Wouldn’t it be nice if instead of shooting inside the tent, Republicans went after the truly dangerous candidate – Hillary Clinton? Don’t they realize that she is endangering our way of life?
Trying to defeat Trump by attacking him won’t work. Romney tried it today. It’s a wonder why Romney tried. This is a movement and it’s bigger than Trump. People are worried about the economy, jobs, the future and what we hear is sniping.
Donald Trump spoke for the first time since Mitt Romney’s speech at a Maine rally Thursday.
Romney and Rubio are both using the same words and the same arguments, especially calling Trump a “con man.”
Trump was very low key compared to Mitt Romney by way of comparison today.
Donald Trump did not deal with details on policy issues and took a different approach, partly talking about himself because he was pushed on the defensive.
He addressed Mitt Romney’s speech. He called Romney a “choke artist.” He talked about his many successes they don’t want to talk about. As far as the school is concerned, he said Trump University had a 98% approval rating. One ad featuring two people who are suing had to be taken down because they gave wonderful statements about the school
Any business man has lawsuits he said. Trump University had an “A” from the Better Business Bureau.
Fact Check wrote that actually, it once had an “A+” rating, according to a Better Business Bureau spokeswoman. But its most recent rating was a “D-.”
They also wrote that surveys were not anonymous and were filled out immediately after the sessions. Fact Check also said that the instructors were not handpicked by him as Trump said and “in a 2012 deposition, a top executive for Trump University said that “none of our instructors” was picked by Trump himself.” That is one executive however and most of this is petty garbage.
Trump said he held two fundraisers for Romney but he turned on him. He was “nasty” today, Trump said.
Trump explained the bid process and the hotels he built and he explained it in a way a politician never will explain what they will do. He sounds competent.
Trump talked about Romney’s comments on trade. He said we lost $500 billion dollars in trade with China. That took him to the 1,000 miles of wall along the US-Mexico border and he reminded people that China built a much longer wall.
We have a $58 billion dollar trade deficit with Mexico and they are going to pay for the wall he said. The leaders of Mexico are the problem and the people are lovely people, he continued. “Mexico’s leaders are smarter than our leaders.”
Trump talked about the companies leaving the US.
Trump said we don’t need “free trade”, we need “smart trade”. We don’t have any free trade. In response to Romney’s criticisms, he said, “how can I ruin free trade”, he said, if I’m losing $500 billion in trade with China and $58 billion with Mexico each year, what do I want with that free trade anyway? China and Mexico think we have the dumbest leaders in the world and we will have better deals with them. “We are going to get rid of these bad trade deals” because at some point, “it’s going to blow up.” Everyone who deals with us takes advantage and they are dealing with political hacks, they have lobbyists and so on.
The “military is very badly depleted”, we’re going to build up our military, we’re going to get rid of Obamacare, Common Care, take care of our vets, we’re going to improve our schools, he said to cheers.
If Trump is hit tonight by the other candidates at the debate, he will hit back, he told the crowd. He also told them he loved them and please “go vote on Saturday.”
It “takes guts to run for president:”
In between giving his speech, he had to stop to have protesters evicted.
When Romney asked for his endorsement, he could have said “drop to your knees.”
He made so much more money than Romney. He has a store worth more than Romney, who he called a “lightweight” later on in his speech.
Mitt is a “choke artist.”
On dealing with Carrier that is taking manufacturing out of the US: