Showing posts with label DONALD TRUMP. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DONALD TRUMP. Show all posts

Friday, January 19, 2018


Jorge Garcia's Family On "The View"

Jorge Garcia, the undocumented father of two deported to Mexico this week, speaks out along with his family.

On why Jorge was deported

"The system failed us." Jorge's wife, Cindy Garcia said. "It's a broken immigration system and it needs to be fixed."

On their family's dread knowing Jorge's deportation date was coming.

"We didn't want to let him go." Jorge's wife and children emotionally share their experience: "It was devastating, because we knew our nightmare was coming to life... We were grieving. It was a death."

Jorge's message to Pres. Trump

"We're supposed to only deport people that are criminals. That's not what's going on. They're only basically hurting the economy and separating families just like mine."

On losing the family's primary source of income

"God is gonna pull me through this." Cindy discussed how she will support her family after her husband Jorge, who has been the family's primary source of income, was been deported to Mexico. "[God has] given me the power to speak up for everybody."

Additional Highlights From The Show

Hot Topics: Porn star Stormy Daniels gives interview on alleged Trump affair.

"We're at a point now where he's done so much stuff, it's hard to even pinpoint the most shocking thing he's done — I wasn't surprised by this at all," guest co-host Yvette Nicole Brown said.

"I don't know if the evangelicals will care about it because they don't care about what he does," Joy Behar said. "It goes against their religion, they don't care — as long as he gets whatever they want."

Hot Topics: The co-hosts reflect on the Garcia family's story

"We were all immigrants at one point in time and throwing people out who have become Americans, who are not a threat to society, no criminal record ... it goes against ... the values that our country is based on," Meghan McCain said.

"The party of family values needs to step in and keep this family and others like it together and stop preaching lies about family values!" Behar said.

"We are better as a country [because of] our diversity," Sunny Hostin said. "But we know that. The man that is in power now does not know that ... even though he wants his wives to be imported in..." Yvette Nicole Brown added.

Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

Monday, November 06, 2017


Sen. Jeff Flake on Senate exit and why "we shouldn't condone" Trump's rhetoric, calls for better info-sharing between agencies after Texas shooting.
Sen. Jeff Flake On The View

THE VIEW -- Flake calls being a senator "honor of my lifetime," shares why he's leaving at end of term: "I could not speak out as I am now."

"We shouldn't condone it!" Flake talks taking on Pres. Trump, and why he's not returning to the Senate after his term: "There is no way you can be competitive in a Republican primary ... if you don't agree with the president's position and you don't condone his behavior."

"We have huge issues that we've gotta solve that will only be solved if both parties agree to share the credit, and most importantly, share the political risks," Flake said of needed bipartisan leadership.

Joy Behar questioned Sen. Flake on his NRA stance in wake of tragic Texas church shooting: "Now that you're not running again, how do you feel about speaking the truth about the NRA?"

Flake called for improved information-sharing between agencies after the shooting: "It needs to be better."

Hot Topics: Trump Calls Texas Shooting "Mental Health Problem"

"Here's an example of a guy that maybe stopped some more shooting by having a gun. He would've passed, probably, a universal background check," Sara Haines said of how this tragedy could be avoided. "The bad guy wouldn't have! A universal check may screen more people out!"

Photo Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


John McCain On The View

On Meghan Joining The View

McCain on why he "strongly recommended" his daughter Meghan join The View as a co-host: "So many Americans watch this program and have their information and knowledge as a result of her participation and all of you."

On Battle With Cancer

"It does make you appreciate every minute of every hour of every day," McCain said. "We should all thank God for every minute."

On Controversy Over Call To Gold Star Widow

"We should not be fighting about a brave American who lost his life serving his country."

On Vietnam Draft Dodgers

McCain said he doesn't consider President Trump a "draft dodger" but feels the system was "wrong" for allowing certain Americans to "evade their responsibility to serve the country": "When we ask the lowest income portion of our public to do our fighting and dying for us ... that's disgraceful."

On Trump's Threat To Him

McCain responded to Trump's "I fight back" comment: "I've faced greater challenges... Let's stop insulting each other, let's start respecting each other."

On Relationship With Trump

When asked what his relationship is like Pres. Trump, McCain said, "almost none."

On Defending Obama On 2008 Campaign Trail

McCain recalled correcting an audience member who called Obama "an Arab": "You can't let that go. 

You've just gotta do what's right."

"This has got to stop," McCain said of the lack of civility in politics today. "We've got to be respectful of one another's views and have a dialogue on truth and not on allegations and personal attacks!"

On His Legacy

McCain shared what he wants to people to remember him for: "He served his country and he's proud of his family."

Giving Meghan A Special Birthday Gift

McCain gave a heartfelt birthday gift to his daughter that brought her to tears.


Additional Highlights From Today's Show

Hot Topics: Controversy Over Call To Widow Of Sgt. La David Johnson Continues
"Our president has got to stop!" Meghan McCain reacted to Pres. Trump disputing the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson's account of their call on Twitter. "There has to be limitations on the people in this country who fight and die for our freedom... If nothing else is off limits, at least let this be off-limits."

 Photo Courtesy Of: ABC / Disney

Thursday, September 07, 2017



Bette Midler

Our favorite star, Bette Midler knows how to get Donald Trump's attention with her tweets. Not only are they right on the money, she adds a comic touch to them, showing just how stupid Donald Trump really is.

For Trump tweets, “We're building our future w/American hands, US labor, US iron, aluminum & steel.” In a Chinese tie, no doubt.

I have a week off; I'm pooped. I don't want to do anything but sit & stare at a wall. Sadly, has totally ruined walls for me.

Look, Bette is a New York City Icon. I have photographed her many times over the years. Always so sweet, always has something to say. Being New Yorker's, we both have met Donald Trump many many times. He always was a asshole. Sorry, sad but true. His kids are great, but that is because they were raised by Ivana and his other wives. I think they have DADDY Issues because he did not seem to be around much. Trump was always at some event or doing some publicity stunt for his FAKE NEWS. Donald Trump was the creator of FAKE NEWS. He was always a master at it, I always said way before he ran for President that he should have been a publicist, because he was a master at FAKE NEWS. I know, I covered many of his FAKE NEWS events. But the reality is, Donald Trump is a fake. Always was, always will be.

Why is it we have a President from NYC that could give a crap about the immigrants that live and work here? Does this nut case of a President think decision to repeal DACA will not effect him? I am sure many of his Restaurant workers in his hotels are DACA. I am sure many of his workers in every single business is DACA. Some media outlet should look at who really works in Donald Trump's businesses. 

Fake Donald Trump

One more point, Donald Trump's taste is tacky. I have been in his Trump Tower apartment many times. (Guess I won't be invited back) It is just so tacky and cold. Everything has it's spot. Fixtures in bathroom all gold and almost every other fixture, all gold. White couches, White grand piano, Gigantic Lion as a centerpiece. Only room that feels cozy is the den. Books adorn the shelf's, cozy couch. The view is not what I would call a great view. But this is his taste.

Mar A Lago is a nice place, but that is because the former Owner had class. When I was Invited there before it was a golf club, I arrived a little early. I was invited by Ivana after her divorce. Security was busy taking down Donald and the kids photos and putting up Ivana and the kids. Everything so planned and everything so cold. 

Donald Trump Has to control everything. From FAKE NEWS to his tacky home tastes. He will not last. His base of KKK and Racist people will learn that he is not even for them. Donald Trump is for Donald Trump. Always been this way and always will. 

And now you know why Bette Midler is mad and millions of Americans. Guess you knew anyway!


Thursday, August 17, 2017


Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci was snapped the other day at The Late Show With Stephen Colbert in New York City. As always, his mouth was wide open and had lots to say.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017


Donald Trump Fashion

Ivanka Trump Made In China

This president is so disgusting, I just can not understand how he continues to go on with his charade. Almost everything coming out of the Trump's is coming out of China. This president is unstable. I can not tell you how many times I photographed him in the past 30 years. I did photo shoots in his apartment, restaurants, nightclubs and I always thought there was something wrong with him.

His children are very nice. I feel bad for them. Most of the time I always saw them with Ivana Trump and she is a gem. But THE DONALD, something very wrong there, always was, always will be. I feel bad that the children will always be labeled as having the worst President Of The United States as their father.

If anyone thinks Donald Trump will go against China, then I will sell you the Brooklyn Bridge at a great price.

How Middle America was fleeced. Buy America only stands for you and I. It does not stand for the Trump Family!

Friday, July 28, 2017


New York Post Trump Cover

In the latest episode of “Survivor: White House,” the West Wing descended into chaos Thursday, as President Trump and his top aides turned on one another like vicious reality-show divas — with no one sure who would be the next to get a knife in their back.

The most jaw-dropping development came when communications chief Anthony Scaramucci launched into a vulgar tirade against White House chief of staff Reince Priebus in a phone call to a reporter late Wednesday.

Monday, June 26, 2017


Rich Donald Trump

The following came from New York Communities for Change. We highly agree, Trump is after the poor. Plain and simple.Please sign petition.

Did you know Donald Trump doesn’t trust poor people to make economic policy? That’s exactly what he revealed at a rally last week where he said he doesn’t “want a poor person” in his cabinet making economic decisions.

Trump is using this as an excuse to allow his corporate cabinet to make policy decisions that line the pockets of the wealthy. While he claims only rich people can make good economic policy, his proposed $7 billion cuts to federal housing programs will leave hundreds of thousands of people who rely on them vulnerable.

This isn't a "sound" economic decision — and we’re not going to take it. On July 12, tenants will march in Washington DC for one of the biggest housing marches in the nation led by low-income communities against Trump's housing budget cuts. Sign up here to RSVP for the march and get the latest details on buses to DC.

Low-income communities, especially those of color, will be hit hardest by cuts to federal housing. These cuts are going to impact housing programs like subsidized housing vouchers and repairs for public housing, which in New York are already massively backlogged.

The people who Trump "doesn't want' making economic decisions are going to feel these immoral and unjust cuts the most.

But tenants will rise on July 12 for their right to fair, affordable, and secure housing. Join us at the Tenant March on Washington -- sign up here for the latest updates on the march route and how to get there from New York.

This march will spark off a national housing movement led by low-income communities to fight against our neighborhoods, homes, and families being sold out and sold off to private interests while losing necessary funding for federal housing.

We'll see you on the streets of DC,

Genny Roman
Digital Strategist
New York Communities for Change

Friday, June 16, 2017



Laverne Cox On The View

Laverne Cox Weighs In On Sen. Kamala Harris, Pride Month and Orange Is The New Black.

"I love the senator — and I would love if they could just not interrupt her," Cox said of Sen. Harris' questioning in Russia hearings.

 Cox shares why she thinks Pres. Trump has yet to acknowledge June as pride month: "He's really busy ... he's now under investigation so he's got a lot to deal with."

Pres. Trump Under Investigation For Obstruction Of Justice?

"The real issue is: Did the president of the United States obstruct justice?" Sunny Hostin responds to those drawing attention to leaks in Russia probe. "People wanna talk about the leak and not about the crime!"

Millions are watching the Russia probe hearings — and Sara Haines says she's "glad people are tuning in": "Regardless of what side you fall, participation defines a democracy."

Watch The View weekdays on ABC at 11e|10c|p! 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017


Eddie Izzard

Eddie Izzard was snapped in high heels and a purse while he was heading to Stephen Colbert in New York City recently. Sorry Eddie, Donald Trump would look better in this outfit.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017


Danai Gurira

Alec Baldwin And Hilaria Baldwin

Spike Lee

Spike Lee and Danai Gurira was snapped at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts 2017 Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street last night in New York City. Donald Trump was also there. Oh, I guess it's Alec Baldwin with wife Hilaria Baldwin. Yes Alec, I'm still watching you.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017


The View On Set Yesterday

Hot Topics:

 View Co-Hosts Weigh In On Mariah Carey’s New Year’s Eve Performance.

“Sometimes you just gotta say: ‘You know what, I didn’t do this one … I blew this," Whoopi Goldberg said of the performance. “You can’t blame it on the people who are trying to make you look good — nobody wants you to look bad, nobody."

Hot Topics: President-elect Donald Trump On Alleged Hacking: 'I Know Things'
Joy Behar​ reacted to Trump​'s claim that he "knows things" about the alleged hacking: "Imagine if it was Obama​ doing that, he'd be called for treason!"

View Co-Hosts Remember Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds, Zsa Zsa Gabor & George Michael
"2016's exit was really rough," Whoopi Goldberg said.

Thursday, December 29, 2016


Donald Trump And Don King

President-elect Donald Trump takes questions from reporters, alongside boxing promoter Don King, and insists that his business won't get in the way of presidential leadership. Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post joins MSNBC's Chris Hayes to discuss.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


Hillary Clinton

We are hearing on our Democratic grapevine that 'just in case' , Hillary Clinton has a short list of cabinet members she would pick if by any chance the electoral voters decide to change their mind and support her.

We are being told that she knows it's a long shot, but wants to be prepared in the event something crazy like this happens. After the Trump win, nothing is taken for granted anymore by the Clinton Camp.

Meanwhile, Anti-Trump groups are going to protest The Electoral College, urging them to change their vote to Clinton.

On November 8th, 2016, Donald Trump was declared the winner of the US presidential election. His victory, however, won't be official until December 19th, 2016, when the 538 members of the electoral college gather in state capitals across the US to formally cast their ballots for the next president.

Any hope of swaying enough electors to hand the presidency to Hillary Clinton would be rare. It is considered that a win on election day is a win with electors. Although one Republican from Texas, Chris Suprun, has said he won't vote for Mr Trump, another 36 would have to break ranks to drop the Republican below the 270-vote threshold necessary for victory.

Making matters worse, is the fact 29 states have laws that require presidential electors to support the candidate who wins a plurality of votes in their state. Two Democratic electors in Colorado are challenging the legality of those laws in court - a move that's being opposed by the Trump campaign.

As for Hillary Clinton, I have met her so many times, first when she was in the White House as First Lady and many more times after that. She is smart, very savvy as to the way the world works and after this election, she is taking no chances on being caught off guard. This is what I am being told by several sources. Do not be surprised again!

Thursday, November 24, 2016


Hard To Die

The buzz about Pence getting booed or cheered (depending on which video you watched) at a Hamilton show is bringing the Broadway play back to the newsfeed, but it's also giving us an interesting view into Pence's interests. Also, his attendance is quite unique given that the Hamilton-Burr conflict is eerily similar to the Trump-Clinton conflict. Aaron Burr is also said by some to be a feminist father figure to Theodosia Burr (subject of the song "Dear Theodosia")...maybe Pence can take notes!

You've heard the raves about the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton. But what happened to 'Dear Theodosia, ' the fiery daughter Aaron Burr serenades? An inventive new take on the uncharted fate of Theodosia Burr Alston, the fiery daughter of Alexander Hamilton's murderer. Hard to Die is an engrossing speculative fiction time-warp that combines elements of history, the paranormal, and suspense to breathe fresh air into Theodosia's forgotten life and story. By the New York Times best-selling author of Not Without My Father: One Woman's 444-Mile Walk of the Natchez Trace. Hard to Die is the highly-anticipated sequel to To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis.


Parallels in the politics of 19th century American history to present day.

How anyone wanting to put the recent election into context should become familiar with the Burr-Hamilton conflict.

What drew her to the story of Theodosia Burr Alston.

Why Aaron Burr is similar to Trump, yet why Burr is considered a feminist father figure.

How speculative historical fiction can help modern-day readers understand our past and more importantly, our future.

“Theodosia was on a trajectory to become one of America’s earliest feminists before her life was cut short. Because she was the daughter of a disgraced American politician and she died before she could fulfill her early promise, she has largely been forgotten by history," says Watkins.

Tuesday, November 08, 2016


Hillary Clinton & James Edstrom In The White House Years


Today's election is the most important election I can ever remember. It's Donald Trump And Hillary Clinton for President.

I have met and photographed both candidates many times. In my early years as a photographer, Trump was at all the great events and private parties. I never liked the man. Plain and simple. I adored Ivana and their kids, but 'THE DONALD' just never seemed like a nice guy. Trump was always arrogant, he was always a master of controlling the the press and the guy is a pure showman. He gets attention by shocking the world.

I was in Trumps NYC apartment at Trump Tower many times for parties. It always seemed so stale. Everything had it's place, from the photos placed around the apartment to the furniture. The only room that seemed like a real part of a home was the den. It was loaded with bookcases and was very comfortable. I remember hanging out with the Kennedy's there with Ivana Trump. Everything had gold, the bathroom faucets, the railings, just about everything. I remember when Ivana and Donald Trump were getting divorced, and Ivana invited me to Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach.  I got there early and security was taking down the photos of Donald and the kids and putting up photos of Ivana and the kids. I thought to myself how can you live a life so staged in every single detail. 

People complement Donald Trump's kids. They are great children. But I think it's the mothers who made them so good. Ivanka is a doll, Donald and Eric are the nicest people you could ever meet. I really believe Donald had nothing to do with them turning out so nice.

Just looking at Donald Trump in these debates and these rallies. He never gets his facts straight, he never says anything the same twice. To think he won't release his tax returns, to think he takes such advantage of our tax code, where according to reports, he paid nothing. Trump is using our roads, our airports, our water and our infrastructure and he is not paying for it? This is horrible. 

To top if off, I heard the stories in Atlantic City, I heard them all from staff of the Taj Mahal. So many bankruptcy's, so many people stiffed each and every time. For someone that says he will help the working man, he did not seem to care about the small businesses in his bankruptcy's. 


Hillary Clinton is very hard to read when you see her on TV.  For some reason she seems cold and I do not know why. I never thought much of her till I met her when she was in The White House. I was stunned at how nice she was and I was amazed that she really wanted to talk to me. Over the years I met her many more times at events and I always had great conversations with her. She is a gem, she is smart and she knows what she is talking about. 

Hillary Clinton has the expertise and the will to work for America. Donald Trump will do everything to make the rich richer. Hillary Clinton may be rich, but she feels for the poor and middle class. She understands not only the problems in this country, she understands all the chaos around the world and countries respect her. The world is laughing at Donald Trump and America right now. Trump has made us the laughing stock around the world with his antics in this election. He has acted like a spoiled rich kid who must get his way. Watch when he loses, he will cry the election was fixed. This is the kind of spoiled brat he is!. 

There is only one answer in this election.... Vote for Hillary Clinton. 

Saturday, November 05, 2016


Amazing Kreskin Gives James Edstrom The Election Winners

Join The Amazing Kreskin and have a chance to participate in his 2016 Presidential Election Prediction! Hosted by David Webb of Sirius XM's Patriot Channel and Madame Paulette! 

Monday November 7th, 2016 at 10:30 am.

**Kreskin's prediction will be locked in a safe and held on display in the store front windows of Madame Paulette's on 66th Street and 2nd Avenue NYC until Wednesday! 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016


The U.S. Presidential debate

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off in their first presidential debate of the general election season on Monday night. The two candidates entered the debate with Trump having recovered some lost ground in the polls following a rough stretch at the end of the summer; national surveys increasingly show the race to be a dead heat, and polls in key swing states are also tightening.

Trump was looking to convince voters still on the fence that he has the temperament and knowledge to be President. Clinton aimed to disqualify Trump in front of a massive national televised audience and also hoped to assuage voters’ concerns about her own trustworthiness.

Read the full transcript from the debate at New York’s Hofstra University, moderated by NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt:

HOLT: Good evening from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. I’m Lester Holt, anchor of “NBC Nightly News.” I want to welcome you to the first presidential debate.

The participants tonight are Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. This debate is sponsored by the Commission on Presidential Debates, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. The commission drafted tonight’s format, and the rules have been agreed to by the campaigns.

The 90-minute debate is divided into six segments, each 15 minutes long. We’ll explore three topic areas tonight: Achieving prosperity; America’s direction; and securing America. At the start of each segment, I will ask the same lead-off question to both candidates, and they will each have up to two minutes to respond. From that point until the end of the segment, we’ll have an open discussion.

The questions are mine and have not been shared with the commission or the campaigns. The audience here in the room has agreed to remain silent so that we can focus on what the candidates are saying.

I will invite you to applaud, however, at this moment, as we welcome the candidates: Democratic nominee for president of the United States, Hillary Clinton, and Republican nominee for president of the United States, Donald J. Trump.


CLINTON: How are you, Donald?


HOLT: Good luck to you.


Well, I don’t expect us to cover all the issues of this campaign tonight, but I remind everyone, there are two more presidential debates scheduled. We are going to focus on many of the issues that voters tell us are most important, and we’re going to press for specifics. I am honored to have this role, but this evening belongs to the candidates and, just as important, to the American people.

Candidates, we look forward to hearing you articulate your policies and your positions, as well as your visions and your values. So, let’s begin.

We’re calling this opening segment “Achieving Prosperity.” And central to that is jobs. There are two economic realities in America today. There’s been a record six straight years of job growth, and new census numbers show incomes have increased at a record rate after years of stagnation. However, income inequality remains significant, and nearly half of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck.

Beginning with you, Secretary Clinton, why are you a better choice than your opponent to create the kinds of jobs that will put more money into the pockets of American works?

CLINTON: Well, thank you, Lester, and thanks to Hofstra for hosting us.

The central question in this election is really what kind of country we want to be and what kind of future we’ll build together. Today is my granddaughter’s second birthday, so I think about this a lot. First, we have to build an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. That means we need new jobs, good jobs, with rising incomes.

I want us to invest in you. I want us to invest in your future. That means jobs in infrastructure, in advanced manufacturing, innovation and technology, clean, renewable energy, and small business, because most of the new jobs will come from small business. We also have to make the economy fairer. That starts with raising the national minimum wage and also guarantee, finally, equal pay for women’s work.

CLINTON: I also want to see more companies do profit-sharing. If you help create the profits, you should be able to share in them, not just the executives at the top.

And I want us to do more to support people who are struggling to balance family and work. I’ve heard from so many of you about the difficult choices you face and the stresses that you’re under. So let’s have paid family leave, earned sick days. Let’s be sure we have affordable child care and debt-free college.

How are we going to do it? We’re going to do it by having the wealthy pay their fair share and close the corporate loopholes.

Finally, we tonight are on the stage together, Donald Trump and I. Donald, it’s good to be with you. We’re going to have a debate where we are talking about the important issues facing our country. You have to judge us, who can shoulder the immense, awesome responsibilities of the presidency, who can put into action the plans that will make your life better. I hope that I will be able to earn your vote on November 8th.

HOLT: Secretary Clinton, thank you.

Mr. Trump, the same question to you. It’s about putting money — more money into the pockets of American workers. You have up to two minutes.

TRUMP: Thank you, Lester. Our jobs are fleeing the country. They’re going to Mexico. They’re going to many other countries. You look at what China is doing to our country in terms of making our product. They’re devaluing their currency, and there’s nobody in our government to fight them. And we have a very good fight. And we have a winning fight. Because they’re using our country as a piggy bank to rebuild China, and many other countries are doing the same thing.

So we’re losing our good jobs, so many of them. When you look at what’s happening in Mexico, a friend of mine who builds plants said it’s the eighth wonder of the world. They’re building some of the biggest plants anywhere in the world, some of the most sophisticated, some of the best plants. With the United States, as he said, not so much.

So Ford is leaving. You see that, their small car division leaving. Thousands of jobs leaving Michigan, leaving Ohio. They’re all leaving. And we can’t allow it to happen anymore. As far as child care is concerned and so many other things, I think Hillary and I agree on that. We probably disagree a little bit as to numbers and amounts and what we’re going to do, but perhaps we’ll be talking about that later.

But we have to stop our jobs from being stolen from us. We have to stop our companies from leaving the United States and, with it, firing all of their people. All you have to do is take a look at Carrier air conditioning in Indianapolis. They left — fired 1,400 people. They’re going to Mexico. So many hundreds and hundreds of companies are doing this.

TRUMP: We cannot let it happen. Under my plan, I’ll be reducing taxes tremendously, from 35 percent to 15 percent for companies, small and big businesses. That’s going to be a job creator like we haven’t seen since Ronald Reagan. It’s going to be a beautiful thing to watch.

Companies will come. They will build. They will expand. New companies will start. And I look very, very much forward to doing it. We have to renegotiate our trade deals, and we have to stop these countries from stealing our companies and our jobs.

HOLT: Secretary Clinton, would you like to respond?

CLINTON: Well, I think that trade is an important issue. Of course, we are 5 percent of the world’s population; we have to trade with the other 95 percent. And we need to have smart, fair trade deals.

We also, though, need to have a tax system that rewards work and not just financial transactions. And the kind of plan that Donald has put forth would be trickle-down economics all over again. In fact, it would be the most extreme version, the biggest tax cuts for the top percent of the people in this country than we’ve ever had.

I call it trumped-up trickle-down, because that’s exactly what it would be. That is not how we grow the economy.

We just have a different view about what’s best for growing the economy, how we make investments that will actually produce jobs and rising incomes.

I think we come at it from somewhat different perspectives. I understand that. You know, Donald was very fortunate in his life, and that’s all to his benefit. He started his business with $14 million, borrowed from his father, and he really believes that the more you help wealthy people, the better off we’ll be and that everything will work out from there.

I don’t buy that. I have a different experience. My father was a small-businessman. He worked really hard. He printed drapery fabrics on long tables, where he pulled out those fabrics and he went down with a silkscreen and dumped the paint in and took the squeegee and kept going.

And so what I believe is the more we can do for the middle class, the more we can invest in you, your education, your skills, your future, the better we will be off and the better we’ll grow. That’s the kind of economy I want us to see again.

HOLT: Let me follow up with Mr. Trump, if you can. You’ve talked about creating 25 million jobs, and you’ve promised to bring back millions of jobs for Americans. How are you going to bring back the industries that have left this country for cheaper labor overseas? How, specifically, are you going to tell American manufacturers that you have to come back?

TRUMP: Well, for one thing — and before we start on that — my father gave me a very small loan in 1975, and I built it into a company that’s worth many, many billions of dollars, with some of the greatest assets in the world, and I say that only because that’s the kind of thinking that our country needs.

Our country’s in deep trouble. We don’t know what we’re doing when it comes to devaluations and all of these countries all over the world, especially China. They’re the best, the best ever at it. What they’re doing to us is a very, very sad thing.

So we have to do that. We have to renegotiate our trade deals. And, Lester, they’re taking our jobs, they’re giving incentives, they’re doing things that, frankly, we don’t do.

Let me give you the example of Mexico. They have a VAT tax. We’re on a different system. When we sell into Mexico, there’s a tax. When they sell in — automatic, 16 percent, approximately. When they sell into us, there’s no tax. It’s a defective agreement. It’s been defective for a long time, many years, but the politicians haven’t done anything about it.

Now, in all fairness to Secretary Clinton — yes, is that OK? Good. I want you to be very happy. It’s very important to me.

But in all fairness to Secretary Clinton, when she started talking about this, it was really very recently. She’s been doing this for 30 years. And why hasn’t she made the agreements better? The NAFTA agreement is defective. Just because of the tax and many other reasons, but just because of the fact…

HOLT: Let me interrupt just a moment, but…

TRUMP: Secretary Clinton and others, politicians, should have been doing this for years, not right now, because of the fact that we’ve created a movement. They should have been doing this for years. What’s happened to our jobs and our country and our economy generally is — look, we owe $20 trillion. We cannot do it any longer, Lester. HOLT: Back to the question, though. How do you bring back — specifically bring back jobs, American manufacturers? How do you make them bring the jobs back?

TRUMP: Well, the first thing you do is don’t let the jobs leave. The companies are leaving. I could name, I mean, there are thousands of them. They’re leaving, and they’re leaving in bigger numbers than ever.

And what you do is you say, fine, you want to go to Mexico or some other country, good luck. We wish you a lot of luck. But if you think you’re going to make your air conditioners or your cars or your cookies or whatever you make and bring them into our country without a tax, you’re wrong.

And once you say you’re going to have to tax them coming in, and our politicians never do this, because they have special interests and the special interests want those companies to leave, because in many cases, they own the companies. So what I’m saying is, we can stop them from leaving. We have to stop them from leaving. And that’s a big, big factor.

HOLT: Let me let Secretary Clinton get in here.

CLINTON: Well, let’s stop for a second and remember where we were eight years ago. We had the worst financial crisis, the Great Recession, the worst since the 1930s. That was in large part because of tax policies that slashed taxes on the wealthy, failed to invest in the middle class, took their eyes off of Wall Street, and created a perfect storm.

In fact, Donald was one of the people who rooted for the housing crisis. He said, back in 2006, “Gee, I hope it does collapse, because then I can go in and buy some and make some money.” Well, it did collapse.

TRUMP: That’s called business, by the way.

CLINTON: Nine million people — nine million people lost their jobs. Five million people lost their homes. And $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out.

Now, we have come back from that abyss. And it has not been easy. So we’re now on the precipice of having a potentially much better economy, but the last thing we need to do is to go back to the policies that failed us in the first place.

Independent experts have looked at what I’ve proposed and looked at what Donald’s proposed, and basically they’ve said this, that if his tax plan, which would blow up the debt by over $5 trillion and would in some instances disadvantage middle-class families compared to the wealthy, were to go into effect, we would lose 3.5 million jobs and maybe have another recession.

They’ve looked at my plans and they’ve said, OK, if we can do this, and I intend to get it done, we will have 10 million more new jobs, because we will be making investments where we can grow the economy. Take clean energy. Some country is going to be the clean- energy superpower of the 21st century. Donald thinks that climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese. I think it’s real.

TRUMP: I did not. I did not. I do not say that.

CLINTON: I think science is real.

TRUMP: I do not say that.

CLINTON: And I think it’s important that we grip this and deal with it, both at home and abroad. And here’s what we can do. We can deploy a half a billion more solar panels. We can have enough clean energy to power every home. We can build a new modern electric grid. That’s a lot of jobs; that’s a lot of new economic activity.

So I’ve tried to be very specific about what we can and should do, and I am determined that we’re going to get the economy really moving again, building on the progress we’ve made over the last eight years, but never going back to what got us in trouble in the first place.

HOLT: Mr. Trump?

TRUMP: She talks about solar panels. We invested in a solar company, our country. That was a disaster. They lost plenty of money on that one.

Now, look, I’m a great believer in all forms of energy, but we’re putting a lot of people out of work. Our energy policies are a disaster. Our country is losing so much in terms of energy, in terms of paying off our debt. You can’t do what you’re looking to do with $20 trillion in debt.

The Obama administration, from the time they’ve come in, is over 230 years’ worth of debt, and he’s topped it. He’s doubled it in a course of almost eight years, seven-and-a-half years, to be semi- exact.

So I will tell you this. We have to do a much better job at keeping our jobs. And we have to do a much better job at giving companies incentives to build new companies or to expand, because they’re not doing it.

And all you have to do is look at Michigan and look at Ohio and look at all of these places where so many of their jobs and their companies are just leaving, they’re gone.

And, Hillary, I’d just ask you this. You’ve been doing this for 30 years. Why are you just thinking about these solutions right now? For 30 years, you’ve been doing it, and now you’re just starting to think of solutions.

CLINTON: Well, actually…

TRUMP: I will bring — excuse me. I will bring back jobs. You can’t bring back jobs.

CLINTON: Well, actually, I have thought about this quite a bit.

TRUMP: Yeah, for 30 years.

CLINTON: And I have — well, not quite that long. I think my husband did a pretty good job in the 1990s. I think a lot about what worked and how we can make it work again…

TRUMP: Well, he approved NAFTA…


CLINTON: … million new jobs, a balanced budget…

TRUMP: He approved NAFTA, which is the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country.

CLINTON: Incomes went up for everybody. Manufacturing jobs went up also in the 1990s, if we’re actually going to look at the facts.

When I was in the Senate, I had a number of trade deals that came before me, and I held them all to the same test. Will they create jobs in America? Will they raise incomes in America? And are they good for our national security? Some of them I voted for. The biggest one, a multinational one known as CAFTA, I voted against. And because I hold the same standards as I look at all of these trade deals.

But let’s not assume that trade is the only challenge we have in the economy. I think it is a part of it, and I’ve said what I’m going to do. I’m going to have a special prosecutor. We’re going to enforce the trade deals we have, and we’re going to hold people accountable.

When I was secretary of state, we actually increased American exports globally 30 percent. We increased them to China 50 percent. So I know how to really work to get new jobs and to get exports that helped to create more new jobs.

HOLT: Very quickly…

TRUMP: But you haven’t done it in 30 years or 26 years or any number you want to…

CLINTON: Well, I’ve been a senator, Donald…

TRUMP: You haven’t done it. You haven’t done it.

CLINTON: And I have been a secretary of state…

TRUMP: Excuse me.

CLINTON: And I have done a lot…

TRUMP: Your husband signed NAFTA, which was one of the worst things that ever happened to the manufacturing industry.

CLINTON: Well, that’s your opinion. That is your opinion.

Friday, February 26, 2016


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The Donald J. Trump for President Rally at South Point Arena at South Point Resort Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada had a huge turnout.

Thursday, January 21, 2016



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Can Donald Trump Hear America?

Donald Trump held a Rally at South Point Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada today.