Has the US lost its superpower status?
Donald Trump sounds off
- Duration 9:39
- Date Sep 24, 2012
Donald Trump sounds off
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All right here and -- New York City today the United Nations General Assembly is kicking off today and as we mentioned that we bring in our old buddy Donald Trump who joins us every Monday usually at 730 but today is half an hour early morning you Donald.
I am I'm going to Liberty University today.
They're making me -- they're giving me a doctorate which is a great -- -- two great great school in Virginia.
Doctor -- older doctor I don't know what I have to call me doctor kind of propel him not regulation graduates executive that's fantastically great school market you know one thing -- eleven to -- -- -- -- go to -- chopper to get to Penn Station traffic's going to be all jammed up.
Are you surprised that the -- United States is not making time to go one on -- at some of these world leaders.
Well I think it's shocking that we did take -- all of the world leaders will be in New York he'll be in New York -- not beating with one -- -- doing campaign work.
He's doing all sorts of things but he won't speak with -- They I mean -- it's inconceivable what's going on what is inconceivable not one world leader will meet with the president.
What he says I can call him Robert Gibbs -- you know we have telephones is this something comes out of when.
Power players get together can stare each other down face to face that more stuff gets done.
Well I know a lot about telephones and telephones adept at the same as the one on one meeting ever.
I often tell my children -- so what you want to make it feel it you have to make a deal get off the phone Adobe.
One on one meetings there's nothing like it telephones to not compete I think it's terrible that he's not meeting with some how about that head of Israel.
No meeting you -- meet with us.
He's gonna meet -- face to face though Donald.
With the ladies of the view.
Well I guess I've met with them many times also so I don't blame them for that necessarily.
He's got to get that'd be -- -- -- it it's just.
It's just insane what's going on with this country the lack of respect that people have to this country you can understand why it's really really out of control.
Well it especially in light of the foreign policy coming from the back -- to the front burner in the last couple of weeks that the situation in Libya and all across the Middle East.
-- -- Our middle east policy -- turned out to be such -- -- as -- so you know I used to -- Gretchen then he's foreign policy is so wonderful that Romney here nobody else could compete with just expert.
What experience the world is blowing up we spent trillions of dollars of other nations.
They stop -- -- -- kill our ambassador and others.
And it's really terrible.
-- so so let me ask you this question this morning has United States lost its superpower status in your mind what I think.
-- we've lost the respect that we used to get we were respected country would not respected any forward -- -- and you know you look at just the way the world take advantages of us economically every country that does business with the United States makes money we don't make money.
We lose and everything we -- and every front so I don't think we're respected what like we used to be.
Let's talk a little bit about this and that it's it just a week ago.
That leaked video of Mitt Romney at that Boca fund -- -- where is talking about 47%.
Of the country doesn't pay taxes.
-- or maybe it was so one day later there was a video released from 1998 where then state senator -- Barack Obama was talking about how he really likes redistribution.
And affect the the daily callers got some excerpts from the full tape.
And also says that Obama -- welfare recipients.
As major coalition he says just that.
That could be mobilized to help advance progressive policies and elect their champion -- also identifies its political opponents which interesting though -- as bad guys yet.
What's interesting though is that -- that the two tapes came out.
The tape that made Mitt Romney looked bad was played.
Thirteen times for every time they played the president.
Talking about redistribution and how he'd like that the mainstream media clearly in the tank for the current president.
Well Steve I know you're not surprised to see that are here that and you know there's no question about it and that's why.
The Republicans are gonna get have to get very very tough and very very -- soon.
Or they're gonna have a very sad result.
Did you keep saying that Donald yeah.
You -- you sent last week in the end the week before and and I think -- -- -- -- -- whether or not you've advised the Romney campaign to get tougher so I -- -- what's the status on that.
I just don't get it I mean they have to get out there and they have to be everywhere they have to be in the swing states all the time and they have to be a lot tougher than maybe -- the president just failing.
If a president with a bad economy you have a president whose foreign policy is the worst may be in the history of presidents.
And we I just don't hear enough I don't hear enough sparked off.
Well he's gonna do the big bus tour -- -- in content in Colorado and you know he's and then Virginia as well.
But let's face it the mainstream media never going to embrace the Republican in the race.
Well that's true and I'm not surprised and it certainly is true that it certainly is -- negative in terms of Republican winning and that's why I constantly have to say you have to get out there and you know people don't want to speak tough to Obama.
For whatever reason that maybe they don't want to speak -- they don't want to insult him they don't want to say he's a lousy president and if they don't start doing it they don't have a bad results.
You shall we we see Peggy noon in other people other Republicans like David Brooks who say who have been very critical of the campaign.
And and -- -- to get emotional on Friday saying hey guys Republicans back off this is not easy where do you stand in that realm.
Well first so I think she's an amazing woman that you used to stick it up but got an hour I think she's a basic and she's sticking up her husband so there was something very beautiful -- -- -- At one point it was alarming to some at another point it was very beautiful the way she fights -- the -- -- basic she's fighting.
And she's fighting strong.
And I think she's doing really -- What do you think -- where do you stand are you critical.
Or are you fully behind you understand the strategy that.
Governor Romney is put together.
I think the question is still there -- to see what happens over the next little while they've saved a lot of their money they haven't spent their money nearly to the extent that the Democrats have.
They aren't planning on starting like literally today let's see what happens to me they've kept -- -- just -- that it happened squandering it well let's see what happen.
Up until this past month Romney was outpacing Obama in fundraising which people were stunned at so we'll see now -- they start to stand the money.
As you mentioned let's talk about something that hasn't gotten a lot of press as well which is this tax -- -- and that's going to be hitting -- is going to be after the election.
It's going to be at the end of the year -- only 99 days away now though.
If Washington can't get the job done and come together on this Donald taxes are going to go up.
For every American and economists are calling this the fiscal cliff.
How do you see it.
Well it'll be the biggest tax increase in the history of the country -- -- be like nothing has ever happened before in terms of tax increases and as you know we have a very very fragile economy.
If that happens we could really we really could go over the cliff there's no question about the largest increase in the history of the country that's -- -- Sure I mean yeah if we do this -- that a -- deal done are you under the belief.
That they'll be some type of coming to come to Jesus moment for both parties regardless of who wins.
-- for that you need leadership on both sides but the the big leader has to be the president that leader has to get everybody in the world and get this out.
This country cannot handle the largest tax could increase -- a can't handle it.
So the leader the president has to get everybody together and they have to make a deal if they don't make -- feel.
The consequences could be very very real.
Sure and you know it capital.
We've got over on the big board some of the other is that the death tax is gonna go up from 35 to 55%.
Capital gains tax will rise from fifteen to 23 point 8%.
And I don't know if you're watching sixty minutes last night but you know.
Scott Kelly went after Mitt Romney you know you only paid what 14% on your latest tax return that has been released -- and then.
-- obviously will you know actually.
I paid corporate taxes on that initially at 35%.
So he's didn't double -- That's true and they went after him much tougher.
-- they went after President Obama wants six.
-- -- -- -- -- -- We will listen down I think the most telling moment for me.
Has over the last three weeks has been Paul Ryan.
Going from TA RP more firmly in president Obama's camp and saying that a repeal -- -- and this is exactly we gotta do to Medicare that's -- we need more live unscripted.
Without people without handpicked audiences don't you think.
Well we need a lot of spark that we need a lot of strength that we have to get out there now what we don't have very long we have a -- that I have and it's going to be over.
And at the result is not can it be a good one unless they really.
You know get it together they need tremendous energy and that he tremendous parts they have to go out at and they have to go at it now they have to start spending the money that have to do.
Really good commercials but I've seen some of the Republican commercials I don't like them at all.
And they have to do really really sharp biting good.
And true commercial.
Serbs -- I imagine you can get through when you called the Romney camp so back.
You have a -- reason of advice for them.
Well I can't -- -- good people but right now I have to really this is now -- there on the F five yard line except to put it over the still odd because.
Otherwise we've got four more years of big big trouble in this car.
According -- all the polls and looks like they're within you know the margin of bears so it's still close anything can happen Donald Trump -- doctor Donald next time we see through it thank you very much have a great day at ninety very much event.