Trump Spars With O’Reilly Over Birthright Citizenship

TRUMP: We’ve spent last year $113 billion on illegal immigrants.
We have to do something about it.

Mr. Trump’s immigration reform plan addresses the issue of hundreds of thousands of children being born on U.S. soil to illegal immigrants each year:

“End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including Harry Reid who said ‘no sane country’ would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.”

REID: No sane country would do that, right? Guess again.

Bill O’Reilly asserted Trump’s proposal has no chance of becoming reality.

O’REILLY: But then you say, ‘well we gotta have mass deportations.’ That’s not gonna happen because the 14th Amendment says if you’re born here, you’re an American and you can’t kick Americans out.
TRUMP: I don’t think they have American citizenship and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers — and I know some will disagree — but many of them agree with me, you’re going to find they do not have American citizenship.

In 1868, a definition of citizenship entered the Constitution with the ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment:

All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

O’Reilly asked Trump if he would support a constitutional amendment to put an end to birthright citizenship.

TRUMP: It’s a long process and I think it would take too long. I’d much rather find out whether or not anchor babies are actually citizens. Because a lot of people don’t think they are.
O’REILLY: All right. You can test… Why don’t you test it now? Why don’t you have your guys file a Federal suit now?”
TRUMP: We’re going to test it now.
O’REILLY: You should do it tomorrow.
TRUMP: We’re going to test it out. That’s going to happen, Bill.

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Watch: O’Reilly Wanted To Give Trump A Wake-Up Call. Trump Would Have NONE Of It – ‘You’re Wrong About…’

Tuesday’s edition of Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor featured Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sparring with host Bill O’Reilly on the issue of birthright citizenship.

Trump’s plan to curb illegal immigration, released last week, would put an end to automatic citizenship for babies born to illegal immigrant parents in the United States.

“This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration,” the plan states. “By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including Harry Reid who said ‘no sane country’ would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.”

O’Reilly asserted Trump’s proposal has no chance of becoming reality.

“That’s not going to happen because the 14th Amendment says if you’re born here, you’re an American and you can’t kick Americans out,” the Fox News host told the real estate mogul. “And then if you wanted to deport the people already here, each and every one are entitled to due process, and it would take decades to do that, and gazillions of dollars, and the courts would block you at every turn. You must know all that.”

“Many lawyers are saying that’s not the way it is,” answered Trump. “They’re saying it’s not going to hold up in court. Now, it’s going to have to be tested, but they say it’s not going to hold up in court… I don’t think they have American citizenship and if you speak to some very, very good lawyers — and I know some will disagree — but many of them agree with me, you’re going to find they do not have American citizenship.”

O’Reilly later asked Trump if he would support a constitutional amendment to put an end to birthright citizenship.

“I’d much rather find out whether or not anchor babies are actually citizens,” Trump responded.

“Why don’t you test it now?” O’Reilly asked. “You should do it tomorrow.”

At the end of the interview, O’Reilly asked Trump if the interview was fair.

“You’re always fair,” Trump said.

“All right,” the host responded. “So, you’re not going to whine about Fox News now? I’m not going to get, you know, ‘O’Reilly this!’ You’re not going to do that, right?” O’Reilly’s comments came after Trump made disparaging remarks about the network following the GOP presidential debate earlier this month.

“I promise,” Trump assured O’Reilly. “I think you’re terrific. I watch you all the time and I think you were very fair tonight.”

“Don’t think I’m terrific,” O’Reilly warned Trump. “Don’t think I’m terrific. That’s not good for me. All right? And I’m worried if you’re president I’ll get deported. All right? That’s what I’m worried about.”

“Well, we’re gonna try like hell to keep you here, Bill,” Trump concluded.

h/t: TPM

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Watch: Sheriff Clarke Just Blasted Ferguson ‘Black Lives Matter’ Movement With 2 Brutal Words

There were a couple dozen reported arrests on the streets of Ferguson, Mo., Monday night; but authorities say there were no shots fired, no burglaries, and no looting or property damage on a fourth day of protests marking the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.

An Associated Press article posted on Yahoo! News notes that “no smoke or tear gas was used, and no police or civilians reported injuries, [county police spokesman Shawn] McGuire said in a statement. By 1 a.m., the crowd and police were heading home.”

As Western Journalism reported on Monday, St. Louis County authorities declared a state of emergency in Ferguson following Sunday’s outbreak of violence. That declaration allowed them to mobilize manpower and resources to be ready in case there were a repeat of the Sunday night unrest.

“The police are not looking for confrontation, but if someone’s gonna bring the fight, they have to respond quickly.” So said Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke on The O’Reilly Factor Monday night. Sheriff Clarke told Factor guest host Eric Bolling that the renewed protests in Ferguson are part of a “big lie” about Michael Brown’s death after being shot by now retired police officer Darren Wilson.

Clarke went on to blast “Black Lives Matter” as a “phony movement” that serves the political needs of Democrats who want to keep a significant portion of their base fired up over issues of race heading into 2016.

By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself how Sheriff David Clarke described the “explosive issue” that the left uses to its advantage.

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Watch The 1 Question Trump Just Refused To Answer On Live TV- And The Stunning Statement That Followed

As the polling numbers and the candidate rankings continue to come in following the first top-tier GOP debate last Thursday, Donald Trump’s so-called “war” with Fox News and anchor Megyn Kelly seems to be at the top of the media’s must-discuss list. And while Trump is, at least for now, apparently “on the outs” with some of the folks at Fox, he is making himself readily available to shows on competitor cable nets, such as MSNBC.

The billionaire businessman gave a brief phone interview to the hosts of MSNBC’s Morning Joe on Monday, in which he was asked by Joe Scarborough whether he had talked with Fox News Chairman Roger Ailes over the weekend. According to TheBlaze, the GOP front-runner who generally will answer almost any question — and often with a brash or boastful response — refused to say whether he and the powerful media figure had spoken about the brouhaha that erupted after last week’s debate and has since escalated.

“Obviously it’s not in Fox News’ best interest to be in a war with you, it’s not in your best interest to be in a war with Fox News,” Scarborough said to Trump.

“Have you talked to anybody at Fox News over the weekend about trying to find common ground with the network?” he pressed.

“Well, I don’t want to say that. I will tell you that I don’t think Fox treats me well,” Trump responded.

Trump’s statement that “I don’t think Fox treats me well” might come as a shock to anyone who has seen the numerous appearances the outspoken real estate mogul has made on Fox and Friends, or the deferential interviews with Sean Hannity, or even the spirited but generally friendly exchanges with Bill O’Reilly.

But if Trump’s current position that he gets treated badly by the folks at Fox News sounds more than a little suspect, just wait till you hear what the GOP 2016 hopeful said next in his chat on Morning Joe. It was a statement so at odds with reality, one might think Trump was intending to make a cynical joke about his own nature of tenting to go on the attack.

When pressed by Scarborough to reveal if he’d spoken with any Fox News executives about the much-publicized feud with the network, Trump again refused to disclose if conversations had taken place.

“I don’t wan’t to say it. Why would I say it? I’m not going to embarrass anybody,” Trump replied. “My whole life has been led on the theory that I do not want to embarrass people.”

In fact, Trump’s long-running reality show, Celebrity Apprentice, was full of moments where the tycoon would embarrass contestants. And his presidential campaign has been overflowing with insults and demeaning comments — including numerous instances where he called government leaders “stupid” during the debate — that could easily be characterized as attempts to embarrass, humiliate and demean. Then there are the Megyn Kelly comments on top of it all.

TheBlaze’s coverage of Trump’s Morning Joe interview also noted that the poll-leading contender for the 2016 GOP nomination “also suggested that Fox News host Megyn Kelly should actually be apologizing to him for asking an ‘inappropriate’ question about his past comments about women.”

There are many Trump supporters and defenders who agree that Trump was targeted by Kelly, right off the bat on Thursday, with an unfair, inappropriate, borderline “gotcha” question.

By clicking on the video above, you can see for yourself exactly what Donald Trump said in his Morning Joe interview.

UPDATE: It apparently happened only a few minutes after Trump’s interview on MSNBC in which he complained about not being treated well by Fox News — Roger Ailes, the head of the Fox News Channel, placed a call to “The Donald.” Trump tweeted:

Image Credit: Twitter/Donald  J. Trump

Image Credit: Twitter/Donald J. Trump

That “leverage” that the real estate tycoon always talks about just might have paid off.

What do you think about Trump’s position? Should Megyn Kelly apologize to him? Join the conversation by posting your comment below.

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Watch: The 4 Perfect Words Carson Just Hit O’Reilly With Reveal Why He Could Dominate GOP Debate

Ben Carson knows the nerves that come when he is facing a dangerous, high-stakes operation. He also knows the difference between that and Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate.

“It’s not brain surgery,” the famed neurosurgeon told Bill O’Reilly Wednesday night, adding later in an interview with the Daily Caller that “Brain surgery is much more difficult.”

Carson said he will not rely on a cheat sheet or notes, and said he does not need to confine himself to scripted talking points.

“I only need to talk about what’s true. I don’t have to try to remember talking points or the multiple things that people have told me,” Carson said. “I just need to talk about what’s true. And I think people will see that.”

He explained to O’Reilly that he will be a little more animated and engaging in an attempt to end criticism that his expertise does not extend beyond medicine. However, he added that he plans to avoid inflammatory language or tactics.

“A lot of times when people don’t have a lot to say, they increase the volume,” he said.

Carson said his plan to stand out includes just “being myself and not being a politician and not screaming and yelling and trying to get attention. I think people actually notice sometimes the content of what one is saying rather than the decibel level at which he says it.”

In a pre-debate interview, Carson said that his success as a black candidate shows “the Republican Party has a tendency to look more at the message than the messenger, and that is a very good thing.”

h/t: Fox News

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