sure Newt just slammed Christie and endorsed Bush, lol.

    Santorum has lost the sweater vest.

    quite interesting how they are all about helping the little guy now.

  7. Why do I get the feeling that Trump has a bust of PT Barnum proudly displayed on his mantle? He seems to regard the vast majority of Americans as a bunch of suckers, eagerly clinging to every bombastic, self-serving comment that he makes, regardless of whether his revelations have any basis in fact.

    Bottom line: as is the case with fellow media-whore Palin, Trump has no intention of actually throwing his hat in the ring, but he continually creates the illusion that he might become a serious candidate in order to stay in the spotlight and advertise his brand.

    … 3 parts hyperbolic sensationalism, … 3 parts reality-devoid, fact-deficient rumor-mongering, … 4 parts grandiose self-promotion.

  8. How crazy can they be?!?

    I mean, I’m sorry… Unless there was a horrible accident that killed off most of the Democrat voters, there’s no way in hell Trump would win.

    In fact, I think we should Dump the Trump!

  9. They are preparing to shoot themselves in the foot again with the nonstop “I might run” announcements from the ever growing clown flatbed.

  10. Trump and Palin especially are just doing this for attention, and of course the media jumps on their band wagon full of crap which encourages these cretins.

    Trump is old news and toxic, so is Palin.

    Now, I think they would win the Toxic award if there was one.

    They are a bunch of losers.

  11. Donald is just one big old clueless idiot. He couldn’t handle a campaign.It would be great for him to enter so that babbling idiot would finally put a sock in it.

  12. Their actions do not emulate any concern for the little guy. They want to:

    eliminate healthcare
    stop unemployment assistance
    cut social security
    cut food stamps while voting themselves
    farm subsidies
    pollute our Earth
    restrict voting rights
    reject a living minimum wage
    send your kids to die in a war for profit
    restrict womens’ health decisions

  13. Probably one of the few men in the world who can’t make a profit running a casino thinks he can run an entire country? The only thing he’s good at is high end real-estate his dad got him started in, and self promotion with firing people.

  14. If Donald Bigmouth thinks he can win, he should run, that would make life interesting and we could all have a good laugh, imagine how it would give John Stewart enough material for his show for life!

    Ready the UK mail (not the US press) an article about a speech just given by Palin, her teleprompter froze and apparently she babbled on like a crazy person,leaving people wondering what the heck she was talking about, that I would have loved to see.

  15. Donald Trump frustrations comes from NEVER knowing if he could have beaten our President Obama, and he also knows that it’s a dream he’ll never be able to BUY! at least, with this current President.

  16. As some of the postings stated,why does the media even bother with Trump and Palin? Who do they assume really cares about the nonsense that comes out of their mouths? I guess it is a sign of the times.Two people that are made out to be more important then they really are.

  17. the only reason trump is yapping is because he has shows premiering soon- miss America, maybe another apprentice? he has done the same thing before. he says crazy sh*t to drum up attention for his shows.

  18. slightly off subject, but what is up with new York mayor de blasio’s sign language interpreter? that cant be proper signage. look it up for a laugh.

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