Trump on Afghan war
When I look at Afghanistan and we build a highway, and we put a school at the end of the highway, they [Taliban] blow up the highway and they blow up the school. I want to invest money into our country, and I want to invest a lot of money into our military.
Trump on foreign policy
We don’t have to have our soldiers over there [in the Middle East] being blown up by land mines, and being blown up in the streets unfairly, sneak attacks always. It’s just not going to happen. With me we’re going to build the United States, and we’re going to have the strongest military that we’ve ever had.
Trump on George W. Bush
George Bush gave us Obama whether you like it or not. George Bush gave us Obama, without George Bush we don’t have Obama. So I’ve never been a fan of George Bush.
Trump on ObamaCare
If I run and if I win there will not be ObamaCare because it’s ruining a lot of companies. I have friends who own small companies, and they’re going to close those companies up because they can’t afford ObamaCare. It will not exist very long if I’m president.
Trump on entitlements
When this country becomes profitable again, we can take care of our sick; we can take care of our needy. We don’t have to cut Social Security; we don’t have to cut Medicare and Medicaid. We can take care of people that need to be taken care of. And I’ll be able to do that.
Trump on unions
I grew up with unions. New York is largely union, and I sort of spent a lot of time in Florida, which is also a union right to work state so it’s a different kind of thing. But I’ve had great relationships with unions, and I’ve made good deals. I’ve made a lot of money, I mean, I’ve made many billions of dollars and in many cases I’ve been dealing with unions. So, really, collective bargaining doesn’t bother me so much.
Trump’s got a something similar to what Chris Christie offers: bluntness. It’s the Right’s antidote to Obama’s word salads and standoffish leadership style.
Social conservatives are going to hate this guy, even though he’s had a conversion to pro-life, which he freely admits was changing his mind.
But Trump makes Tim Pawlenty look like a seventh grader. Republicans could do worse than Donald Trump and likely will.