Watch: Trump Brutally Scolds Matt Lauer On Live TV During Heated Exchange – ‘You’re The Media…’

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been the target of much criticism, most recently for inflammatory remarks he made about Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., at a forum Saturday in Ames, Iowa, hosted by pollster Frank Luntz.

Speaking by phone Monday on NBC’s Today, Trump reiterated to host Matt Lauer that he’s “not a fan of John McCain,” asserting that “he’s done a terrible job for the vets.” The Today host steered Trump from McCain’s record to Saturday’s comments:

He’s not a war hero. He is a war hero. He’s a war hero because he was captured. I like people that weren’t captured, okay? I hate to tell you. He’s a war hero because he was captured.

“If you saw the press conference afterwards,” Trump told Lauer, “Savannah [Guthrie] and the media just has done such a false number as usual. In fact, Sharyl Attkisson, the highly respected reporter..said I said four times that ‘McCain is a war hero.’ I said it at the news conference. I said it on the stage.” Lauer then asked Trump if he would say the same thing he said in Iowa to Sen. McCain’s face. Trump said he wouldn’t.

Excuse me Matt, because you’re the media, and you do the same thing; the next sentence was ‘He is a war hero.’ I said that, but they never wanna play it; and you don’t wanna play it..Savannah started it off by saying, ‘I said that he wasn’t a war hero.’ I didn’t say that. And if you would’ve run just another three seconds, you would’ve said that I said very clearly, ‘He is a war hero.’ I have absolutely no problem with that.

“What I do have problems with,” Trump continued, “is that he called 15,000 people that showed up for me to speak in Phoenix, he called them ‘crazies’ because they wanna stop illegal immigration.”

Lauer assured Trump they ran the other parts of his comments where he said, “He is a war hero.” The Republican presidential candidate then highlighted a piece by Sharyl Attkisson, formerly of CBS News, which critiques a report by The Washington Post that says “McCain was not a war hero because he was captured by the North Vietnamese.” This is part of Attkisson’s conclusion:

Trump actually said the opposite of what the Post lead sentence and video caption claim. The Post might have been able to get away stating that Trump “implied” McCain was not a war hero because McCain was captured, but even that would have been a subjective interpretation since Trump had actually stated the opposite.

It’s true that Trump stated one time that McCain is not a war hero. But Trump stated four times that McCain is a war hero–and that was not accurately characterized in the article.

h/t: The Wrap

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Trump Candidacy Real And Not A Bad Thing

I’m not nearly as put off by Donald Trump as are many people who identify themselves or their politics as Republican. In fact, I think his presence is good for the process and good for America.

I’m not prepared to endorse him at the moment, but it would appear that there are many Americans who are; and therein lies the point of him running in the first place. He represents the frustration of the average guy who doesn’t think his vote counts for very much and appreciates a man who is willing to put his mouth where his money is and say what he thinks.

That happened with Ross Perot in 1992 and 1996.

I don’t think Trump can win the nomination for a couple of reasons. First is that the system is rigged against guys like him. It is run by the Washington Hackockracy, which are like croupiers in a casino. Their only job is to rake the money off the table. The second, and more important, reason is Trump, himself. Running a political campaign—from the local school board to the Presidency—is a difficult, time consuming, mind-altering experience; and it’s very hard to run for the largest office in the world never having done it at any other level. Experience is a tough taskmaster. He is unprepared for this race by definition.

None of that is to say, however, that he cannot win.

This is America, and something my late father always taught me is absolutely true. Every little boy or girl can grow up to be President. Look at the Bozo who is there now.

And Donald Trump has major advantages in that he is smart, rich, and adaptable.

Whether that is enough to overcome the inertia the system already has in place to stop non-insiders at the door, only time will tell.

Whatever happens, however, Trump WILL make the race better. If people such as the chair of the Republican National Committee think they’re doing anybody any favors by suggesting to Trump that he change his rhetoric, they are smoking crack.

Candidly, if Trump DID listen to such entreaties and appropriately modified his behavior, it would show us that he’s just another politician; and that would disqualify him from further consideration.

You know how nervous he makes the Hackocracy? NBC’s Meet the Press—the official TV show of the Washington Political Hacks (sounds like a baseball team)—went out of its snarky way to do a hit piece on the Donald. This from the news division of a company which broke its contract with Trump to air the Miss USA pageant because they didn’t like something he said on the campaign trail.

Worse, the Ryan Seacrest of politics, Chuck Todd, did it with a straight face.

A little of what Trump said in 1999 out of context, a little of what he said 16 years later and, voila!, a video hit piece which allowed panel members to say Trump is a flip flopper—or something like that.

This from the networks of Brian Williams and Ed Schultz (and formerly Keith Olberman).

If that’s the best the left has got, Trump only has to worry about friendly fire.

If I were one of those other GOP candidates, I’d tell any media that asked that I’m worried about my own campaign, not Trump’s.

Any candidate who does that will be just fine.

Any candidate who panders will get caught up in his or her own tar patch and sink from the public view.

This is the best bench of candidates—including Trump—that the Grand Old Party has had in years. One can only hope that the party doesn’t do what activist Chuck Muth often accurately accuses it of—that it never blows an opportunity to blow an opportunity.

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Watch: Netanyahu Goes On U.S. TV And Reveals What He Told Obama After Iran Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has not held back in voicing his grave concerns with the nuclear agreement reached with Iran, which was announced by the Obama administration Tuesday.

Even as the structure of the agreement was taking place, Netanyahu saw it as a threat to the security of Israel and the region. In an address before a joint session of Congress in March, Netanyahu said the proposed agreement “doesn’t block Iran’s path to the bomb, it paves Iran’s path to the bomb.”

Now that the actual agreement has been reached, the Israeli Prime Minister’s concerns have only been heightened.

In an interview with NBC News’ Lester Holt, the prime minister said he told President Obama in a phone call on Tuesday that the agreement “poses a great danger to Israel, and I believe it poses a great danger to America and the world.”

Obama reportedly told him that the deal “will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon while ensuring the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program going forward.”

The Israeli leader listed three troubling aspects of the agreement to Holt:

  1. It lifts economic sanctions against the rogue regime.
  1. It keeps Iran’s nuclear infrastructure in place.
  1. It gives Iran 24 days to respond to any inspection of facilities by the U.N.

Netanyahu explained: “When you let the number one terrorist regime in the world have a sure path to the bomb and hundreds of billions of dollars to finance its terrorism around the world, that’s not good for any of us.”

Regarding inspections, he added: “Can you imagine giving a drug dealer 24 days’ notice before you inspect the premises? That’s a lot of time to flush a lot of meth down the toilet.”

Netanyahu said a good deal would have linked Iran’s conduct with the lifting of sanctions. “There is no linkage to Iran’s change of behavior,” he said. “They can continue their regional aggression, their terrorism worldwide, subversion in so many countries, in so many lands. In fact they’re going to get 100s of billions of dollars to fuel their terror and military machine, and they don’t have to change anything. They are even going to get their arms embargo lifted in a few years.”

He also pointed out that “Iran is building intercontinental ballistic missiles, not to reach us, they already have those missiles, but to reach the United States. The Supreme Leader of Iran said the battle will continue with the United States even after the deal. For them, we’re the little satan, you are the great satan.”

He observed that “just five days ago, the so-called moderate president of Iran was at a rally in Tehran where they burnt American flags and chanted death to America.”

Israel’s Labor Party leader and fierce critic of the prime minister, Isaac Herzog, stands with him concerning the agreement. “I had a meeting yesterday where I learned about the deal and I think it is bad for Israel. [Netanyahu and myself] will certainly cooperate when it comes to the security of Israel. As an Israeli patriot, this deal is dangerous,” the Times of Israel reports him saying.

NBC News noted that Netanyahu’s wariness about the deal is also “shared by the Arab world, where countries expressed skepticism that a deal would really prevent Iran from gaining a nuclear weapon, and voiced fears that Iran would only gain more in the region without economic sanctions.”

“It doesn’t happen very often in history, but when Arabs and Israelis agree, it’s worth paying attention,” Netanyahu told Holt. “Iran is different. It’s a zealot country,” he said. “It is governed by a group that believes in militant Islamic fundamentalism. It’s killed a lot of Americans. It’s killing everybody in sight in the Middle East.”

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NBC Joins The Gaystopo War On The Catholic Church

The ink on the Supreme Court’s lawless decree that God’s law against sodomy is null and void is scarcely dry, but the Gaystopo has not taken a day off. They are pressing the fight and will continue to do so until either they or the Catholic Church in America have been defeated.

Emboldened by the realization that they own the Supreme Court, the Gaystopo, as predicted here, are turning every screw they can to mock Catholic doctrine and press their attack. Now, they have a new partner, the National Broadcasting Network (NBC), which has slithered out of the closet.

In the type of sneaky, out-of-the-spotlight move that characterizes these minions of hate, the Gaystopo has quietly arranged for the ouster of John Dunleavy, a faithful Catholic, from his position as Chairman of New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. His offense was uttering a mild threat against the continued presence of Gay groups marching under a banner announcing their love for committing the sin of sodomy.

NBC’s ugly hand in all of this is that it now has a puppet chairman of the parade in its pocket and is blackmailing him into accepting a second Gay/sodomite group. The deal will be that in order for the parade to continue to be televised by NBC, the Committee will have to accept a group of in-house sodomites from NBC’s “Fabulous” OUT@NBCUniversal.

Last March, the Gaystopo took full advantage of feckless Church leadership and ordered the Committee to break its covenant with the Catholic Church. For the first time in its history, the parade allowed a sodomite group to march under its own banner promoting sin and violation of Church and natural law.

This irreversible destruction of New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is being followed up, and this demand for admission of yet another Gaystopo group will be just the beginning. As the Islamists do, the Gaystopo are using their signature touch of rubbing their vanquished enemy’s nose in the dirt.

The Gaystopo have all the cards; they own the Court, they own the media, and now they own New York’s Irish Day Parade – once called the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. They have no intention of slowing down their charge.

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Watch: NBC Host Just Made A Fool Of Herself Asking Ted Cruz THIS Absurd Question About Marriage

Presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appeared on NBC’s Today Monday to discuss among other things his opposition to the Supreme Court’s ruling on ‘gay marriage.’

Today co-host Savannah Guthrie pressed Cruz on remarks he made in an interview with The Texas Tribune, contending that Texas county clerks should not have to issue marriage licenses based on religious grounds. “[O]ne thing you also said was that you would support a Texas state clerk who refused to issue a license to a gay couple on religious grounds,” Guthrie began. “Let me ask you this, if a state clerk refused to issue a marriage license to an interracial couple, would you agree with that, too?”

“Well, there’s no religious backing for that,” Cruz answered, before being interrupted by Guthrie. “But you know that in the Loving vs. Virginia case, which is – struck down the bans on interracial marriage, they used religious arguments to justify that,” Guthrie noted.

The Lone Star State’s junior Senator is himself a product of an interracial marriage. His father, Rafael, comes from Cuba; and his mother, Eleanor, was born in Delaware to Irish and Italian parents. Cruz reiterated his point. “There’s no religious backing for that and I have spent decades fighting against bigotry and racial oppression,” he said. Still, Guthrie pressed on:

Well, let me go back to this case that – Loving vs. Virginia – this is a precedent you’re well aware of, this struck down a state ban on interracial marriage. This is something that many, many people see parallels with this same case that just decided gay marriage. You say it should be left to states.

Would you have taken that same position on the case of interracial marriage? That that’s not a constitutional right and the states should have been free to ban interracial marriage if they wanted to?

“Of course not. And we fought a bloody civil war,” Cruz answered. The Today co-host interrupted Cruz again. “What’s the difference in those two cases?” asked Guthrie. Cruz explained:

It is exactly what I said, that we fought a bloody civil war over the original sin of our country that was slavery. Slavery was grotesque and immoral and some 600,000 Americans lost their lives, spilled their blood on American soil to expunge it.

And we passed three amendments, the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution, to ensure that everyone has equal rights regardless of race. And that was honoring the promise of the Constitution. It was the right thing to do.

h/t: Newsbusters

Is the media out for blood, just plain ignorant, or both? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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