Trump was “candid about his political ambitions and his potential interest in seeking the White House during the talk”, according to his “allies”.
Former President Bill Clinton and real-estate magnate Donald Trump reportedly had a phone conversation in May, only weeks before Trump launched his campaign. Clinton insists that the private conversation was “informal”.
Trump struck a chord all right, one that put him in the lead among the other Republican hopefuls to the surprise of everyone save perhaps Bill Clinton. It seems former president Bill Clinton might have implied it was a great idea for Trump to run for president. He had invited the Clintons to his wedding in 2005, seating Hillary in the front pew at the ceremony even though Bill did not arrive until the reception.
He told Trump he thought he should be a bigger part of the Republican conversation. According to GOP Florida congressman Carlos Curbelo, Trump “quite possibly is a phantom candidate recruited by the left to create this entire political circus”.
“Analysis of top tweets reveals a significant topical divide: for some candidates, the top subject was the campaign and the issues; for a second group, celebrities, holidays, and breaking news; and for a third group, Trump himself”, the report said.
While that theory may be entertaining, Max Steele, Communications Director for the Florida Democratic Party finds it “absurd”. Exit question: I know why Clinton’s aides would be eager to plant this story in the media the day before the GOP debate but I can’t imagine why four(!) Trump allies would be willing to confirm it. Why’d they do that, knowing the suspicions it would arouse among Republicans? Steele adds, “Unfortunately for Curbelo, Trump is only gaining in the [GOP] polls”. “President Clinton returned his call in late May”, a Clinton employee told The Post.
While Clinton may have avoided discussing the presidential campaign – presumably because his wife had declared her candidacy roughly one month prior – sources close to Trump were quoted as saying that the former Arkansas governor “listened intently and then analyzed Trump’s prospects and his desire to rouse the GOP base”.
The candidate who got the most dumped on by Trump was Jeb Bush, who just had really bad timing. He spoke as someone who really believes he can win. That would virtually guarantee victory for Hillary Clinton. The world blew up around us, we lost everything, including all relationships. The campaign emphasized Clinton’s charitable giving in a press statement, saying that it “represented 10.8 percent” of her income in 2014.
Bill Clinton has occasionally doled out advice to Republican presidential candidates.