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TWO SUPER PACS – ONE UNAUTHORIZED AND ONE OUT TO DESTROY TRUMP

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“How prone all human institutions have been to decay; how subject the best-formed and most wisely organized governments have been to lose their check and totally dissolve; how difficult it has been for mankind, in all ages and countries, to preserve their dearest rights and best privileges, impelled as it were by an irresistible fate of despotism.”James Monroe, speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention, 1788

Trump has prided himself on self-funding his campaign. And, although super PACs are technically and legally separate from campaigns, he has called on the ones that fundraised in his name to return donations. “I am self-funding my campaign and therefore I will not be controlled by the donors, special interests, and lobbyists who have corrupted our politics and politicians for far too long,” he said in October, according to USA Today.

So when I received a TrumPac notice in my email, I was suspicious. So was the cyber friend who sent it to me.

Who is TrumPac?

Major Republican donor William Doddridge, the CEO of the Jewelry Exchange and one of the largest diamond importers in the U.S., said Thursday that he is starting TrumPAC to help Trump consolidate his lead. TrumPAC co-founder and former Tea Party Express chair Amy Kremer told Politico that they had so far raised a six-figure pot of funds and that they were “trying to get everyone on the same page because we’re working for the same cause.”

Amy Kremer

Kremer speaking at the2011 Conservative Political Action Conference

Amy Kremer was originally with Tea Party Patriots(TPP), initially organized by FreedomWorks, which was headed by amnesty loving Dick Armey. The two controlling entities of TPP were Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin. Martin still controls TPP, but the infamous Meckler left to become involved in promoting a Constitutional Convention. TPP was infiltrated and neutralized by the neo-cons of the Republican party from the very beginning.

Amy Kremer left TPP and started Tea Party Express. A bus tour was sponsored by pro-amnesty Club for Growth, CFR member and Fox News owner, Rupert Murdoch, and David Koch’s Americans For Prosperity (AFP), another very leftist group posing as conservatives. AFP also funds Constitution Convention promoting American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).

David Koch is on the board of Trustees of Rockefeller University. He is also on the board of the globalist new age Aspen Institute formerly headed by new age environmentalist Maurice Strong who I wrote about in More Republican Deception. He is also on the board of Earthwatch Institute, an environmental, sustainability, Agenda 21 group. See this map of Koch’s many connections. David Koch also supports gay marriage and stem-cell research. Doesn’t sound very conservative, does he?!

Kremer’s Trump Report Blog

Kremer states the following on the TrumPac website blog,

This is a blog about Donald Trump and specifically about his campaign to be the next President of the United States of America.

Whether he will make good on this ambition remains to be seen but he’s off to an excellent, if a little controversial start.

This blog will consist of reports on Donald Trump and some of his opponents, both Republican and Democrat.

It is not an “official” Trump report.

It is not vetted by or financially supported by Donald Trump.

It is not vetted by or financially supported by his family.

It is not vetted by or financially supported by his election organization or any of his staff.

It reflects my personal take on things, sometimes complimentary and sometimes critical.

Also I should declare that I am not, never have been, nor do I ever want to be for that matter, a member of the Republican or Democratic Parties.

The Trump Report could be a very short blog, if Donald Trump is not selected as the GOP’s presidential candidate.

On the other hand it could be a much longer one, if he is selected, or runs as a third candidate.

If he goes and gets himself elected President then who knows.

If you like what you read please follow The Trump Report, tell you friends and colleagues and lets (sic) try to generate enough traffic to make it all worthwhile.

I was chagrined when I read what she stated..first that “Mr. Trump is off to a controversial start,” and secondly, that “the blog will reflect her personal take on things, sometimes complimentary and sometimes critical.”

Kremer sounds like the establishment republicans in these statements. Trump has filled a vast void that is now being filled with truth for the first time in many decades. This is why he resonates with the people. Controversial? Yes, I guess the truth has become controversial in America with establishment GOP, DNC and MSM, but not with the grassroots Americans.

I would highly suggest that no one contribute to this PAC. The reason I say that is because Mr. Trump’s campaign has closed down other PACs and forced them to return their solicited funds. Donald Trump has no PACS and never has given permission for a PAC in his name. He has made it clear, he funds his own campaign and is beholden to no one.

Anti-Trump Super PAC

I would hope all of you read Jim Kouri’s recent article, Super PAC Against Trump: “If It Bleeds, We Can Kill It.” If you missed it, it’s very short, succinct and to the point. Basically a well-funded super PAC has been set up to run negative ads against the GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump. The “Our Principle Super PAC” is run by Katie Packer, Mitt Romney’s deputy campaign manager. She is supported by a number of GOP leftists, including Willard Romney and John McCain. A Republican run Super PAC just for the sole purpose of taking down another Republican.

Yes, the establishment GOP would rather hand the country over to the corruption of Hillary Clinton or the communism of Bernie Sanders, than win an election with an outsider. One need only watch the numerous GOP debates to see the establishment bias against Trump, if not by the questions and moderators, by stacking the audience with lobbyists for the establishment candidates. My God America! Wake up! This is why we need Mr. Trump as President of the United States!

Surprisingly, someone from Fox actually gets it. Fox host, Eric Bolling, has a message for all the anti-Trump ‘elites’ out there after seeing them endlessly attack and go after Trump.

“Look, establishment, if you truly care about America as I do, Trump’s not your problem. Liberals and socialists are. Why not use that Super PAC money to expose the dark underbelly of liberal politics?”

Watch the video.

Does McCain Owe a Mea Culpa to POWs & MIAs?

BY ILANA MERCER FOR THE UNZ REVIEW
MCCAIN
It’s the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.” “It disqualifies him as a presidential candidate.” “This is the end of his run.” So crowed the political operatives looking to take down Mr. Trump, and by so doing, protect the political status quo and ease themselves into positions of greater power. The egos in the anchor’s chair and the pundits opposite chimed in: “He’ll make the more serious candidates look more serious,” predicted the next Michael Oakeshott and favorite imbecile, S. E. Cupp.
The Donald is in the dock for desecrating one of the political establishment’s most sacred cows: Sen. John McCain. Speaking at a forum in Iowa, the popular presidential hopeful said these sagacious things about the Republican from Arizona:
“[McCain’s] not a war hero. He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay?” (On the same occasion, Trump ventured that he was not particularly for the Vietnam War, a position that should endear him to principled libertarians.)
Not only does Donald Trump not owe Sen. McCain an apology; McCain likely owes mea culpa to Trump—and to the very many Vietnam veterans and their families whom he is alleged to have betrayed.
Yes, the heroic prisoner-of-war pedigree upon which McCain has established his career and credibility is probably a myth.
For our purposes, the story begins with Sydney Schanberg, back in the days before American journalism became a circle jerk of power brokers.
Mr. Schanberg is one of “America’s most eminent journalists.” “For his accounts of the fall of Cambodia to the Khmer Rouge in 1975,” Schanberg “was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting ‘at great risk.’ He is also the recipient of many other awards–including two George Polk awards, two Overseas Press Club awards and the Sigma Delta Chi prize for distinguished journalism.” Schanberg’s byline at The Nation magazine further reveals that:
The 1984 movie, The Killing Fields [watch it!], which won several Academy Awards, was based on his book ‘The Death and Life of Dith Pran’–a memoir of his experiences covering the war in Cambodia for the New York Times and of his relationship with his Cambodian colleague, Dith Pran.
Schanberg is also the author of a “remarkable 8,000-word exposé”: “McCain and the POW Cover-Up.” Here follow the opening paragraphs. They provide a précis of the forensic evidence collected by Schanberg against McCain as ally of Vietnam War POWs and men missing inaction:
John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero people would logically imagine to be a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books. …
… The sum of the secrets McCain has sought to hide is not small. There exists a telling mass of official documents, radio intercepts, witness depositions, satellite photos of rescue symbols that pilots were trained to use, electronic messages from the ground containing the individual code numbers given to airmen, a rescue mission by a Special Forces unit that was aborted twice by Washington and even sworn testimony by two defense secretaries that “men were left behind.” This imposing body of evidence suggests that a large number–probably hundreds–of the US prisoners held in Vietnam were not returned when the peace treaty was signed in January 1973 and Hanoi released 591 men, among them Navy combat pilot John S. McCain.
The Pentagon had been withholding significant information from POW families for years. What’s more, the Pentagon’s POW/MIA operation had been publicly shamed by internal whistleblowers and POW families for holding back documents as part of a policy of “debunking” POW intelligence even when the information was obviously credible. The pressure from the families and Vietnam veterans finally produced the creation, in late 1991, of a Senate “Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs.” The chair was John Kerry, but McCain, as a POW, was its most pivotal member. In the end, the committee became part of the debunking machine. …
The tale that has more twists than a serpent’s tail would be incomplete without mentioning another newsman, Ron Unz. First in his capacity as publisher of The American Conservative (July 1, 2010 cover story), and currently as editor-in-chief of The Unz Review—Mr. Unz has kept Schanberg’s voluminously sourced and criminally underexposed exposé alive in the alternative (intelligent) media.
Schanberg’s own journalistic and military man’s instincts were first piqued when “military officers [he] knew from that conflict began coming to [him] with maps and POW sightings and depositions by Vietnamese witnesses.”
Having served “in the Army in Germany during the Cold War and witnessing combat firsthand as a reporter in India and Indochina,” Schanberg had “great respect for those who fight for their country.” To my mind,” he explained, “we dishonored U.S. troops when our government failed to bring them home from Vietnam after the 591 others were released—and then claimed they didn’t exist. And politicians dishonor themselves when they pay lip service to the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers only to leave untold numbers behind, rationalizing to themselves that it’s merely one of the unfortunate costs of war.”
The man is clearly not an intemperate sort. Some would say that to knowingly leave servicemen behind in the service of political ambition is treason.
Despite his position “as one of the highest-ranking editors at the New York Times,” Schanberg was forced to unmask Hanoi John, on September 18, 2008, in The Nation magazine. He recounts: “I took the data to the appropriate desks [at the New York Times] and suggested it was material worth pursuing. There were no takers.”
In the war-hero department, McCain is manifestly more beloved by the bien pensant elites than his “Democratic counterpart,” Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient Democrat Bob Kerrey. While not a “single mention of McCain’s role in burying information about POWs” is to be found in the annals of the NYT; the paper of record—“a compliment [rightly] used these days as a cudgel”—took upon itself to expose (in its magazine) Bob Kerrey for having “ordered his men to massacre over a dozen innocent Vietnamese civilians—women, children, and infants,” in February of 1969.
McMussolini’s more recent record of devastation is an organic extension of his mythologized past:
“John McCain the politician,” wrote Trump in a USA Today editorial, “has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obama with the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty. He would rather protect the Iraqi border than Arizona’s.”
Were Donald to dig deeper, he’d discover that McCain as champion of prisoners-of-war and men missing-in-action is as dubious as “John McCain the politician.”
 

Does McCain Owe a Mea Culpa to POWs & MIAs?

BY ILANA MERCER FOR THE UNZ REVIEW

MCCAIN

It’s the beginning of the end for Donald Trump.” “It disqualifies him as a presidential candidate.” “This is the end of his run.” So crowed the political operatives looking to take down Mr. Trump, and by so doing, protect the political status quo and ease themselves into positions of greater power. The egos in the anchor’s chair and the pundits opposite chimed in: “He’ll make the more serious candidates look more serious,” predicted the next Michael Oakeshott and favorite imbecile, S. E. Cupp.

The Donald is in the dock for desecrating one of the political establishment’s most sacred cows: Sen. John McCain. Speaking at a forum in Iowa, the popular presidential hopeful said these sagacious things about the Republican from Arizona:

“[McCain’s] not a war hero. He is a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay?” (On the same occasion, Trump ventured that he was not particularly for the Vietnam War, a position that should endear him to principled libertarians.)

Not only does Donald Trump not owe Sen. McCain an apology; McCain likely owes mea culpa to Trump—and to the very many Vietnam veterans and their families whom he is alleged to have betrayed.

Yes, the heroic prisoner-of-war pedigree upon which McCain has established his career and credibility is probably a myth.

For our purposes, the story begins with Sydney Schanberg, back in the days before American journalism became a circle jerk of power brokers.

Mr. Schanberg is one of “America’s most eminent journalists.” “For his accounts of the fall of Cambodia to the Khmer Rouge in 1975,” Schanberg “was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting ‘at great risk.’ He is also the recipient of many other awards–including two George Polk awards, two Overseas Press Club awards and the Sigma Delta Chi prize for distinguished journalism.” Schanberg’s byline at The Nation magazine further reveals that:

The 1984 movie, The Killing Fields [watch it!], which won several Academy Awards, was based on his book ‘The Death and Life of Dith Pran’–a memoir of his experiences covering the war in Cambodia for the New York Times and of his relationship with his Cambodian colleague, Dith Pran.

Schanberg is also the author of a “remarkable 8,000-word exposé”: “McCain and the POW Cover-Up.” Here follow the opening paragraphs. They provide a précis of the forensic evidence collected by Schanberg against McCain as ally of Vietnam War POWs and men missing inaction:

John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero people would logically imagine to be a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books. …

… The sum of the secrets McCain has sought to hide is not small. There exists a telling mass of official documents, radio intercepts, witness depositions, satellite photos of rescue symbols that pilots were trained to use, electronic messages from the ground containing the individual code numbers given to airmen, a rescue mission by a Special Forces unit that was aborted twice by Washington and even sworn testimony by two defense secretaries that “men were left behind.” This imposing body of evidence suggests that a large number–probably hundreds–of the US prisoners held in Vietnam were not returned when the peace treaty was signed in January 1973 and Hanoi released 591 men, among them Navy combat pilot John S. McCain.

The Pentagon had been withholding significant information from POW families for years. What’s more, the Pentagon’s POW/MIA operation had been publicly shamed by internal whistleblowers and POW families for holding back documents as part of a policy of “debunking” POW intelligence even when the information was obviously credible. The pressure from the families and Vietnam veterans finally produced the creation, in late 1991, of a Senate “Select Committee on POW/MIA Affairs.” The chair was John Kerry, but McCain, as a POW, was its most pivotal member. In the end, the committee became part of the debunking machine. …

The tale that has more twists than a serpent’s tail would be incomplete without mentioning another newsman, Ron Unz. First in his capacity as publisher of The American Conservative (July 1, 2010 cover story), and currently as editor-in-chief of The Unz Review—Mr. Unz has kept Schanberg’s voluminously sourced and criminally underexposed exposé alive in the alternative (intelligent) media.

Schanberg’s own journalistic and military man’s instincts were first piqued when “military officers [he] knew from that conflict began coming to [him] with maps and POW sightings and depositions by Vietnamese witnesses.”

Having served “in the Army in Germany during the Cold War and witnessing combat firsthand as a reporter in India and Indochina,” Schanberg had “great respect for those who fight for their country.” To my mind,” he explained, “we dishonored U.S. troops when our government failed to bring them home from Vietnam after the 591 others were released—and then claimed they didn’t exist. And politicians dishonor themselves when they pay lip service to the bravery and sacrifice of soldiers only to leave untold numbers behind, rationalizing to themselves that it’s merely one of the unfortunate costs of war.”

The man is clearly not an intemperate sort. Some would say that to knowingly leave servicemen behind in the service of political ambition is treason.

Despite his position “as one of the highest-ranking editors at the New York Times,” Schanberg was forced to unmask Hanoi John, on September 18, 2008, in The Nation magazine. He recounts: “I took the data to the appropriate desks [at the New York Times] and suggested it was material worth pursuing. There were no takers.”

In the war-hero department, McCain is manifestly more beloved by the bien pensant elites than his “Democratic counterpart,” Vietnam Medal of Honor recipient Democrat Bob Kerrey. While not a “single mention of McCain’s role in burying information about POWs” is to be found in the annals of the NYT; the paper of record—“a compliment [rightly] used these days as a cudgel”—took upon itself to expose (in its magazine) Bob Kerrey for having “ordered his men to massacre over a dozen innocent Vietnamese civilians—women, children, and infants,” in February of 1969.

McMussolini’s more recent record of devastation is an organic extension of his mythologized past:

“John McCain the politician,” wrote Trump in a USA Today editorial, “has made America less safe, sent our brave soldiers into wrong-headed foreign adventures, covered up for President Obama with the VA scandal and has spent most of his time in the Senate pushing amnesty. He would rather protect the Iraqi border than Arizona’s.”

Were Donald to dig deeper, he’d discover that McCain as champion of prisoners-of-war and men missing-in-action is as dubious as “John McCain the politician.”

 

How Trump’s Attack on McCain Didn’t Go Far Enough

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VQihi8yydc&feature=player_detailpage

John Mccain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And Pow's

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4hr37eE0nO8

John Mccain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And Pow’s

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4hr37eE0nO8

Since John McCain Brought It Up – Why Did He Obstruct Pro-POW Legislation, Why Do So Many Despise Him?

By RICK WELLS FOR CONSTITUTION RISING.COM
MCCAIN
Veterans, House Members and Senators are featured in this discussion of the record and anti-veteran behavior of Senator John McCain, particularly after his release from his North Vietnamese captors.
They remark how odd it is that John McCain, once held as a POW himself, would be so bitterly opposed to efforts on behalf of those who might have been left behind by our nation and still be being held in captivity. Those acts include blocking the release of classified intelligence regarding the issue of POW/MIA’s. Former Senator Bob Smith (R-NH) describes information being deliberately withheld from a Select Committee on POW/MIA affairs by the U.S. federal government.
Veterans raise the question of whether or not McCain was a collaborator with the enemy, as is strongly rumored, and whether it is out of concerns for damaging information being revealed that McCain is so protective of the still classified information.
There is evidence that the United States is complicit in actively covering up information relating to POW’s and MIA’s in both Korea and Vietnam, and their subsequent transfer to other nations, such as China and the former Soviet Union, now Russia. McCain and John Kerry are exposed as assisting in that cover-up.
Another interesting point about John Kerry that is revealed by Tracy Usry, a former US Senate Chief Investigator, is that the Heinz Family, which is John Kerry’s wife’s Ketchup Empire, was given sole rights for the negotiation of all real estate issues within Vietnam. If that is true, there could not be a more egregious conflict of interest imaginable.
There is also information regarding McCain’s reputation and nickname given by his captives of the “Songbird,” which refers to his willingness to sing like a bird, telling all he knew from the very beginning, and without the need for torture.
John McCain has never had these questions raised on a national stage before. In spite of the complicit media doing their best to condemn Donald Trump and rally to McCain’s assistance, thereby eliminating a serious campaign threat to the status quo of non-representative government, the truth may be leaking its way out of the tightly held grip of McCain, Kerry and their anti-American collaborators.
McCain may wish he hadn’t picked a fight with Donald Trump. There are lots of people who have come to that realization the hard way. With a reelection fight due 2016, McCain may have introduced issues into the debate he would have preferred had remained outside of the public domain and discussion.
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hr37eE0nO8&feature=player_embedded

Rep Louie Gohmert – Anti-Military Obstructionist John McCain Refused To Sponsor House Bill To Arm Military

By Rick Wells for CONSTITUTION RISING.COM
GOHMERT
In what is clearly a preemptive excuse designed to cover his backside following the murder of five service members in Chattanooga, John McCain issued a statement saying, “long before the Chattanooga attack, we had been working to clarify a post commander’s authority to allow carrying of personal firearms.” Rep Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is asked, “Why didn’t the Pentagon act on this long ago?”
He speaks to John McCain specifically, saying, “John McCain is a war hero for what he suffered during the Vietnam War, but he’s certainly no hero for what he’s been stopping. We couldn’t find a single senator that would bring the same amendment [to arm military personnel]. We got it as a part of the National Defense Authorization Act. The Senate is now negotiating with the House on that final bill. They would not, not one single Senator would bring that amendment to the Senate floor, John McCain didn’t want it.”
He adds, “So I am thrilled that John McCain is at least verbalizing that he wants to allow our military to protect themselves. That has not been his position in the past.” They also address a tweet from a viewer which addresses the fact that John McCain twice voted against body armor as well.
Gohmert points out other legislative attempts to correct vulnerabilities that have been made by the House, which have failed to pass in the Senate. He says, “We just need John McCain to match his words with his acts. He also points out that the perpetrator of the shootings in Chattanooga was the type of individual, particularly with his travel records, that the Patriot Act was supposed to protect us from. He says, “Instead, they spend so much time going after every America that they haven’t had time to watch the real suspects.”
He also has a common sense rebuttal to the argument that there are some in the military that shouldn’t be armed, saying those are the ones who should be processed out, so that we then know we can trust our men and women in uniform, all of them.
Gohmert’s comments once again point to the efforts of John McCain in opposition to the American military men and women he supposedly is an advocate for. Perhaps the shiny paper that John McCain has been wrapped in is starting to lose its luster.
http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZjcmLTtOOjA

Donald Trump Where He Stands On A Range Of Issues.

OK friends I found a really good site that lists all the candidates and their views on a whole range of issues. It also shows what their stances have been over the years. So you can see just how long ago their position has evolved. 
If you go to the site linked below you can plug in any other candidates or click the blue highlighted area ( Other candidates) . I would bookmark this site for further reference as we go merrily down the lane.    ~    Steve  ~
Trumpism of the day. 
Trump while speaking of McCain’s reputation as a war hero because he was captured in Vietnam said “I like people who weren’t captured.”

Kinda reminds me of someone. Hmm

Kinda reminds me of someone. Hmm


http://www.ontheissues.org/Donald_Trump.htm
Donald Trump on Abortion
Click here for 6 full quotes on  Abortion OR other candidates on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
Ban late abortions; exceptions for rape, incest or health. (Jun 2015)
I am now pro-life; after years of being pro-choice. (Apr 2011)
I changed my views to pro-life based on personal stories. (Apr 2011)
I am pro-life; fight ObamaCare abortion funding. (Feb 2011)
Pro-choice, but ban partial birth abortion. (Jul 2000)
Favors abortion rights but respects opposition. (Dec 1999)
Donald Trump on Budget & Economy
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If debt reaches $24T, that’s the point of no return. (Jun 2015)
Prepare for upcoming crash, bigger than 1929. (Jul 2000)
Optimistic about future of Atlantic City. (Jul 1990)
Rent control only benefits a privileged minority. (Jul 1987)
One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt. (Nov 1999)
Predicts 35% boost to economy from eliminating national debt. (Nov 1999)
Donald Trump on Civil Rights
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Same-sex marriage is a state issue. (Jun 2015)
No gay marriage; no same-sex partner benefits. (Mar 2011)
Tolerate diversity; prosecute hate crimes against gays. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Corporations
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2002: Participated in development boom of Jersey City. (Apr 2012)
0% corporate tax would create millions of jobs. (Dec 2011)
Fight crony capitalism with a level playing field. (Dec 2011)
Wealthy move assets around globally based on tax incentives. (Apr 2011)
Donald Trump on Crime
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Capital punishment isn’t uncivilized; murderers living is. (Jul 2000)
Death penalty deters like violent TV leads kids astray. (Jul 2000)
Hold judges accountable; don’t reduce sentences. (Jul 2000)
For tough anti-crime policies; not criminals’ rights. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Drugs
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Legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education. (Apr 2011)
Never drinks, smokes, nor does drugs. (Feb 2011)
Fired Miss USA crown winner due to drug over-indulgence. (Dec 2006)
Never touched drugs, nor alcohol, tobacco, or coffee. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Education
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Common Core is a disaster. (Jun 2015)
Cut the Department of Education way, way down. (Jun 2015)
Founded Trump University to teach the art of deal-making. (Jun 2015)
Opposes Common Core. (Feb 2015)
Teach citizenship; stop “dumbing down”. (Jul 2000)
End “creative spelling,” “estimating,” & “empowerment”. (Jul 2000)
Bring on the competition; tear down the union walls. (Jul 2000)
School choice will improve public schools. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Energy & Oil
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Climate change is a hoax. (Jun 2015)
No Cap-and-Tax: oil is this country’s lifeblood. (Dec 2011)
Jobs will slump until our lifeblood–oil–is cheap again. (Dec 2011)
Enough natural gas in Marcellus Shale for 110 year supply. (Dec 2011)
Libya: No oil, no support; no exceptions. (Dec 2011)
It’s incredible how slowly we’re drilling for oil. (Mar 2011)
Donald Trump on Environment
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Good development enhances the environment. (Jan 2008)
FactCheck: Yes, hybrid family vehicles are available in US. ()
Donald Trump on Families & Children
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Stress importance of a strong family, & a culture of Life. (Jun 2015)
Donald Trump on Foreign Policy
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More sanctions on Iran; more support of Israel. (Jun 2015)
China is our enemy; they’re bilking us for billions. (Dec 2011)
When you love America, you protect it with no apologies. (Dec 2011)
By 2027, tsunami as China overtakes US as largest economy. (Dec 2011)
Criticized Buchanan’s view on Hitler as appeasement. (Jul 2000)
Post-Cold War: switch from chess player to dealmaker. (Jul 2000)
Support Russia, but with strings attached. (Jul 2000)
China: lack of human rights prevents consumer development. (Jul 2000)
Be tougher on China-we’re too eager to please. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Free Trade
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China and Japan are beating us; I can beat China. (Jun 2015)
35% import tax on Mexican border. (Jun 2015)
Stupid people negotiate our trade bills, & trade won’t work. (Jun 2015)
20% tax on all imported goods. (Dec 2011)
Fair trade instead of embarrassing deal with South Korea. (Dec 2011)
Repatriate jobs that China has been stealing. (Dec 2011)
Embrace globalization and international markets. (Jan 2008)
Renegotiate tougher & fairer trade agreements. (Jul 2000)
President should be nation’s trade representative. (Dec 1999)
World views US trade officials as ‘saps’. (Dec 1999)
Donald Trump on Government Reform
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Two-term limit on NYC mayor is a terrible idea. (Sep 2010)
Government scrutiny is greatest threat to American Dream. (Jul 2000)
Ban soft money; but allow unlimited personal contributions. (Jul 2000)
Government should do public works & safety & little else. (Jul 2000)
Rebuilt Wollman Rink in 4 months; city failed for 6 years. (Jul 1987)
Donald Trump on Gun Control
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A very strong person on the Second Amendment. (Jun 2015)
I am against gun control. (Feb 2011)
Dems and Reps are both wrong on guns. (Jul 2000)
For assault weapon ban, waiting period, & background check. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Health Care
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ObamaCare is a catastrophe that must be repealed & replaced. (Jun 2015)
Don’t cut Medicare; grow the economy to keep benefits. (Jun 2015)
ObamaCare deductibles are so high that it’s useless. (Jun 2015)
Save Medicare & Medicaid without cutting them to the bone. (Jan 2015)
Kill ObamaCare before it becomes a trillion-ton weight. (Dec 2011)
Increase insurance competition across state lines. (Dec 2011)
We must have universal health care. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Homeland Security
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Our nuclear arsenal doesn’t work; it’s 30 years old. (Jun 2015)
Increased Veterans Day parade audience from 100 to 1 million. (Jun 2015)
Defeat ISIS and stop Islamic terrorists. (Jan 2015)
American interests come first; no apologies. (Dec 2011)
All freedoms flow from national security. (Dec 2011)
3% of GNP for military is too low. (Jul 2000)
Missile defense is inappropriate; focus on terrorism. (Jul 2000)
Prepare for bio-terrorism attack. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Immigration
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OpEd: businesses & Republicans condemn anti-Mexico terms. (Jul 2015)
Half of the undocumented residents in America are criminals. (Jun 2015)
Mexico & Latin America send us drugs, crime, and rapists. (Jun 2015)
Build great wall on southern border; have Mexico pay for it. (Jun 2015)
We need strong borders; we need a wall. (Feb 2015)
Citizenship for illegal immigrants is a GOP suicide mission. (Mar 2013)
351,000 illegal aliens are in our prisons; costing $1.1B. (Dec 2011)
Anchor babies were NEVER the intent of the 14th Amendment. (Dec 2011)
Invite foreigners graduating from college to stay in US. (Dec 2011)
Triple-layered fence & Predator drones on Mexican border. (Dec 2011)
Control borders; even legal immigration should be difficult. (Jul 2000)
Limit new immigration; focus on people already here. (Dec 1999)
Donald Trump on Jobs
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Real unemployment rate is 20%; don’t believe 5.6%. (Jun 2015)
Raising business tax causes businesses to move jobs overseas. (Dec 2011)
Unions fight for pay; managers fight for less; consumers win. (Jul 2000)
Foreign companies are taking jobs from US. (Dec 1999)
Donald Trump on Principles & Values
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Attended military academy & Wharton Business School. (Jun 2015)
Stoked Tea Party suspicions about Obama’s legitimacy. (Jan 2012)
No more morning in America; we’ll be mourning FOR America. (Dec 2011)
5-point plan to return America to her former greatness. (Dec 2011)
USA is the greatest force for freedom world has ever known. (Dec 2011)
Bad students (like Obama) shouldn’t go to Harvard. (Apr 2011)
One hour to produce my birth certificate; Obama should too. (Feb 2011)
If I run & win, our country will be great again. (Feb 2011)
Never give up; look at the solution, not the problem. (Jan 2008)
To negotiate well, prepare and know as much as possible. (Jan 2008)
In the best negotiations, everyone wins. (Jan 2008)
Failure is not permanent. (Jan 2008)
Tell people you’re successful or they won’t know it. (Mar 2004)
Good management requires hiring good people. (Mar 2004)
Lessons: stay focused on big picture. (Mar 2004)
Surround yourself with people you can trust. (Mar 2004)
3 principles: One term, two-fisted policies, zero excuses. (Jul 2000)
Non-politicians are the wave of the future. (Jul 2000)
In business & politics, stands for getting things done. (Jul 2000)
Burned by press too often to be available any more. (Jul 1990)
Rules for surviving the perils of success. (Jul 1990)
Separated from Ivana after long less-than-perfect marriage. (Jul 1990)
Toughness is equally strength, intelligence, & self-respect. (Jul 1990)
Appealing to middle Americans leery of political elite. (Nov 1999)
Donald Trump on Social Security
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Cannot change Medicare or Soc.Sec. and still win elections. (Mar 2013)
Social Security isn’t an “entitlement”; it’s honoring a deal. (Dec 2011)
Disability Racket: $25B in fraudulent disability filings. (Dec 2011)
Pay off debt; put $3T interest savings into Trust Fund. (Jul 2000)
Let people invest their own retirement funds. (Jul 2000)
No government investment of retirement funds. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Tax Reform
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One-time 14% tax on wealthy to pay down national debt. (Jun 2015)
4 brackets; 1-5-10-15%; kill death tax & corporate tax. (Dec 2011)
Cutting tax rates incentivizes a strong national work ethic. (Dec 2011)
Previously supported wealth tax; now supports Bush tax cuts. (Apr 2011)
Repeal the inheritance tax to offset one-time wealth tax. (Jul 2000)
Simplify tax code; end marriage penalty & other hidden taxes. (Jul 2000)
Opposes flat tax; benefits wealthy too much. (Jul 2000)
Personally avoids sales tax, but knows many people like it. (Dec 1999)
One-time 14.25% tax on wealth, to erase national debt. (Nov 1999)
Tax assets over $10 million, paid over 10 years. (Nov 1999)
Donald Trump on Technology
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Rebuild our infrastructure on time & on budget. (Jun 2015)
Emmy award & Hollywood Walk of Fame for “The Apprentice”. (Jun 2015)
China threatens US with cyber warfare & industrial espionage. (Dec 2011)
Donald Trump on War & Peace
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Boots on the ground to fight ISIS. (Jun 2015)
I said “don’t hit Iraq,” because it destabilized Middle East. (Jun 2015)
Hit ISIS hard and fast. (Feb 2015)
Take $1.5T in oil from Iraq to pay for US victims. (Mar 2013)
Iraq should pick up the tab for their own liberation. (Dec 2011)
Stop Iran’s nuclear programs by any & all means necessary. (Dec 2011)
John McCain’s actions in Vietnam were not “heroic”. (Sep 2000)
( Have to admit he’s been consistent)
Use force to stop North Korean nuke development. (Jul 2000)
Support Israel, our unsinkable Mideast aircraft carrier. (Jul 2000)
No humanitarian intervention; only to direct threats. (Jul 2000)
Donald Trump on Welfare & Poverty
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I don’t like firing people; work makes people better. (Dec 2011)
Food stamps should be temporary; not a decade on the dole. (Dec 2011)
Apply welfare-to-work to 76 other welfare programs. (Dec 2011)
Let “saints” help teen moms; restrict public assistance. (Jul 2000)
~Steve~