Watch: Trump Sits Down With CNN After Debate, Makes Shocking Confession Many Didn’t Expect

Donald Trump apparently had his hands full at Thursday’s Republican presidential debate hosted by CNN. With attacks coming continually from both Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Marco Rubio, Trump, according to a post-debate poll,  still came out on top. However, Trump’s popularity is in stark contrast to how he’s perceived by individuals who may have a better grasp of civics than the Republican front-runner.

In an exchange with Cruz, Trump made several inaccurate statements about the role of judges. Trump attempted to defend his sister’s record as a judge, but in doing so, revealed to the audience a bit of judicial ignorance, according to Leon H. Wolf of Red State. Trump said:

Now, Ted’s been very critical, I have a sister, who is a brilliant, [interruption] excuse me, she’s a brilliant judge. He’s been criticizing… he’s been criticizing my sister for signing a certain bill. You know who else signed that bill? Justice Samuel Alito, a very conservative member of the Supreme Court, with my sister signed that bill. So, I think that maybe we should get a little bit of an apology from Ted, what do you think?

 

Critical of the revealed ignorance in Trump’s comments Wolf wrote, “This is not ‘Trump isn’t a politician,’ this is ‘Trump doesn’t understand Civics 101.’” Judges do not sign bills which leaves open the question as to what Trump might have been trying to say. Was he referring a judicial decision? Was he referencing a court order? At any rate, Trump did not appear any more knowledgeable with his comments in the post-debate interview.

In the interview, Trump was asked who he would recommend for the vacant Supreme Court seat left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Trump replied, “I would want to see scholars, but I think more than my asking, I would go on references of other people that I respect. Because that is not necessarily my world. I’m very much into the world of legal and legality. But, that is not my world, so I would go to people that I have great respect for and say, ‘Who do you recommend?’” Trump has often fallen back on his role as a businessman, rather than a politician, when asked tough questions, a fact Blitzer highlighted when he wrote about the interview with Trump.

Wolf wrote, “This is a pretty stunning admission from Trump … What Trump is saying here is that he, personally, has no idea whatsoever what he would do. He has no idea what questions he might ask of a judge. This is not a guy who can be trusted … By his own admission he has literally no idea what he’s doing when it comes to judicial nominations. Quite frankly, as he demonstrated in the debate, he does not even know what judges do. And this is someone you want picking the replacement for Scalia?”

Watch: Trump Just Responded To Mexican Ex-President Dropping F-Bomb About Wall With BRUTAL 6 Words

Former president of Mexico Vincente Fox is not a fan of Donald Trump, or his plan to have Mexico pay to build a wall along the border of the two countries.

In an interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos, Fox declared, “I’m not going to pay for that f–g wall.”

Fox then took on the role of a preacher by advising Hispanics not to follow Trump because he’s a “false prophet.” Fox also declared that what is happening in the U.S. presidential race is “not democracy” and said Trump will pay for the wall because he’s got enough money to do it on his own. Fox concluded Trump is simply egocentric.

Trump took umbrage with Fox’s comments about him. During Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, Wolf Blitzer quoted Fox’s f-bomb and then asked Trump how he would still intend to pay for the wall without Mexico’s help and how he would make them pay for it.

Trump responded, “I will and the wall just got 10 feet taller believe me. It got 10 feet taller. I saw him make the statement. I saw him use the word that he used. I can only tell you if I would have used even half of that word, it would be a national scandal. This guy used a filthy disgusting word on television, and he should be ashamed of himself and he should apologize.”

Trump alluded to possibly of going after current trade agreements with Mexico.

“We have a trade deficit with Mexico of $58 billion a year and that doesn’t include all the drugs that are pouring across and destroying our country,” Trump said. “We’re going to make them pay for that wall. Now the wall is $10 billion to $12 billion if I do it. If these guys do it it’ll end up costing $200 billion.”

Trump said, “You need a thousand miles. The great wall of China, built 2,000 years ago is 13,000 miles,” implying the wall can be done and will be done if Trump is elected president. “This is a wall that’s going to work.”

“Mexico will pay for the wall. It’s a small portion of the kind of money that we lose and the deficits that we have with Mexico,” Trump concluded.

Facebook Employees Caught Doing THIS To Black Lives Matter Slogan, Zuckerberg’s Response Is Getting Attention

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his company are making headlines, but this time it’s not for something being offered to consumers. Instead, the news is coming from within.

Facebook maintains “free speech” whiteboards throughout it’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters. Staff members are allowed to write whatever they wish on the whiteboards.

Zuckerberg is apparently furious someone has, on more than one occasion, marked through “Black Lives Matter” statements and replaced them with “All Lives Matter” comments. Zuckerberg admitted in a private memo to employees he’d already asked his staff to refrain from marking through the BLM messages, yet someone keeps striking through them and writing “all lives matter.”

Zuckerberg was “disappointed” when it was happening earlier, but now he says he considers the action “malicious.” Zuckerberg then made reference to black social justice movements of the BLM group by saying the group only seeks to achieve “the justice they deserve.”

Zuckerberg said there were never any rules about what any staffer wanted to write on the whiteboards, but that striking through messages is equated to “silencing speech.” Zuckerberg then encouraged anyone and everyone to attend the on-campus “Black Town Hall” being held March 4.

It seems from the tone in the memo the free speech whiteboards may not be so free any longer if staffers are being told what they can and cannot do on the whiteboards. Faced with what Zuckerberg appears to view as a crisis of free speech, his leadership decision to investigate “the current incidents” may have some of his employees on edge for exercising their own rights to free speech by disagreeing with BLM statements.

h/t: Gizmodo

WOW: Americans Just Picked The Winner Of Last Repub Debate – It Wasn’t Even Close

The Independent Journal Review, along with Google Consumer Surveys, conducted a poll to determine who won Thursday’s Republican presidential candidate debate. According to the opinions of those polled who watched the CNN debates, Donald Trump won by a landslide. The debate, which had Sen. Marco Rubio, on Trump’s left, and Sen. Ted Cruz on his right, could be likened to a fireworks display of attack and counter-attacks, with both Cruz and Rubio sandwiching Trump with their blasts, which were often personal.

Viewers took notice and the poll numbers reflect their opinions on which candidate emerged the victor. Of those polled, 43.6 percent believed Trump defeated his Republican opponents. 29.7 percent has Rubio as the winner. Only 12.1 percent believed Cruz won the debates. Gov. John Kasich (OH) recieved 9.7 percent of the votes, and Dr. Ben Carson, coming in last in the polls, only had 5 percent of the post-debate votes.

Another potential post-debate poll was another question asked in the survey, that is, which candidate did voters most want to exit the race. Unfortunately for Carson, those surveyed also conveyed they most wanted Carson to drop out of the race.

45.2 percent want Carson to exit the race, and 22.1 percent want Kasich to leave the race. 12.6 percent, want Trump to leave the race, but as it appears now, that is very unlikely to happen.

Rubio’s Latest Campaign Strategy Could Guarantee Trump’s Victory- It’s Not What You Think

Some have speculated that the Republican presidential candidates could work out a deal, whereby three candidates would bow out and allow one of the two front-runners to take on Donald Trump head to head. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) said emphatically, that a deal like that will never happen.

Rubio addressed possibilities of a consolidation of presidential candidates with Fox News’ Fox and Friends Wednesday. Rubio said, “First of all, both Ted and I are both running vibrant national campaigns, so the voters are going to have to provide the consolidation.  It’s not going to be a deal between candidates.  And that just never happens, and it isn’t going to happen now.”

On the same day in another interview with CBS This Morning, host Charlie Rose asked Rubio, “Is it simply too little too late to stop Donald Trump, especially if he does well on…Super Tuesday?” Rubio answered, “It’s important to take a deep breath here…It’s not based on how many states you win.  It’s based on how many delegates you pick up.” Rubio further added there are, “plenty of states out there that, in the winner-take-all category, that if you win them, you more than catch up.” Rubio did admit the votes against Trump are “spread out” among four other candidates, which has allowed for Trump’s previous successes.

“There’s a significant number of Republicans who do not want Donald Trump to be their nominee,” Rubio stated. Co-host Gayle King asked Rubio, “At what state do you think you’re going to be the one to Trump Donald Trump?” Rubio confidently predicted, “We’ll win in Florida now that Gov. Bush is no longer in the race,” even though the hosts reminded him he is currently trailing in FL polls.

“We feel great about the work we’re putting in and what it’s going to lead to when this process plays out,” Rubio said. Rubio also implied Bush would endorse him but commented, “we haven’t discussed an endorsement.”

If the remaining candidates of Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, and Ben Carson remain in the race, the outcome will likely guarantee a Trump nomination. It is unclear, however, if the outliers were to drop out, whether Rubio or Cruz would even be able to take on Trump for the nomination given Trump’s popularity and landslide victories in NH, SC, and NV.  Super Tuesday will, more likely than not, lead a few of the field of five to drop out and give the frontrunners a better chance at beating Trump.