Published On: Fri, Aug 12th, 2016

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

Just days after his economic speech in Detroit rallied some conservatives, Donald Trump now sounds like President Obama on the economy, calling for a massive borrowing “long term,” while the interest rates are low, to spend on infrastructure. The controversial Trump continued to call Obama the “founder of ISIS,” mocking the President’s use of the term ISIL and attacking Hillary Clinton.

photo/ donkeyhotey

photo/ donkeyhotey

“…the interest rates are so low, I mean, the numbers are so low, that yes this is a time to borrow and borrow long-term. So that we have the money and rebuild our infrastructure,” Trump said, speaking with CNBC and then added: “It’s a disaster what’s going on with our vets. And the veterans administration. We have to fix our infrastructure.  Our country’s infrastructure is in horrible condition. Worst condition it’s ever been in.  Bridges are in — I mean, in dangerous shape. I think 50% of the bridges are actually in dangerous shape. When you think of that, that’s incredible.  Where they could fall. Roads, tunnels, hospitals. I mean, everything.”

Scott Wapner pressed the GOP nominee on a dollar figure, asking “…you said you would at least double what Hillary Clinton wants to spend on infrastructure. That would imply some $500 billion.  A half a trillion. What is the exact number you are willing to spend on infrastructure?”

“Well, you need a lot more than that to do it right. Now, I’d also make sure that we use the proper procedures…,” Trump responded, touting his record in the private sector of building projects coming in under budget.

Check out the video below and the full transcript on subsequent pages.

Later Wapner asked Trump about calling Obama the founder of ISIS during his Florida speech, “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?”

“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.”

photo/ Mary Pahlke via pixabay

photo/ Mary Pahlke via pixabay

Read on, full transcript via The Washington Post

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