Dominant in polls, Donald Trump still sniping at rivals

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Dominant in polls, Donald Trump still sniping at rivals.

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is boasting about keeping his lead in the polls, but that isn’t deterring him from sniping at rivals and complaining about the media. A feisty Donald Trump look shots at his fellow Republicans, Fox News, the Club for Growth and even Turing Pharmaceuticals CEO Martin Shkreli during a Q&A session in South Carolina on Wednesday.“Fox News has been treating me very unfairly & I have therefore decided that I won’t be doing any more Fox shows for the foreseeable future,” Trump wrote. “At 11:45 a.m. [Wednesday], we canceled Donald Trump’s scheduled appearance on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday, which resulted in Mr. Trump’s subsequent tweet about his ‘boycott’ of Fox News,” an FNC spokesperson said in a statement released to EW. “The press predictably jumped to cover his tweet, creating yet another distraction from any real issues that Mr.

The speech — billed as an address to the South Carolina African American Chamber of Commerce at their annual conference — turned out to be an address to more than 500 Trump supporters with a few dozen conference-goers in attendance. Those who did attend the real estate mogul’s speech — far fewer than the 1,500 RSVPs the campaign told msnbc they’d received — cheered as Trump boasted of his strong poll numbers and slammed the media. Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush “hate each other, but they can’t say it,” he added. “I’m so tired of this politically correct crap.” He tweeted Wednesday that he’s boycotting Fox News, even though the network said officials there had canceled a Trump appearance first. Trump has been feuding with Fox since the first Republican primary debate, when he objected to moderator Megyn Kelly pressing him to explain insulting comments he’s made about women. He doesn’t seem to grasp that candidates telling journalists what to ask is not how the media works in this country.” “As a candidate for president of the United States and the definitive front-runner in every poll, both nationally and state wide, including the just released poll in the state of Florida, Mr.

In a later interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, he said Kelly had “blood coming out of her eyes … blood coming out of her wherever,” and called her questions “ridiculous.” Kelly did not respond to Trump’s comments, though Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes demanded an apology from Trump, and said he “could not be more proud of Megyn for her professionalism and class in the face of all of Mr. And Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton is “shrill,” he said at another, adding that her campaign “is coming down like a really, really sick rocket.” At the North Charleston event, Trump cast Fiorina — another “outsider” candidate trying to appeal to anti-establishment Republicans — as another politician looking for donors who will ultimately control her. Trump expects to be treated fairly,” the statement read. “All you have to do is look at the tremendous ratings last night from ‘The Late Show’ with Stephen Colbert, where Mr. Trump’s verbal assaults.” Along with retweeting some of his supporters, this week, Trump tweeted about Kelly as well as Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, calling Kelly “highly overrated” and saying O’Reilly’s show featured the “same old Trump haters. While his performance in last week’s CNN debate was generally considered to lack standout moments, Trump told the small crowd he’d been victorious. “Every single poll said Trump won the debate,” the GOP front-runner boasted. “The pundits don’t say that, they really hate me, the people say it, the pundits don’t say it.

Trump was the guest, or the ratings from both debates, to fully understand the facts.” Wednesday’s kerfuffle was the latest in an increasingly public feud between Mr. The people are really smart, they really know what’s going on.” But the view from the media area in the back of the ballroom wasn’t so bright: the last seven rows of seats were empty and while Trump’s largely-white supporters jumped and cheered for their candidate, black conference-goers looked on with far less enthusiasm. “He’s very entertaining,” conference attendee Donna Newton told msnbc after the event as she laughed with two friends. “The stuff that comes out of his mouth is unbelievable.” “Here’s a poll,” Trump said. “Trump receives 25% of the black vote in general election … If you win 25% of the black vote, it’s over, you win!” In addition to disparaging the media, Trump spent a good portion of his 45-minute address complaining about other candidates – ribbing Marco Rubio for having worse hair than himself and poking fun at how sweaty Mike Huckabee got during the last GOP debate. In an interview on The Tom Joyner Radio Show earlier Wednesday, Clinton called Trump’s assertion that she started the birther claims “ludicrous.” She told guest host Don Lemon: “You know, I have been blamed for nearly everything. Barack Obama was not born in the U.S., calling her “the original birther – but don’t let that change your vote.” “I respect women more than I respect men!” he declared, though during his address he disparaged Clinton as “shrill,” Fiorina for fundraising, and another woman who sued him as “a horrible woman, who just happened to be elderly, but a horrible woman.”

When asked about Carly Fiorina’s recent surge in many polls, Trump was dismissive. “She seems very nice and she’s starting to do a little better but she’s not even close to us in the polls,” the candidate said, after taking shots at her tenure as CEO at Hewlett-Packard and Lucent. Trump was never a natural fit with Rupert Murdoch, whose film and television company, 21st Century Fox, boasts Fox News as one of its most profitable assets. He didn’t get elected,” Trump said, adding later that he felt “even Abraham Lincoln” couldn’t have won against Barack Obama in 2008. “I helped Romney, he didn’t get elected.

In North Charleston, the candidate didn’t specifically mention his ongoing spat with Fox News, instead weaving meandering attacks on the media and his opponents together with his usual promises to make the nation “great” and “rich” once again. Trump went on to call Shkreli’s actions “disgusting” and a “disgrace,” and pointed out that the Turing CEO is a “hedge fund guy,” a group the GOPer has pledged to raise taxes on. In the town hall Q&A later on Wednesday, Trump sounded many familiar notes on immigration, foreign policy, the economy and his “great relationships” with African-Americans and Latinos. He said his campaign would roll out his tax plan next week and promised that It would be “very long on policy” and includes a “major reduction in taxes for the middle class.” However, on national defense, Trump refused to give details and mocked politicians who do. “You don’t want to be too specific,” Trump said, who diminished the Obama administration’s drone strikes as having accomplished little other than taking out a “mid-level accounting person from ISIS.” Trump also took a shot at Secretary of State John Kerry, “He’s 73 years old, he’s in a bicycle race and he falls off,” he said to laughter from a friendly crowd. “If I’m president I can promise you I’ll never be in a bicycle race.

Because I’ll be working.” However, the candidate received his wildest applause when he bragged about being “self-funded” and railed against his GOP rivals’ super PACs. “The PACs are controlling the politicians, I think it’s terrible,” Trump said.

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