Right After GOP Debate Kasich Says Stunning 6 Words About Trump – It’s Not What You Think

Following Thursday’s Republican presidential debate, primary voters rushed to sing the praises of their favorite candidates. For many Americans, however, including one who was on the debate stage, these performances are not expected to change the trajectory of next Tuesday’s delegate-rich, 12-state primary election day.

“Nobody’s going to win but Trump,” Ohio Gov. John Kasich told a CNN reporter just minutes after the debate concluded.

While he predicted brash front-runner Donald Trump will run the tables on March 1, he did acknowledge that there might be one anomaly in Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s home state.

“Well, look,” Kasich said, “I don’t know that, OK? It’s very, very close.”

Cruz has been leading Trump in several Lone Star State polls this week.

Though Kasich might be writing off many of the delegates up for grabs on Tuesday, he made it clear that he still sees a path to victory for his campaign.

“I will come out of Vermont, Montana, Massachusetts,” he said. “We’re spending a lot of time in Virginia. We hope that those will be productive for us.”

Beyond that, he said he hopes to gain momentum across predominantly northern states, with one Deep South exception.

“And then we’ll move from that to Michigan and Mississippi,” he said, “where we think we’ll have a good shot.”

By the time the primary reaches his home state, Kasich hopes to have already established a dominating campaign.

“When it goes north, when it trends to Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, you know, Michigan, and then over to New York and New Jersey and Connecticut,” he concluded, “who do you think is going to come north and be able to beat me there?”

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.

Marco Rubio Plans NUCLEAR Option To ‘Take The GOP Nomination’- Voters Will Be OUTRAGED

The campaign for the Republican presidential nomination is reaching a critical period. As Donald Trump gains more supporters, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz are struggling to keep up.

However, Sen. Rubio reportedly has a “Hail Mary” plan he hopes with provide him the GOP nomination. Two anonymous sources came forward to CNN after a meeting Wednesday in Manhattan to allege that Rubio is preparing for a contested Republican Convention.

Terry Sullivan, Rubio’s top campaign adviser, provided a blueprint for such a tactic at the meeting with top donors, the sources said.

Sullivan laid out two possible outcomes. Rubio might achieve the necessary delegates to win the election. It’s also possible that none of the three candidates will have the necessary delegates needed to win before the convention. In the latter scenario, a contested convention might be the outcome.

Sullivan said that if John Kasich and Ben Carson were to drop out of the election, Rubio may very well pick up votes from Kasich and Carson supporters and possibly provide him with the leverage to win the nomination.

Sullivan also expressed great confidence that Rubio would win in his home state of Florida.

The Manhattan meeting was attended by approximately 200 people, including some former supporters of Jeb Bush. If Bush supporters are willing to throw their support behind Rubio, Carson and Kasich supporters may do the same.

The Manhattan meeting took place at a time when Rubio has picked up recent endorsements from Bob Dole, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, North Carolina Sen. Thom Tillis, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, Joe Craft, and the Koch brothers, to name a few.

However, many people believe these endorsements have come in too late to quell the Trump campaign’s mobility and progress.

If these high profile endorsements are too late, a contested convention could be a real possibility — even though the last time it happened was during the 1952 presidential campaign.

BREAKING: Trump Receives Unexpected ‘Establishment’ Endorsement That Could Change Race

After ending his presidential bid in the wake of a sixth-place finish in the New Hampshire primary, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s endorsement became a topic of speculation among political pundits.

In a press conference Friday, Christie announced which GOP candidate has his support.

“I am proud to be here to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States,” he said.

The high-profile political endorsement came on the heels of Trump’s first congressional endorsements, which he received from Republican congressmen Duncan Hunter and Chris Collins earlier this week.

Within minutes, Christie’s announcement gained widespread traction among social media users. Several Twitter users suggested the endorsement was a step toward securing a cabinet position in a potential Trump administration.

“Attorney General then Supreme Court,” one user predicted.

“Woah!,” another replied. “I think I see a possible VP!”

Others recalled the bitter rivalry between Christie and Marco Rubio in the days leading up to the New Hampshire primary.

“Surprised he didn’t endorse Rubio,” a commenter wrote. “They are such good friends.”

A few more cynical social media users insisted the billionaire front-runner paid Christie for the endorsement.