Ben Carson Just Got Some Mind-Blowing News That Will Have Trump Looking Over His Shoulder

As the race to become President of the United States heats up, Republican voters are still trying to unify behind their nominee, and the latest poll stats are in. According to a Marist poll, Donald Trump is leading in Iowa with 24%, trailed by Ben Carson at 19%, Carly Fiorina at 8% and Jeb Bush at 7%.

Polls from New Hampshire mirror the Iowa polls with one major difference. Carly Fiorina is in second place behind Trump, with the former Hewlett-Packard CEO commanding 16% of the NH vote, behind Trump’s 21%.

Looking a lot less like an elephant stampede and more like a good horse race, the places are continually shifting. While the race may only be in the first turn, the next few quarter miles will undoubtedly be exciting to watch.

Meanwhile, on the Democratic front, the race reflects the democratic donkey that it is. The donkeys aren’t doing a lot of kicking or braying. A lot remains to be seen. The frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, is in apparent hot water with the Justice Department with rumors floating around that she may need to lawyer up in case criminal charges are filed.

“Hillary needs to secure the services of an expert legal counsel — preferably a big-league defense attorney from the Republican side of the aisle,” a Clinton legal adviser said. “She needs someone to find out whether the FBI and Justice Department are likely to conclude that she’s violated federal laws governing national security.”

Even with her supposed legal troubles, Clinton’s lead of 48% is nine points higher than Bernie Sanders’ 39%. Joseph Biden, playing the role of the back up jockey, has yet to enter the race, leaving many to question why there are so few choices on the Democratic side of the race.

Do you think Fiorina will overtake Trump’s lead in the primaries?

Trump Just Revealed The ONLY Thing He Thinks Can Stop School Shootings, And It’s Controversial

America must rely on self-defense for protection and not self-deception, according to Donald Trump. Over the weekend, the Republican presidential candidate advocated arming classroom teachers. He also criticized gun control and gun-free zones.

Trump’s comments came in the wake of Thursday’s shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that left nine dead.

“I will tell you, if you had a couple of the teachers or somebody with guns in that room you would have been a helluva lot better off,” Trump told a Franklin, Tenn., crowd on Saturday.

“I can make the case that if there were guns in that room other than his, fewer people would have died, fewer people would have been so horribly injured,” he added Sunday on NBC’s Meet the Press.

Trump said gun-free zones present an illusion of safety, but not the real thing.

“How about the military event that took place three or four months ago? Where you had these highly decorated soldiers in a military area… where they weren’t allowed to have their guns. And this whack job walks in and starts shooting them,” Trump said Saturday in Tennessee. “Why are we having gun-free zones in a military camp?”

Trump Sunday criticized President Obama’s call for new restrictions on guns.

“He’s a great divider and, you know, you have a big issue between the Second Amendment folks and the non-Second Amendment folks, and he is a non-Second Amendment person,” Trump said on ABC’s This Week.

Trump repeated his contention that mass shootings are a mental health issue, not a gun control issue.

“The gun laws have nothing to do with this. This isn’t guns,” he said. “This is really about mental illness, and I feel very strongly about it.”

He called the push for stricter gun laws “political correctness.”

“Look at Chicago. It’s got the toughest gun laws in the United States. You look at other places that have gun laws that are very tough, they do, generally speaking, worse than anybody else,” Trump said.

Trump said the mental health system can’t ever catch all potential threats.

“You have sick people. They happen to be intelligent. And, you know, they can be sick as hell and they’re geniuses in a certain way. They are going to be able to break the system.”

Trump Just Blasted Hillary With A 2-Sentence Uppercut So Hard Bill Probably Felt It

As Hillary Clinton seeks to find a new defense in her ongoing email scandal, Donald Trump cut to the core of the issue.

“Clinton may go to jail but is still running for president? 99% of people would be in jail for what she did,” Trump tweeted Sunday.

Unlike Clinton, whose statements on the issue have changed over time, Trump has consistently emphasized that laws were broken through Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State.

“She committed a crime,” the Republican presidential candidate said in August.

“The fact is that what she has done is criminal,” he said in July.

On Monday, Clinton was confronted by NBC’s Savannah Guthrie over the scandal.

During the Today show, Guthrie reminded Clinton that the Democratic presidential candidate had accused Republicans of blowing the scandal out of proportion, while also offering varying levels of apology.

“Which is it?” Guthrie pointedly asked. “If you’re blaming the Republicans, some might wonder how genuine is that apology?”

Clinton’s response walked a verbal tightrope.

“Well, actually it’s both,” Clinton said. “I mean, I’m sorry that I made a choice that has resulted in this kind of situation, and I’ve said I’ve made a mistake. Obviously if I had to do it over again, I wouldn’t. It was allowed and everybody has confirmed that. But it’s also, as we now know very clearly, the way that the Republicans are trying to bring my– as they admit– poll numbers down.”

Last week, Trump said that if he is elected, the investigation into Clinton’s emails would continue.

“What will be interesting is if a Republican gets in — and ultimately it’s going to be Trump — if a Republican gets in. You know, you have a six year statute of limitation on this,” Trump said. “Would they go after her because then you would have somebody who would be actually very fair, that they’d look at it fairly? And would that happen? She may very well have to win the presidency, because she may have bigger problems if she doesn’t.”

Trump said a Democratic administration would protect Clinton.

“I think they probably won’t indict her,” Trump said. “And it’s very unfair to Gen. (David) Petraeus and other people who have been indicted for far less than what she’s done.”

h/t: The Gateway Pundit

Donald Trump Tells Don Lemon That A ‘Certain Segment’ Of Muslims Are A ‘Problem’


CNN’s Don Lemon asked Donald Trump about the Muslim comment made by the unidentified man at his New Hampshire rally.

Don Lemon: “You’re heading back to New Hampshire, right?”

Donald Trump: “Correct.”

Don Lemon: “For the first time, for a town hall since that, the guy at the town hall said, ‘The president is a Muslim. That we have problems with the Muslims in this country. We have to get them out.’”

Donald Trump: “He said, ‘Muslims are a problem,’ that was part of what he said. Well, I mean, can you make the case that it’s been tough? And, by the way, most Muslims, I know many, are great people, just so you put it on the record.”

Lemon asked Trump directly if he thinks Muslims are a problem.

Don Lemon: “Do you think Muslims are a problem?”

Donald Trump: “Well, I think a certain segment are certainly a problem. Unless you want to be so politically correct, would you want me to say? ‘Oh, absolutely not!’ I mean, you have ISIS. You have the migration. You have all of this stuff. You have, you know, a lot of people think you can end up with World War III over the Middle East. I’ve heard that for 25 years. There’s something going on when you see beheadings. I mean beheadings, we haven’t seen that since medieval times.”

Mr. Trump said that his Muslim friends also believe that the radical Islamists pose a threat.

Donald Trump: “I have great friendships with many people who are Muslims, living in this building. OK? Living here. But I have great friendships, they’re phenomenal people. And most of them are like that, but you certainly have…”

Don Lemon: “Have they asked you about your comments? What do you say to them? Are they asking?”

Donald Trump: “By the way, they think we have a bigger problem than we do. OK? They think we have a bigger problem. Because there’s a radical Islamic group of people that is brutal. And unless our country gets tough and smart, and unless we have the right leadership done; we’re in big trouble.”

Here’s What Donald Trump Said Right After The Oregon College Shooting

The Oregon college shooting was “a terrible tragedy,” Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said Thursday.

“It sounds like another mental health problem. So many of these people, they’re coming out of the woodwork. We have to really get to the bottom of it,” Trump told The Washington Post. Ten people were killed and seven injured in the shooting, which took Place at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore.

“It’s happening more and more,” he added. “I just don’t remember — years back, I just don’t remember these things happening. Certainly not with this kind of frequency.”

The problem is vast, Trump said Friday.

“It is a terrible situation. It’s huge, mental illness,” he said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. “You’re going to have these things happen, and it’s a horrible thing to behold. Horrible.”

There are “very strong laws on the books,” Trump said, adding, “You’re always going to have problems.”

“People are going to slip through the cracks, and even if you did great mental health programs, people are going to slip through the cracks,” he said. “What are you going to do, institutionalize everybody?”

Trump said revelations about the shooter, identified as Chris Harper Mercer, are likely to fit a familiar pattern.

“Probably we’ll find out with him, like we did with numerous of the others, that gee whiz, they were loners and they were probably sick. You know, oftentimes this happens and the neighborhood says, you know, we sort of saw that about him, and it really looked like he could be a problem,” Trump said. “It’s awfully hard to put somebody in an institution for the rest of their lives based on the fact that he looks like he could be a problem.”

“So you are going to have difficulties — you’re going to have difficulties with many different things, not just this,” he said. “And that’s the way the world works, and by the way, that’s the way the world always has worked.”

h/t: The Washington Post