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Is Trump-West the Ticket?

by Roger Stone, The Stone Stone

The huge South Florida Tea Party rally last Saturday with Donald Trump and Congressman Allen West has electrified the Tea Party Movement for a Trump-West Ticket. West wouldn’t rule it out if the phone rang, according to an early post written at the Daily Caller- Read the post here. The Tax Day Rally was heavy with Trump- West signs, some homemade and some pre-printed, but they all touted the Manhattan billionaire and the no-nonsense Congressman and ArmyVet to turn America around!  At the same event, Trump reiterated to the Shark Tank that he would run as a Republican, and that he was, “Conservative, very conservative.” Those two are important prerequisites to any Conservative Republican like Congressman Allen West were he to consider a VP appointment by Trump or any other Presidential candidate for that matter.  Internet chatter is strong among conservatives for a outsider Trump-West ticket, however only time will tell if this possibility comes to pass.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  1. Sharon April 19, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I love Allen West and would give anything to see him run for president. But, absolutely “no” on Trump!! He is a hardcore liberal who supported Hillary Clinton and her individual mandate universal health care plan in the 2008 election. He supported Harry Reid in 2010! Why is anyone buying his conservative conversion? Why would anyone support him over a true blue conservative businessman like Herman Cain? My dream ticket is West/Cain (or Cain/West if West decides not to run for president).

  2. Joan April 19, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    In my opinion, West and Trump are polar opposites. West is genuine, principled and wise. I don’t see any of those qualities in Trump. West is natural born leader. Trump may have a record of being a good businessman, but he’s all about himself. West would put God and our country first. I only wish Mr. Trump well, but I hope he won’t run for the presidency.

  3. Steve Fein April 19, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    they are very scary.

  4. F.William Houraney April 19, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    As of March 25, 2011, the biggest business in the world, The United States of America, was $14.26 trillion dollars in debt!
    Trump-West 2012
    You’ve heard all the lawyer politicians talk out of both sides of their mouth. ( They’re really pretty good. You try to talk about something every day that you know nothing about.) Now here’s the way a businessman talks. An experienced man who produces, creates and makes things happen.
    Check Out: Lawyer or Businessman at

  5. Dave April 20, 2011 at 6:13 am

    West yes! Trump is a fraud.

  6. Dave April 20, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I hope that a couple of you in the 1st posts realize that Trump was pro-abortion. donated to Reid, Weiner and Clinton… And is positively NOT a true conservative. A celebrity, Yes. Someone I’d trust in office? That is simply laughable! The Liberals and Socialists would LOVE to see this man become a focal point of conservatism because he doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell. Why do you think they’re doing all they can to promote him? Why do you think they are doing all they can to tear down the true conservatives? WAKE UP!!! … And I bet there are plants in our group to confuse those who are not up on the truth. Dave

  7. Rick April 20, 2011 at 6:33 am

    I really think the BIGGEST FRAUD is in the White House, right Now!! I am surprised he is still there, but then again, we would have Joe Biden & that would be like having Jimmy Carter or Gerald Ford in office, again! I think Obama left his mic on on purpose last week.
    The Republican Party will have to stand firm & support 1 man & our conservative ideas or we will lose again!! I kind of like the Trump-West card to take on the Dumbacrats!

  8. Rosangela de Azevedo April 20, 2011 at 6:40 am

    Trump lacks what West. Has.Trump is a liberal.Do not let the research about Obama’s past he is doing fool you.Everybody knows Obama is a fraud.Look at Cain :he is a great partner for West.Same principles there.but West MUSt be the President.god gave him leadership for a reason,just as God did to Joshua.

  9. Matt April 20, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Sharon nailed it in the first post. I would prefer Allan West over Herman Cain, but Cain is the one running for president. West will not run for president because he is focused on doing the job he was elected for, not using his current office to run for the next office like a career politician. Just to be clear, Herman Cain is an excellent choice for president and I am supporting him….he’s just not Allan West.

  10. James Sharp April 20, 2011 at 6:52 am

    All I can say is, “Very intelligent comment, Mr. Fein.”

    You, sir, are part of the problem.

  11. Jacqueline L. April 20, 2011 at 7:06 am

    WEST on any ticket, OK. But I do not trust The Donald at all. Now Huckabee and West, that is a ticket I could get behind.

  12. Marek Voit April 20, 2011 at 7:21 am

    I would support Trump West ticket.

    I also matured late. I was ” v.educated enlightened person”
    Now I’m just myself.
    I’m sorry that 99.9% of our politicians and press knows nothing about communism.
    At the same time 99% of Democrats and 70% of Republicans knowingly or unknowingly sabotage our country.
    Communists game is to push hard their agenda than step back when people get v. angry.
    It was done over and over in communist countries.
    Step back is always much smaller than steps forward–hence progressive movement.
    Communists also trained “loyal opposition”.
    When people “won” through riots , ‘loyal opposition” formed ” new and improved communist government”
    Thats why we have Democrats and loyal opposition RINOS.

  13. flolady April 20, 2011 at 7:36 am

    The current list of candidates for the Reps is full of good people but none seem to have the “star power” that is needed to hit the progressives hard. Trump is vocal and yes, he’s done some crazy things . . . . but, can he be worse than what is presently in the White House? There are some governors that are making inroads to bring their states back to fiscal balance but Chris Christie has taken the bull by the horns head on. He also has his warts but is there anyone we could consider perfect?

  14. Greg Conterio April 20, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Don’t you just love that liberals come over here to post?

    they are very scary.”

    Go back to HuffPo, Steve.

  15. Sandman April 20, 2011 at 7:52 am

    I don’t believe Allen West would run with Trump. West has principles. Donald Trump is a liberal decoy to put the little marxist back into the white house.

  16. Perry B April 20, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Mr. Fein, there is no place for bigotry like yours in the discussion, nor in the Republican Party.
    Go join the Dementocrats; race is all they care about.

    I have been a strong supporter of Allen West for a long time and at least as strong a detractor of Barack Hussein Obama. I use the same template to judge each:

    Character, personal history, and ideology.

    And if it soothes your bigoted heart a bit Mr. Fein, Obama is half-white.
    I detest his white half as much as I do his black half.

  17. Richard April 20, 2011 at 8:20 am

    While Mr. West was a good man in the service of his country, what one thing has he done, what initiative has he taken to demonstrate leadership in the Congress? The republican mantra going into the last election was jobs, jobs, jobs. Exactly what has Mr. West done to create even one job?

  18. Richard L Sharp April 20, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Trump-West is my dream team.

  19. FLChristyB April 20, 2011 at 8:42 am

    What has West done to create jobs? Well, considering he is one member of 435 in the House, 100 in the Senate and a President who will veto anything the Republicans get through, just what did you want him to do? He has voted for the major spending reduction bills, and against every budget buster that has come up, along with several other new congressmen and woman, he has taken a very strong stand, while others have fallen in line behind Boehner the RINO.
    And, unlike the career politicians he is serving with, Allen West has proven himself to be a Great Leader and a man of morals and integrity who stood up for, and protected, his men on the battlefield at serious risk to himself and his career. That is exactly the kind of Man we need sitting in the White House, not the Socialist shill we are now stuck with.
    Trump is saying what all of us want to hear right now, we want someone to stand up to Obama and his socialist cabal, as well as the media who have ignored every question of who this jerk really is, Trump is digging up the dirt, and getting it out to the public. BUT, I don’t think he would make a good President for the same reason so many here have attested, he has proven many times over the years that he is far too liberal to get this Country back on track. He supported Hillary, then Obama, he does not believe in smaller government, and his solutions will not solve our problems.

  20. John April 20, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Allen needs to hook his wagon to something other than an ass!

  21. Sherry April 20, 2011 at 9:32 am

    West for President – YES – PLEASE! Trump – NO WAY ON EARTH!

  22. El CID CAMPEADOR April 20, 2011 at 9:39 am




  23. Walker April 20, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Trump is pro-life, and he voted for McCain in 2008. And I would LOVE to see a businessman in the white house instead of a politician. Look what politicians have done for us.

  24. Jeff April 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Congressman West understands that the government doesn’t create jobs. The government should create the economic environment to allow business to prosper and create jobs.
    If you want to know what any Congressperson really stands for, check out his/her voting record.

  25. Rambo April 20, 2011 at 9:59 am

    ALERT! ALERT! Trumps multiple campaign contributions to
    Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, Charlie Crist, Harry Reid, John McCain, etc
    While donations were on both sides of the aisle, bigger, more frequent contributions to BAD dems and big RHINOS.

    Haven’t seen this subject come up in his interviews.

  26. s April 20, 2011 at 10:06 am

    West, definitely YES…Trump…no, especially if he is on the top of the ticket. It seems people like Trump are all too willing change their positions when it is politically expedient to do so. Allen West has the integrity we want…Trump does not.

  27. Tikvah April 20, 2011 at 10:21 am

    O.K. Steve “F”…SHAME ON YOU for BEARING FALSE WITNESS & LYING…especially during Pesach!!!
    Oh yeah…& the jokes on YOU because O’s not “black” ..he’s our first MALATTO President…Allen West would be our first real black president!

  28. Triper57 April 20, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Trump’s no conservative. He supports big government and crony capitalism, he supports a single payer health care delivery system, he supports abortion, He believes in starting a trade war with China. If you don’t believe me read some of his books and listen to some of his interviews. Do some research. He is NOT a CONSERVATIVE.

  29. Paul April 20, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Mr. Fein,

    Obama’s problems have NOTHING to do with his skin color. They have everything to do with his worldview. He is at the very least a socialist, who ardantly believes in redistribution of wealth, and he believes that the prosperity of America has come at the expense of the rest of the world; that the U.S. has somehow had its foot on the neck of the wold’s poor and have been robbing them for centuries. Obama does not value any part of America’s history of hard work, ingenuity, resourcefulness, or our legacy of freedom, and feels completely comfortable running roughshod over our God-given rights and the U.S. Constitution. All of that is compounded by the fact that he’s an egomaniac. THOSE are Obama’s problems.

    West does not suffer from any of those shortcomings, and I would venture to say takes a polar opposite view on each of those points.


  30. Elaine April 20, 2011 at 11:18 am

    General Vallely I believe has said he would run. He I believe is a true patriot. His SUA blog tells me he extremely knowledgeable regarding world affairs.

  31. Felicia April 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    I think Allen West is great, and I would totally support him as a VP pick. However, I would have a hard time picturing him running with Trump. I like some things about Trump, but I don’t buy that he’s a conservative. He’s just a conservative right now.

    Trump is far from my first choice for president. That being said, I’d vote for him over Obama in a NY minute.

  32. GenEarly April 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Trump is a “Ross Perot” , a straw man to split votes and get Obama re-elected. Mitch Daniels is a protege of Sen. Lugar from Indiana, both are Progressives. Newt Gingrich is a Progressive also favoring the “reform” of the Constitution and supporting the Tofflers, ( read their book that Newt endorsed),
    At this time my best estimate of people free from the NWO grasp are Sara Palin, Allen West, Jim DeMint, and a very few others. There is 1 Party Rule in America, Progressive: with 2 factions, Repub&Dimicrat. Choose your candidates carefully in the primaries. Look Don’t Listen.

  33. Tdog April 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Trump is a spoiler being supported by the liberal/leftist media to split the conservative vote. Trump has made his millions from gambling casino’s. No one in their right mind would vote for Trump……unless he were the ONLY person running against the evil one (owebomba) I would vote for a dog before voting for our muslim-in-chief. I would hope a principled man like Allen West wouldn’t even consider being on a ticket with Trump. May God Bless Allen West and his future as a leader for this Country.

  34. Florida Republican Voter April 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    The way I see it… For Trump to get my vote in the Republican primary is that he needs to tell the public early that he would ask either West or Rubio to be his V.P. Hello Mr.Trump are you listening?!!!!

  35. DURWIN DAVIS April 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    President Palin, Vice president West, Secretary of State, Alan Keyes

  36. Ruth April 21, 2011 at 3:50 am

    One thing that is being left out in all these discussions about possible Republican candidates is where they stand on Amnesty for the illegals and closing the border.

    Almost all of these front running potential candidates favor amnesty in one form or another. And this really puzzles me because. Amnesty would almost certainly guarantee Democratic control of the U.S. Government from now on.

    It would be political suicide for the Republican Party so why do these Republicans all seem to want it???

    I don’t know where Cain and West stand on the subject but of all the others, Bachman seems to be the only one who would stand firm against Amnesty.

    This is a really important issue and it is being left out of the discussions.

  37. Greg April 22, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Trump no, West yes! I fear Trump’s huge ego would get in the way of his making sound decisions. Additionally, he is NOT a conservative regardless of his claims.

  38. FreedomsAdvocate April 22, 2011 at 11:25 am

    My God, are you people serious? This ticket would be a bad as any I can think of.

  39. Jeannie April 22, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    I don’t understand why so many supporters of Congressman Allen West keep pushing that he would be a great VP for Trump or anyone else thinking of running for POTUS!

    Right now, Allen West as a VP to any of them would be a slap in the face. Congressman West outshines them all in in Leadership, Honesty and love of our Constitutional Republic!

    All that being said, I wish the supporters of Congressman West would consider what he has said and take him at his word. Right now, he states he is not interested in running for POTUS. So lets give it some time and see what happens six or eight months from now. If he changes his mind, I and many will be delighted. But if he doesn’t I will still be there with my feet on the ground supporting him for re-election to Congress! :)

  40. Gary G April 22, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Trump Is very Weak on Illegal Immigration – I need to see his Comments on How he Plans to tackle thhe Illegal Immigration Problem

  41. Mike April 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    West, yes! But Trump?
    I love hearing Donald Trump saying all the things the pols can’t say such as birther issues and the manufacture of all the windows in the buildings he owns being made in China. But he strikes me as only being interested in himself, and if an issue came up that he had to choose between the good of the country or his own benefit, he would likely choose his own benefit. Perhaps he truly sees the two as one. It’s my opinion, so give me evidence to the contrary. That being said, I can’t stop listening to him. He is very compelling.
    And if he’s really serious, what’s wrong with Senator or Congressman Trump?

  42. Steve Fein April 26, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Obama has sent 2 of his people to destroy the Tea Party:
    a.- Cong. West
    b.- Herman Cain

    Blacks are not even fully Human and are predators murdering 500.000 Whites, Latins and Asians per yr in the US.
    Just yesterday a Black Beheaded a White girl for no reason at all……. this goes on 24/7

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