Uncut: Presidential politics with 'The Donald'
Donald Trump on the latest on his own presidential aspirations, the Fla. primary, who he might endorse, the nasty Mitt-Newt war of words and more
Jan 30, 2012
Donald Trump on the latest on his own presidential aspirations, the Fla. primary, who he might endorse, the nasty Mitt-Newt war of words and more
Jan 30, 2012
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I've seen thank you and I've got to be in your office or the -- room.
We love having this great crew.
I want go to some recent tweets of viewers that meet you at a recent tweet which you talked but food is being up 45%.
-- -- -- the economy is terrible.
The world is not doing really well some parts of the world -- doing incredibly well but we're leading the world in terms of not doing well and it's got to change so obviously food stamps are going to be up and a lot of other bad things are -- also including.
If you look at unemployment if you look at the real number of unemployment and I see what they try it's it's coming down.
Have a friend is a very very brilliant economist said that are real numbers probably twenty or 21%.
We don't count it like we used to in the old you know the old days if you were unemployed you unemployed.
Today do you stop looking for a job they don't consider you unemployed.
You're unemployed if you are CEO company I guess part time job I don't consider that -- quadruple and I leave that.
But if you stop looking for a job now all of a sudden you're not in the in the statistics so it's a problem the country has some very serious problems speaker Gingrich made a remark theme for the president as the food stamp president and -- -- a lot of people when you produced some people thought might be races and it was horrible criticism of regret everything.
-- -- If you ask any question or criticize the president is always racism that -- -- it.
How come he doesn't reveal -- marks in school.
Was he -- -- student the answer is yes do you know that because I've been told and I hear that his one college you as the very best that he got into Columbia.
We as of this was a great student.
And then he got into -- so that's what I hear and maybe it's not so but that's what I hear.
I -- I didn't say that I -- It may be everybody says but you know you say that you're racist now that I say to you -- -- lousy student.
I don't think you consider that racial or racist so we'll see what happens but.
He did get accused of being a racist because you mentioned the word food stamps which is interest.
-- -- Overcome and food stamps and it seems to me that the fact we have some people on -- -- means you'll hurt me well it means that the economy's doing well.
It mean I think he was also meaning the fact that people are getting out and working like they used.
And you can make that case also to be honest you can make a case that people don't maybe have the same drive.
To go up because disincentives of people I mean we have it where people that are unemployed don't wanna go back to work because they can pick up.
Many more months of there unemployment insurance and various other things and I've seen that I hired a person once who said.
Could I start in three months.
By the way when they said that I said no thanks to get it that's the deal.
What's going on the people and you know there's a lot of thought it would mean there's different some people on like really go out work and they're willing to come in the three month -- get started forgo the benefits to -- Arnott and what why why's -- such -- -- well.
I think there probably is the -- is just happening more and more with this country and maybe that's why the country is not doing like it used to do.
But you do have people that want to take maximum advantage of their benefits before they go back to work.
And that's a problem for this country.
He -- -- state of mind and in the sense that you know out.
You know if if it's so easy to do and the sense of people -- care that much that they're willing to run -- -- -- -- this is -- -- Malays over the well I don't.
Say -- was not a state of mind for everybody a lot of people are out there really pitching harder than they've ever pitched before and working harder than before this is a state of mind for some people.
Certainly some people are.
Not really out there doing what they're supposed to be doing and look I'm not the first one to tell you this but there are many people who would rather stay unemployed for certain period of time.
Pick up maximum benefits and then go out get a job.
I guess there is not -- folks and that is because.
A lot part of the economy is sent people's.
Attitude inspiration of people are feeling really good about things and Michael Watkins who products.
More people consume products aboard -- it is that we make those products in a state of mind is not unimportant.
How how can we inspire people make people feel good that things are turning around economies -- is an important element.
What's a very important now but look I'm a big fan of Steve Jobs -- a great fan of apple and all of that but wouldn't it be great if apple could do something with -- actually made these products.
In the United States that would be really that would be the super apple.
We'll change the name super Apple's their products are made for the most part in China.
And they give great credit and everything else and it's a great company to cash machine but the products and -- -- would be great of their products were made in the United States.
An amazing they can't make them fast enough and I saw the article -- your time for the made so quickly it changes -- -- so quickly in -- I think that probably apple it's and we get it done cheaper and faster and -- and right and so why not do it.
I'm not document I'm just saying wouldn't it be a great thing -- -- new leader of apple and he said you know we're gonna start building plants in the United States.
We can do great things in this country.
But somehow maybe the incentives that there may be the people on there there's something wrong with us or when you look a 100% of Apple's products are made outside this country over -- -- 100%.
Pretty -- but this element this country.
I guess it's -- circle back this whole idea of inspiring getting people going you can be enthusiastic and the attitudes are changing that -- -- the -- -- -- can't do that.
Well it's just from the -- -- it starts from your president in this case and it does start from the top and people don't feel great about the country right now you look at any poll people aren't feeling very good about our political leaders or about the country.
And get -- -- to get huge crowds people.
-- -- -- initially initially when was claiming change why we got.
We got change look I mean you know.
You tell me.
-- the word is real change we need real change he did run people didn't know he never did anything mean the only thing -- -- didn't the only Gilliam from his house.
And he never did anything so there was nobody criticized so interesting if -- person that does a lot.
And really with great success.
You have a big record where people can criticize you so he came in with really no record.
But he asked for change he -- he said he was gonna give us change and change is happening good.
Is this latest in the auto industry.
That he the well however it's not gotten the last two months a little bit we're going in the last two on what depends on how you look at.
But if you look at it really I mean we have tremendous unemployment in this country tremendous and as far as the auto industry do you think it would have been saved if they did nothing.
I personally do I think it would have been saved if they did nothing they -- gone through the various rules regulations of the court system.
And I think it probably would have been saved if they did nothing are you saying that -- you know if you look also now if you look at the -- I mean.
Hundreds of billions of dollars are still out there waiting to be repay it.
As you know including the auto industry's biggest criticism of him.
I just don't think there's incentive a lot of people -- -- I see friends of mine there investing in other countries they're going to Brazil there are investing in China there investing.
Every place but the United States I just don't see that the incentive is given to this great country.
But won't be great for long we keep going like that he taken -- -- it was -- -- Well you know and I said this when your show I mean I have -- -- a number of times the one thing I knew I felt so certain things going to be a great cheerleader for the country he hasn't been a cheerleader for the country.
It's been very negative especially with the whole thing with the class warfare what he's doing right now in order to get reelected.
I always felt that what do you like it or didn't like him -- do you believe -- or not he was going to be a great cheerleader for the country he has not.
You'd have to ask him that question.
I think -- -- to get reelected and he wants to create a system where people dislike each other and hopefully more than 50% of the people like it -- -- Well that's a bit -- now it's a bad motive and it's a bad thing for the country and what do you call and I mean that the common phrase being used his class warfare.
But certainly a lot of people are saying that's the way he's going to get reelected because.
The economy stinks -- bad.
A lot of things are going on in this country whether -- Solyndra and lots of other things where all of a sudden become investment bankers.
What are -- investing billions of dollars and hundreds of millions of dollars and different things for.
And on investment bankers and out Wall Street people who take risks and know what they're doing.
Mean after that investment was made I read things that anybody that had a basic little bit of knowledge.
Would've known that cylinder could not have made it couldn't have made it.
And yet we invest 500 million dollars plus plus plus in cylinder and what we do it because.
In my opinion there -- his -- -- well I think the thing that's so disturbing about that is that the product that's lender makes you can buy cheaper than -- can make and that's that's a that's a red light and I think when you can buy much cheaper from other places and what they had to do in order to breaking right.
So why wouldn't somebody said what went with this -- this model is not working.
There's no way you could make the product cheap enough so that we can get him when -- you know registers that you that is that whoever was.
Pushing that advice in an that the secretary of energy sign up on.
He is that offers -- -- -- work used to making decisions.
That have people make horrible decisions and government.
And and we never seemed -- who they are so that we can at least moved to a different job -- -- a lot of them.
Area take it to the ultimate the president is still working.
Nobody -- the president.
And I guarantee he knew about cylinder -- what -- she didn't know that because that was friends and there's probably if you I think he was looking would really.
They were his friends they were his supporters.
And one of them was one of his biggest supporters.
And you know I mean let's let's talk it.
They they knew exactly he knew exactly he knew what they were weren't they going in didn't hear that they were going into the White House almost like on a weekly basis and seeing him.
And seeing is people.
Of course -- now.
I look at -- violence of the dumbest bloggers and it cost the American taxpayers or five -- agreement that's only one yet many other cylinders.
Well let and we may seem that we may -- some wondered what they've already -- Australia in the minority had some and you're gonna have a lot more -- Speaker Gingrich and governor Romney Florida out right now looks like governor Romney is gonna double digit lead on speaker Gingrich.
Well -- -- -- I just left and lots of commercials going both ways and offers but lots of commercials and pretty effective commercials.
I think people feel he did very well in the list today and I do.
By the way and I told -- so I think he really did well -- governor and yes.
And we all sort of felt that Newt Gingrich and like and they're both friends of but knew it was -- great -- but he didn't do well the last two debates and Romney did do well -- the list debates and the debates and that really did happen and would create a bigger change in direction of our country's.
I think both will create change I think -- like it was any any change person think anything and anybody is better than what we have right now we really need change we -- -- rapidly because what's going on this country cannot afford.
To continue -- this -- But Aaron goes and office says he obviously compassionate conservative change purse or whatever it wants him to run into the same log -- it's yeah it's really hard to navigate the waters in Washington and I think it.
Who would be more effective.
Well I'm gonna come out at some point and I'm gonna -- -- -- -- would release a right now was going to be more effective but I think both of them would be better than what we have right now.
-- didn't -- about what does it.
We'll let you want to have question.
I thought he was going to be a great Q&A what especially -- anything.
Good campaign there.
-- pretty good campaigner.
I mean look he came from where nobody even knew we was.
You look at this is a Manchurian candidate nobody even knew much about college people didn't know him.
Nobody -- mean nobody ever comes out ex girlfriend's not think nobody.
And he came from someplace you became president.
Of the united it's it's.
So what did he do well -- -- he -- well he's coming.
I just don't think he's putting that.
At that level of intelligence.
Indeed here for this country.
Your kid ourselves he's doing it for himself as anything you know they could save -- campaign oh look you could save him as an example but.
Let's say you're sitting there and they come and we have been line.
We can drop a bomb on -- we can do three things nothing which is I think nobody would said.
Drop a bomb -- Or we can go in India I think most people -- ago and again.
So you could -- bin Laden but I just don't see you know I I honestly I don't see -- that's a big thing because I think anybody would have done what he did.
Meaning one of those to choose anybody.
The only color choices we're not gonna do anything I can't imagine somebody saying maybe Ron Paul would say leave alone.
Well I think the country is a tremendous trouble I love this country.
-- you want -- president.
He's about may have avenue I think he's used to it toilet -- -- -- -- a lot I have.
-- with it.
In particular recently.
And I would like to see the country straightened the country's mass.
We're going nowhere fast everybody's eating lunch if you look at what's happening and I go to other countries -- deal with other countries.
If you look at what's going on some of the other countries in this world.
It's like rocket ships going up it's like.
But -- -- -- Greece going out and chairman Alex -- and certainly have examples like that all stuff we didn't exactly help Europe.
Without a whole mortgage fiasco where they were buying into our debt that we owe that to happen and our banks going down and taken some of their banks with a so you know we can't necessarily say that -- totally.
Not connected to Europe but if you think about Europe.
They did something with the Euro that was not meant for -- benefit.
And now they're paying a very big price could be very interesting to see whether or not it works out but they came up with the Euro in the Euro zone.
In order to hurt the United States in order to get together and let's go and get the big -- Hasn't worked so well what has worked well -- China and other countries they have worked very well on really hurting the United States.
Think good -- Gingrich and Romney.
Would -- Bennett president.
Tell me what could possibly -- to you to run for president if you think and that would be.
One thing that's very important as the candidate you have to you have to make sure that candidates got the heat and I think that made the cut it and it's something I'm looking and studying and watching very closely about keeping up I the end have to watch that and yet while they were rough -- the benefits of.
You can happen and it could happen and some people might believe them and some people might not.
But if you really look at what's happening with this country and people -- and I love what I'm doing you know look at my idea of what I'm doing -- I would rather not -- I wish.
Frankly I wish Obama would be -- great president I'd be very happy if he'd be a great president has it worked out that way.
You need somebody else.
They have to be able to think that they're going to have to be able to -- -- We can't go through four more years of Obama in this -- to -- one of the two is enough and I think that's a pretty good assumption.
And it looks like -- that not me out when President Obama is -- jump in -- that although I have to make my hand it to him.
And also have to see who it is I mean which one of the two.
But I'll probably come out and endorse somebody over the not too distant future and obviously I wouldn't be running from endorsing somebody like an endorsement that was pretty -- -- to -- to Iran.
Now if I endorse somebody I will only consider running if that person doesn't -- as possible does somebody in the -- -- -- But was in the meantime I can't do anything until as you know -- Because -- show continues on I have the apprentice and you're not allowed because of a very very in my opinion stupid law.
You're not allowed to run if you have a show.
You're glad to be president and go and all sorts of shows and fly on this 747 Air Force One and do all sorts of things and be in the media all the time but you're not allowed to and you have a -- I don't know why they put it -- but -- but it it's I have a very successful show and I'm not allowed to run anyway -- So make that decision and me.
Ask questions two part such advice for governor Romney what you just because well I wish they would get along and I'm saying this is Julie I wish they could -- I mean they are really playing right into the Democrats -- if you look at it and they're playing into Obama's works.
They're both pretty rough I you've -- aren't I watched I watched this weekend that I was in Florida this weekend and I watch it really vicious it's worse.
I think they each had their moments -- you have moments where Mitt is brutal and you have moments where Newt is brutal.
And I can't say who's -- they're both pretty bad and India and now it may not work out that way because it could be you know there's a whole concept that it's a toughening process and whoever comes out and emerges going to be tough and ready to go.
And you could say that's true the other thing that you could say is that instead of having like a winner immediately and then you have four or five months of dead silence.
It keeps going on and the Republicans are in the news all the time and maybe that's a positive and it could very well be.
But right now they really are going after each other and I think that to a certain extent at least is playing into Obama's success -- -- a lot of blood.
-- now thank you.
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