Here is audio of Donald Trump today on Sean Hannity’s radio show where he was asked if he was going to buy the New York Times? Trump would not say he is or is not, but he did say someone is going to have to buy it to save it, because it is in such bad financial shape.
Donald Trump is sounding off about what the Republican Party needs to do moving forward to win Presidential Elections once again. Trump said the GOP came across as “mean-spirited” to Latinos and Asians, even though that was not the intent. He called Mitt Romney’s policy of “self-deportation” for illegals “maniacal,” and said Republicans have to come up with a workable “comprehensive policy” to deal with immigration:
NEWSMAX: The Republican Party will continue to lose presidential elections if it comes across as mean-spirited and unwelcoming toward people of color, Donald Trump tells Newsmax.
Whether intended or not, comments and policies of Mitt Romney and other Republican candidates during this election were seen by Hispanics and Asians as hostile to them, Trump says.
“Republicans didn’t have anything going for them with respect to Latinos and with respect to Asians,” the billionaire developer says.
“The Democrats didn’t have a policy for dealing with illegal immigrants, but what they did have going for them is they weren’t mean-spirited about it,” Trump says. “They didn’t know what the policy was, but what they were is they were kind.”
Romney’s solution of “self deportation” for illegal aliens made no sense and suggested that Republicans do not care about Hispanics in general, Trump says.
“He had a crazy policy of self deportation which was maniacal,” Trump says. “It sounded as bad as it was, and he lost all of the Latino vote,” Trump notes. “He lost the Asian vote. He lost everybody who is inspired to come into this country.”
The GOP has to develop a comprehensive policy “to take care of this incredible problem that we have with respect to immigration, with respect to people wanting to be wonderful productive citizens of this country,” Trump says. . . . Read More
Here is video released by Donald Trump today of him challenging President Barack Obama to release his college records and his passport application by 5 PM ET on October 31, 2012. In exchange, Trump said he will give a check for $5 million to the charity of Obama’s choice “within one hour” of the release of Obama’s college and passport records. President Obama has never allowed his college records to be unsealed.
I wouldn’t hold my breath.
Here is Donald Trump calling into “Fox & Friends” this morning where he told them he has a major announcement to make on Wednesday “concerning the President of the United States.”
“It’s going to be announced, probably on Wednesday, but I have something very, very big concerning the President of the United States. . . . It’s going to be very big, and I know one thing – you will cover it in a very big fashion.”
When asked if it will change the election, Trump said “Possibly.”
Here is video of NewsMax Columnist John LeBoutillier interviewing Donald Trump on a variety of issues. In the interview, Trump reveals (10:00 minute mark of the video) that he is considering starting his own SuperPAC to help defeat Barack Obama.
Today on “Fox & Friends,” Donald Trump said Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP Presidential Nominee in 2012. He said “it’s time” for Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich to coalesce around Romney so the focus can turn to going after Barack Obama.
Speaking on “Fox & Friends” this morning, Donald Trump says if gasoline goes to $5 or $6 this summer, it will “be the end” of Barack Obama’s Presidency, because of the anger it will generate among Americans towards Obama’s “no-drilling” policy.
Last night on Greta Van Susteren’s show, “On the Record,” Donald Trump played the role of Mitt Romney surrogate and went after Rick Santorum, revealing what is likely to be a key line of attack against him – electability. Trump focused on Santorum’s loss in Pennsylvania as an incumbent U.S. Senator in 2006 – a terrible year for Republicans in general.
MEDIAITE: . . . “I have nothing against Rick Santorum, he seems like a nice guy,” Trump told Van Susteren, before noting that Santorum lost by 19 points– “a record in the Senate for the incumbent.” He then went on to compare Santorum to a “student who gets thrown out of high school for bad marks but then wants to go to the Wharton School of Finance,” a school Trump knows quite well. “He ran, he lost by a tremendous amount,” Trump continued, adding that he could see that Pennsylvania voters “obviously weren’t happy.”
Van Susteren tried to play the role of Santorum and respond that “in 2006, the year he was beaten by 19 point by Senator Casey, they lost 23 of 33 seats, but in Pennsylvania, five conservative districts” and the governorship. Trump accepted that that might be, but he did not seem convinced at all that this was a sufficient justification for his lose. “How do you lose like that?” He asked rhetorically, “maybe it’s time to get into a different business, be a lawyer.” His tone on the matter got increasingly aggressive, culminating in him saying “somebody beat him by tremendous numbers and all of the sudden he says he wants to be president? Give me a break!” Trump did conclude on a conciliatory note, however, allowing for the opportunity that “maybe, over the course of time, he would be a great candidate and a great president.” . . . Read More
Expect to hear a lot more of this from Mitt Romney and his supporters in the weeks ahead – “Rick’s a nice guy but he is not electable against Barack Obama.” I’ve raised the same concern in past months based on the size of Santorum’s loss in Pennsylvania in 2006. But Santorum is now sounding the themes of a national campaign. If he is the nominee, he won’t be running just in one state, or focused on the issues of one state alone, he will be running on those national themes. The mood of the nation is very different today than it was six years ago.
Here is video of both Stephen Hayes and Charles Krauthammer reacting to the Donald Trump endorsement of Mitt Romney today.
Hayes was totally dismissive of it, saying it will mean virtually nothing to Romney. But Krauthammer said “it matters,” because it disrupts the narrative of “outsiders” endorsing Newt Gingrich – Cain, Perry, Palin (sort of). At the end, Hayes disagreed, shaking his head throughout Krauthammer’s remarks. He said, “Charles is very, very smart and he’s also very, very wrong.”
Actually, I think Krauthammer is right. This endorsement really matters because if Romney is the nominee, it takes Trump off the table as a third party candidate – which would destroy a Republican’s chances of defeating Obama (probably). It would particularly be devastating for Romney because so many conservatives don’t like him and if Trump were running, would give them someone viable to vote for. Trump has indicated if Romney does not win the nomination, he might still run as a third party candidate.
Here is complete video of Donald Trump endorsing Mitt Romney today for President of the United States. Trump made the endorsement in Las Vegas, Nevada, where Romney is campaigning for Saturday’s Nevada Caucuses.
In endorsing Romney, he cited his strong stance against China, and said about Romney, “Mitt is tough, he’s smart, he’s sharp.” Trump said he believes Romney will do very well taking on President Obama this Fall.
Romney then spoke briefly, thanking Trump for his endorsement, and said he is “honored” to receive the endorsement of Americans like “Mr. Trump” who care so much about the future of the nation.
BREAKING: Fox News’ John Roberts is reporting that three sources inside the Mitt Romney campaign say Donald Trump is going to endorse Mitt Romney today at 3:30 PM ET in Nevada. Reports yesterday indicated he would endorse Newt Gingrich. Trump is on his way to Nevada for the Press Conference to reveal his endorsement. . . . Developing
MEDIAITE: While speculation ran rampant all Thursday morning that Donald Trump would endorse Newt Gingrich today in his “major announcement,” Fox News’ John Roberts broke into Happening Now and revealed that three sources inside the Romney camp confirmed to him that Trump would be endorsing Romney, not Gingrich.
Trump will, “step forward and throw his backing behind Mitt Romney,” at 3:30 p.m. (Eastern) from Las Vegas, according to Roberts. . . .
UPDATED 11:32 AM ET: The Washington Post is also confirming Trump will endorse Romney at 3:30 PM ET today in Las Vegas.