Trump Exposes US Political System Live at Republican Debate

In case you haven’t seen it, Mike Whitney highlights at CounterPunch the “most illuminating commentary to ever cross the airwaves”, as he puts it, which was given by Trump at the Republican debate.  The transcript:

FOX News Brett Baier (talking to Trump): Now, 15 years ago, you called yourself a liberal on health care. You were for a single-payer system, a Canadian-style system. Why were you for that then and why aren’t you for it now?

TRUMP: As far as single payer, it works in Canada. It works incredibly well in Scotland. It could have worked in a different age, which is the age you’re talking about here.

What I’d like to see is a private system without the artificial lines around every state. I have a big company with thousands and thousands of employees. And if I’m negotiating in New York or in New Jersey or in California, I have like one bidder. Nobody can bid.

You know why?

Because the insurance companies are making a fortune because they have control of the politicians, of course, with the exception of the politicians on this stage. (uneasy laughter) But they have total control of the politicians. They’re making a fortune.

Get rid of the artificial lines and you will have…yourself great plans…

BAIER: Mr. Trump, it’s not just your past support for single-payer health care. You’ve also supported a host of other liberal policies….You’ve also donated to several Democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton included, and Nancy Pelosi. You explained away those donations saying you did that to get business-related favors. And you said recently, quote, “When you give, they do whatever the hell you want them to do.”

TRUMP: You’d better believe it.

BAIER: — they do?

TRUMP: If I ask them, if I need them, you know, most of the people on this stage I’ve given to, just so you understand, a lot of money.

TRUMP:  I will tell you that our system is broken. I gave to many people, before this, before two months ago, I was a businessman. I give to everybody. When they call, I give. And do you know what? When I need something from them two years later, three years later, I call them, they are there for me. And that’s a broken system.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: What did you get from Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi?

TRUMP: Well, I’ll tell you what, with Hillary Clinton, I said be at my wedding and she came to my wedding. You know why?

She didn’t have a choice because I gave. I gave to a foundation that, frankly, that foundation is supposed to do good. I didn’t know her money would be used on private jets going all over the world. It was.

BAIER: Hold on…..We’re going to — we’re going to move on.” (Transcript: Read the Full Text of the Primetime Republican Debate, Time)

Woops.  Someone give this guy the memo that you’re not supposed to do that.  He should stick to fear-mongering about immigrants.


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  • CB1138

    Mr. Barsocchini, “fear-mongering about immigrants”?? I think it is very clear his point was that when illegal immigrants commit crimes, they should be penalized to the full extent of the law and then deported. When legal immigrants commit crimes, if the criminal is a danger to the public, that person should serve the time and then be deported. His point is that citizens are not being protected by their government.

  • SR 71

    The ESTABLISHMENT RINO COMPLEX will do anything to get rid of Trump because he does not need their money and therefore cannot be dictated to. For that reason he can tell the truth and that scares the Hel_ out of the establishment as they will loose power. Too Bad. What has Karl Rove the “architect” done for the party in the last 10 years????? NOTHING pushed it to the left. Gave him the house and senate in 2012 what have they done with the two ESTABLISHMNET RINO leaders, given us the bird. Well back at you. If you continue your socialist lite governance maybe a third party is the only way out. Donald tells it like it is and the establishment hates facts.

    • Give this thing a year, see if Jesse Ventura jumps in at the last minute.

      Meanwhile I’ll enjoy how the Donald ‘over combs’ with everyone else. Most people don’t vote, would rather flip the establishment the bird.

      If we don’t get someone honest, willing to take on the big lies, like Jesse Ventura, the silent non-voting majority will continue to grow.

      Truth will bring people out. It rings true in their ears, even just little bits here and there, makes the bs easier to take, even when the truth is total BS. All Trump has to do is keep his cool and continue spilling the beans.

      Go read a book. “THEY KILLED OUR PRESIDENT”, by Jesse Ventura is fine first choice. I’ve read a lot of nonfiction books, like “STONEWALLED”, by CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson. The absolute shocker was 911thology by Dimitri Khalezov, my book report on that here:

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    At times Trump states the obvious truth that is otherwise forbidden in our “free and open democracy” …

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