Does President Obama want to dive off the 'fiscal cliff'?
Donald Trump phones it in
- Duration 7:42
- Date Dec 24, 2012
Donald Trump phones it in
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Time to bring in now Donald Trump -- joins us every Monday morning he's the author of time to get tough a very Merry Christmas Donald.
Good morning you do a solid he just got up.
No but like -- a -- yeah.
Watching your share of OK we have been watching your show for the last hour wolf thank you very hesitant to actually show is there anything that stands out to you is excellent on this morning show well I think the folks running to show are doing a brilliant guy -- I.
-- -- All right -- How nice nice try fishing directly ahead.
I can't get cannot -- -- -- -- let's let's get off atomic and the anchors and if so then let's get right into the -- plant which is.
Also not a great discussion if you land of people -- trying to solve it a senator Barrasso on some of these Sunday talk shows yesterday Donald.
-- Cendant may be in fact the president actually wants to go off a cliff -- I think the president.
Is eager to go over the cliff for political purposes I think he sees a political victory at the bottom of the cliff.
Well I think there's a possibility I but I I know he'd love to make some kind of a deal but.
You know the whole thing and the whole charade -- -- -- Washington it is politically responsible what's going on is unbelievable and that a deal can't be made with these people sitting around the year is talking about you know what to do and -- -- -- about over the last week which had about three years they've been talking about this subject and they still can't make it -- then really what it shows is no leadership in Washington we have.
No leadership and it's totally irresponsible.
To this country.
Have your pulse on Wall Street and you certainly know how the business community is reacting already to this in fact I was reading report this morning that the fiscal cliff has already hit for many businesses because -- -- having to worry finalize their payrolls for 2013 so this is already hit many of his businesses.
What are you hearing to the leaders -- talking to.
-- -- -- -- -- And I think it's not as big deal was a lot of the people think because ultimately something's going to happen and what happened what should happen is no plan B the plan -- to go it's crazy and they should go for the big planned for no plan whatsoever because.
What's going to happen is taxes will go up and then all of these Republicans to sign the so called pledge are going to be able to reduce taxes.
And therefore they haven't violated that -- because that they're reducing taxes.
Not increasing taxes.
Bad a deal is going to be made but it's got to be the right field regardless of it's got to be the right field we have to get this country back on track and it is just so incredible what's what's taking place but I've been watching this and you've been watching it and you've been reporting on it very well -- years you know this is.
Just something that's taking place that it's been going -- a few years.
Well it seems you're one of those things that do.
We're in this process where we never get anything done until the very last minutes like studying for exams and cramming and you leave wake up the next day and you feel kind of gross about the way you handled -- And it seems like this is what we're in but if you -- in the same form plan -- didn't wasn't passed it last week to everybody goes home.
At which infuriates a lot of people but listen to what yesterday's that senator -- -- which are set on ABC's this week about congress.
Needing to get back to Washington.
You know most of -- members are used to spending that Christmas to New -- at home in their home states.
It is time to get back to the table.
And I hope if anyone sees these representatives are from the house in mind shopping -- Getting their Christmas Turkey they wish them a Merry Christmas there -- several.
And then they say go back to the table tonight your own table the table in Washington because middle class people shouldn't have their taxes go up an average of 2000 dollars a year.
And we also should start making some meaningful reform on the debt.
-- -- was bad for them to go home or is it obvious you're gonna go for a couple of days but how quickly they do can get back there.
What I think it sends a very bad signal at UC yet the president playing golf that he's too left of the people -- lots -- -- things with them and that -- and in the -- The countries in limbo.
But you know you're looking at what's going on at UC BC and ended -- the lack of cohesion in Washington.
Probably maybe in history is that -- the -- like it.
And we have to make a big deal and I have to say this they're Republicans believe it or not have a very strong negotiating position because what is it killing.
What particularly is coming out that -- -- -- is coming up in another month but I have to.
But the debt ceiling is going to be devastating for the Democrats if the Republicans.
Want to play that collect so the Republicans have tremendous -- on this side.
And I just don't understand what they're talking about -- small plan B and a temporary measure.
They should negotiate the entire I think maybe including debt ceiling but they -- -- the debt ceiling.
To make a great deal and make it kind of deal they want to make the Republicans have tremendous power.
Of negotiation and I don't think they know what I feel.
That they feel they don't have the -- yeah they have all of exploits.
-- it's interesting because you've obviously done many huge deals in your lifetime so you wouldn't know what it is to sit at that table and get something done.
So do you blame only president of bomber -- you also blaming John Boehner to a certain extent.
I can shift the blame everybody I didn't like the fact that they waited for a -- the other day it didn't have the votes that it look good for anybody.
And it certainly did look good for the Republicans and the you know the Democrats looked at but that was a momentary.
That was date eight that which is the time been in that place look.
The Republicans are sitting there with date with the nuclear weapons.
So the state.
They have debt -- -- up.
They can use that as part of this negotiation and they -- and they shouldn't settle unless the deal is a great deal for this country not for the Republicans -- Democrats.
Unless it's a great deal for the country we have this straight this country at this country is -- best and we have no leadership and we have to straighten it out now it's stopped off to.
-- whether they go on vacation or not.
Sends -- bad signal.
But we have to -- this country yet and we shouldn't do plan B implants have been reading about all these different plans.
The -- temporary plant we should do the final plan or no plan at all.
Go -- that could lead to less if you want.
I don't put it left that I don't think.
The repercussions will be so great -- may be in a minority I don't think there was.
People bit -- deal is going to be made.
But the big deal to be made that these small temporary deal.
Well -- set of maybe having a bad Christmas with those thoughts and our head we want it will wanna leave it with them with you -- what your Christmas plans are.
Given he had been -- plans leave us on a positive note Donald.
Well I I wanna say there are a lot of positive things principal we're the greatest country despite all of the above we aren't the greatest country ever.
As the greatest country in the world I love it you love it and it's going to get and I'm down that slide I looked slow and I've been here a lot and board board to great state and -- you know very.
An amazing place would you see what's going on in Florida and other places.
Great things can happen in this country a great things are going to happen is that -- but in all fairness Washington has to get its act.
-- we're showing pictures right now at you with your beautiful wife and of course -- great kids.
And I hope that you have a very Merry Christmas with everyone that you love and care it's -- today and tomorrow now.
Well thank you very much -- to all of you the same thing to do it the year we're gonna have a great year hopefully for this country hopefully.
Yes that's going on here thank you Donald haven't had a Merry Christmas thanks thank you very much you --