Watch: Trump Was More Than Prepared When A Reporter Asked A Question He Didn’t Like

A group of reporters cornered Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday as he visited one of his golf resorts in Scotland. NBC News reported that the British journalists confronted him on his controversial immigration comments and “claims” that he is “a racist.”

When one reporter asked what section of the U.S. he thinks he represents, Trump shot back: “I think I represent a big section.”

He used recent polling data to bolster his claim.

“I guess the poll today with 16 or 17 candidates had me with 25 percent,” he said, “and the next person was 12 percent. So that’s a big difference. So we represent a very big section of the country.”

Trump was then pressed on his perceived unpopularity among Hispanic voters.

“Oh no, I did well,” he argued. “In fact, the Hispanics – a poll came out two days ago where I’m number one with the Hispanics. I know you’re surprised to hear that; but I’m number one with the Hispanics. And I said that if I get the nomination, I will win with the Hispanics.”

He went on to tout his popularity in specific primary states – and nationwide – before concluding that he is “very importantly … number one with Hispanics.”

One reporter from the “combative pack,” as NBC described it, initially asked Trump to address claims that he is a racist.

“Excuse me?” Trump responded.

The reporter rephrased, asking: “Why have you come here, Mr. Trump?”

He responded he made the trip because he loves the club and is looking forward to hosting the Women’s British Open.

“It’s going to be a really exciting week,” he asserted.

Will Donald Trump win the Hispanic vote? Share your predictions in the comments section below.

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Watch: Trump Heard What Obama Said About Running Again, Fired Back With 3 PERFECT Sentences

Presidential candidate Donald Trump begs to differ with President Barack Obama’s assessment that if he ran for a third term, he could win it.

Obama made the prediction, in a light-hearted fashion, while addressing the African Congress on Tuesday:

I have to also say that Africa’s democratic progress is also at risk when leaders refuse to step aside when their terms end…I am in my second term… I love my work. But under our Constitution, I cannot run again… I actually think I’m a pretty good President — I think if I ran I could win.

Trump has an entirely different view of Obama’s chances, telling Greta Van Susteran on Tuesday: “I think he would fail miserably if he ran again. I would beat him so easily. Obama would get creamed if he ran again.”

The billionaire candidate indicated that he would “love” to run against Obama. “People are tired of these politicians,” Trump added. “We need energy, we need enthusiasm, and we need a much tougher tone.”

He also stated his belief that, if he becomes the Republican nominee, Hillary Clinton may well not be his opponent. “When you get rid of hard drives, when you get rid of all these thousands and thousands of emails…Remember this General Petraeus, they destroyed his life for doing much less than she did,” Trump said.

In his address before the African Congress, Obama pointed out that “there’s a lot that I’d like to do to keep America moving [if I could serve a third term], but the law is the law. And no one person is above the law. Not even the President,” which drew applause from the assembly’s delegates.

Many would argue that President Obama’s respect for the law has been wanting on numerous occasions since taking office, starting with his refusal to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, and continuing through multiple unilateral changes to the Affordable Care Act, and on to his implementation of executive amnesty, part of which is currently blocked by the federal courts.

As reported by Western Journalism, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, released a report last year identifying 76 lawless acts by the Chief Executive since he took office in 2009.

Respected legal scholar Jonathan Turley testified before Congress that the president has taken the United States to a constitutional crisis by his executive power grabs.

Even Saturday Night Live took notice of Obama’s willingness to go right around Congress and rule by executive fiat in this sketch last fall.

h/t: IJReview

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Watch: Ben Carson Drops Two-Sentence Planned Parenthood Truth Bomb That Stuns CNN Host

CNN’s Jake Tapper and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson discussed the ongoing controversy surrounding Planned Parenthood’s apparent complicity in the harvest and sale of aborted body parts during a recent segment of The Lead.

A series of undercover videos revealed the disturbing practice, prompting Planned Parenthood Executive Vice President Dawn Laguens to respond. In a statement this week, she declared that those who released the footage engaged in a “grossly offensive act” against an organization that exists to “foster an environment in our country where providers of essential women’s health care and their patients are not subject to threats, harassment and intimidation.”

Tapper asked Carson for his reaction to Laguens’s reaction.

“The argument is,” the host began, “that none of the federal money pays for abortion. That is separate funding; and by defunding Planned Parenthood you would be eliminating all these other vital medical procedures, which you as a doctor know.”

Carson replied: “All of the services she mentioned are available through multiple other sources.”

He continued, alleging that the taxpayer-supported organization “makes money selling baby parts” and “doesn’t seem to understand the sanctity of human life and is willing to destroy that.”

Tapper used Carson’s point regarding disproportionately high numbers of Planned Parenthood facilities in minority communities to suggest that poor Americans might need the health services these clinics provide.

“I thought they were supposed to be able to get all of these things based on Obamacare,” Carson retorted. “Why do we need Planned Parenthood?”

h/t: Truth Revolt

Should Congress vote to defund Planned Parenthood? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Watch: MSNBC Gives Reporter Who Attacked Trump Such Brutal Treatment That Donald Thanked Them For It

Daily Beast reporter Tim Mak was kindly shown the door after the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe heard his defense of a repackaged, decades’ old story going after GOP frontrunner Donald Trump.

Mak’s story, published Monday, dredges up a statement made by Trump’s former wife, Ivana, when the two were going through a high-profile divorce in the early 1990s.

In a court deposition, she indicated that late in their marriage, they had sexual relations on one occasion in 1989, after which she felt “violated” like she had been a victim of “rape.” Later, after the comments became public in 1993, she clarified she felt “violated” not in the criminal sense, but emotionally.

One of Trump’s corporate attorneys, Michael Cohen, came to his boss’ defense, saying that Trump “never raped anybody. And, of course, understand that by the very definition, you can’t rape your spouse.” Mak included the attorney’s statement in his story. Spousal rape is, in fact, illegal in all 50 states.

Trump quickly disavowed Cohen’s words regarding spousal rape, telling CNN Tuesday: “He’s speaking for himself. He’s not speaking for me, obviously.”

“Michael was extremely angry because he knew (the alleged incident) never took place,” Trump added.

Cohen also apologized on Tuesday, stating he could not believe the “gall” of the reporter to write such a story about Trump. “In my moment of shock and anger, I made an inarticulate comment, which I do not believe and which I apologize for ­entirely.”

Mak tried to defend his story on MSNBC on Wednesday morning, but the hosts were having none of it. “When you have one of his top advisers, who is a lawyer, saying there’s no such thing as spousal rape, that by definition it doesn’t exist, that’s alarming,” the Daily Beast reporter said. He argued it is relevant because these are the types of people with whom he surrounds himself.

Morning Joe panelist Mike Barnicle noted: “You can’t get a more arcane aspect of the Trump background, than a divorce settlement from 15, 20 years ago.”

Joe Scarborough, who recently went through a divorce himself, said that “People get really angry in divorces,” adding: “They say a lot of things in divorces. High-profile divorces, especially. So, this was unfortunate.”

Mika Brenzinksi was clearly agitated by the whole Daily Beast story, which Scarborough could see. Mika told Mak: “You guys all let me know when you’re actually going to uncover something new.”

Scarborough informed the reporter: “I think it is just better for all of us right now to thank you for coming and slowly step away from this segment.”

“Boy, he walked right into a buzzsaw,” the co-host said, turning to former Democratic congressman Harold Ford, Jr for his thoughts.

“To go after [Trump] in this way…if this is the best the press has against him, he’s going to be around longer than some have predicted,” Ford responded.

Trump tweeted afterwards:

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Ivana Trump released a statement Tuesday in defense of her former husband:

I have recently read some comments attributed to me from nearly 30 years ago at a time of very high tension. The story is totally without merit. Donald and I are the best of friends and together have raised three children that we love and are very proud of. I have nothing but fondness for Donald and wish him the best of luck on his campaign. Incidentally, I think he would make an incredible president.

h/t: TheBlaze

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Watch: Megyn Kelly Saw This Reporter’s Unfair Attack On Trump And Knew Exactly What To Do

Donald Trump asked for it, according to the reporter for The Daily Beast who wrote a story Monday about allegations Trump’s ex-wife made more than 20 years ago. However, Tim Mak’s comments didn’t set well with Fox News host Megyn Kelly, who called the story alleging Trump raped his wife “totally without merit.”

On Monday, The Daily Beast published a story that cited statements made by Ivana Trump in the early 1990s, during her divorce from Trump, in which the word “rape” was used. A statement at the time from Ivana Trump also clarified that she was not referring to the criminal act.

Tim Mak, senior correspondent for The Daily Beast, said that discussions of rape and Donald Trump had their roots in Trump’s own allegations. The Republican presidential candidate, speaking on illegal immigration, has said “rapists” are crossing from Mexico to the U.S.

“It is a statement of fact that some of the people who cross the southern border are rapists and murderers,” Kelly said in response.

Mak said Trump’s campaign brought “new relevance” to comments from a 1993 book discussing a 1989 incident.

“He deserves to be looked at,” Mak said of Trump. “His history should be looked at.”

“But that doesn’t answer the question about whether your reporting is fair or relevant,” Kelly replied. She noted that spouses often make inflammatory accusations against each other during divorce proceedings. Furthermore, Ivana Trump has since distanced herself from the comments and publicly supported her ex-husband’s White House bid.

Kelly also had harsh words for Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, who told The Daily Beast that a man could not legally rape his wife. Kelly said that Cohen was “wrong on the facts” and “wrong on the law.”

h/t: The Blaze

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