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Donald Trump

Bachmann & Perry Are

COWARDS

12/9/2011 10:03 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Donald Trump, Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry
Donald Trump is lashing out at GOP candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry for turning down his debate invitation -- telling TMZ, "They're all afraid."

Bachmann and Perry are the latest to turn down Trump's invite to a debate in Iowa on December 27th -- following a triple rejection from Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman. So far, only Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have agreed to face off against the Donald in a tête-à-tête.

But Trump's not surprised -- telling us, “The thing is ... the Republicans are afraid of me running as an Independent. They’re all afraid. The only person NOT afraid is Newt."

"There are two reasons that these candidates are backing out of my debate. One, some just aren’t courageous people. Two, some are concerned that I may run as an Independent. They want me to give up ... and I’m NOT giving up."

Donald adds, "I’m not saying I WILL run, but if I need to and Republicans choose the wrong candidate, than I will. They all want my endorsement but they won’t come to my debate. They’re scared.”

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61.

Kari    

Get over yourself, Trump. Maybe they don't want to be part of the debate because they don't like you--there's lots of us that don't. And you thinking people would be afraid of you as an independent is delusional. Just delusional. You're no threat.

957 days ago
62.

WTF    

I love listening to Trump taunt these politicians. He's great! He would be a more logical choice for president than Obama ever was.

957 days ago
63.

Diamond    

Geezzzzz... Donald Trump, leave them alone. Stop throwing a temper tantrum because they don't want to play with you.

957 days ago
64.

Joe average    

I am not suprised everyone is backing out on donald, he will not run for president because he does not want to disclose his financial business dealings to the public, tho he bluffs, the media will jump it for its ratings value and hype, but he will not run, besides that,....he can use hi*****-and-run and ambush tactics but he will not commit to the battle for the long haul because he knows america would see thru him and his ranks would fall apart.

957 days ago
65.

Julies    

Trump...dude...you are politically irrelevant.That's why they won't come to your farce. Ego much?

957 days ago
66.

Shannon    

Or, could it be that you are a putz, have no qualifications to host a debate and no one gives a **** about your silly antics. Go home. Get a job.

957 days ago
67.

AG    

Donald Trump is such a clown. Why wouldn't he say, "They have an open invitation" or something like that instead "They are Afraid." No wonder nobody wants to go to his debate party.

957 days ago
68.

ChunkyLightning    

No one wants to show up because this guy is a joke!!! He's a failed business man who has filed bankruptcy even though he owns casinos!! In the new movie "You've been Trumped" he is shown to be the bully he is attacking farmers who oppose his golf course saying they live like pigs, theatening to tear down their houses, digging up their water sources. Using his Bush tax cuts to pay the fines to harass and threaten farmers who disagree with his golf project in an endangered area.
On top of being a disgusting Human being he is second only to Kim K as a media whore where he pretends he isn't a failed tycoon and tries not to show people the disgusting personality he has!!!

957 days ago
69.

Julies    

It would be So so awesome if Rick and or Newt dropped out and fun to watch Trump fume and tantrum like a baby over it.

957 days ago
70.

JW    

OH SHUT UP!, JUST SHUT UP NOW. PLEASE! The person you think you are in your head is nowhere near the person American's see.

957 days ago
71.

weird al yankovich    

Trump please go away and go do what you do best in buying property .

No one wants to mess with you cuz you aint nobody to them duh ?

Get off your high hoarse mate in reality you really are a nobody to most of us

Peace
WEIRD

957 days ago
72.

buzz kill    

Donald Rump is an assclown, trying to run a three ring circus. Nobody takes him seriously. He can maybe suck up do that douch bag Ginrich.

957 days ago
73.

Barb    

@Different Rules Apply - If the country is run like a business, it is the business interests that are paramount, not the customers (us).

957 days ago
74.

Gr8eyemdead    

Yes... Cowards!!! Cowards against their respective constituencies that would drop them if they participated in a pseudo debate controlled by the antitheses of the 1%.

957 days ago
75.

buck kennedy    

donald trump is an absolute moron and a clown. thats why no one is going to his dog and pony show.

957 days ago
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