Anderson Cooper Interviews Donald Trump – Election Results, Policies, Current Events…

CNN has provided the full interview in a few segments.

Part One:

Part Two:

Part Three:

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113 Responses to Anderson Cooper Interviews Donald Trump – Election Results, Policies, Current Events…

  1. Gomez Cooley says:

    Ted Cruz Defends Backing From IHOP Mike Bickle, Who Said ‘Hitler Was Hunter Sent by God’ – See more at: http://www.gospelherald.com/articles/62169/20160211/ted-cruz-defends-backing-from-ihop-mike-bickle-who-said-hitler-was-hunter-sent-by-god.htm#sthash.37lxdAoS.dpuf

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  2. Katherine McCoun says:

    Please jump and help Mr. Trump Make America Great Again! Next Tuesday is HUGE. Mr. Trump’s ground game are we volunteers, not paid astroturf! Volunteer in your state or get on the phones from anywhere. If you have ANY problems, please email the many contacts below before giving up or getting frustrated. Each state office has enormous pressure and so much to do. Let’s work together to help Mr. Trump. If you really want it Mr. Trump to win then do your part and help him on the ground! Calls to be made in every state for next Tuesday. All are winner take all except for NC which is proportional.

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  3. kevin says:

    The middle class and poor attempt to get along, work and pay bills. To suffer with “media” whores is not what should be spending time on or tolerate.
    Exlamer-Do not watch any TV

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    • DelAware says:

      THANK YOU!

      These media serve their puppetmasters, and it’s clear at this point that the puppetmasters who also control the UniParty DESPISE the voters! The GOPe is doing everything it can to undermine ITS OWN VOTERS! This is ridiculous! We care about the republic, they are supposedly the “republican” party, but they care more about thwarting our will than representing it.

      Kill your television. I’ve been saying that since the 1980s.

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  4. Trump also had a huge townhall with Hannity tonight. I must say I was expecting the worst (planted people with grumpy faces, people who were not clapping or enthusiastic, gotcha questions to put him in a bad light).

    Well there was none of that tonight. Crowd was huge, pro trump, enthusiastic and no gotcha questions or grouchy faced people in the audience. Hannity was fair tonight and seemed like he really wanted to help Trump get his message across. It was th entire hour long show too!

    Now don’t get me wrong, this in no way changes my view of Fox! They are dead to me, but I wanted to help boost the ratings for Trump because I believe it is so important for us to do that when we can…Helping Trump deliver huge ratings is the one way we can defeat the media at their game. It gives Trump the ability to counter all the lies because he can and will always be welcomed FOR THE RATINGS. If that were to change they wouldn’t let him on to fight them. PERIOD

    Basically, what I’m trying to say is…watch Trump live whenever he is a guest but turn it off or switch channels as soon as it is over. They will see ratings spike for that time period and drop off when he leaves showing the networks just how important he is to their bottom line. It gives him leverage over a system that would love to destroy him but cares more about ratings. Just a thought…

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    • JeremyR says:

      You are asking the impossible. Right now, the only way I tune in Faux is if it is live coverage of Rupert’s yacht sinking suddenly for an unknown reason resulting in a shark feeding frenzy that would make Animal Planet envious. Said frenzy would have to include the sharks consuming MeGYN, Rupert, and a couple of the other bobble heads.
      That is asking a lot? It is asking too much. There are some things even sharks won’t eat.

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    • Trumped says:

      Very wise!
      There are also streams on the web which dont count for ratings(google)

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    • I still don’t watch fox. Sundance puts everything here! I watch and read here!

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    • yy4u says:

      I’ve often wondered if cable companies can tell when we’re watching a program. Can they? Or is it still whomever is hooked in to the Neilson rating system?

      If it is the former, I’ll bet Fox is cratering.

      My gut tells me Fox is paying a huge price for Megyn Kelly. She has become the face of Fox and it’s ugly.

      I suspect Bret Baier has destroyed his carefully crafted image of unbiased anchor. I always thought he was a lightweight intellectually, but a nice guy who was trying hard. I now see him as the Chuckie doll in the horror movies.

      Chris Wallace is as he always was — a smarmy lawyer type who is tough on Republicans (and esp. Trump) but who gives Democrats a pass (because he wants them to come onto his show).

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      • They can tell now, and ratings are taken every quarter hour. For instance when Trump gave his victory speech this past week Fox News saw their audience jump by 700,000 viewers, then when his speech was over it dropped off a million. This demonstrates the power he has to deliver ratings.

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  5. Paula says:

    I saw this interview and it was GREAT! He just keeps getting better and better! I absolutely believe he’s had everything planned out. But, he’s also so quick and flexible that he does tweek his plan as needed.

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    • cycle1 says:

      He knows how to stay on the points that he wants to make. He’s nice about it but does not allow people like Anderson to intimidate him off of his point ….Trump is relaxed. He just makes it like another conversation but he’s on point…

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    • Tonawanda says:

      “I saw this interview and it was GREAT!”

      I have seen everyone posted at CTH and this was the best. It showed what a genuinely brilliant man Trump is, so perceptive about people and other human beings and guided by a moral compass.

      What is remarkable to me are the subtle but actual changes in his presentation. He knows exactly what is appropriate to the occasion, and sometimes it is not what others would have expected or desired, but it turns out to be “right” for whatever the appropriate reason may be. To me, that is the actual definition of conservatism’

      The small but noticeable gradations and modifications in his presentation over time show me four things: 1) Trump has the ability to foresee how things will unfold; 2) Trump is patient, not impulsive, and understands the critical importance of timing in life; 3) Trump is an objective thinker with an open mind, something (I believe) which corresponds to honesty and self-knowledge; and 4) Trump is an independent thinker able to withstand the emotional and psychological pressures which affect all human beings every day.

      BTW – – I totally agree with the poster above who said the journalists themselves might wind up with Trump. I could practically see Cooper thinking: “OMG, how do I tell my boyfriend I am thinking of voting for Trump???”

      In the 60’s a NY Times editor stated that he had to keep changing the reporters he sent to cover William Buckley in the NYC mayor’s because “every damm one of them would come back and say he was voting for Buckley.”

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      • TheFenian says:

        Ah, William Buckley.

        When I was a teen his column was syndicated in the NY Daily News and I read it religiously. And it religiously left me frustrated and angry because I was a far left-liberal, dogmatic true believer …

        And I couldn’t quite understand why or how I agreed with everything Buckley wrote! Hahaha

        There was a fascinating panel discussion on C-Span one day about Buckley’s failed run for New York City Mayor and his “conservative” concepts on how such a populous, complex metropolis should be governed/managed.

        It was fascinating because it detailed how Rudy Guiliani used Buckley’s exact blueprint to transform a corrupt, filthy, violent, un-livable and “un-governable” dying city into a thriving, clean, safe city with a booming economy.

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  6. Rondo says:

    Re: Islam

    Donald Trump should read Mark Durie’s book.

    “The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom”
    One of the best books I’ve read on the issue he uses only primary sources.

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    • feralcatsblog says:

      Diana West s/b Trump’s Islam advisory. She knows Islam very well and has also endorsed Trump enthusiastically.

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      • Rondo says:

        “If you put a young God-fearing Muslim in a room
        with an Islamic radical and an Islamic moderate, both trying
        to win over the young person’s soul, the radical would
        win again and again. It is because the canon –
        hadiths, sira and Koran – are massively stacked in
        favor of the radical position. Yes, there are violent
        passages in the Bible too, but it is an uphill battle to
        build a violent theology based on them. With the Koran,
        building a violent theology is like rolling balls down a
        hill. It is a huge uphill struggle building a
        “moderate” Islamic theology on the basis of the
        Islamic canon alone.”

        Mark Durie

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        • sheree252 says:

          Very nice! If I may, I would add that within the Bible all the “violent” passages found in the Old Testament were amended under the New Covenant of the New Testament, the age of grace and mercy found in Christ. Within the Koran, the “violent” passages amend the oldest passages which were peaceful. Within Islam its flipped. This is why its like rolling balls down a hill. The violent passages have abrogated the peaceful passages within Islam, in Christianity grace replaced law. This is a BIG Yuuuug difference!

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        • WSB says:

          This has always been the issue. Media this morning is slamming Trump for his statement that ‘Islam hates us.’ . . . .

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        • yy4u says:

          Where on earth do you find a moderate Muslim? I haven’t heard any speak out against the WTC bombing, the San Bernadino shootings, the attempts to blow up shoes and underdrawers.

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      • Paula says:

        Is that right? Diane West is advising Trump? Love her!

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      • darcy says:

        Diana West is my hero!
        This discussion re how to defeat ISIS went along the wrong track, talking about how we have to change our laws etc., etc. Cooper led Mr. Trump into that, no doubt.
        Here is where Diana West’s take-down of Gen. Petraeus’ COIN strategy would be most useful. In essence, it’s not our laws which need changing but our RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, which COIN controlled, dhimmifying our troops. It’s outrageous!
        The President as CIC is responsible for the outline of the mission; and when this current occupant tells the Pentagon to go soft, they fall in line.
        Pres. Trump will tell them to WIN.
        As far as Islam is concerned and our current administration’s approach to “fighting” terrorism, the absolute best source is Stephen Coughlin. His briefs are available on youtube, at vladtepes.com, and at his own website unconstrainedanalytics.org
        Once you’ve taken the Red Pill, there is no looking back.

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        • tz says:

          See https://www.traditionalright.com/the-view-from-olympus-how-to-defeat-isis-2/

          I’m sure others may come up with more ways to disaggregate ISIS. But here is where the view from Olympus changes the picture. Our main mistake is obsessing over ISIS.

          Al Qaeda, the Taliban, ISIS, all will come and go. When one Fourth Generation entity fails, others will arise to replace it. The problem is not any one or several of these organizations. The problem is Fourth Generation war itself and the threat it poses to the state system.

          Meeting that threat requires an alliance of all states against non-state forces. War between states is obsolete. Its outcome will usually be the creation of one or more failed states, each of which represents a victory for the Fourth Generation.

          That alliance of all states, in turn, should usually seek to isolate, not engage, 4GW opponents. Isolation means stopping refugee flows into First World countries, blockades, financial measures both positive and negative (paying civilans to flee; cutting the 4GW entities off from outside finance), and doing our best to encourage 4GW forces in a given area to fight each other, something they are prone to do. If we think of 4GW just as states vs. non-state entities, we see only part of the picture. As Libya illustrates, 4GW elements also fight each other. This is especially valuable to states in place such as the Middle East where demographics make war a certainty (what I call supply-side war). Far from seeking peace, we want to stoke the fires of such wars until they consume all the available fuel. Only then is peace a real possibility in any case.

          Let me re-emphasize one point. It is essential for the survival of the West that refugees from other cultures fleeing 4GW not be let in. If they come, they will bring 4GW with them, turning our countries into hell-holes like the ones they have fled.

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      • Tonawanda says:

        “Diana West s/b Trump’s Islam advisory.”

        ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Better and better!

        But what is s/b besides something good?

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  7. TipTipTopKek says:

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  8. If only Anderson Cooper would focus on what Trump is saying BEFORE he goes to his next prepared question. Cooper needs to learn how to listen.

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  9. TipTipTopKek says:

    NRO has a “Brokered Convention Poll” and guess who’s winning?

    The poll is here. You know what to do. I delinked the things so that they don’t get a referral from the Treehouse, copy and paste into your browser bar and make the obvious changes.

    http colon //www dot nationalreview dot com/poll/brokered-convention-choice I took it.

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    I used a burner email from 10minutemail dot com.

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  10. Tuskyou says:

    Thx for the volunteer info. I made calls for Trump today/Ohio. The responses were all over the place. Not to mention people who haven’t set up their voice-mail or don’t empty their voice-mail. What the hell?!

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  11. lmg says:

    If there is a 35% import tariff placed on products that now come into the US tax free, yes, they will be more expensive. That means the price difference between the Chinese product at Home Depot and the US made product at Ace Hardware is now much smaller. That makes the US product more attractive than before and increases business for the US company, creating jobs. Making regulations and taxes more rational will reduce costs for the US businesses, allowing them to grow, increase wages, or reduce prices. Forcing China and other countries to eliminate unfair treatment of US products will also create more jobs for US businesses. It will be a dynamic situation for a while, but the US economy should steadily improve.

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    • Sentient says:

      This comment may not go over well, but here goes: The government needs tax money. We may not like it, but we can’t run the government at all without taxes. As Sundance has explained, the Bush tax cuts and the subsequent extensions of them – only for the lower income levels means that “the rich” are carrying almost the entire load. A slight increase in the price of imported goods (including a tariff) only ameliorates the excessive progressivity that exists in the income tax now. Tariffs and excise taxes were provided for explicitly in the Constitution.

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      • I say we get rid of the waste, fraud and abuse and that will put more money into the kitty.

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        • Janie M. says:

          karmytrumpateer, the one person in government that pointed out government waste, et al, was former Senator Tom Coburn with his eye-opening annual Wastebook. Trump would remedy that and many of the related fiscal problems – whether it is a reduction of staff in an agency or outright elimination of the agency.

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          • yy4u says:

            Coburn the rat just endorsed Cruz. When push comes to shove, they all protect each other.

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          • Somebody here (can’t remember when or where or who) said you can’t really reduce staff due to staff pushback, but you CAN eliminate an agency. Which would be my preference anyway.

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            • Janie M. says:

              I recall reading an article a couple months ago, Investing, and allegedly a number of government agency workers said they would quit their jobs if Trump won the presidency. Would love to see that. If I am not mistaken, if you quit, no UE (in the private sector, don’t know about government rules). Perhaps, these were workers nearing retirement. I’d say another way to reduce staff is to shuffle them off to other agencies – that should make them real happy./s

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        • Gail Combs says:

          The 1984 Grace Commission Report under Ronald Reagan showed the waste. 1/3 of the moneys collected are wasted.

          The “President’s Private Sector Survey on Cost Control”, commonly referred to as the 1984 Reagan “Grace Commission Report” reveals that 100% of the “income tax” collected is applied against the interest of the national debt. The government operates on a deficit that is created from nothing by the Privately Owned Fed (owned by the international banksters) at interest, i.e. what could be created debt free and usury free by the Treasury has been usurped by the Banking Dynasties like the Rothschilds, Warburgs, Morgans and Rockefellers. Taxes are a way of controlling, or manipulating the economy. They also give people a faith in the fiat fairy dust funny money — That is FDR had to make gold illegal and the income tax payable in federal reserve debt notes. Balanced budgets and budget surpluses are a smoke and mirror trick. They sound really good, playwell for the people, but are nothing more than panderings.

          Even the inventor of the electric light, Thomas Edison, joined the fray in criticizing the system of the Federal Reserve: “If our nation can issue a dollar bond, it can issue a dollar bill. The element that makes the bond good, makes the bill good, also… It is absurd to say that our country can issue $30 million in bonds and not $30 million in currency. Both are promises to pay, but one promise fattens the usurers and the other helps the people.”

          In President Lincoln’s words (he was assassinated by the Banksters’ agent) “”The Government should create, issue, and circulate all the currency and credits needed to satisfy the spending power of the Government and the buying power of consumers. By the adoption of these principles, the taxpayers will be saved immense sums of interest.”

          “In a recent conversation with an official at the Internal Revenue Service, I was amazed when he told me that ‘If the taxpayers of this country ever discover that the IRS operates on 90% bluff the entire system will collapse'”. -Henry Bellmon, Senator (1969)

          HERE are some quotes on the subject:
          “Some of the most frank evidence on banking practices was given by Graham F. Towers, Governor of the Central Bank of Canada (from 1934 to 1955), before the Canadian Government’s Committee on Banking and Commerce, in 1939.

          Q. But there is no question about it that banks create the medium of exchange?

          Mr. Towers: That is right. That is what they are for… That is the Banking business, just in the same way that a steel plant makes steel. (p. 287) The manufacturing process consists of making a pen-and-ink or typewriter entry on a card in a book. That is all. (pp. 76 and 238) Each and every time a bank makes a loan (or purchases securities), new bank credit is created — new deposits — brand new money. (pp. 113 and 238) Broadly speaking, all new money comes out of a Bank in the form of loans. As loans are debts, then under the present system all money is debt. (p. 459)

          Q. When $1,000,000 worth of bonds is presented (by the government) to the bank, a million dollars of new money or the equivalent is created?

          Mr. Towers: Yes.

          Q. Is it a fact that a million dollars of new money is created?
          Mr. Towers: Yes. (p. 286)

          Q. Will you tell me why a government with power to create money, should give that power away to a private monopoly, and then borrow that which parliament can create itself, back at interest, to the point of national bankruptcy?

          Mr. Towers: If parliament wants to change the form of operating the banking system, then certainly that is within the power of parliament. (p. 394) ”
          http://www.michaeljournal.org/appenE.htm

          This is backed up by:
          Testimony by Mr. Morgan, the bank’s president,First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Daly (1969)
          “Plaintiff admitted that it, in combination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, . . . did create the entire $14,000.00 in money and credit upon its own books by bookkeeping entry. That this was the consideration used to support the Note dated May 8, 1964 and the Mortgage of the same date. The money and credit first came into existence when they created it. Mr. Morgan admitted that no United States Law or Statute existed which gave him the right to do this. A lawful consideration must exist and be tendered to support the Note.”

          THE BANKERS ARE STEALING US BLIND.
          Since 1913 the US government has been “borrowing” newly created COUNTERFEIT money from the bankers and the American suckers… excuse me taxpayers have been serfs to the bankers ever since. Transfer payments by the way are the cost of transferring money between banks. The US tax payer got stuck with that tab too, not the banks.

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        • WSB says:

          Would be about 50 to 60% including everything, plus all that is unconstitutional.

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      • Bull Durham says:

        The US has 12,000 different tariffs on products and commodities imported into the USA.
        A 266% tariff was just placed on Chinese rolled steel. That’s 7.5 x 35%. I don’t hear a single Consistent Principled Anal Retentive Conservative say a word about this.

        Not Steve Forbes, no one. But Donald says he’ll threaten tariffs and they reject his candidacy.

        12,000 tariffs. 266% tariff. Nada from the purists. Ideological straightjackets.

        The issue is a joke. All trade agreements are done with threats. Except on the US side. They wait until real damage is done to an industry and then go through the long WTO process of putting tariffs on.

        I’m for commonsense fair trade. It’s in China’s interest to help us rebuild our purchasing power so we can buy products from them. The EU is in the same position. Their middle class is screwed. There is massive imbalance in trade. Not China’s fault. The leaders are stupid in US and EU. Stupid, powerful and wealthy. (Now how did that happen?)

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        • MVW says:

          Look, it is never, ever, never, ever the one thing. A myriad of debilitating regulations, buried taxes, poor education, poor work ethic, chronic illnesses, high cost of electricity due to Obomination’s EPA, Harvard business trained idiots, etc. Elon Musk’s SpaceX and many other companies are doing well because of smart, modern business practices, Trump is doing well because of many, many different things done well.

          The point is that the trade part of Trump’s Stump speech is just a part of what is needed. Massive regulation rollback as mentioned is needed, but the Federal Reserve holding interest rates down is also killing the economy by killing investment.

          If you have never made a strategic improvement process that led to one breakthrough after another leading to an unexpected massive breakthrough you won’t understand how damaging bureaucracy is to being competitive on a world scale. Such breakthroughs are so many and bureaucracy slows it down and raises its cost, effectively killing it. Speed is everything today.

          And being competitive on a world scale is what is needed, it is interlocking. Trade deals is just a piece of the problem.

          It is never, ever, ever the one thing.

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          • lmg says:

            Yes, it is many things, many intertwined. I don’t pretend to understand it. When Trump is on the stump he’s talking to people who wouldn’t understand the details and complexity, so he goes for simplicity and the big picture. I wish he’d get a little more detailed in places, like explain 3 ways Mexico would pay for the Wall, but I’m OK with his way.

            Here is an American Thinker article that explains the benefits of Trump’s economic ideas and elaborates on what I said above. Ann Coulter recommends it:

            http://bit.ly/1paIWrG

            My preference would be to completely throw out the tax code, all regulations from all agencies, and all Federal laws, and draft a completely new and much smaller set based on common sense rules and the needs of today. Sometimes it’s better to just bulldoze the old house and build a new one rather than try to fix the old one with millions of problems.

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      • amjean says:

        During 2000-2008 this country collected between 2.0 and 2.4
        trillion dollars. Obama has almost doubled those numbers.

        Can’t convince me that we need to raise taxes. Lower taxes
        means citizens purchase more, creating jobs, which
        then creates more tax dollars. See how that works?

        Our country is being drained financially with jobs going overseas
        incompetent and crooked government agencies along with the
        increase in welfare payments.

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    • cycle1 says:

      Trump also pointed out that he’s using the taxes at least in some cases as a negotiating tool. If the negotiations don’t go well or the other country won’t budge we still get the tax…. Trump’s point is they will eventually come around . China for example will stop their currency manipulation …

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    • Janie M. says:

      lmg, another aspect of having more American made products is a quality issue. Chinese products are not noted for their longevity. Moreover, there is a concern with the components used in manufacturing their products. I recall having a couple of very large cobalt blue mugs I had purchased at a Linens n’ More store. There were warnings regarding their use of lead in the coloring – I had to throw them out. They have quality control issues. Doesn’t matter if their products are cheaper if you have to discard them for safety reasons.

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      • Gail Combs says:

        I run a farm. My old muck buckets I bought in the early 1980s are still going strong. The crappy Chinese ones last a year maybe two and that is from the ‘good brand’

        We put in American made frost free hydrants in 1995, 1996 before WTO. We have put in others in the last ten years, same brand but now made in China and they are CRAP!! They leak. They break and we have to dig all of them back up by hand instead of doing something else that would expand our farm.

        Same with woven wire fencing. Stuff I bought in the 1990s is fine the new stuff is rusted or the galv is gone or the vinyl coating has delaminate.

        On and on it goes with stuff lasting a year to five years (If we are lucky) instead of twenty to thirty years. And it all cost 2 to 5 times what it did in 1995 because we now have to pay for the shipping and dollar devaluation.

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        • Janie M. says:

          Gail, I subscribe (it’s free) to the Consumer Product Safety Commission/FDA recalls email services. I have noted a number of durable products being recalled are made in China.
          Here’s a link (below) if you want to subscribe. I just realized I hadn’t received any in quite some time (still getting FDA recalls..hmmm). Don’t know if the rebuilding, new larger hard drive, of my pc last year by my son affected that – shouldn’t have.

          http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Newsroom/Subscribe/

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      • Wiggy says:

        Lying here on the bed I was thinking about what you said about American Products. We are so inundated with Chinese products that I wonder if we can find any. So I’m looking at those I can reach from here.

        I picked up my little clock (from the Kentucky Colonels) …made in China. A remote night light (a dim light to see at night on the way to the bathroom)…made in China. The magnifying glass with light … made in China. Flashlight beside my bed…made in China. Those special wallets for credit cards that keep scanners out…made in China. I haven’t looked at my TV, VCR, Computer, microwave or coffee pot yet. So we get the products and China gets the money. BTW, the Fruit of the Loom boxers I have on were made in Mexico. Used to be made in my town here until they moved out. Sigh.

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        • Wiggy says:

          oops… Second sentence…I wonder if we can find any American Products.

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        • Janie M. says:

          You know another aspect of importing foreign products is clothing (my big gripe)… the cloth is thinner, there is a problem with pilling and they won’t last a year before the seams come apart after laundering them because the margins are so small (quarter inch or smaller – I used to sew so I understand the need for larger ones.

          I bought a couple pairs of Fruit of the Loom sweat pants last winter (from Wally World) now full of tiny pilling balls. I use a large fabric shaver (ironically, made in China) to remove them. I have heavy pull-over casual winter shirts I bought for my son about 20 years ago (when he was in middle school) that I wear at home.. still in good shape, just minor seam repairs have been needed. I remember when textile/clothing manufacturers had factories in the Northeast and South with American workers and the tiny tags sewn into them said, “Made in the USA.”

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        • facebkwallflower says:

          How about we ship our scrap metal to China and they sell back to us the refined steel. Why the heck cant we just do it here as cut out the pimp, China?

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    • amjean says:

      If I can pay a little more for products made in
      the USA I will be happy to do so; perhaps I will
      be helping a fellow American get or keep their job.

      I put a new roof on my home and paid a little more
      because I refused to hire any company that had
      illegals working for them. It was a good feeling.

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      • yy4u says:

        amjean, I’m with you. I have been evolving for the past year. I want cheap TVs, a cheap car, cheap clothes, but these things are NOT cheap because we pay for them on “the other end” by having to take care of Americans who want to work but cannot get a job anymore. So maybe our TV costs $300 when it would cost $500 in America but the person who has the job making the TV is paying taxes (and SS) to the US NOT Communist China or Japan or Mexico. The income inequality gap can easily be explained by the fact that the crony capitalists who capitalize on “free” trade are making millions while American workers go on unemployment or welfare.

        This is why Bernie is resonating on the other side. The people voting for him don’t understand socialism does not work, but they DO understand crony capitalism doesn’t work.

        As I see it, our choices right now are Crony Capitalism (Hillary and the Republicans save for Trump) vs resurrecting capitalism (Trump) or socialism (Bernie). I say give Trump a chance.

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  12. weird goy says:

    Free trade is fine if the “free trade” agreement is one sentence long “people from the USA and country X are free to trade”.
    Anything else is a lie

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  13. Paula says:

    I loved what Trump said about General Haydan. (Sp?)

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  14. Katherine McCoun says:

    Mr. Trump is solid in every interview and he handles the MSM so well. Pleasure to listen to him and to watch the interactions.

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  15. llyod says:

    So Hayden created the NSA spy apparatus to spy on American citizens……why is it OK to not follow the law regarding Americans and say “Oh! we must follow the law when it comes to the terrorist” Why are the American people always screwed…why are anyone that does harm to US & her people assisted by the people who are supposed to look after our country’s interest first???

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  16. oldschool64 says:

    Nancy boy Anderson Cooper tries to suck Trump into calling the Constitution a “living breathing document”….EPIC FAIL!

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  17. 1hear2learn says:

    Morning Joe going hard on Trump this morning because he said, wait for it, “Islam hates us”. Huge tirade from Joe. Even before that Joe went on tirade about how “his” Republican party has put clowns up for elections for years now…, not just Trump, but Palin, Bachman. ..

    Starting off my day in a bad mood!

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  18. hocuspocus13 says:

    Reblogged this on hocuspocus13 and commented:

    jinxx🍀xoxo

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  19. BlueSky says:

    I use to like Morning Joe. He has morphed into a Dr. Jekyll -Mr. Hyde . I think he is believing his own grandeur and importance. I have an aversion when that awaking happens in a once solid person. His faux rock star status with spiked hair and tight jeans with his old man group might have blinded his vision. Might be the groupie panties being thrown at him. Certainly Mika’s are in the pile!

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  20. Gail Combs says:

    You need to actually analyze what has happened to the tax burden as it was shifted from the elite (luxury good tariffs) to the middle class. This would be vey apparent to Donald Trump since his degree is in economics and his taxes fit all these catagories.

    Historic Federal Tax Revenue

    Notice that the tax burden has switched from corporate paid tax and tariffs to tax on employee wages. (SS and Medicaid/Medicare is still a tax on YOUR wages. The propaganda spinners just tell you that the corporation picks up half the tab. However if you are fired the company does not keep paying that tax so it is really a lie.)

    Tariff

    Take a good hard look at those charts. What you see is the tax burden has been shifted TO the middle class.

    Everyone seems to forget that the upper bracket is still on WAGES, that is on EMPLOYEES. The Elite are not wage earners. Their income is from DIVIDENDS. SO how is NON-TAX EXEMPT dividends taxed?

    At a much lower rate.

    Dividends are Tax-free for those in the 10% and 15% brackets to the extent qualified dividend income remains within those brackets.
    Taxed at a 15% rate for those in the 25% up to 35% tax brackets.
    Taxed at a 20% rate for higher income taxpayers whose income surpasses the 35% tax bracket.

    This is why many high place corporate employees take part of their pay in stock instead of wages.

    Exempt-Interest Dividends

    So the elite who SHOULD be in the 35% tax bracket are actually taxed at a rate LESS than those earning in the $37,450 to $90,750.

    With a Tariff everyone ends up paying the tax who buys foreign goods. This historically was the upperclass since foreign goods were normally luxury goods.

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    • chojun says:

      This is important because this shift of tax burden has resulted in American labor being the most expensive in the world. As a result, American jobs are outsourced and our labor market becomes uncompetitive.

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      • Gail Combs says:

        Cost of Energy, Cost of Regulations and the Cost of Labor are the biggies when it comes to a companies bottom line. All three costs are being intentionally increase by the US government.

        Cost of raw materials is the fourth and the refusal to allow mining and logging by the US government has increased those costs too.

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      • Gail Combs says:

        In the mid 1980s when I started my small business, I added up the cost of all the overt taxes I paid. Federal, state, property, sales, and fuel taxes. This did not include the hidden taxes. It was a 64.5% tax in total. With Reagan’s “151 taxes on a loaf of bread” we are lucky to take home 15 to 20% of what we earn.

        When you try to figure out where those tax dollars go you run into lots of propaganda.

        The Grace Commission

        Industrialist Peter Grace and syndicated columnist Jack Anderson formed the Grace Commission in 1982 in response to President Reagan’s “Private Sector Survey on Cost Control.” Two years later, after 161 corporate executives and community leaders directed over 2,000 researchers to investigate government spending, the 47-volume, 21,000-page Grace Commission Report was published.

        The $76 million study was funded entirely from private sector donations and cost the taxpayers nothing. The commission made 2,478 recommendations that would save the taxpayers $424.4 billion over three years without cutting essential services or raising taxes.

        In a letter to President Reagan dated January 12, 1984, Grace encapsulated his commission’s findings. He warned the president of multi-trillion dollar government debts by the year 2000 should the federal government not act upon his commission’s recommendations.

        In this same letter, Grace told President Reagan that “one-third” of the tax dollars collected are wasted and another third not collected. “With two-thirds of everyone’s personal income taxes wasted or not collected, 100 percent of what is collected is absorbed solely by interest on the Federal debt and by Federal Government contributions to transfer payments. In other words, all individual income tax revenues are gone before one nickel is spent on the services which taxpayers expect from their Government.”
        http://www.truthintaxation.us/?tax_inform=whereTaxesGo

        Of course the Media Spin Meisters rather have you believe this instead.
        From NBC NEWS.

        I think this is actually the money spent, most if not all of it borrowed. The elite are not about to let the Sheeple know exactly how much they are being sheared!

        Who is CBPP who produced that chart?
        The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is an American think tank founded in 1981 by Robert Greenstein, a former political appointee in the Jimmy Carter administration. Greenstein founded the organization, which is based in Washington, D.C., to provide an alternative perspective on the social policy initiatives of the Ronald Reagan administration. — WIKI

        As I said Spin Meisters.

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  21. PatriotGalNC says:

    Read on Drudge that Ted Cruz is saying the Trump supporters are LOW information people.

    I busted out laughing!

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  22. Oldskool says:

    I was channel surfing a little after 9pm est last night and came across that Rachel Maddow show on Msnbc and caught the beginning of an ad run in 1964 by LBJ against Goldwater. It is 4 minutes long and I sat transfixed because of it’s theme. A man is sitting there saying he is a republican that is dismayed because his party is being hijacked and split by the likes of Goldwater with probable KKK ties, yada yada, so he was voting for LBJ. I would provide a link if I knew how to do that, hopefully one of you can find it and do that, talk about back to the future.

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  23. yy4u says:

    Oldskool, I don’t remember the invective against Goldwater by the Republican establishment, but I have read about how they did the same to him they’re threatening to do to Trump, i.e. vote for the Democrat, not support him. It turned out badly for Goldwater, a good man who would have been better for the country than LBJ, but my gut tells me it won’t work this time. For every establishment Republican who switches to establishment Hillary, two or three “Reagan Democrats” will switch to Trump. The Republican brand has been damaged with blacks and women by the majority media, so there will also be people who would have voted Republican in the past but didn’t want to go with that brand. They’ll vote for Trump if they see the “real” Republicans piling on.

    I have a neighbor whom I believe has never uttered an unkind word about anybody in her life! She blew me away yesterday when she said how much she despises Megyn Kelly. (She is not for Trump, but is furious with the piling on. She is a “get” for Trump if this keeps up.)

    Interestingly Mitt Romney’s father tried to destroy Barry Goldwater just as Mitt is trying to destroy
    Trump.

    I DO remember 1980, however, when the establishment Republicans did the same thing to Reagan they did to Goldwater and are doing to Trump. I know because I was one of them. I walked my neighborhood to get signatures to get John Anderson’s name on the VA ballot. John Anderson was the moderate Republican who ran as an Independent because he and his buddies in the establishment couldn’t vote for the Reagan they now claim is the Republican savior.

    I believed the propaganda. I believed Reagan would start WWIII. I believed he was a male chauvinist pig who would put women back into the early 20th century. I fell for it all, just as a lot of my friends today are falling for the bovine manure being spread about Trump. I can’t fault them for being stupid. I was stupid.

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    • yy4u says:

      OOPS – didn’t proof properly

      “so there will also be people who would have voted” Should read people who NEVER would have voted Republican…

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  24. JaneFL says:

    I just received an ugly email from Katie Packer,Our Principles PAC which I forwarded to DJT’s office.

    It asks ~ “When you go to vote in Florida’s primary on Tuesday, ask yourself: Does Donald Trump really belong in the White House? Or in 3:00 A.M. infomercials?”
    https://www.trumpquestions.com/

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