Donald Trump Pre-Taped Interview With Jake Tapper – State of The Union Sunday…

This is simply the best. At approximately 16:00 min point they are discussing Iraq (Saddam Hussein) and Libya (Quackdaffy), as Trump says both countries would be better off today if they had been left alone.

The very next moment, in the retort from Jake Tapper, you find exactly why Donald Trump will win the 2016 general election in a landslide.

Jake Tapper says: “you think they’d be better off” — “what about the human rights abuses”?

The response from Trump is priceless.

“Human rights abuses? Human rights abuses? JAKE – they’re cutting off heads and drowning people in cages RIGHT NOW, how is that better for human rights”?

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137 Responses to Donald Trump Pre-Taped Interview With Jake Tapper – State of The Union Sunday…

  1. TwoLaine says:

    TRapper interviews TRUMP.

    But what he says afterwards is just as important, if not more so.

    https://twitter.com/jaketapper

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    • nyetneetot says:

      This picture of “Iron Eyes Cody” just makes me laugh. Iron Eyes Cody was born Espera or “Oscar” DeCorti, the son of two first-generation immigrants from Italy

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      • TwoLaine says:

        🙂 I know. Italian Iron Eyes Cody. But he married a woman of Indian lineage, and was also an adoptive father. He knew the value of hard work, and worked his career hard.

        I saw the pic and tho’t Wow, he and Jake Trapper must be related. The resemblance is uncanny.

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  2. lumoc1 says:

    Good interview. As usual Trump’s answers make perfect sense.
    Go Trump, GO !!

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    • LEE JAN says:

      More Kurds gassed, more family members murdered, more people thrown alive into shredders, more scud missiles lobbed at Israel, more suicide bomber’s families paid.
      Let’s ignore Saddam Hussein’s little misdemeanors………..no more oil wells set on fire,
      little inconveniences.

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      • Doodahdaze says:

        A combination of the two. What do ya get? Vast areas ruled by Imams and Allahtollayaso’s. They are. The Muzz. That is what they all do when given the chance. Saddam or ISIS. Maybe Putin will take it off our hands. He can have it. I don’t want it. They don’t love me. Anyway.

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      • Doodahdaze says:

        I checked. My heart is not bleeding.

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      • tz says:

        You HATE veterans? It will cost $1 trillion which we aren’t paying – we prefer to let Veterans die (some by suicide) while waiting for the VA to do something.
        Saddam was bad. This does not mean there cannot be something worse, and our inability to count beyond the initial “Mission Accomplished” costs prevents us from recognizing it.
        Or maybe you think you can have your stove-piped yellow-cake and eat it too.

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      • You beat me to it, Lee Jan…Just cos the D-Rats succeeded in wasting Bush’s/Franks’ fantastic military victory, after 10+ years of treasonous sabotage…doesn’t mean it wasn’t worthwhile at the time.

        So Saddam (& his lunatic sons) disposing of $50 billion a year since 2003 wd have just been meek mild geldings, huh?

        This is disgusting revisionist history, and Republicans needn’t fall for it. I still like Trump, but he’s playing a dangerous game with this demagogic line.

        He’s right about Kaddhaffi, though.

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        • LEE JAN says:

          And everyone knows that Saddam Hussein’s centrifuges were for pharmaceuticals……after all, he told us so. And of course, the Baby Milk factory was truly making infant formula.

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  3. Dan Schwartz says:

    I ♥Loved♥ the FEEL THE BERN banner flown over the Hillary rally!

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  4. PatriotKate says:

    Superb interview! One of the best! I posted this on the open thread, but believe it is apropos here since there was as Trump discusses what’s happening in the Middle East. This is an interview with Tulsi Goddard, who is a democrat representative from Hawaii. She disagrees with Obama on Syria and points out that we were not legally in Syria and the dangers of ISIS. She is an Iraq war veteran as well as a current Major in the Hawaii National Guard. Between Trump’s comments and hers, it paints a clear picture of the chaos in the Middle East right now and what needs to be done.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      Give the 150 billion direct to Putin maybe? Why let Iran be the middle man. Maybe Putin will take the entire ME off of our hands. Now that would be a deal. I have no more use for the ME and its Muzz than I do for Poor Haiti. So bad nobody wants it. You can’t give it away. Same with the ME Muzz.

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    • TheTorch says:

      How the heck is this woman a Democrat?

      She sounds very sensible, full of common sense on issues in the middle east.

      She should be independent at the very least!

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      • hocuspocus13 says:

        She’s Sober

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      • Former Lurker says:

        If you want to hold office in Hawaii, having an “R” after your name is an almost fatal handicap. A conservative Democrat is a viable and electable life form, occasional mutant liberal Republicans surface, but conservative Republican office holders are essentially extinct since about the bicentennial.

        The state did wake up briefly and vote for a second term for Reagan, but that’s also a long, long time ago, as much as I hate to admit it.

        One of my kids who has a political bent has asked me what having Reagan as POTUS was like, and I think he views me as a fossil that existed during a legendary golden age. Maybe he can tell my grandkids what it was like when Trump made America great again. I hope so.

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      • SharonKinDC says:

        She’s from Hawaii…

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    • Niki37 says:

      Very knowledgeable, presents her ideas well and with strength, seems more concerned with our country’s best interests rather than politics. Impressive!

      Is there a place for her in the Trump administration?

      BTW, thank you for this site. I’ve introduced it to many friends who also love it!

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    • mpmp2015 says:

      Ah…why is she a Democrat???? She is almost an extinct sub-species of the Democratic Party. I guess it’s Hawaii and she couldn’t win as a Republican. She HAD to run as a Dem.

      I agree with her and Trump agrees as well. These so called moderate Free Syrian Army (essentially an umbrella label for dozens of Islamic militants that are not officially part of ISIS) are not our friends. An ISIS militant will behead Christians, but these FSA militants will hold down the victims’ legs while ISIS does the beheading. Not much difference between FSA and ISIS.

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    • Shocking that Obama and Clinton don’t appear to understand this – or are pretending not to. What’s going on?

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Looked up her wiki. Home schooled except for two years in an all-girls HS in the Philippines. Dad is a R and Catholic. Functions as Deacon. Mom is practicing Hindu. So is Rep Gabbard. Was youngest HI State rep at age 21. She broke w/ D party on LGBT ‘rights’ saying she was representing the will of the majority of Hawaiian’s, not a narrow constituency. This one has real potential, imo.

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  5. lumoc1 says:

    Very good interview. As usual Trump’s answers make perfect sense.
    Go Trump, GO !!

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  6. NJF says:

    I’m watching FOX, new CBS poll, trump tied w/Carson @27% in Iowa. Very significant. Then when the NH poll is brought up with Trump killing it with 38% & Carson trailing Yuge, the talking head asserts “Iowa voters are indicative of general election voters!” LOL

    Wow…one of the biggest false statements of the week,

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    • TheTorch says:

      LOL 😀

      Did he actually say that ? WOW, that is absolutely idiotic. IOWA is a strange beast, that tells you nothing about a general election 😀

      It would be good for Trump to take IOWA in that it would indicate that taking following primaries should be easier, in that they don’t have the large evangelical vote that tend to be single issue voters etc. and it would certainly help momentum.

      But quite frankly a win for Trump in IOWA or a close/very close result with Carson, would be great too, being in 2nd place itself, also good.

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    • Ono says:

      Two polls within a week with such contrasting numbers. Trumps (by Jakes own admission) leading big NATIONALLY. Makes you wonder how Super Pac money is being spent??Bribes, misinformation? Not in America

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    • Rosies Seeing Red says:

      How much do you want to bet when Trump wins Iowa, FOX and the MSM will switch their story from how important Iowa is to “anyone who wins Iowa won’t win the nomination.”

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      • NJF says:

        Yup. And on the show airing now they’re pushing the Bloomberg poll and how “the bloom is off the rose,” and that “3 of 4 Americans want an alternative to Trump.” Not sure where that “fact” is coming from. eyeroll

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    • Artist says:

      oh yes, I remember Presidents Huckabee and Santorum well….????

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  7. Garrison Hall says:

    This was a stunningly effective interview. In it we see Trump showing a sophisticated knowledge of both geopolitics and domestic politics. Lately we’ve been seeing a lot of Trump-the-showman. Here we’re seeing Trump as a strategist. What distinguishes Trump from the rest of the pack is that he’s equally at home in both roles. Ask Bush or Carson about geopolitics and you’ll get a far more fluffy kind of answer. The only person who can match, or better, Trump on geopolitics or domestic politics is Cruz. But Cruz, while a wonderful debater, can’t match Trump as a showman.
    When I hear Trump address a crowd I keep thinking he should be traveling with the “Lightcrust Doughboys” (if you’re not from Texas you’ll have to look this up).

    I have a couple of friends who don’t like Trump because they’re put off by his demeanor. They like “Midwestern nice” and are more comfortable with the other candidates (except for Cruz, who they also don’t like). They just don’t get it. Trump’s description of the kind of skills you need to be an effective negotiator is spot-on. It’s sort of like hearing someone describe the difference between a minor-league pitcher and a major-league pitcher who has a 95mph fastball. No offense, but you either have it or you don’t. In this, the contrast between him and Carson (along with the rest) couldn’t be greater. GO TRUMP!!

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    • Tonawanda says:

      “I have a couple of friends who don’t like Trump because they’re put off by his demeanor. They like “Midwestern nice” and are more comfortable with the other candidates (except for Cruz, who they also don’t like)”

      There is a definite cultural reaction to Trump just based on superficial things like diction, speech pattern, and demeanor; a reaction very similar to Palin, who had her own peculiarities.

      Trump is shrewder than Sarah about those things, and his message is so well expressed he can get people past their cultural hang-ups.

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      • Dora says:

        I understand what you mean. The opposite is also true. When Trump speaks to an audience at one of his rallies, we New Yorkers hear a little bit of Joan Rivers and a little bit of Jackie Mason, a lot of silly jokes that make us laugh and we love it. We feel like he is one of us. 🙂

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        • Sentient says:

          Midwesterner here. I like candor. Whether that comes with a deadpan manner or a bombastic one doesn’t matter to me. I don’t like Cruz because I think he’s phony. Love Trump because I think he’s authentic. I’ve also always loved Jackie Mason. A few weeks ago, I thought, “Trump sounds like Jackie Mason”. So I googled Jackie Mason and found that he’s a Trump supporter, too! People who don’t like bull**** like Trump.

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          • Dora says:

            Nothing like a Jackie Mason one man show. I saw him twice and both times I was laughing so hard I couldn’t catch my breath. 🙂 I did read about him being on the Trump Train. That’s good news.

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    • Dixie says:

      I like that he explained why he doesn’t want to collect taxes from lower income people. Although he would like for everybody to have “skin in the game”, the administrative costs to collect those minor amounts would far outweigh the benefit and the IRS would have to be much bigger and cost much more to accomplish very little. (I assume he’s basing this comment on how much smaller the IRS would be in his administration.)

      Can’t believe I’m saying this but in hindsight, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were barbarians who kept the other barbarians under control.

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      • annieoakley says:

        Well stated. And true.

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      • sundance says:

        …”Can’t believe I’m saying this but in hindsight, Saddam Hussein and Muammar Gaddafi were barbarians who kept the other barbarians under control”….

        Not quite. They were Zookeepers who had enough common sense to keep the big cat cages locked and separate from the gazelles. (H/T Zurich Mike)

        It was the position of the globalist, and fee-fee centric Brangelina Peaceniks, cue Team Obama, that all the zoo occupants should be given equivalency. How’d that work out?

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        • Sentient says:

          Before the war, Christians constituted 10% (2 million) of Iraq’s population. They’re virtually all gone – dead or dispersed and now under threat of ISIS.

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        • Zoo keepers! Very good analogy!

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        • Doodahdaze says:

          Bush and Obama killed the Zoo Keepers, and opened all the cages. This is a bipartisan, Uniparty, disaster.

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          • SharonKinDC says:

            Indeed. Thank goodness Al Sisi was able to snatch Egypt out of the MB hands. I still wonder sometimes if there wasn’t back channel communications between military personnel, simply because so many from both nations had interactions, and the whole ‘Arab Spring’ in Egypt appeared to be a State Dept led endeavor, sans US military (who likely have thought this whole Arab Spring thing a bunch of BS and doomed to failure)

            The Libya adventure used NATO- again no US Military, that I can recall. Funny, I don’t recall Libya invading any NATO signatory.

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    • Garrison, “Midwestern nice.” Thanks for the 2-word term. I’ve been filling up paragraphs trying to describe that phenomenon, now you have provided the quick term! Maybe in Iowa, the evangelicals going for Carson vs. the evangelicals that are going for Trump, are also the “Midwestern nice,” too? Interesting. So many different cultures in USA!

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      • Garrison Hall says:

        I got it from someplace, perhaps the ‘net or from talking heads, but I also think it perfectly the belief that one must always, at all times, strive to be “nice” even if it means you lose the discussion. You’ll hear it in stupid homilies like “if you can’t say something nice you shouldn’t say anything at all”. . . People who are reared in this tradition make abysmally poor debaters (Mitt Romney for instance), always appearing a bit tounge-tied because they never developed the verbal and intellectual quickness competitive intellectual discussions demand. I think of Midwestern nice as a sort of speech impediment. These people make terrible trial lawyers, for instance. Even worse, if they become teachers they give their students ample reasons to take afternoon naps during class. They absolutely hate people like Trump and Ted Cruz.

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        • wondering999 says:

          Excellent comment and observation G Hall. Have always thought that a substantial part of anti-semitism springs from speech envy. People who were raised not-to-argue are at a huge disadvantage when they deal with people who exercise near-total freedom of speech. When that kind of restraint (or “speech impediment” as you put it) is deeply ingrained, all that the poor loser can do is to let loose unspoken hatred towards the person who can say anything and say it quickly. It’s a shame.

          In addition to “nice” as a “speech impediment”, there are also a lot of people who were battered if they contradicted powerful family members. They don’t tend to achieve as negotiators, either — it’s either fists or silence for them. And it’s a shame, so much is lost when a person can’t communicate effectively with language.

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          • Garrison Hall says:

            ” . . . there are also a lot of people who were battered if they contradicted powerful family members. . .”

            Very true. At school, I used to have conversations—private and usually behind closed doors—that would begin with ” How do you say things like that? I wish I could do that . . .”.
            But, of course, they couldn’t because they were lugging around cultural baggage and a lifetime of learning that said if you did that, if you stood out, you were a bad person. But, for those few who were willing to find their voice the victory was sweet.

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          • SharonKinDC says:

            Speaking of the well-earned stereotype of Jewish prowess at argumentation, my favorite joke is about two Jews having three opinions 😉

            Not a New Yorker, or Jewish (although many people think I’m either or both!) I have a real appreciation for the verbal agility and willingness to express their honest opinion exhibited by so many New Yorkers. It’s REAL.

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        • Doodahdaze says:

          They need shock therapy to snap them out.

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    • wondering999 says:

      Didn’t know about the Light Crust Doughboys of the 1930s. When I googled, one of the YouTubes that popped up was suitable for Caturday (“Pussy, Pussy, Pussy”) but I don’t dare link it because, well, a whole range of other songs then pop up alongside it and I don’t think the moderators would appreciate.
      But this is great stuff, thanks! 🙂 Whole new side of Texas to appreciate.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_Crust_Doughboys

      New incarnation of the Doughboys:
      http://lightcrustdoughboys.org/

      Enjoy —

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Speaking of geopolitics, I just finished the much anticipated Vince Flynn book, which he’d started, but didn’t finish before passing away. The other writer did a fabulous job. What was most interesting thinking about the current campaign season as I was reading the book was a horrid jerk of a politician, who had aims on the WH and was dirty dealing w/ Pakistan. Worse, money was going to go to his campaign. We know Obama did away w/ the verification process to ensure only citizens were directly contributing… but then I thought about those Super PACS…And Trump’s words of warning, which at the time I heard them resonated as a warning about even dirtier dealings than he was willing to specify. While the horrid and ambitious Senator in the book didn’t remind me of anyone running, the set up was though provoking.

      Trump is absolutely correct on those PACS. I do wonder just what all Carson’s are doing for him in Iowa.

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  8. MfM says:

    I like how he morphed from Hillary to him being able to get things done because he has dealt with all sides.

    In business you have to work with people you don’t like or nothing would get done.

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  9. Voltaire's Crack says:

    Best line of the interview, “Iraq is the Harvard for terrorists”

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  10. ZurichMike says:

    He’s hammering at Carson now. Ouch.

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    • lastConservinIllinois? says:

      He must figure Jeb is toast.

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      • ZurichMike says:

        I have a feeling that Jeb will withdraw. His backers are not liking the return they are getting on the huge investments they made to buy — um — support his candidacy.

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      • Mike says:

        Jeb’s “inner loser” is starting to show through too many times. A few months ago, in a live Saturday interview showing on Fox or CNN before the first debate, Jeb flipped out on a question and walked off front of everybody. They even showed an audience shot with the other candidates in 1st or 2nd rows. It might have looped once and then disappeared. Only one of my friends at the table caught it too.

        Jeb so expecting an appointment reminds me of Bob Dole’s disasterous “it’s my turn” campaign. LOSERRRRRR !

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  11. coltlending says:

    Great interview.

    Great finish.

    Tapper regarding Saddam Hussein, “What about human rights abuses?”

    I had a Iraqi uber driver tell me Saddam was no cupcake nor were his son’s but if you kept out of trouble, generally, trouble didn’t find you. They had a strong economy and many faiths lived unmolested in Iraq under Hussein.

    The reality has been for eons in the Middle East only dictatorships survive because amongst the people there are always sects of religious or power mad nut jobs looking to dislodge the guy in power.

    We’re bringing those people here!! Crazy.

    Sure not all of them are a problem, but why in hell take the chance. We have enough problems.

    Go Trump!!

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    • lastConservinIllinois? says:

      I currently work with 2 men who are from Iraq. The one of them that talks openly about his homeland says exactly what your driver told you – that Saddam was absolutely known as a no-nonsense-don’t-do-anything-to-get-onto-his-bad-side type leader, but he was not known to seek out his victims just to send a message, as we in the West have been led to believe.
      By the way, my co-worker is from an area of Iraq (I forget the name, north east of Baghdad I believe) that was 70-80 % Christian. He says, in his 28 years, there was never a worry of unreasonable government intrusion.
      He says there was more of a concern of Turkish or Iranian cross-border incursions, or Kurdish dishonesty/treachery.

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      • PatriotKate says:

        We have been lied to so much about what the situation really was in the Middle Eastern and North African countries as they have been lying about Syria. The same with Libya and the Benghazi debacle after the overthrow. There’s some remarkable stories about what a prosperous country it was under Gaddahi. One story describes how he brought this manmade river from the sea to green their desserts increasing their domestic food production and much more. They may have been strongmen but not as many have said, they helped keep balance in the region and now there’s a power vacuum.

        The policies since HW Bush have been disastrous. Since so many people now realize this is why everybody hates Bush with us not wanting another one of them near the WH.

        Throughout history, the pendulum swings back and forth and has to go through periodic course corrections. We are one of those junctures and we need the strong and capable Mr. Trump to help us yank it back. That’s why I tell people we need him.

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  12. wondering999 says:

    A few thoughts in response to the Jacksonville Trump speech (I haven’t had a chance to listen to the one linked above, and might not be able to get to it today).

    HEALTH INSURANCE: liked Trump’s emphasis on the billions lost in setting up the Obamacare insurance computer system. Meanwhile, small income people like me are paying exorbitant monthly rates for services we’re not likely to use.

    A former coworker, with one grown child (seriously disabled, needs 24/7 care, lives at home) tells me she has dropped health insurance and just pays the tax penalties. Why? because for a $10,000 deductible, no pharmaceutical coverage, $400/month plan she finds it better to just go without. She lives with stress-related chest pains (she also has diabetes) wondering what will happen to her disabled offspring if she kicks the bucket (and on badly overworked days, she begins to favor that option — not nice to talk about it, but there are people who resort to murder/suicide to escape fates they consider worse than death).

    Related to Carson and Medicare, would like to suggest that every church congregation study group (and treepers here) ake it on ourselves to read a Medical Ethics textbook written by Gregory Pence of Alabama. *Medical Ethics: Accounts of Groundbreaking Cases”.

    This book brings up a budget breaker (kidney dialysis) and a wide variety of common situations that people should think about before getting into them — or legislating decisions for other people. Pence provides crucial details of what goes into decisions about dialysis, transplants, right-to-die, abortion and a host of other controversial topics. Whether you agree with Pence or not (and he usually provides both sides) the information is very, very valuable to have thought about ahead of time.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      No one has realized yet, Trumps tax plan takes down Obamacare. It eliminates tax credits. Obamacare is paid for by a convoluted pre-paid tax credit for the individual. Paid direct to big inshooince. No tax credit subsidy, no Obamacare. His wonderful tax plan obliterates the crooked tax code and all the power that it has given to Washington D.C. If his tax plan wins there will be no need to repeal that disaster. It will self destruct.

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      • lastConservinIllinois? says:

        Absolutely.
        And, of course. It would ALREADY have self-destructed if not for the laws being re-written every time a deadline was looming.

        My gosh, how refreshing it is to look forward to living under the rule of law again (i hope!!!)

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      • Sentient says:

        IMO, Trump should advocate two stand-alone positions regarding healthcare:
        1) Pharma companies shouldn’t be allowed to charge more in the US than the lowest price they charge anywhere else in the world. (We’re sick of footing the entire R&D bill for the whole world.)
        2) doctors, hospitals and clinics shouldn’t be allowed to issue fake invoices with artificially high prices to the uninsured (or to the insured for the sole purpose of making insurance seem more valuable than it is). No one should get a hospital bill for $10,000 that an insurance company would settle for $3,000. No one should be charged $100 for an aspirin when an insurance company only has to pay $10.

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        • Sentient says:

          In simpler terms:
          1) No more overcharging Americans.
          2) no more fake bills.

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        • Doodahdaze says:

          They do it by way of the patent laws. Of course the patent laws are good to the point. But what point? Example. Someone invents a pill that cures every disease known to the world. But he charges 20 million a pill and patents it. What to do?

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          WHY the US has tolerated every other nation mandating they won’t pay for R&D so US citizens end up paying the ‘fair share’ of the entire globe is mind-boggling. I can hear Trump, ‘They’re ripping us off!’

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      • That’s great news! Go Trump!

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      Speaking of dialysis, the Medicaid racket has been abused. Illegals getting their treatment for free. A few years back one of the networks actually did a segment on it. One clinic in GA had the bulk of their biz for those who never put into the system benefiting! IIRC, it was like a ‘thing’ ‘Oh, you need dialysis? Go to the US, here’s how you work it’… I seem to recall it implied a perverse medical migration. Meanwhile, citizens didn’t always have it so good.

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  13. Rick says:

    New CBS poll has Trump/Carson tied at 27%. So, what does that say about Bloomberg & Q-poll from last week showing Carson 8-9 % ahead? Trump’s percentages on Economy, Immigration, Leadership, etc…more than double Carson, yet Iowans want Carson? Not likely!

    I think if Trump can pull off a very strong debate performance this week and follow up the Nov debate (in less than 2 wks later) he is likely to pull ahead in Iowa and may be the first person to take Iowa, New Hampshire & South Carolina.

    Jeb mortally wounded himself with his last rant over the weekend where he whined that he has better things that he could be doing and if people want gridlock than VOTE TRUMP. Real sore loser at this point because all his Rino friends said to him early on, “Jeb, you are the man”! Ha! Trump has pretty much neutered Bush. Mommy & Daddy line was classic! He needs to get some good rest 24 hrs before this next debate and he can’t let Rubio and Fiorina ATTACK! I wouldn’t go at Ben too hard yet, other than to expose his weak Immigration positions. (As well as Rubio and others)

    Trump should place in the mind of the voters if they think that Carson, Rubio, or Jeb could beat back a a Hitlery attack in a campaign??? Repub voters would be following the same path as what happened with a Dole, McCain, Romney position with anyone other than Trump. Plant the seeds early that he will attack Hitlery HARD & OFTEN!!! Clinton with no record of accomplishment and a history of scandal. Also, attack the narrative that Hitlery is a friend to woman.

    TRUMP 2016

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    • wondering999 says:

      I don’t think it’s up to Trump to bring up the femicide in Ciudad Juarez right across the border from El Paso — but when we are discussing Trump’s candidacy with people who think that it’s cool to have open borders, these people should be directed to a documentary that’s available on YouTube called “On The Edge”, Uploaded on Apr 7, 2008: “Hundreds of women have been murdered in Ciudad Juarez on the US-Mexican border. This film asks why, and finds the answer lies in a homicidal overlap of sexism, poverty, corruption and economic exploitation. Category News & Politics

      Whoever the H*!! is doing these murders should not be given free pass across the borders. There HAS to be border control, first of all because (as Trump says) if we don’t have a border, we don’t have a country. But, second, whatever is happening to all those poor women in Juarez needs to be isolated and STOPPED, not allowed to travel freely and at will. We only have control over the U.S. territory, not in Juarez, but we should at the VERY LEAST protect our own citizens. What is the matter with our politicians?! They do not live in reality.

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  14. Boudicarides says:

    KAPOW!! That was the best interview EVER! Anyone who says that guy is not presidential has rocks in their head!!!

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    • yes it was! Trump really comes across as very presidential and strong. he hit Carson just enough without coming across as petty and his “i guess i’ll have to try harder,” PERFECT RESPONSE and even HUMBLE! these interviews completely prove the false narrative the haters have about Trump and makes everyone forget about the Twitter Trump they use to form his image and false narrative in the media with.

      i especially liked when he refused to use the hater word “enemy,” and used “opponent” instead. It showed how well Trump gets along with everyone and is not partisan and not a hater. it just totally made Hillary look like a hater without having to even call her one. and made Trump show how he is a true UNITER. of course extra tasty was he said Obama is a DIVIDER…twice! Trump is just a natural!
      LOOOOOOOL!

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  15. amjean says:

    That was an awesome interview.

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  16. Overall a good interview.

    Rubio was interviewed after Trump, saying that Trump’s immigration proposals ‘border on the absurd.’ http://www.cnn.com/2015/10/25/politics/marco-rubio-hillary-clinton-donald-trump/index.html?eref=rss_politics

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    • lastConservinIllinois? says:

      Rubies entire reason for, and methods of, running for president border on the absurd.

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        • TheTorch says:

          So deporting illegals, building a wall and controlling the border is absurd ?

          The water boy is drowning fast. Next to the economy this is no. 1 issue for a lot of Americans.

          Hillary would destroy any of the GOPe nitwits easily. Trump however would giver her the fight of her life, which I believe she would lose, and he would become president.

          The advantage of Trump going against Hillary, is that he is tough, determined, and no nonsense, he is not afraid of the Clinton machine or the media, which is a huge advantage. The other is that there would be clear blue water between the two, on illegal immigration, economy, taxes and second amendment. Those are four big issues. That gives Trump a huge advantage over the other GOPe. On top of all that he is a king with media, totally fearless.

          All the other GOPe candidates are scared of the media, don’t defend themselves, on a lot of the big issues, especially immigration, almost identical to Hillary, and would be scared to death of the Clinton Machine. They are pathetic wimps, which would give her an easy win.

          That is certainly how I see all this.

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          • Agree on all of the above.

            I hope Trump makes mincemeat out of Water Boy at the debate. I wonder if Jeb will attack his protégé…he really should if he decides to stay in.

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            • lastConservinIllinois? says:

              Good point, and something to watch for.

              If Jeb doesn’t attack Rubio its perhaps because he’s been told “your time is up”, that the official hand-off to Rubio is imminenet, but he may be kept in to disrupt Florida for Trump.

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    • Sentient says:

      That’s why the pundits think Rubio is so smart – because on the issue of the border, Rubio says Trump’s plan “borders on the absurd”. Get it? It’s like a play on words, see? They admire his sixth grade wordsmithery, while normal people just want the damn border sealed.

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    • of course it would be to someone like Rubio who wants amnesty, who is an immature 43 year old, and who tows the Washington foreign policy false narratives and everything else GOPe stand for which are all based on LIES.

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      • Doodahdaze says:

        Correct. It is clear now. The GOP is one big lie. At least the democrats are honest communists. The Republicans are lying, skunk, collaborators. 🙂 Phew! They stink.

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  17. rjcylon says:

    When he says “they can come back in” with visas, work permits, etc… I wonder what that means. They go back to Mexico then 20 year later they can “come back”, or, since many will have ties to the US (dreamers, entire family now lives here) they get to come back earlier?

    My gut tells me what he is trying to do is get rid of the gang members, murderers in our prisons, and people who are mooching off the system.

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    • rashamon says:

      It sounds like he’s trying to get paper on them — document them, track them — which, frankly, makes sense when we have an entitlement-based economy. Prior to giving away multiple goodies as in the 1930s with Social Security and starting again in the 1960s with just about every need imaginable, immigrants took care of themselves, had to prove they could do so, or were sponsored by family members or employers who agreed to do so.

      A majority of the undocumented seem to have overstayed visas, and we lack a system to collect and deport them.

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      • annieoakley says:

        I worked with an illegal from El Salvador (I didn’t know until later) and he brought his wife, son and daughter along too. I ran into his family with him in a Vitamin Cottage and the 10 year old had his own cellphone that he was playing with. Humberto had his own cellphone as well and the dad was the only one who spoke any English and not much at that.

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      • rjcylon says:

        Makes sense to me. Hopefully those are the requirements, and if they are I can’t imagine too many of them “coming back”. And the ones that do will actually be contributing to society.

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      • the whole purpose of getting a VISA is just that: to screen the foreigner so they can check their criminal background and to make sure they have financial ability to not be a burden on the new country. it is this way in every country. i have been through the VISA process. There are other things involved, but the 2 BIGGEST things are 1)criminal background 2)Ability to sustain oneself so as not to become financial burden on the new country.

        And getting a VISA itself can be a very quick process. I got mine in I think 30 days. But what takes longer is the paperwork that must be submitted with your VISA application, so you must have all that BEFORE you apply for VISA. Birth certificate, state and federal criminal background and that requires fingerprint cards and other things. Bank statements, income verification to prove financial capability and more. But the VISA process itself did not take that long. I am sure since many Hispanic illegals have already been living in USA already speak English and USA already has many departments already set up for assistance in Spanish, so it will be much easier than for ITALY.

        Trump is smart, Carson and the others are dumb in this regard. USA must make them go back and apply for VISA. It is the ONLY way we can separate the criminals from the good people and those who are financially a burden from those that can be a productive member of society. There will be a set amount of money a person needs to make per month or have in their savings etc to determine that.

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    • Meyer says:

      Thinking along the same line as you – – – that is why I am anxious to read his “Crippled America” book to learn more details regarding:
      the ‘big, beautiful door’,
      ‘the good ones will get to come back’, and
      ‘expedient turnaround (paper) process.’

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    • What he is trying to do is kick out all of those who came into the US illegally, and make them follow the legal immigration process if they want to return. It’s just that simple, and it’s called “Rule of Law”.

      As far as the illegal alien criminals who currently reside in our prisons, I believe he intends to have them serve out their sentences before they are deported and, hopefully by then, we will have completed the revamping of our border security to the point where they won’t be able to just walk back in.

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      • interesting thought, but i don’t know about that because in some cases like PHOENIX AZ, one prison has a population of 22% illegals. Arizona is not a very rich state, and 22% is a huge burden for Arizona, and that is just ONE of the Arizona prisons. Maybe they will deport them back to Mexico and let Mexico have that burden. Now, Southern CALIFORNIA is even worse and has even more illegals in prisons there. California is broke, selling pot basically as revenue (the legal pot that is). I am quite sure that they are burdening the state prison system as well. Maybe it will be done on a per crime type basis, depending on whether they are in for murder, rape, dope, etc.

        I know one person who would know: PHOENIX SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO !!!

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    • Justice_099 says:

      Seasonal work visas for farming has been a thing for a long time. All he is saying is that we can still offer work visas to those that want to come and work on the farms. But like it always was before, they have to go back after the work is done.

      He thinks the argument is absurd because we have always had that. Farms would not be hurt at all by his immigration policies.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      That’s my guess. Frankly, that’s a reasonable standard. Setting aside the illegal immigration aspect at the moment, those who don’t commit other crimes, nor are a net expense would surely be a better proposition to let back in than those draining taxpayer dollars?

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  18. jackphatz says:

    Call it a gut feeling! I feel Trump needs to tread lightly regarding Carson. Except for Islam in America ones religious views should be personal. I might not prefer your religion of choice, and I don’t have to, but I’ll refrain from publicly demeaning you over it. Another reason is the media will use Carson as the missile against Trump for going after Carson. You know, the kinder, gentler soul…until they don’t need Carson anymore. He should focus on Sanders Socialist ideas and Hillary’s existence.

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    • sam says:

      Yes i agree that he should not attack ben carson, Carson is a surgeon and doctor in the mind of the people are very trustworthy. Dr. Carson can have Iowa thats Okay, cause Trump is leading everywhere by a big margin. If he attack carson Trump IMO can start to collapse in Iowa and chain reaction collapse to other states.

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    • Artist says:

      exactly, they should be personal.
      I cannot tell you how uncomfortable it makes me to hear someone who is vying to be the Leader of the Free World spout Seventh Day Adventist End Times dogma!
      I happen to be Jewish and I have no issue with a Christian, moral candidate as I have no expectations that a Jewish candidate could be elected in America ( or even that I would LIKE that Jewish person….ie Bernie Sanders! ) however End Times eschatology is a ridge too far for me….besides, I’m not conviced Carson IS the kinder, gentler soul. There are at least 3 verified incidences of him going after people ( his mother with a hammer) with sharp objects in fits of rage.
      To me, Carson appears medicated, perhaps to dull the edge of an overly volatile temper.

      I really dislike and distrust Carson and I don’t think Trump needs to be different to mollify Carson’s supporters.
      Trump is not the phony.

      #Trump2016 !!!!!

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    • With exception of Meg Murdock and FOX, and some in Iowa, I think many in the media are downright FRIGHTENED of the idea of someone like BEN CARSON becoming president. People on the Left especially.

      It sure seemed to me that JAKE TAPPER was giving questions to Trump enabling him to slam Carson without even having to. Example of this is when Tapper said “Carson wants his taxes based on the RELIGIOUS TITHING IN THE BIBLE and then he added “like 15% or 20% or whatever.” Biblical tithing is 10%, so for Tapper to jack that up to 20% was in of itself a slam on Carson. Not sure if it was intentional or if Tapper just didn’t know the exact amount because frankly dismisses it enough to not even bother to know, cuz he thinks it’s overtly inserting religion into politics and ridiculous in the first place, in any case just made Carson look like a nut.

      That in of itself was a HIT on Carson! And Trump didn’t have to say a word. I don’t know who Trapper likes, but I think we can add him to the list of ex haters, like Chris Wallace, who are no longer in denial but comfortable with ACCEPTANCE.

      Jake Tapper + Trump = ❤ LOL!

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      • jackphatz says:

        Tapper is indicative of the leftist media, not one wit serious of the candidate, the issue, just gotcha all the way. Borderline bully if he could get away with it. Compare him against Chuck Todd and they are miles apart. Todd is interested in the interview.
        But, yeah, you are correct, they have no clue what Dr Carson is all about but mostly they are not allowed to “like” a Black conservative.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      I thought Trump was quite delicate. One of the polls from this weekend asked about Trump’s Christianity for cripes sakes! No other candidates. Which is pejorative in and of itself. If you look at it in that context, here people are wondering about Trump’s religious conviction, when he’s a Presbyterian, aka ‘middle road’ religion, yet not one media type has asked about Carson’s SDA? Nor does Carson mention it, that I can recall. I do recall Romney’s Mormonism being discussed in the media, way too much, actually.

      When you find a LOT of people posting online who are following R politics and don’t have a clue about Carson being SDA, it does beg the question, are they trying to keep that tucked away?

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  19. hocuspocus13 says:

    Does anyone have any information on the million $$$$ spent in Iowa to produce a fraud poll that put Carson ahead of Trump

    I read a bit on it this morning

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  20. sam says:

    At this point you don’t want Jeb to withdraw from the race, you would want him to stay in to splinter those establishment GOP like rubio. Most of Jeb votes will go to Ben Carson, ben carson have a higher 2nd choice.

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    • Doodahdaze says:

      Jeb becomes a splitter.

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      • Yes, now Jeb is the splitter in the GOPe’s wicked plan! God is surely hearing our prayers to save America. Probably America’s last chance!! Letting the wicked fall in their own traps is just flat out Godly justice. Remember our prayers from August? Where we stood on these scriptures:

        “These men lie in wait for their own blood; they ambush only themselves!” [Proverbs 1:18]

        “…16For their feet run to evil And they hasten to shed blood. 17Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird; 18But they lie in wait for their own blood; They ambush their own lives.…Indeed, it is useless to spread the baited net In the sight of any bird;” [If a bird sees a trap being set, it knows to stay away.]

        “I am going to PRAY. Stand on the Word. PRAISE the Lord for strength. That the trap the GOPe laid out for Trump, they will fall in it THEMSELVES. I believe Trump truly loves America and he sees this is America’s last chance before she goes past the point of no return. He is even spending his own money. I believe it will take someone like Trump, ballsy, big strong ego, and knowledge of how the insiders MAY GOD LET THEM ALL FALL IN THE VERY TRAP THEY SET FOR TRUMP!”

        Thank you LORD!

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  21. The logic (or lack thereof) displayed here is mystifying.

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  22. boojum says:

    IMO one of the most interesting aspects of this interview was the foreshadowing of how Trump will take on Hillary while appealing to crossover voters. When asked about how Hillary did in last week’s hearing Donald damns with faint praise and then begins to talk about partisanship. That rivets everyone’s attention. (Is he actually going after Repuplicans?) But now he talks about the level of hatred on both sides. He puts himself on neither side. He is above this hatred. He is a uniter. As a business man he has had to get along with everyone. It is how a leader gets things done. And now he goes after Hilary ON HER RECORD. Not vilifying her as a person — she was a guest at his wedding — Ivanka and Chelsea are friends. No, he goes after her on “her horrible record in government.”

    I also believe that Ivanka and Melania, yet to be seriously deployed, are not to be undervalued as weapons for crossover voting. The Donald and family has have vast Pop Culture (Kardashian level) appeal. Hilary is not cool.

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  23. mpmp2015 says:

    Definitely one of Trump’s better interviews. Generally he tends to digress a bit or not give too many specifics, but he was able to answer each question in a short and strong manner. You can see he is genuine and a capable leader.

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  24. Doodahdaze says:

    There must be a unification in America. We can not continue with the establishment in charge. It will take everyone. Left and right. That are American. Maybe Trump can unite the USA. I hope. His words are like iron.

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