Trump: I’m not going to offer any 14-point plans

26 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Donald Trump calls for Syrian safe zone, says refugees ‘shouldn’t come’ to US.

“It has not been easy for me. Trump was asked at a town hall meeting, hosted by NBC’s “Today” show Monday, if he had a specific plan to improve the economy or “should middle class voters just elect you because you’re name is Trump?” “Let me tell you about specifics,” Trump said. “The politicians and the media all want a 14-point plan — bing, bing, bing, bing — it doesn’t work that way.Donald Trump could provide the greatest, most detailed, “most beautiful,” 14-point plan of any presidential candidate, the Manhattan business mogul declared Monday.

In a town-hall style interview with Matt Lauer on “Today” Monday morning, GOP hopeful Donald Trump insisted that he can relate to “the average American,” saying that like them, he has eaten at McDonald’s and driven himself in a car — and received a “small loan” of $1 million from his father to get his first business up and running. “My father gave me a small loan of a million dollars,” Trump said, as people in the audience gasped audibly and asked, “Small loan?” Trump insisted that the money allowed him entry into the Manhattan real estate market, and that his father made him pay the loan back with interest, but the damage was already done, as even other Today show hosts found that statement absurd: When pressed by a potential voter pressed to outline his “specific action plan” to address illegal immigration, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump responded by first attacking his GOP opponents. “You’re going to vote for me,” Trump immediately responded during a “Today” show town hall on Monday. “If you look at [Ben] Carson, he’s very weak on immigration. But in his words, “it doesn’t mean anything” because “great flexibility” is necessary when crafting a deal. “It does seem that on a lot of issues, Mr. We have to help these people, I’m OK with it, but they’re not coming to the United States.” “What should happen is that the United States and everybody else, including the Gulf states, who are not spending any money and are rich as can be, they should build a safe zone,” he said. “Take a big piece of land in Syria, and they have plenty of land, believe me. But even when the younger Trump entered the Manhattan market in 1973, Fred had property in the city worth $150 million — generating annual rents of $50 million — according to a contemporaneous New York Times report.

But I came into Manhattan and I started buying up properties and I did great and then I built the Grand Hyatt and I got involved in the convention center.” The issue of Trump’s specificity came up multiple times during the televised event, first during a question about his proposals on immigration from an undecided voter. “It’s called management. By 1974, Trump was president of his father’s company — meaning that the status of that modest million-dollar loan was probably somewhat irrelevant by that point; Trump was now in primary control of that sizable real estate empire. Mexico is paying for the wall.” When “Today” host Matt Lauer pushed Trump to get “specific” on how he would handle “transportation” and “housing” of illegal immigrants during the deportation process.

Then when that country gets back, they can maybe go back to their homes.” The Republican front-runner for the presidential nomination fears astronomical costs and other issues from an influx of Syrian refugees. As the Times’s Timothy O’Brien reported in a 2005 look at Trump’s net worth, Trump asked for a $10 million loan against his inheritance to bolster his faltering properties. He claimed many of the potential immigrants would be adult males, with few women and children. “This could be the greatest Trojan horse — it probably isn’t — this could be the greatest Trojan horse of all time,” he said. “We’re going to take them and put them in our country.

Earlier this year, the National Journal estimated that if Trump had invested his eventual inheritance in an index fund in 1982, he’d be worth $8 billion today.

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