Published On: Thu, Aug 13th, 2015

Trump: Iran will know ‘I’m not playing games’, ‘They’ll do what I tell them to do’

To start out the second half of his interview with Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump, host Sean Hannity said, “Donald Trump is now starting to lay out very specific policy proposals”. Mr Hannity sees specifics much differently than this observer of politics as pointed out yesterday on this website.

But being a fair guy, let’s take a look at the interview aired Wednesday evening on the Fox News Channel to see if specific crept into the interview.

Donald Trump photo/ donkeyhotey

Donald Trump photo/ donkeyhotey


HANNITY: That’s scary. Let me go to specifics on the economy. You want to lower the tax. You want to implement a flat tax.

TRUMP: No, no.

HANNITY: You don’t? I thought you liked the flat tax. I read it in a couple interviews.

TRUMP: The problem with the flat tax is it’s sort of the same. I actually believe that people, as they make more and more money, can pay a higher percentage, OK?

HANNITY: How high?

TRUMP: To be honest.

HANNITY: What’s the cap?

TRUMP: We will set the cap. I want to have a cap so we have a lot of business, a lot more activity. I want to get rid of all this deficit.  We’ll make it — we’re losing $600 billion, $700 billion! We’re going to be losing. And by the way, when ObamaCare kicks in, we’re going to be losing a $1.3 trillion, $1.4 trillion a year. We can’t do that. We’re going to be a Greece on steroids!

Here’s what I want to do. I want to simplify the tax cut. I want to cut taxes. But I want to simplify the tax code. I want to make it great for the middle class. The middle class is being killed.

I want to put H&R Block — it’s an ambition of mine to put H&R Block out of business. When a person has a simple tax return, they have a job, and they can’t even figure out when they look at this complicated form — they can’t figure out what to pay.

And you know what? I have guys that are friends of mine, they make a fortune. They’re hedge fund guys. They move around paper. Look, at least I build things. I put people to — these guys move around paper. And half the time, it’s luck more than talent, OK?

They pay peanuts, OK? I want to make it so the middle class — I want to lower taxes, but I want to make it so the middle class benefits.

HANNITY: OK, do you believe in supply side economics in as much as you reduce taxes on everybody, including the wealthy, and that a rising tide lifts all boats? Are you — do you…

TRUMP: I don’t fully believe it, but there is something to it. I don’t fully. You know, I’ve studied it…

HANNITY: But you don’t want a flat tax. You’ve said that.

TRUMP: I don’t like where everybody is paying the same.

HANNITY: Do you like a fair tax?

TRUMP: If I make a billion dollars and somebody else is making $100, and he’s paying $10 and I’m paying — to me, I don’t know. I like somewhat of a graduation. What you have now is a system that’s too complicated.  The easiest thing to do is make that system uncomplicated and make it really good — make it really good.

And you know, as far as the IRS, people say, Let’s get rid of the IRS.  Somebody’s got to collect the money.

HANNITY: Well, a fair tax, a consumption tax is…

TRUMP: Look, we have a system now. It’s — it’s morphed into something that’s become — you have to be a nuclear physicist from Iran…

TRUMP: You have to be a nuclear physicist from Iran…

HANNITY: The biggest accounting companies can’t come to the same tax debt that somebody owes when you give them the same information.

TRUMP: I’m talking about — the word is simplification. We can simplify. We can get rid of deductions, which is in some cases — and lower the taxes.

MY VERDICT: Trump talks of simplification; however, his answered is quite muddled.


HANNITY: How big a — how big do you believe — because I think energy — we’ve got all this energy. We’ve got coal. We’ve got fracking, hydro-fracking. We’ve got natural gas. We’ve got all the oil, ANWR, everywhere.

Why do we import one barrel of oil when we can be exporting oil and be so energy-independent?

TRUMP: It’s 100 percent. Look, the Keystone pipeline should be approved immediately — not that I want it because we’re bringing in oil from Canada. But you know what? It’s a lot easier than Saudi Arabia and some of these other places. And Canada’s been a great neighbor, et cetera, et cetera. But they should approve it.

Number one, it’s jobs. Immediately, you’re building it, it’s jobs, it’s good. It’s not going to hurt anything in terms of environmentally.  It’s hard to believe that that has not been approved. Let’s get it approved. More oil coming in — the more we can have where we don’t have to go to foreign places, really foreign places to get the oil.

So there’s a simple one that’s going to create jobs. It’s overall good. But we don’t even need it in one sense because we have so much under our own land, we can do it, but we have to get rid of some of the restrictions. The restrictions…

HANNITY: That would help the economy dramatically, in my opinion.

TRUMP: Immediately.

MY VERDICT: Trump is specific about approving the Keystone pipeline and he is correct about getting the energy that is under our own soil.

ISIS and Iran

HANNITY: All right, let me ask you this. You came out with an ISIS plan yesterday. You said boots on the ground. You said take their oil.  You said create a perimeter. Explain that, and then I want to know what else you want to do.

TRUMP: I’d like to go back into history a little bit. In 2004, Reuters wrote an article, in July of 2004. It was an article, “Trump says don’t go into Iraq.” I was totally against it. I am the most militaristic person that you have ever interviewed. I would make our military so strong and so powerful that nobody will ever mess with us.

TRUMP: I didn’t want to go in. In fact, people came from the Bush administration because I was getting a lot — I was pretty vocal on the fact, Don’t do it. I said, You’re going to destabilize the Middle East.  And when you destabilize, that means — you know, Iraq and Iran were the same. They’d go 10 feet this way — for years, for decades, they would fight, they’d go — they’d use the poison gas. It would be terrible.  They’d use something else. They’d go — and then they’d go home and rest for another 10 years.

Later in the interview:

HANNITY: They’re [Iran] about to get $150 billion.

TRUMP: What we’re giving them — we’re giving them $150 billion, plus tremendous other things that we’re giving them. And you know the saddest part? Even if the deal isn’t approved, we now agreed to give more money.

HANNITY: You actually said, They, meaning Iran, will do what I tell them to do.

TRUMP: They’ll do what I tell them to do.

HANNITY: What does that mean?

TRUMP: OK, here’s the story. We have to go in — we have to stop, if we can, this deal from being made. But the deal is already a disaster.  You know, if we stop it, they already — we would lose the money. We lose $150 billion, plus — plus not just $150 billion, it’s a $150 billion plus.

Later in the interview Hannity presses Trump on specifics about Iran:

HANNITY: Let me go back to Iran. You said, They will do what I tell them. How do you make them do what you say?

TRUMP: They will know I’m not playing games.

TRUMP: That’s the way it works. We have to go in. So I did not want to go in, but now it’s totally messed up. Now you have ISIS — and others, but you have ISIS cutting off Christians’ heads and others. They cut off anybody’s head. They’re drowning them. They’re cutting off their heads.  We have to go in with force. We have to take the oil because the oil is their source of wealth.

Now, other things — money is coming out of Saudi Arabia. Money is coming from …

HANNITY: How would you deal with that?

TRUMP: You have to stop the money at the banking sources. We have to stop the money at the banking sources.

HANNITY: Go back to ISIS.

TRUMP: It’s hard to believe.

HANNITY: You talked about taking their oil, surrounding, a perimeter.

TRUMP: Correct.

HANNITY: OK. I like the idea of — I think…

HANNITY: First thing we’re going to do with the money we get from oil is give it to the families…

TRUMP: Correct!

HANNITY: … of the military.

MY VERDICT: Trump was correct about the war in Iraq and the destabilization of the Middle East–just take a look.

Concerning specifics on ISIS, a lot of American lives would be at risk with his boots on the ground plan.

Concerning Iran, I can’t seem to figure out what “They will know I’m not playing games” means, but I do know it’s not specific.

Trump later talks about what his current nemesis Sen Rand Paul has been talking about for a long time:

TRUMP: … because right now, we’re laughed at. We’re scoffed at.  We don’t do anything right. You see what’s going on.

As an example, our military — it’s depleted. We send Humvees, the best in the world, 2,300 — this — I’m not talking about three or four. I thought they were talking about, like, 23 or 2. We send 2,300 Humvees, the finest in the world, armor-plated, everything, over to our allies.

HANNITY: ISIS has them.

TRUMP: One shot is fired, our allies run. ISIS now has 2,300. Do you know how many that is? I thought they were wrong. I thought I — when I read it, I thought they maybe made — it’s a typographical, like, 23, so — and by the way, we don’t have the quality Humvees. So now they have better machinery than we. Our guys are driving around, they don’t even have protection underneath. That’s why they’re losing their legs and their arms.


TRUMP: We need smart people. We need a great military, a strong military. You know, they all say, I’ll be the best on jobs. Everybody says that. You probably (INAUDIBLE) I will be so great on jobs. I think I’ll be equally great on the military.

Well you’ve heard or read Trump–my question to you–best for women?, best for economy?, foreign policy?





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