Was this Trump's application for presidency?
@K1lgore, oh fvck you done started it now, take cover my friend, and godspeed you brave soul
@Hoban Washburne, Well I mean im not wrong. Trump had at least 0 experience politically and im pretty sure he can speak United States
@K1lgore, that last ones tenuous. the man has said "bigly" at least a dozen times.
@Hoban Washburne, I said he can speak United States. Not necessarily English though.
@K1lgore, these days "united states" is a language comprised of garbled screeches and the occasional "bigly". so i suppose you're right
@K1lgore, I think he took the standard test: "Are you and/or your close friends/supporters as rich as f**k and willing to spend copious amounts to buy your way in to power?"
@Hoban Washburne, As a non-American, that's pretty much what we expect from someone who 'speaks United States'. You butchered our language! (Which, admittedly, we bastardised from Anglo-Saxon, Norman-French and Latin).
@Nellybert , in actuality he spent the least by far on his campaign.
@DarthPanserbjorn, If I'm picking out the right numbers (please correct me if I'm wrong - this is the result of 30 seconds on Google), his campaign spent circa $250million. That is a lot less than Clinton ($450 million) and Obama ($650million), but I still think he qualifies for being very rich and spending a lot of money on the campaign.
I'm not picking on Trump, was a general comment about how much all candidates spend on their campaigns.
@Nellybert , yes, that is correct, but my point was that it obviously wasnt money alone that got him in
@Nellybert , also... Why is there a space after your name
@DarthPanserbjorn, Oh no, it had to be more than that - doesn't matter how much you spend if your message is wrong.
I wasn't criticising any presidential candidate, just saying that you need serious financial backing to run - that applies to any candidate from either party.
@DarthPanserbjorn, It's a British thing - extra 'u's in our words and extra spaces after our names.
Seriously though, no idea.
@Nellybert , fair point. I dont personally care if you are criticising. I dont really care about any of them. Im just a supporter of the propagation of correct information.
@Nellybert , i feel like youre fvcking with me, lol
@DarthPanserbjorn, That's cool, I just didn't want to accidentally start a political argument. Truth is generally a good thing.
@DarthPanserbjorn, Well, we do use more of the letter u than Americans - but I genuinely have no idea about the extra space.
@Nellybert , he didn't spend hardly anything it was his supporters he didn't spend $250million out of his pocket. If I remember right it was around $5-10 million.
@Runnin with scissors, He actually spent $66 mil out of pocket. On the last few days until the election he put in an extra 10 mill to make the total $66 mil (which is probably where you got the 10 from). He originally pledged to spend $100 mil from his own pocket but he ended up over $30 mil short which is still surprisingly low for a man of his wealth.
@Runnin with scissors, I'm not saying it was all his money. But the fact remains that even if his was the cheapest campaign for a long time (and it sounds like it was), they still spent $250million dollars - so running for President still requires you to have access to hundreds of millions to spend.
@Nellybert , absolutely I just don't want people thinking he is so giving even in his own self interest if he can take it from his own support.
@DarthPanserbjorn, You are correct. It wasn't just money, it was money and alot of talking sh!t to get people riled up. And I seriously hope you don't think the numbers available to the public is the amount any candidate actually spent.
overqualified and underpaid, a hoban washburne story.
No I only speak americanish
I think you are also over qualified for the job of the person who made this form