The Trumpster, on Fox News this morning (h/t Think Progress):
TRUMP: Frankly the Republicans would be crazy unless they get 100% of the deal that they want right now to make any deal…If this happens, for instance if this stuff is going on prior to an election, he can’t get reelected. He possibly can’t get elected anyway…The fact is, unless the Republicans get 100% of what they want, and that may include getting rid of Obamacare, which is a total disaster, then they should not make a deal other than a minor extension which would take you before you the election which would ensure Obama doesn’t get elected, which would be a great thing.
BRIAN KILMEAD: If you look at the average American when they’re polled, it seems the President of the United States gets less of the blame than Republicans do, but you see Republicans with maximum leverage.
TRUMP: Absolutely the Republicans have the leverage. I don’t care about polls.When it comes time to default, they’re not going to remember any of the Republicans’ names. They are going to remember in history books one name, and that’s Obama. They’re not going to be talking about Boehner or anybody else. [...]
So, the guy who has decalred bankruptcy multiple times, leaving creditors hanging on his debts, is advising the GOP to – wait for it – default on their debts.
Frankly, if it were not for some of the significant fallout to Americans that would result from default, I would agree with him. Not because it will impact the President, much as though the right would like it. No, the American voter is already putting that blame pretty squarely at Republican feet.
A default now would make the Republicans look even worse, and perhaps, just perhaps, voters will choose in their own interests this next election, rather than in the interest of fat cats and corporations. But we can’t have a default – the repercussions are far too great in terms of the credit markets.
What’s really ridiculous here is that anyone – even Fox News – would give this hack any more air time than he has already stolen with his bogus presidential aspirations.