Published On: Fri, Aug 12th, 2016

Donald Trump wants massive infrastructure stimulus, blames President Obama, Hillary Clinton for ISIS

WAPNER: Mr. Trump, you said —

TRUMP: I’ve done a great job and now I’m doing a good job politically.  I came from this massive field of professionals, all governors and senators and people of vast talents and those people got knocked off one by one and now I’m down to the final person and you notice the polls are closing up very rapidly which is fine. Don’t forget, she has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on advertising. You know what I’ve spent, Becky? Zero.

QUICK: But you’ve lost some of the Republican women. The latest poll from Wall Street Journal shows it’s 72% of Republican women. Mitt Romney had 90% of that group and didn’t win the election.

TRUMP: We’ll see what happens. I have a whole group of people out there that people don’t even know about. At the rally last night I had 10,000 people.  If Hillary had that rally, she would have had 200 people if she was lucky. I don’t know that translates to votes. In theory, it should. But I don’t know it translates into votes. What does translate into votes is she’s done a terrible job as senator from New York and totally — and by the way, totally documented in The Washington Post article. She’s done a terrible job —

WAPNER: Mr. Trump, I would ask you —

TRUMP: That article, it was a long detailed, very, very strong article.  She’ll be making a speech and saying all the same things she said about New York and she left and it was a disaster. In fact, it cost us a fortune because of what she did. It cost us a fortune. It cost us jobs.  It cost Upstate New York. She’s a negative.

WAPNER: Mr. Trump — I want to ask you –

TRUMP: You have to look at that in light of her speech today which I am sure will be wonderful.

WAPNER: I want to ask you about the rally last night in Florida that you reference where you called the president of the United States the founder of ISIS. You said it repeatedly. President Obama is the founder of ISIS, he’s the founder, he founded ISIS. Do you think it’s appropriate to call the sitting president of the United States the founder of a terrorist organization that wants to kill Americans?

TRUMP: He was the founder of ISIS, absolutely.  The way he removed our troops. Shouldn’t have gone in. I was against the war in Iraq even though I was a civilian and no one cared. I was totally against it even though sifs [sic] civilian so nobody cared. I wouldn’t have gone into Iraq.  That was a horrible mistake. One of the worst mistakes in the history of our country we destabilized the Middle East. We’ve been paying the price of it for years. But he was absolutely the founder. In fact, he gets in sports they have awards he gets the most valuable player award. Him and Hillary. She gets it too. I gave her co-founder if you really looked at this speech. I think you probably did. But he and Hillary get the most valuable player award having to do with Iraq. And having to do with the ISIS situation or as he would call it ISIL.  He calls it ISIL because nobody else does and probably wants to bother people by using another term.  Whether it’s more accurate or not.  Most people call it ISIS; he calls it ISIL. It’s ISIS. He was the founder of ISIS and so was she. I call them co-founders.

WAPNER: Not only do you not think it was an issue —

TRUMP: Because of the way he got out as bad as it was when they went in, they should have never gotten in. He shouldn’t have gotten in the way he got out — he shouldn’t have gotten out the way he got out was a disaster what he did.

WAPNER:  But how do you think —

TRUMP: Is there something wrong with saying that?  Are people complaining that I said he was the founder of ISIS?

WAPNER: I’m wondering how you think that’s going to play in some battleground states.

TRUMP: I don’t know. Whatever it is it is. Look, all I do is tell the truth.  I’m a truth teller. All I do is tell the truth. If at the end of 90 days I fall in short because I’m somewhat politically correct even though I’m supposed to be the smart one and even though I’m supposed to have a lot of good ideas, it’s okay.  I go back to a very good way of life. It’s not what I’m looking to do. I think we’re going to have a victory, but we’ll see.

WAPNER: Look —

TRUMP: Pay for play and all of the stuff that’s come out over the last couple of days which is basically selling jobs. And many other things. That’s the least of it. What she does is illegal. She’s done many illegal things. E-mails, that’s illegal. She wiped out 33,000 e-mails. I don’t know.  You know, they tend to have a different standard.  If anyone else knocked out 33,000 e-mails, they would be in a problem like you wouldn’t believe. She knocked out 33,000 e-mails. She got away with it. Frankly I think it’s her single greatest achievement as a politician.  Getting away with that. Because other people, their lives have been ruined. She got away with it.

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- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco


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