Donald Trump has an ace in the hole for dealing with attacks from his Republican rivals

donald trump jeb bushAfter Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) released a video criticizing real-estate magnate Donald Trump for h..., Trump had a familiar response at the ready.

"Recently, Rand Paul called me and asked me to play golf," Trump said in a statement. "I easily beat him on the golf course and will even more easily beat him now, in the world in the politics."

Then he added: "Senator Paul does not mention that after trouncing him in golf I made a significant donation to the eye center with which he is affiliated."

Republican candidates are learning the hard way that Donald Trump has an ace in the hole when they come after him.

For one thing, they have probably dealt with him in the past — and there's a good chance they have asked him for money.

Since announcing his presidential campaign earlier this summer, Trump has traded barbs with many of his GOP rivals over immigration, foreign policy, and his conservative credentials.

But rather than engaging with them in detailed policy debates, the real-estate magnate has instead revealed embarrassing anecdotes about his personal relationships with the candidates, providing a somewhat unprecedented level of transparency into the interactions between politicians and the superrich.



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Pesssst, I have a gun. You are a thug who is planning on breaking into my house and want to know specifically if you brake in if I will use it. Only one way to find out!!!

I love Trump!  The fact that he has given money to his rivals for one reason or another shoots down their claims that he is not a good man for the job.  He is generous, even to those he does not agree with and he keeps his eye on the important thing--same America from socialists, Muslim invaders and terrorists, anarchists, greed, corruption, and parasitic politicians who have never done an honest day's work in their lives.

The slime balls nesting in the White House and Congress are shaking in their boots even while they tell each other that Trump cannot possibly upset their plans for making the country a serfdom under their control.

The fact is the political class are barterers of cash for influence and favor, this is not new news its the first time in political history as long as I can remember where the fleeced have made it clear before the American people and in the face of the crooked politicians before God and Everybody. They dare not shit on him or he will tell all and their chances of maintaining office or going after the highest office in the world unlikely.

Get them all Donald!  Prove they are beggers for money, and that they can and have been bought!  I love it!

Watch the rinos jump on the immigration bandwagon. I enjoy watching the rinos scratch their heads and are amazed that Trump can say exactly what is on his mind and still lead the pack. Being independently wealthy has a tremendous advantage. I just hope that there are enough Trump supporters to push him over the finish line. I am concerned that the rinos in the race will join forces and back Jeb Bush.

HANNITY DEFENDS TRUMP FROM GLENN BECK POUNCING

Top talker explains 'the Donald's' huge appeal, cautions against being so 'dismissive'

Fox News television and radio host Sean Hannity took one for the Donald, coming out in a widely read blog post in the presidential hopeful’s defense – going so far as to take Glenn Beck’s most recent criticisms of the contender point by point, and to show why each was wrong.

Hannity’s defense came on the heels of Beck’s broadcast criticisms against him, as well as against conservative writer Ann Coulter and radio talkers Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh, for supporting an “unprincipled” and “unlikable” character like Trump for president, as Mediaite reported. Beck had also blasted his puzzlement at why “smart people” and “smart conservatives” would support Trump.

Beck posted, on his Facebook page: “What am I missing?”

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In answer, Hannity wrote: “Glenn, you are a friend and a patriot who has asked an honest and thoughtful question and I will attempt to answer it. … You asked, ‘Can we actually have a civil discourse based on facts? Not on emotion or feelings?’ Of course we can!”

Hannity then warned leftists who sensed a conservative in-fight coming: Go home. Nothing to see.

Saying he was “personally UNDECIDED as to whom I will support in the GOP primaries,” Hannity noted that Republicans still have a long five-and-a-half months to decide.

“A lot can and will happen between now and then,” he wrote. “Some candidiates will trip and fall or stumble. Some will recover and others may not. Polls will shift, debates will hopefully enlighten and voters (that is THE AMERICAN PEOPLE) will decide which way this is going to go.”

Hannity then reminded: “This is not my first rodeo,” remarking on his 20 years with Fox News Channel. And, he said, as part of his job, he likes to have as many candidates as possible appear on his television and radio spots.

“I feel I can best serve both my television and radio audiences by giving them as much access as possible to all of the candidates so they can make an informed decision in the primary,” he wrote. “For example, in just the last 2 weeks I have had on both radio and TV Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, Carly Fiorina, John Kasich, Mike Huckabee, Rick Perry, and Chris Christie. I have given many of the candidates a FULL hour on my TV show, as well. My plan is to continue to offer all the candidates more airtime throughout the entire process.”

Hannity ran down a numbered list of 20 items he believes the next president would need to address, from confronting Russia’s President Putin to naming America’s enemy as radical Islamism to giving parents more school choice. Shortly after, he opined on the pros of each of the many Republican candidates currently seeking the high office, from Gov. Mike Huckabee and his “commitment to religious freedom” to Carly Fiorina and her “confronting [of] Hillary Clinton’s moral, ethical and legal deficiencies,” to Sen. Ted Cruz and his admirable willingness “to fight.”

Finally, he defended Trump, starting with the businessman’s ability to attract “24 million Americans, by far a cable television record,” to the recent debate.

“Kudos to Donald Trump,” he wrote, “creating an audience that not only benefited him, but every other candidate and the entire country. He single-handedly made politics refreshingly fun, unpredictable and interesting. That is a great benefit to the country.”

Hannity went on to speak of Trump’s favor with the American people, and the inability of Beck to understand the motive of this attraction.

“Why, at this early stage, would you be so dismissive [of Trump]?” Hannity asked, pointing to the candidate’s track record of success, his vow to “make America great again,” promise to “stand up to China” and “straight talking, non-politically correct” political speeches that drive home the need to “secure the border.”

Admittedly, Trump is not humble, Hannity said. But he’s also morphed on some the very policies Beck criticized him for advocating in the past, Hannity wrote. Case in point: Trump was once for an assault weapon ban, but “now has a pistol carry-permit in [New York City] and said he believes law-abiding Americans should have the right to ‘carry,’” Hannity wrote.

“In conclusion … I am glad Donald Trump is in this race,” Hannity wrote. “I like his straightforward outsider’s view of politics. His personality and background are impressive and refreshing. I like anybody who is not politically correct. I hope his outspokenness and his courage rubs off on his fellow Republicans, who have all become stale, timid, weak, and generally (especially in DC) useless. Many Republicans can learn a thing or two from Trump.”


http://www.wnd.com/2015/08/hannity-defends-trump-from-beck/

Look at this:

http://www.beaufortobserver.net/Articles-NEWS-and-COMMENTARY-c-2015...

http://www.afr.com/news/politics/donald-trump-scrutinised-on-allege...

http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/acn-a-pyramid-scheme-or-oppur...

Trump received millions for promoting this scam. Thousands of poor naïve people were scammed out of their savings. Trump's philosophy: If god did not want them sheared, he would not have made them sheep. We don't want this clown as president.

Good  all the wheeling and dealing should stop.  These people are elected to do what is best for the people.  They are NOT doing that.  Voting for a President (as we all can attest) is very important.

I wouldn't expect Rand Paul to attack Trump but it shows that Rand is a sore looser. Instead he should be attacking Christie or anyone in the Demon Potty. I used to have a little respect for Rand but not now.

Lyn Agre, I agree Rand did not seem presidential in that "debate" format. He is not one of the top three for me anymore. Perhaps I may be a bit of a conspiracy theorist, but I think that the Republican elites have purposeful stacked the race with a lot of candidates hoping it would help Jeb Bush. As the lesser candidates drop out, I am guessing they will throw their support behind Jeb Bush. Nothing happens at that level by coincidence, it is all planned, but Trump is "raining on their parade".

Does everyone know what Rand Paul did in Arizona so he could run for President while being a State Senator? Did you catch Trumps comment on that?

NO, tell all.

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Joe Biden Vows: Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare To All Illegal Aliens In U.S.

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Joe Biden is vowing to give Obamacare, funded by American taxpayers, to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States.

During an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Biden forgot that Obamacare technically bans illegal aliens from enrolling in healthcare plans — although illegal aliens are still able to obtain subsidized and free healthcare at Americans’ expense — and promised that under his plan, all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens would be able to get Obamacare.

The exchange went as follows:

DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

BIDEN: Yes.

DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

BIDEN: Yes, they … if they can buy into the system like everybody else.

DIAZ-BALART: Because you know, in [Obamacare] they can’t.

BIDEN: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Well they can, that’s my point. They continue to be able to do that.

DIAN-BALART: They cannot under the ObamaCare.

BIDEN: Well and that’s my point, they will though. They will be able to buy into … [illegal aliens] would be able to buy in, just like anyone else could.

Biden joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — among other 2020 Democrats — in committing to forcing American taxpayers to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens who arrive in the U.S.

Already, due to loopholes, American taxpayers are spending nearly $20 billion every year to provide illegal aliens with subsidized healthcare, emergency room visits, and other health services.

Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

As Breitbart News has reported, experts have said that giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to effectively all foreign nationals who can make it to America’s borders would drive “strong incentives for people with serious health problems to enter the country or remain longer than their visas allow in order to get government-funded care.”

Despite 2020 Democrats’ continued push for taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, American voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey revealed that the healthcare-for-illegal-aliens plan is the least popular policy position, with opposition from 62 percent of U.S. voters.

Similarly, a CNN poll from July discovered that 63 percent of likely swing voters oppose providing healthcare to illegal aliens, along with nearly 6-in-10 of all likely U.S. voters and 61 percent of moderates. A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that likely voters, by a majority of 55 percent, oppose giving healthcare to even the most low-income illegal aliens.

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