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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

I repeat my tardy comment to yesterday's article. I wish he could win and compensate Ashli Babbitt.

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All fair questions. But remember, our fourth branch of government -- the "intelligence community" is more powerful than any ONE man. Can it be neutered by the original three branches? We will see.

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Agree with the questions. I wish the same would have been applied to his four predecessors... Only tough ones for Donald... that is okay as he is better prepared to answer.

He fired James Comey and now he has been harrassed, lawfared, impeached, and now indicted without trial.

He once had economic leverage to battle enemies and that has beem squandered by the Swamp. By design?

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

DeSantis- bc we want him to preserve his integrity, go back to showing the other 49 how to govern, work on his fast ball, and take up krav maga, and execute a few death rowers.

Trump is incapable of the humility required of answering these question in a tv interview. His flaws would quickly surface, and it would be counter-productive for him and the nation.

[Insert Surber’s disclaimers and assurances that I’m 100% Trumper]

My calculus for Trump v Hillary was that she’d make me happy 0% of the time, but he might do so 50%. How wonderfully surprising when he hit 90% for me.

He’ll continue to make similar mistakes, but he also may, again, wonderfully surprise. I’d bet on it.

Don’s questions are outstanding. The man hasn’t a whiff of bullshit about him. These ARE the questions that matter, and somehow, someway Trump needs to address them and commit to dealing with them all with all the testosterone he can muster (Bartender, I’ll have what he’s having. Make that a double!)

In lieu of Megyn, I vote for 1) starting a GoFundMe for Surber’s Bentley (or did you get one already Don, I haven’t heard you grouse about that lately?), 2) putting together a petition to the Donald to do a Surber version of Seinfeld’s Comedians Riding Around in a Car, recorded for a TV special.

I double-damn guarantee you that it would end with Trump telling Surber- You’re Hired

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"Trump is the only one who matters and we must ask him tough questions"

Tough questions - not 'gotcha' questions.

Questions relevant to the existential threats facing the US, today.

Questions asked in a straightforward manner, not prefaced or couched in a way to unnecessarily put him on the defensive. Asking him to defend his initial response to the Chinese flu is fair game - allowing him to provide a full explanation likely also lets him lay out what he might do differently when it happens again.

However, Brother Don's questions are better, and I'd love to hear President Trump's responses - better yet, I'd love to SEE them!

Krispy Kreme, hands down.

As for who should next drop out, Ramaswamy, but ONLY if he's going to be Trump's running mate - otherwise, Ron! should go back to attending to the business of the State of Florida, but drop this business of suing on behalf of FSU because the committee got it wrong.

Let FSU boycott the game at the last possible minute - THAT would send a stronger message, and do more financial harm than giving a bunch of parasites revenue streams from retainers and billable hours.

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Dec 7, 2023·edited Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

I suggest that Don Surber ask the questions and follow-ups and run the debate/interview. Let's take the debates out of the mainstream (and also main streaming) media to the grassroots. Just as Trump's cabinet should be "picked from the tree", so should his debate moderator. Perhaps Megyn Kelly can sit behind him and whisper follow-up suggestions in his ear but he wouldn't really need that help.

Don Surber for debate moderator - and a cabinet position after Trump's return to the WH.

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Dec 7, 2023·edited Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Morning Mr Surber,

I get that you’re all in on T and Megyn would probs be the best person to interview or question him, but (and I fully understand the importance of the word ‘But’ in a sentence), questions 3, 5, 8, 9 and 10, if asked the way you present them here would, I expect, put them at loggerheads again and ruin a great interview.

I think she should ask the same questions, just said with more respect for the greatest President the country has ever had. At least since Washington!

One Canadian’s perspective.

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

These questions are really, really excellent. I hope Trump reads Don's column today, and gives them very serious thought.

And I didn't once think your questions indicated any lack of support for Trump. On the contrary, they were normal and necessary, and are infused with the sincere desire to see him be effective in his 2nd term.

I think it is essential for strong people to have strong friends. First, having a friend that is a peer can be one of Life's real treasures. But second, even strong people need regular "honing" and "challenging" to keep them well-grounded and to bring out the best in them. I have witnessed cases where a strong man did not have strong peers, and it was not good for the strong man--he settled into his flaws and was unable to rise above them.

One of the most fascinating things I've ever seen on TV was an interview (and there may have been two or three) between Bill O'Reilly and Trump when Trump was first running for President. Almost no one is a true peer of Trump, who just plain is quite an exceptional person. But Bill O'Reilly was at the peak of his career, and had alot of wisdom and maturity in his observation of politics. Both men exhibited a REMARKABLE humility during the interview.

It was crystal clear that Bill O'Reilly respected Trump and genuinely wanted him to do well. And it was crystal clear that Trump respected Bill O'Reilly and recognized that O'Reilly might have some valuable advice or ideas for Trump. O'Reilly presented Trump with the same high caliber of questions that Don has presented in today's column. His questions necessarily included some degree of frank criticism. But unlike many interviews, where the intent is to harm the interviewee, O'Reilly's incisive questions had behind them an intent to SUPPORT and strengthen Trump.

I was super, super impressed with Trump's response. He was a little grudging about letting O'Reilly talk to him like that, and bristled a little. BUT, and this blew me away--Trump ALSO had the inner strength and security to be humble and listen open-mindedly to O'Reilly, and clearly conveyed a willingness to hear and learn from O'Reilly. It was INCREDIBLE to watch as O'Reilly essentially "mentored" Trump during that interview (I'm pretty sure there was a second interview too.) And my opinion of Trump shot up to the stratosphere, to see that here was a strong human being that put the opportunity to grow and learn something above his own ego.

I think Elon Musk would also be that way in an interview with a genuine peer-- he would put the opportunity to grasp something new and grow above his own ego. I think this is a quality that particularly remarkable achievers have.

This type of thing can only occur when both sides respect each other, have a degree of trust, and when the underlying motivation on both sides is for a win-win strengthening.

Trump would do very well to have direct contact with Don Surber. And forget Megyn Kelly, Surber far, far surpasses her. Also, while cool on one hand, I'm not sure Press Secretary for Trump would be the exact right position for Surber. It would drive Surber crazy to have to deal with the incompetent and corrupt press every single day. Before long, I would be afraid that Surber would lose patience and just start throwing F-bombs at them. Which, though understandable, would mean he probably wouldn't last in the position. Surber could probably best help Trump by just being at his side as a political advisor.

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Excellent post, Don; I totally agree with you. Trump's first term was an overall success because he actually accomplished things. The same will apply in a second term in spades.

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The last debate I watched was Reagan/Carter in 1980. By the time these farces take place I already know who I’m voting for so watching is a waste of time. And I don’t give a flying puck what people like Christie and Haley have to say about anything. That said…

Great questions, Don.

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Now that the new (R) Speaker approved renewal of FBI et al to continue to violate Americans 4A rights, what are you going to do to stop that violation of the US Constitution and the oaths they took to defend it?

What will you do if the Speaker does not object to, and impeach the President if he follows through on his blackmail attempt for more Funding of the US proxy war in Ukraine with his threat to send US soldiers to fight in Ukraine w/o a Congressional Declaration of War against Russia?

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Excellent column today Don! Brilliant!

I've seen some of the same questions asked by many MAGAdonians on other sites.

President Trump has answered some of your, (Megan Kelly) posed questions at his rallies. America First Legal, along with other allies are preparing for a MAGA Administration and that is why the Commies are going nutz and giving the nod to literally destroy Trump and everything closely related to Trump.

Axios reports on this regularly; think I have one waiting for me in my in-box from earlier this morning.

If we Trumpsters know one thing for certain about this man, he never gives notice to the enemy before he attacks, therefore, don't expect him to bare all war plans before the first shot is fired.

Generally speaking, we know that President Trump, (along with his family, right on down to Barron). was spied on, lied about, and hamstrung in every attempt to run this government in a nationalistic way.

(Recall, even the Justice Roberts FISA Court was involved in this gestapo move.)

Obama did a fine job of setting up and infiltrating our government, from top to bottom, with America-hating, Islam-loving, self-absorbed, hate-filled malcontents who worked against anything and everything nationalistic. Not to mention McConnell who never adjourned Congress, which kept President Trump from making his preferred appointments during adjournment. So, McConnell promises 3 conservative justices as the carrot....look at some of their decisions....Big Whoop!!!

They were ALL in on it and as President Trump said, on more than one occasion: "We caught them ALL." You can take him at his word. Yes, Trump is known to use hyperbole but he does NOT lie.

What I do know is that Trump believes in retribution. I expect he will use it in Trump time and wisely.

However, I do not believe President Donald J. Trump will ever publicly announce his exact plan of action or time-frame involved. Evah!

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Great Questions!

Since nothing the deep state has tried has worked in getting Trump out of the race, what will the deep state do next to prevent Trump from winning? Or will they assassinate him AFTER he wins the election?

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Don, you are spot on here. I haven't watched a debate since the Reagan era. Waste of my time to do so. I used to be on a debating team in high school. Therse so-called debates..............aren't. You are right about that too. These debates are strictly entertainment and have little if any actual debating taking place. I like the questions you would ask Mr. Trump. I would just add one: specifically, where will the HUGE public hangings of traitors take place, and will it be available on pay-for-view?

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Dec 7, 2023Liked by Don Surber

Loved J6 questions. I think that's even more important than border. Without border we don't have a country, but persecution of citizens for political gain is pure communism

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Excellent. Excellent. Excellent. Laughing loudly at the poll but it needs an all of the above option. At least that's what my cat is saying.

As a full time promoter I am immensely enjoying myself. I didn't take time to fully describe who you are on my Facebook post. After Donald Trump finishes his second term, you might consider retiring a second time, and write a Historical Tome on the life and Presidency of Donald J. Trump. I suspect it could rival the quality of Carl Sandeberg's Lincoln 4 part biography. I KNOW you have the chops for it.

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