Trump Makes Case for Presidency on Virginia Radio

Written by on July 17, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump railed against “incompetent” Washington leaders Thursday during an early morning interview on a Hampton Roads-based radio talk show.

The New York real estate magnate described the recent Iranian nuclear deal as a failure and argued that the U.S. government doesn’t know how to negotiate with “corrupt” Chinese leaders.

Trump, who claimed a personal net worth of more than $10 billion after filing federal campaign finance forms this week, said he’s running because he’s a better negotiator than anyone else in the race.

In this July 11, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. In a state where early organization is key to a successful presidential campaign, Trump’s New Hampshire operation has the trappings of a legitimate political organization.  (AP Photo/John Locher)

In this July 11, 2015, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at FreedomFest in Las Vegas. In a state where early organization is key to a successful presidential campaign, Trump’s New Hampshire operation has the trappings of a legitimate political organization. (AP Photo/John Locher)

“The concept… is that I’ve made a tremendous amount of money. I’ve beat China in deals,” Trump said during a 20-minute interview on “The John Fredericks Show” on WHKT-AM in Portsmouth. “You mention my name to them and they go hide under the table.

“We’re tired of leadership that doesn’t know anything about the deal. I think it’s time for the American people to have somebody who can make them rich again.”

Trump also took aim at former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush who – like Trump – is at the top of a recent national poll of voters who intend to participate in the 2016 presidential primaries and caucuses.

“Bush can’t make deals with China…. You think Bush is going to make a deal with Japan – who’s ripping us off left and right?” he said. “They can’t. They don’t have the ability.”

The Obama administration’s deal with Iran, which is intended to stifle its ability to build nuclear weapons, is a horrible agreement, Trump said. The U.S. shouldn’t have begun talks until the Iranians agreed to release four Americans held captive, he said.

“I would have sanctioned them up the wazoo,” he said, boasting, “I would have had them crawling.”

Trump also said he’s not backing off his comments last month when he referred to some immigrants from Mexico as rapists and drug traffickers.

The comments, he said, were about Mexico’s leaders. “Mexico is a very corrupt government. It always has been,” he said.

During last month’s campaign kickoff speech, Trump told a boisterous crowd, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.”

Read the full article from the Virginian-Pilot newspaper here.


 

The John Fredericks Show is Common Sense for the Commonwealth. It is the only morning political news-talk show focused on local issues that impact the daily lives of Virginia residents. The John Fredericks Show broadcasts live weekdays from 6-10am on WHKT AM 1650 – Hampton Roads, WNTW AM 820 – Richmond – Central Virginia
and WBZS 102.5 FM – Roanoke and the New River Valley

 

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